Post UTME is a kind of test or screening conducted by Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education in Nigeria for the purpose of admission. The format used by each institution in Nigeria differs when conducting Post UTME.
In most cases, the screening or test usually determines who will be given admission or not. And the reason why it is so is that it carries higher percentage in the overall mark for admission.
You must understand that JAMB cut-off mark must be announced before any institutions can proceed with admission for each academic year. It is on this basis that different schools will sit to know the cut-off mark to use for admission.
I have discovered that one of the major reasons why some candidates don’t secure admission into their choice school/course is because they perform below the expected score in Post UTME. Although JAMB is not all that comfortable with the screening/test conducted by each university or polytechnic after UTME, some institutions have validated that it has helped them their selection process and guided them from admitting students that would not make a decent grade.
It is also important to note that most Universities do start selling Post UTME form during the second semester. This is the semester that ends each academic session before the new session begins. This implies that once the University or Polytechnic of your choice starts their second semester, you must get prepared to purchase the form and write the exam. The form always attracts a fee which will be announced by the school.
Note: Not all Universities or Polytechnics or Colleges of Education do conduct exam. Some of them prefer to use the combination of your JAMB score and O’level result. And this is the major reason why you should have a good JAMB score and O’level result to land your dream course.
I have noticed that many candidates are always afraid of the test and are looking for all illegal means to pass it. One thing I am sure of is that if you wrote JAMB and pass it without any illegal means, it won’t be difficult to excel in the test/screening because it is as good as saying you are doing JAMB past questions.
Lastly, always visit the blog for more information on the admission process for any school in Nigeria and you are free to ask questions by commenting or sending us a mail. We are always ready to assist and give you the needed advice.
The competition is high so make sure you do everything possible to ace the sreening/test.
Overall mark = JAMB score + Post UTME score +O’level point
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