Calculation of University of Calabar (UNICAL) aggregate cut off mark or score which is a combination of JAMB and Post UTME score comes into play when candidates who registered UNICAL or changed their institution to the University of Calabar as their preferred choice of institution to UNICAL have seen their post UTME scores. However, it is advisable for candidates to know how to calculate their post UTME aggregate score even before writing the post UTME test as this would give you the mental preparedness as to how hard you need to prepare based on what score must be achieved in order to study your preferred course.
In this post, you will find the right information on how to calculate University of Calabar 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 University of Calabar.
University of Calabar (UNICAL) is one of the most prestigious Federal universities in Nigeria and regarded as one of the most competitive universities in the country. Gaining admission into this university regardless if you are an indigene or not is quite a challenge if your aggregate score is not high enough to meet up the approved departmental cut off mark.
One of the problems most UTME candidates face is that they 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 universities in Nigeria do not have the capacity to admit the growing population of students seeking admission every academic session which is why the need to screen and bring out the best candidates is highly necessary.
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 higher institution, including the University of Calabar 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 University of Calabar 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 or Aggregate Cut Off Mark?
This term is most popular amongst students because it is the final determinant of their admission process.
An 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 University of Calabar, you will combine just your JAMB and Post UTME score but also your O’Level result grades.
Since University of Calarba is a well respected school and highly valued in the Nigerian education sector, the most recent survey shows that 30% of UTME registrants select University of Calabar as their most preferred choice of institution before selecting the school under their catchment area, and the remaining 70% is shared other Federal and states universities as well as Federal and states polytechnics.
Before calculating your UNICAL aggregate score, he followings are involved;
- UNICAL JAMB Cut off mark
- UNICAL post UTME score
In some schools, WAEC and NECO results are needed when calculating the aggregate cut off mark but the University of Calabar do not require your WAEC and NECO results in calculating a candidate’s aggregate cut off mark however, your O’level result must be complete, that is, you must have obtained a minimum of five (5) credit passes which must include mathematics and English Language except for courses like Law, English Language, ISD (International Studies and Diplomacy), French and other Language courses.
UNICAL JAMB Cut Off Mark
Before calculating your UNICAL aggregate cut off mark for admission, you must ensure you score up to 160 and above which is UNICAL’s current minimum cut off mark that gives you the eligibility status of participating in their post UTME. A good JAMB score is the first step towards ensuring a better chance of you gaining admission into UNICAL.
So before calculating your UNICAL’s aggregate post UTME score to confirm if you scored up to your departmental cut off mark, you must ensure you have passed the benchmark fixed by the university and it would be worthy to note that the higher your JAMB score, the higher your chances of a higher aggregate score, hence the higher your chances of gaining admission into the University of Benin.
UNICAL Post UTME Score
Another important calculation that must be factored in when calculating your aggregate score is your UNICAL post UTME score, this is one that cannot be ignored, in fact if you do not participate in this screening exercise, no matter how high your JAMB score, your admission is as good as being lost for the academic session except you are lucky enough to purchase a change of course form and change your institution to another school that is yet to conduct their post UTME hence all your 5 senses must be on ground as regards UNICAL post UTME screening news in order not to miss out.
In calculating UNICAL aggregate score, your post UTME score is needed, hence you must make sure you score above average if you want to stand a chance of gaining admission into the university of Calabar. In the previous post UTME screening aptitude test many candidates cried out that after passing both JAMB and post UTME they were yet denied admission, it is not witch hunting as they thought it to be, the university of Calabar select candidates with the best out of the bests aggregate cut off mark however there are exceptions to this and one of which is the number of candidates for a particular department.
Often times, candidates who select Arts and Education related courses like Philosophy, English Language, Sociology and Anthropology, usually have low number of UTME candidates who select them during their registration, but professional courses like Engineering, Law, Accounting, Medicine, Nursing and other science and engineering courses usually have the highest number of course selections during UTME registrations which is why just passing your JAMB and post UTME is not enough to grant you admission to study these courses in university of Calabar so it is advised you obtain at least, an above average score if you want to stand a chance of gaining admission into this higher institution without hitches.
In summary of the above 2 paragraphs, to calculate UNICAL aggregate score (JAMB cut off mark and Post UTME Score), candidate must score at least 160 in JAMB and 50% in their post UTME to stand a chance of gaining admission into the institution.
A lot has been discussed as regards all you need to known about UNICAL aggregate cut off mark or score now lets go proper into how to calculate UNICAL aggregate score so candidates can start calculating their aggregate cut off mark as soon as they see their JAMB and post UTME score.
In calculating UNICAL’s aggregate cut off mark which comprises of JAMB score and post UTME score, we are going to be very practical in our illustration, it is a very simple mathematics, yet it requires a bit of concentration.
How To calculate UNICAL’s Post UTME Aggregate Score/Cut Off Mark For 2020/2021 Academic Session
Knowing how UNICAL calculate their aggregate score can help prospective candidates forecast or plan what they want to score even without having sat for JAMB or post UTME. You can use proposed your proposed JAMB cut off mark and post UTME cut off mark, calculate and see if you can study your proposed course, if yes then work towards it, if the aggregate score is not up to then you will have to put in more efforts or change your proposed course.
Now lets show you practical example on how to calculate UNICAL’s aggregate cut off mark:
- UNICAL Aggregate JAMB Score = 50%
- UNICAL Aggregate Post UTME Score = 50%
Step 1: To calculate your aggregate score, you are to divide your JAMB score by 8
Step 2: Divide Your Post UTME score by 2
What ever your answers are in step 1 and step 2, sum them up to know what your score is over 100.
See Example below
Let us assume Darlington participated in the recent UTME and scored 250, and scores 70 in his post UTME, Mr Darlington’s aggregate score would be calculated as follows:
a) JAMB score divided by 8 that is, 250/8 =31.25%
b) Post UTME score divided by 2, that is, 70/2 = 36.5%
The sum up both scores would be Darlington’s aggregate score, that is, 31.25% + 36.5% = 67.75%
Therefore, Darlington aggregate score would be 67.75% out of 100% and this is considered above average. In O’Level settings, this is considered a “B” hence a candidate’s chances of gaining admission is above average.
For candidates asking for the following:
- What is UNICAL’s Aggregate score for Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering?
- UNICAL’s aggregate Score for Law
- What is UNICAL’s Aggregate Score for Medicine and Surgery?
- What is UNICAL’s Aggregate Score for Nursing?
- UNICAL’s Aggregate Score for Accounting and all other departments?
With the aggregate score (67.75%) calculated and used as an illustration above , you can gain admission into the university of Calabar to study your preferred choice of course despite not listed above.
Hope this is now well understood? as you can see, calculating UNICAL’s final post UTME aggregate cut off mark is very simple, all that is required from candidates is to work harder to get a good UTME and post UTME score in order to stand a better chance of gaining admission into this institution.
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