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How Would Jamb 2021 Be Marked And Graded?jamb new grading system/ marking scheme 2021/2022.

If you have been asking how would jamb 2021/2022 will be marked and graded then this article is for you. I will advise you to read this post from A-Z so as to understand how jamb is being marked and how they calculate their score.

jamb marking scheme 2021/2022

of recent we have seen an unusual reduction in the total number of questions jamb sets in the exams which makes one to wonder if the mark attached to each question are still the same as before.

Well despite the reduction in the total number of questions the total mark still remains the same 400, this is because they will still mark the total score over %100.

So by extension the highest mark a candidate that score is 400 while the average score is 200 this is where most competitive universities are going to peg their departmental cut of mark.

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how does jamb calculate their marks
If you where given like 40 questions to answer in a subject and unexpectedly you got every question right, that means you have scored 100 marks in that subject.

All score you got must be multiply by 100 and still be divided by the total number of questions , hope you understand?

  • Total score Obtainable for the subject =40
  • Your score in the subject =40
  • Total percentage =100%
  • Now if you score let’s say 25, it means your 25 *100/40= 62. 5
  • now if you scored let’s say 10,it means your 10 *100/40=25

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This new system is a good news to some and also a bad news to some. if you happen to score very low score anything between 1 to 18 will drastically reduce your chances of crossing 200 in jamb total score..

Does it apply to English language? this grading system does not affect jamb use of english language as each question/section carries different score. please take note that jamb use of english total questions is usually 100 which exceed other subjects by almost *2

  • One passages is five questions
  • Two passages equals 10 questions.
  • One question carries 3 marks.
  • 10 times 3 equals 30.]
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jamb new grading system 2020/2021

the new jamb grading system was adopted to consider those candidates who performed well in their O level results. this means that institution will now take O level grade into consideration when giving admission.

special marks of 10 are awarded to candidate who got their grades through one sitting while those with two sittings will only get 2 marks.

In the new grading system, A1 gives you 6 points while B2 gives 4 points leaving those who are struggling with Cs with just 3 points



This new system will also affect those with low WAEC and NECO Grade as this could water down your high jamb score.

Jamb Negative Marking (Do Jamb participates in Negative Marking)

there have been wide speculations about this issue which goes along to say, if a candidate did a guessing work and got a question wrong, a mark will be deducted from you. the aim of negative marking was to discourage guessing work in the hall.
I don’t think jamb substrate makes because you got an answer wrong.

Well it’s of my personal opinion that no such thing is in existence as it makes no sense at all.

JAMB UTME Subjects Combination

I have written down a comprehensive list of all jamb subjects combination for all courses but have it in mind that you must include the use of english language which is a must and also register any other 3 subjects that are relevant to your field of study.

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