Candidates who sat for the UTME exam and searching for how Gateway Polytechnic calculates their aggregate score or cut off are on the right page as this would be of help to enable you comprehend better on how GAPOSA aggregate score is been calculated for 2022/2023 academic session.
Since the introduction of post UTME, most candidates after seeing their UTME results are always curious about how GAPOSA calculate their aggregate score. Students are much in need of this calculating method so they know how hard they need to study (for candidates for are yet to write their post UTME) OR to know if they will be admitted into the institution of their choice or if they should change their course or institution.
Whichever category you find yourself, then you are still on the right page. This post will give you first hand illustration on GAPOSA grading system plus the requirements and factors put in place when calculating GAPOSA aggregate score or cut off mark.
Before we go in-depth of how to calculate GAPOSA aggregate score for 2022/2023 session, we would like to ask if you understand what an aggregate score is about. Defining what an aggregate cut off mark or score is would make this post easier to comprehend. In as much as we understand some of you understand this, we can confidently boast of a quantum who do not know what an aggregate score is and why it is being calculated.
What is an Aggregate Score?
An aggregate cut off mark in our tertiary institution context is the total score a candidate has after combining JAMB and Post UTME scores then diving it with the appropriate figures which will be seen below while reading this post. For some universities and polytechnics, you would have to combine more than just JAMB and post UTME but your O’Level grades as well.
Knowing how GAPOSA calculate their aggregate score is very important as this will determine if you are eligible for admission into the Polytechnic or not. Your aggregate score should meet up with the departmental cut off mark of the course you wish to study before you will be allowed to study any of your desired courses offered in GAPOSA.
How To Calculate GAPOSA Aggregate Score
It is very easy to calculate GAPOSA aggregate score as the Polytechnic uses a formula similar to that of most Polytechnics. Like other Polytechnics, GAPOSA uses a 50:50 system, where your JAMB represents 50% while your post represents the remaining 50% totaling 100%.
However, if you are able to perform really well in your post UTME you would find yourself having a really high aggregate score regardless of how you p8erform in your JAMB. This is because GAPOSA prioritizes its post UTME over its JAMB scores which means candidates with good post UTME scores have good chances of studying their dream course.
To calculate GAPOSA aggregate score, you would need to know your JAMB and post UTME scores. Once you have that information handy, you can go ahead and use the calculation procedure below.
JAMB UTME is made up of 400 marks while GAPOSA post UTME is made 100 marks.
Simply divide your JAMB score by 8
Divide your Post UTME score by 2
Add up the result
That gives you your GAPOSA aggregate score
JAMB Score / 8 = 50%
Post UTME Score / 2 = 50%
Total = 100%
To better understand the calculation process, you can check out this illustration below.
Let’s assume a candidate applying to study at GAPOSA has a JAMB score of 237 and a Post UTME score of 70. To calculate his aggregate score;
JAMB score = 237 / 8 = 29.625
Post UTME score = 70 / 2 = 35
Total = 29.625(JAMB) + 35(Post UTME) = 64.6
Hence the candidate’s aggregate score will be 64.6. With this score, such candidate stands a chance of getting the course he or she must have registered during the UTME registration.
Why it’s Important to Calculate GAPOSA Aggregate Score?
It is important that you know how to calculate GAPOSA’s aggregate score as this will determine whether or not you are eligible for admission. This is because your aggregate score will be compared with the departmental cut off mark of the course you wish to study.
If you are unable to meet up with your departmental cut off mark you will not be considered for admission into GAPOSA or pushed to other departments with lower cut off marks so we usually advice students to do a change of course.
To ensure you get admitted to study the course of your choice, you would have to reach or surpass the departmental cut off mark. However, it is advisable you surpass the departmental cut off mark, especially if you are going for a competitive course.
Ensure that your goal is to perform exceptionally so that your aggregate score would be well above the cut off mark of the course you wish to study.
That concludes the article on how to calculate GAPOSA aggregate score for 2022/2023 academic session. The information above will help you with all you need to get admitted to study the course of your choice in Gateway Polytechnic.
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