Post UTME And Admission Form

Post UTME Guide For Higher Institutions in Nigeria

Post UTME is the test or screening conducted by Universities, Polytechnics, or Colleges for Education after JAMB has conducted UTME. Many candidates may wonder why they still need to be screened after successfully passing UTME. Well, Post JAMB has generated debates among stakeholders in the country, and Nigerian senators have even discussed at the planetary whether the test should be canceled or allowed to stay.

It has been concluded that Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education should conduct screening for new entries.

It is worth noting that this exercise is crucial in determining whether you will be offered admission. And that is why you mustn’t take it for granted.

Before participating in the exercise, you must meet the JAMB cut-off mark for the school of your choice, especially the one you chose as your first choice while registering for JAMB.

When is Post-UTME Form Coming Out

As I said earlier, the form usually comes out after UTME has ended. In most cases, schools in Nigeria start selling their screening form around July every year.

Candidates are advised to start checking the school portal of their preferred institution for the latest news regarding the form.

However, some private universities do sell the form before the JAMB exam. The reason for this action is best known to them. So, checking the website for information before and after UTME is better.

Schools that don’t write Post UTME

To the best of my knowledge, most tertiary institutions do conduct screening. If your preferred university is not conducting a test, you are scored based on your JAMB score and O’level result. For example, UDUSOK and most private universities only conduct screening.

Furthermore, if you want to know the list of schools that their Post JAMB form is still on sale, click here.


(1) Your JAMB score + PUTME score + O’level result = Admission. To be a smart candidate, you must check how the admission process (cut-off mark, grading system, past questions, registration fee, etc.) for the school of your choice went in the previous session to know what lies ahead of you.

(2) Many schools don’t allow candidates to write their PUTME if they don’t choose or apply to the school through JAMB.

(3) Most Polytechnics allow candidates who chose them as their second choice to write PUTME. However, some Universities allow the same.

(4) If you don’t meet the PUTME cut-off mark of the program you chose, i.e., if you score less than your program cut-off mark, you can still be offered admission to study another course within the same faculty as the preferred course but with a cut-off mark that fit your score. Scoring below 50% in PUTME won’t qualify you for any program.

(5) To my knowledge, they conduct their Post UTME using CBT.

Read: Useful tips on what to read for post JAMB

Bolarinwa Olajire

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