After the completion of Jamb and Post UTME exams and results released, aggregate score becomes the next talking point. Today, we shall be putting you through on how to calculate Plateau State University aggregate score or aggregate cut off mark for 2020/2021 academic session.
Since the introduction of post UTME, most candidates after seeing their UTME results are always curious about how PLASU 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 Plateau State University grading system plus the requirements and factors put in place when calculating PLASU aggregate score or cut off mark.
Before we go in-depth of how to calculate PLASU aggregate score for 2020/2021 session, we would like to ask if you understand what an aggregate score is all 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.
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 PLASU calculate their aggregate score is very important as this will determine if you are eligible for admission into the university 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 PLASU.
How To Calculate PLASU Aggregate Score
It is very easy to calculate PLASU aggregate score as the university uses a formula similar to that of most universities. Like other State Universities, Plateau State University- PLASU 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 PLASU 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 PLASU 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 PLASU 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 PLASU 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 PLASU has a JAMB score of 259 and a Post UTME score of 83. To calculate his aggregate score;
JAMB score = 259 / 8 = 32.3
Post UTME score = 80/ 2 = 40
Total = 32.3(JAMB) + 40(Post UTME) = 72
Hence the candidate’s aggregate score will be 72. With this score, such candidate can study any course he or she must have registered during the UTME registration.
Why it’s Important to Calculate PLASU Aggregate Score?
It is important that you know how to calculate PLASU’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 Plateau State University- PLASU 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.
PLASU Departmental Cut Off Mark for 2020/2021 Session
The management of Plateau State University releases a cut off mark for each all its departments which every student must meet up with before being considered for admission. The departmental cut off mark is released on a yearly basis and several changes are also made. However, you could use the departmental cut off mark for the previous year to prepare yourself for the JAMB and Post UTME exam.
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.
PLASU JAMB Cut Off Mark
JAMB releases an official cut off mark which every university must adhere to. However, some universities have a different cut off mark for different courses. This is based on the competitiveness and difficulty of the course. While PLASU’s minimum JAMB cut off mark` is 150, you would want to score higher to ensure that you end up with a good aggregate score.
Scoring below the approved PLASU cut off mark for your selected course doesn’t mean you will not be eligible for admission as long as you don’t score below 150. However, scoring anything below the stated cut off marks means you will have to score extremely high in your Post UTME to ensure that you end up with a good aggregate score that would meet up with the departmental cut off mark.
That concludes the article on how to calculate PLASU aggregate score for 2020/2021 academic session. The information above will help you with all you need to get admitted to study the course of your choice in Plateau State University.
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