WAEC, NECO, BECE, NABTEB

How WAEC Results Are Graded and Marked 2022

WAEC Grading system and how the examination sheet is marked are what I want to reveal in this article. I know that many candidates who want to write 2022 WASSCE are eager to understand how the examiners is going to mark and grade their scores.

The truth is that you must do well in all the sections the subjects you are writing are divided into. Also you may need to consult your various subject teachers if they are examiner to explain the WAEC marking scheme to you.

Therefore, I have decided to shed light on it before you see your WAEC result.

• 75 – 100 (%) – A1
• 70 – 74 (%) – B2
• 65 – 69 (%) – B3
• 60 – 64 (%) – C4
• 55 – 59 (%) – C5
• 50 – 54 (%) – C6
• 45 – 49 (%) – D7
• 40 – 44 (%) – E8
• 0 – 39 (%) – F9

From the grading system above, a candidate must score 75% and above to have A in any subject. Additionally, to score A, you must know how WAEC is going to mark your exam booklet.

How the WAEC Examination Sheet is Marked

Every subject has its marking scheme, and it is this guide the examiners used to arrive at the grade you see in your WASSCE result. For the sake of this article, I will explain how Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are marked.

Mathematics

A candidate asked – will I pass if I answered 3 out of 5 questions in WAEC mathematics theory?

SSCE mathematics comprises of 50 objective and 13 theory questions. The theory questions are divided into part I and Part II.

You are to answer ten questions in mathematics theory; all the questions in Part I and  five questions in Part II.

The objective questions take 40% of the total mark while the theory makes the remaining 60%. Therefore, for you to score A, you must answer 40 correct questions in the objective and at least 8 in theory.

Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

To pass WAEC Chemistry, Physics and Biology are easy if you understand what I am about to explain. These three subjects have practical, objective, and theory section.

The practical section takes 35% of the mark, the 50 objective questions take 25%, and the theory makes the remaining 40%. So it means that if you want to pass these subjects, you must do the theory, the practical, and objective well in that order.

English Language

There are 160 objective questions (oral English included) and the theory (comprehension, essay writing).

• The objective section – 40%
• The theory section – 60%

Bolarinwa Olajire

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1. Kelechi kalu says:

Thanks sir, this helped me.

2. lala says:

If a student answers 2 in theory does 40 correctly in objective what could be his or her final grade

F9

3. Archangel says:

If you answered 6 questions correctly in theory and answered 30 correctly in objectives…what is ur chances please

1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

Out of the 6 questions in theory, how many do you answer in section A and B?

1. Archangel says:

All on section A and 1 and half in section B sir

4. Orusa prince ebipere says:

How will they gave mark when don’t complete your letter or essay

5. Buchi Uche says:

Sir do examiner divide the WASSCE further mathematics objective questions

1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

No

1. Oleju says:

If you answer 3 and half in WAEC theory and 30 in objective can you get C6.

1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

Which of the subjects?

mathematics

2. Jjkk says:

How many Mark’s is maths obj and how many Mark’s is fisheries and chemistry theory?

1. Jjkk says:

And their practicals too

6. Archangel says:

1. Ukwumonu solomon mark says:

Mathematic

7. tope says:

can i have credit in english if i dont attempt essay

8. Isife Michael Chinonso says:

thanks

9. Tope says:

can i have credit in english without writing essay

10. Sammy king says:

Thanks…
I am sure to have an A&B in maths, english, and chem.
Because I just understood how the exams are been marked.

1. Meahach says:

How do they calculate oral, theory, and objective to get the percentage , grade

11. lateef says:

At
if someone do 3 in maths theory, which in part 1, the person did 2 and part 2 , the person did 1
while in obj the person did 47 correctly.
can the person still have credit???

12. Aliyu says:

How can I get my waec result

13. ZUBAIR says:

If some answer only 4 questions at the theory part of in mathematics how guaranteed is the person allow to pass

Sir I attend in mathematics of neco 1a Roma figure 1,2and failed dsame 1b or I fail Roma figure 1.but get the Roma figure 2 and the 1B of dsame qst in theory, how do neco award mark on this

15. Mavitico says:

Defintely No, Since Essay Comprises Of 60% So Not Doing The Essay Then You Will Lose 60% And There Is No Guarantee That You Can Get All The Objectives
So I Advice You Not To Take That Decision

1. George okechukwu says:

But what if you finished the essay comprehension and summary but didn’t finish letter writing will the letter writing be cancelled??

What if a student answers only objectives in Yoruba and does not answer the theory

17. Kpenhangen barnabas says:

Sir, this is really awesome, many people deceive me through rumors that; practical carries the highest marks in physics, chemistry and biology. By the way, if such good notice are being apprised to students who are serious, I think they can easily identify some areas that are to be more concentrated, hence better results would have been achieved. Thank you sir

18. romeo says:

I have d7 in maths but I score all others with a,b,and c,will it be possible for me to go to any higher institution?

19. Harkins says:

Sir i did 6 question in theory and do well in obj in mathematics what’s my grade.

1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

You have a good chance of making a credit in math.

1. Temmy says:

Sir what about the person that did 8 questions in theory and did all the objective well

2. Ayo says:

Please sir, I did not explain answers I developed in government and economic.will I lose marks?

20. Gibson bright says:

Thanks this helped a lot 🖐️

21. Izy says:

Sir I answered 4 questions in section B mathematics theory and I am sure of getting
45 out of 50 in obj what is my fate

22. Bella says:

If someone answered 6 theory questions in maths and all in obj wat are the chances of passing

23. Meahach says:

What of I answered 56 out of 60 questions correctly in oral, 61 out of 80 in obj and my informal letter was 320 out of 450 and my summary and comprehension was complete what should be my grade

24. Emmanuel says:

If I have 10% in chemistry practical and 40% in theory and 25% in objective what will be my grade

25. Clinton says:

Sir what if l answered all questions in physic theory and objectives correctly and did not answer any in physic practical why my chances…

26. Ani chidiebube says:

I answered 4 questions out of 5 in the financial accounting theory, what will be my score???

27. Mike says:

I answered eight questions in maths theory and sure of 20 in obj. What will be my grade?

28. Opeyemi says:

Sir I did 1 a b I did not do c (I did 2 complete with 3 and 5 and 6 (I did 11 a
12a and 4 a is it possible to get credit

29. Precious says:

If a student writes 4 theory correctly and writes 30 OBJ correctly what would the person have