UNILAG Grading System | How To Calculate Aggregrate Score

UNILAG grading system for undergraduate admission has been one thing many students who are seeking admission into the school wants to know about. Not only this, fresh students are also curious to know the school grade point and how to calculate Grade Point Aggregate (GPA).

This article is written to answer all the above issues in a way to get prospective students and fresher know more about the school.

Before I going to the major aim of the article, I will like to intimate you with some information about University Of Lagos. UNILAG was established in 1962 and presently has 12 faculties which include Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Science, Environmental Sciences, Education, Dental Sciences, and Business Administration.

University of Lagos is one of the best Universities in Nigeria and also one of the most preferred schools in Nigeria.

Now to the major aim of this post “UNILAG Grading System”. I will first discuss how to calculate your aggregrate score for you to stand a chance of gaining admission into the school.

Recommended: How to gain admission into University of Lagos

UNILAG Grading Point for Prospective Students

Here I will be explaining to you how you can calculate your aggregate score. This will inform you where you stand in the UNILAG admission process.

JAMB Score

The JAMB score carries majority of the percentage (50% ) and this goes a long way to determine whether a student will be offered admission or not.

The 50% means = 400 score in JAMB divided by 8 = 50. Now if you want to calculate yours, divide whatever you score in JAMB by 8.

If instance if you score 280 in JAMB, your grade point will be 280 divided by 8 = 35%


This part takes 20% of the total aggregate score. Below is how UNILAG grade WAEC/NECO result of candidates

  • A1 – 4.0
  • B2 – 3.6
  • B3 – 3.2
  • C4 – 2.8
  • C5 – 2.4
  • C6 – 2.0

This means if you have A1 in Mathematics, B3 in English Language, B2 in Physics, B3 in Chemistry, and C4 in Biology, your total grade point for this will be (4 + 3.2 + 3.6 + 3.2 + 2.8 = 16.8%)

UNILAG Post UTME Grading Point

This carries 30% of the total point. UNILAG Post UTME is always on a grade 30. Let assume you have 20 out of the 30, this will make it 20%.

Your total aggregate will then be JAMB score (35%) + WAEC/NECO/GCE grade (16.8%) + Post UTME Grade (20%) = 71.8%

Note: Candidate Must Score MINIMUM OF (12/30) in Post-UTME and score 200 and above in JAMB to be considered for admission.

This part will not be concluded until I include UNILAG cut-off mark for admission. This will help you to know where you stand after you have known your aggregate score.

For example, many students want to study medicine and surgery and let assume the aggregate score we calculated earlier is for a student who want tostudy medicine and surgery in UNILAG.  UNILAG cut off mark for medicine and surgery is 77.03 and the aggregate score for the student I calculated who wanted to study medicine and surgery is 71.0. This means this particular person’s name will not come out in the merit list although he might be considered later.

You may like to read: UNILAG departmental cut-off mark for admission

UNILAG Grading System for Fresher

The grade point in UNILAG for undergraduate students is 5. Below is how the grading system looks like:

  • First Class Division: (70 – 100% with 5.00 – 4.50 CGPA)
  • Second Class Upper Division: (60 – 69% with 4.49 – 3.50 CGPA)
  • Second Class Lower Division: (55 – 59% with 3.49 – 2.40 CGPA)
  • Third Class Division: (45 – 49% with 2.39 – 1.50)

From the classes of grade above, a student who desires a first class should aim at scoring 70 and above especially in courses with 2, 3, and 4 units.

You may also want to take a look at new NUC grading system:

Approved NUC Grading System

The table belows is the NUC new approved Guidelines for Course System and Grade Point Average in Nigerian


TABLE 1: Score and Grade Point (GP) for GPA/CGPA Calculation
























Vary according to

Contact hours

assigned to each

course per week per

semester and

according to student


70 – 100

60 – 69

50 – 59

45 – 49

0 – 44











Derived by

multiplying (i)

and (iv) and

dividing by total

Credit Units

Derived by

multiplying (i)

and (iv) and

dividing by total

Credit Units for


registered till date

Table 2: NUC Degree Classification based on CGPA

Cumulative Grade Point

Average (CGPA)

Class of Degree




First Class

2nd Class Upper

2nd Class Lower

Third Class

Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.

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