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Posted by Deborah Chilaka
Date Posted: February 25, 2016, 6:38 pm
Updated on: July 23, 2019, 11:29 pm

The POST-UTME screening test as the name implies is a screening after JAMB to actually re-evaluate and re-examine the academic strength of a prospective applicant as claimed by JAMB.

The exercise which started in 2004 has come to stay and most Nigerian tertiary institutions now practice it before final admission is given to an applicant.

Having seen the imperativeness of this exercise, it becomes necessary to note the saving tips that will enable you jump this hurdle because you can’t afford to be stopped at this level, having overcome JAMB.

Do you know that before you get admission in any higher institution in Nigeria, you have to score high in both jamb and post utme?


Therefore, getting high score in post utme is a must for any candidate desiring to gain admission into any tertiary institution in the country.

What is a High Score?

According to Ifiokobong, high score in exams refer to the exam score that is above 80% of the total score. That is 80/100. With this kind of score, the admitting institution will willingly publish the name of such candidate in merit list no matter how many people applied for the same course, number of admission quota or catchment areas.

How to Score High in Post utme

Considering the rate of competition to limited admission slots in Nigerian tertiary institutions, getting high score in post utme after meeting the JAMB UTME cut off mark is must for any candidate desiring to gain admission. Here are my valuable tips you can adopt:


Its never a guarantee that any school will repeat their post Utme past questions although some did.
A friend of mind at did a random study of different post Utme past questions from different schools.

According to him “delsu has over 214 repeated questions in only Use of English from 2006 to 2013?. The result is similar to other schools.

Apart from having an advantages of meeting similar questions in the exams, past questions has a way of exposing the level of candidates.

Also, if you are lucky to get the original post utme past questions for your institution of choice, you will know the pattern of their exam ahead of time. This is a huge advantage over those candidates who have not past questions.


Many students have poor reading habits these days. Some students may be happy to spend half day in social media instead of reading their books.

Reading for exam is different from reading for leisure.  No mincing words, if you want to score high in post utme, be prepared to read as if you don’t know anything.


Some students will get a place in the admissions list just because they are divinely favoured.

Do your best in preparation and leave the raise to God.  Sometimes your effort may not really count. So aside from hardwork, try involve God in your admission process.


The exam hall is where you’ll show all your preps strategies. So, make good use of the exam duration.

The most important thing to note in exam hall is “instructions”. Make sure you follow instructions carefully. Do exactly what you are told to do.

Check the time allotted for the exam and make sure you attempt all the questions before the duration elapse.

With these tips, you are sure to come out victoriously.

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