How To Calculate OAU Aggregate Score 2024/2025 Academic Session

If you just concluded the recent JAMB exam and the OAU Post UTME, then you should be looking for how to calculate your aggregate cut off mark. In this post, you will find the right information on how to calculate OAU aggregate score and every other information you would require to ensure that you do the right things that would get you admitted to study your preferred course in OAU.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is one of the prestigious Federal universities in Nigeria which makes it one of the most competitive universities in the country. Getting admitted to study in the university regardless if you are an indigene or not is quite tough which is why you have to ensure that your aggregate cut off mark meets the departmental cut off mark.

Most UTME candidates just assume that upon passing JAMB and post UTME, they are automatically admitted into the university of their choice, ideally, that is how it is meant to be but the educational sector is facing more and more challenges yearly as most schools do not have the capacity to contain the teem population of students seeking admission into various tertiary institutions every academic session.

The introduction of Post UTME and JAMB is to select the eligible students worthy to gain admission and reduce the number of admission seekers every academic session because every school has a quota they are meant to admit according to JAMB.

At the end of this post every student who will select or have selected OAU as their preferred choice of institution should be able to calculate his or her aggregate score or aggregate cut off mark upon sighting his or her JAMB and post UTME results.

What is An Aggregate Score/Cut Off Mark?

Aggregate refers to combining. Your aggregate cut off mark is the total mark you were able to score after combining your scores for various exams. In the case of OAU, you will not only combine your JAMB and Post UTME score but also your O’Level result grades.

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How to Calculate OAU Aggregate Score

Getting to this stage means you truly are interested in knowing how to calculate OAU aggregate score therefore we will be showing you the techniques OAU Ilfe Ife has devised in calculating their aggregate score after completion of JAMB and post UTME result.

OAU follows a formula that quite different from that of other universities. As stated above, you will require more than just your JAMB and Post UME score to calculate your OAU aggregate score. You will also require your O’Level grades. This might be a problem for candidates who apply to the university and are yet to receive their O’level results.

OAU employs a 50:40:10 system for calculating aggregate score. The sum of the total points would be 100%.

JAMB takes the bulk of the points with 50% representing your JAMB score, 40% represents your OAU Post UTME Score and 10% represents your O’Level grades.

JAMB gives a total of 400 marks while OAU Post UME gives you only 40 marks. In the Post UME, you will write on 4 subjects – 3 main subjects as in your JAMB UTME and an Aptitude test in replacement of the Use of English. Your O’level grade counts for 10 marks.

OAU O’Level Grading System

Below is the OAU grading system for O’Level. You are required to have at credits in 5 subjects relevant to your course and its these 5 subjects that will be graded.

A1 – 2.0 points

B2 – 1.8 points

B3 – 1.6 points

C4 – 1.4 points

C5 – 1.2 points

C6 – 1.0 points

When you have your JAMB score, Post UME score and O’level grades handy you can follow the calculation process below.

Divide your JAMB score by 8

Add Post UTME score

Grade your O’level score and add it too

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The result is your aggregate score.


Assume Mr. Awolowo scores 280 in JAMB, 30 in Post UME and has the following grades in his 5 relevant O’Level subjects.

B2 = 1.8

A1 = 2

C4 = 1.4

A1 = 2

B2 = 1.8

His total O’level grade score would be = 1.8 + 2 + 1.4 + 2 + 1.8 = 9


JAMB = 280 / 8 = 35

Post UME = 26

O’Level grades = 9

Total aggregate score = 35 + 26 + 9 = 70

Therefore Mr. Awolowo’s aggregate score is 20

OAU Departmental Cut Off Mark

When calculating your aggregate cut off mark, bear in mind that the final result must meet up with the departmental cut off mark for the course you want to study. Below is the cut off mark for several departments in OAU.

The university introduces a new cut off mark every year so you shouldn’t expect the cut off mark for the previous year to be the same with the present year. However, before the release of the present departmental cut off mark, you can use the one for the previous year as a guide.

Below is OAU Departmental Cut Off Mark

Physical and Health Education        52.4%

Int. Science/Mathematics     50%

Language Artserit     50%

Social Studies             54.8%

Yoruba           50.5%

Fine Arts        58.4%

Music 50.1%

Religious Studies       57.4%

History           50%

English            60%

French                       50.7%

Economics      61.8%

Geography     54.7%

Political Science         55.7%

Physics           52.5%

Chemistry       50.1%

Biology           53.2%

Mathematics  50.5%

Guidance and Counselling    50.2%

Health Education       52%

Faculty of Agriculture

Economics      54.7%

Animal Science          52.9%

Agric Extension and Rural Sociology          50%

Family Health and Consumer Nutrition     54.1%

Crop Production and Protection     50%

Soil Science    50%

Faculty of Environmental Design

Architecture   68.6%

Building          52.6%

Urban and Regional Planning          51.2%

Quantity Surveying   51.6%

Surveying and Geo-informatics       51.1%

Fine Arts        55%

Estate Management  52.6%

Faculty of Technology

Agricultural Engineering      56.8%

Chemical Engineering           65.2%

Civil Engineering       68.5%

Computer Science and Engineering 66.1%

Computer Science / Economics 64.8%

Computer Science / Mathematics   69.3%

Electrical and Electronics Engineering 69.6%

Food Engineering 55%

Food Science and Technology         55%

Material Science and Engineering   57.8%

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Mechanical Engineering       67.2%

Faculty of Pharmacy 70.4%

Faculty of LAW          67.7%

Faculty of Administration

Business Administration      50%

Accounting     67.8%

International Relations 50.8%

Public Administration 50.1%

Local Government Studies   50%

Faculty of Science

Applied Geophysics  50%

Botany            50%

Biochemistry 61%

Chemistry       53.6%

Engineering Physics 61.1%

Geology          56.5%

Mathematics 58.6%

Microbiology 60.4%

Industrial Chemistry 56.9%

Physics           50%

Zoology          50%

Statistics         50%

College of Health Science

Medicine -76%

Dentistry – 73.3%

Medical Rehabilitation -66.6%

Nursing – 67.7%

What You Should Know About OAU Aggregate Score or Cut Off Mark

While OAU tries to be transparent when offering candidates admission to study in the university, you could find yourself sidelined even though you are able to meet up with the departmental cut off mark. This is because the of some factors like;

Origin: Indigenes are mostly preferred and are more likely to gain admission compared to a non-indigene. This is why you need to be exceptional and score really high if you want to scale through.

ELDS: This means Educational Less Developed or Disadvantaged States. It refers to states in Nigeria where the level of education or the number of educated people is low. Thus, universities including OAU have a different departmental cut off mark for candidates from these states which is lower than the actual departmental cut off mark. Even if you are able to score higher than a candidate from among the ELDS, the ELDS candidate would still be the preferred choice if he/she is able to meet the ELDS required cut off mark.

That concludes the article on how to calculate OAU aggregate cut off mark.

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