Jamb logoThe Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has finally released the modalities for this year’s admission process, in other words, the method of admission. We would like to educate the Jambites and other DE candidates on how it is done. This new method uses a point system that is easy to understand, the whole process is divided into main points as follows;

  1. Before a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been given provisional admission by Jamb. Candidates with awaiting results are NOT eligible for admission as well as screening. The Jamb admission checker portal is going to be opened soon for this process, so praying is all you can do now.

This is the most critical part of the process. Jamb’s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year; your points tally will decide your faith. The points are evenly spread out between your O’level and Jamb results to provide a level playing field for all. In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10points, the exam could be NECO, WAEC, GCE etc, but any candidate who has 2 sittings only gets 3 points. So this means that aspirants with only one result are at an advantage over others.

The next point grades fall into the O’level grades. Each grades has it’s equivalent point, A= 6 marks, B = 4 marks, C = 3 marks, so the better your grades the better your chances. The next point is the UTME scores. Each score range has its equivalent point which can be summarized thus, 180-200 = 20-23 marks, 200-250 = 24-33 points, 251-300 = 34-43, 300 – 400 = 44- 60 points. Each categories contains 5 Jamb results per point added, for example a candidate with 180 -185 gets 20points, a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points etc. Points system for DE will be released soon.
It then comes down to the fact that fees will still be charged for screening, it depends on the school as well.
Catchment and ELDS (Educationally Less Developed States) will still be used! Merit contains 45% of the total candidates for a particular course, Catchment contains 35% and ELDS and staff lists contains the rest.
Cutoff marks will be released by schools this year in the form of points and not marks. If a school declares it’s cutoff mark for Medicine as 90 points and Jamb grants a candidate with 250 a provisional admission but his/her total points falls short of the 90 points, then he/she will lose the admission. So the provisional admission is just a means to an end, not the end in itself.


  1. Screening of candidates shall be for those offered Provisional Admissions ONLY.
  2. No written examination to be conducted.
  3. Verification of Course Requirements levels or O’ levels).
  4. Verification of valid JAMB results by checking:

i. Online Result Slip ii.Printout iii.Provisional Admission Letter iv.Photo Album v.Check list vi. Biometrics

5. Institutions are free to source from other Course(s) to compensate for SHORTFALL in any of the criteria.
If you have 1 sitting.. it’s automatically 10 points for you.

How to Calculate your O’level aggregate of the 5 subject:

A1 = 6points, B2, B3 = 4 points, C4,C5,C6 = 3points

Let’s say one has 2 A’s and 3 B’s, that is:

6 + 6 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 24points

Assuming one had 250, this score gives you 33 points ( from Grading of Jamb scores table available at Jamb site)

Add all together

10points (for result at one sitting) + 24 (O’ level grade points) + 33 (Jamb grade point) = 67points

Aggregate = 67, so total screening score = 67%

Wishing you the very best!

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