Revealed! This Was How JAMB Marked 2019 UTME: See How You Got Your Score


You’re on the right page if you’re seeking answer to the question: 
how does JAMB calculate their marks? 

Candidates searching for: the correct JAMB marking scheme, JAMB grading secrets, average score or number of questions in JAMB UTME will find this piece resourceful too.

I’ve read a series of confusing posts on this topic before I researched into it and came up with something very official. I personally contacted JAMB officials and syllabus before I put this down. So, be rest assured that nothing is left out in this post. Yet, I make it as concise as possible for you.

I will break things down by subjects.

1. JAMB Method Used to Mark/Score English in UTME

Use of English is 60 questions in all. This means JAMB will set 60 English questions for all candidates irrespective of their proposed university courses.

But this doesn’t mean that the total score for the Use of English is 60 marks in all. In fact, it’s 100 marks for this compulsory subject.

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UTME English Marking: Evaluation/Assessment
  1. Comprehension passages questions: 3 marks each
  2. Cloze passage questions: 2 marks each
  3. Reading text (Sweet Sixteen) questions: 1 mark each

SECTION A: Comprehension/Summary

    If the total score for English set for you is 90 but you scored 70, JAMB concludes to this calculation: 70/90 x 100 (in percentage). Then, your mark will be 78%

    Since you have other three subjects apart from English, below is the official marking scheme for them.

    If you score 35 over 40 in each of Chemistry, Physics and Biology (for example), JAMB concludes to this calculation: 25 x 2.5 =  63% (in percentage). This is 25/40 in %. 

    A cloze passage is a reading comprehension exercise in which words have been omitted in a systematic fashion. Students fill in the blanks, and their responses are counted correct if they are exact matches for the missing words. This is also called REGISTER.

    SECTION B: Lexis Structure
    1. Sentence interpretation questions: 2 marks each
    2. Antonyms questions2 marks each
    3. Synonyms questions: 1 mark each
    4. Sentence completion questions: 1 mark each
    SECTION C: Oral Forms
    1. Question test on oral: 1 mark each 

    2. JAMB Method Used to Mark Other Three Subjects UTME

    JAMB sets 40 questions each for the other subjects. Each of these questions is graded or scored 2.5 marks. Hence, the three subjects = 300 marks (i.e 40 x 2.5 x 3 subjects). In other words, each of the three other subjects will be 100 if marked 2.5 (40 x 2.5)

    The Calculation for Each of the Other Subjects

    If you score 35 over 40 in each of Chemistry, Physics and Biology (for example), JAMB concludes to this calculation: 25 x 2.5 =  63% (in percentage). This is 25/40 in %. 

    Let's assume the same in other two subjects. Each of the other two gives you 63%.

    Finally, your UTME score will be: 78 + 63 + 63 + 63 = That’s 267 over 400

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