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How To Calculate Jamb Score

JAMB Marking Scheme:

This article on FunNaija.com will clearly explain How To Calculate Jamb Score and the JAMB grading system for those who have been asking how the JAMB score is calculated.

If you will write JAMB IN 2023, it will be good for you to know how JAMB will mark 2023 UTME for all subjects.

 

How is the JAMB score calculated?

All UTME subjects are 40 questions except for Use of English, which is 60 questions.

For you to calculate your JAMB score, simply divide your passing score by 40 and multiply by 100.

Example:

Assuming you scored 30 out of 40 in Government, 30/40×100=75

This means that you scored 75 in UTME Government out of the possible 100.

What if you answered all 40 questions correctly?

It means 40 divided by 40 multiplied by 100 = 100%

That’s how the JAMB score is calculated for all subjects except the Use of English.

 

In JAMB, how many marks does each subject carry?

A total score of 100 each.

This means that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) total score is 100 per subject.

Currently, there are four (4) subjects in JAMB UTME.

These include English Language and any other three subjects in your field.

These four (4) subjects total 400.

Let’s say you chose Use of English, Government, Economics, and Literature In English as a JAMB subject combination for Law.

Use of English 100

Economics 100

Government 100

Literature In English 100

Total: 400

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What is the total score for JAMB?

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) total score is 400

That is; 180 questions, Use of English: 60 questions, and the other three subjects are 40 questions each.

The JAMB overall/total score for UTME is 400

 

How Many JAMB Questions Are There?

There are a total of 180 questions in JAMB, 60 questions in the Use of English, and 40 questions in each of the other three subjects.

 

How is the JAMB score calculated?

For each subject in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) total score is 100, Total Score in a subject/Total number of questions × 100 = Score in each subject.

I know you’ll want to know the breakdown of how each subject is marked, then, continue reading.

 

How will JAMB mark the 2023 exam?

To know how JAMB will mark the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), read the breakdown below.

JAMB Marking Scheme for Use of English

SECTION A

Comprehension/Summary

Comprehension passages questions – 3 marks each

Close passage questions – 2 marks each

JAMB Novel questions – 1 mark each

SECTION B: Lexis and Structure

Sentence interpretation questions – 2 marks each

Antonyms questions – 2 marks each

Synonyms questions – 1 mark each

Sentence completion questions – 1 mark each

SECTION C: Test of Oral

Oral questions – 1 mark each

Using the marking scheme above, out of the 60 JAMB Use of English questions, if you scored 30, your mark will be 30/60 × 100 = 50.

 

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How Many Questions Are in the JAMB Use of English?

SECTION A: Comprehension/Summary

(a) 1 comprehension passage – 5 questions

(b) I cloze passage – 10 questions

(c) 1 reading text – 10 questions

SECTION B: Lexis and Structure

(a) Sentence interpretation – 5 questions

(b) Antonyms – 5 questions

(c) Synonyms – 5 questions

(d) Sentence completion – 10 questions

SECTION C: Oral Forms – 10 questions

Total: 60 questions

 

How JAMB Marks Other Three Subjects

Each of the questions in the remaining 3 subjects is graded 2.5 marks.

So, the three subjects carry 300 marks.

Each of the three other subjects will be 100 if marked 2.5.

For example, if you score 28 over 40 in each of the biology classes, the calculation will be 28 x 2.5 = 70% (in percentage).

If you have 30 in Physics and Mathematics it’ll be 30 × 2.5 = 75

So, let’s add it all: 50 + 70 + 75 + 75 = That’s 270 over 400.

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