Thursday, 9 February 2017

What Is JAMB Marking Scheme For English And Other Courses With Negative Marking Rumour

What Is JAMB Marking Scheme For English And Other Courses With Negative Marking

What Is JAMB Marking Scheme For English And Others With Negative Marking Rumour? Do you want to write the next JAMB and have been searching for the JAMB marking scheme for 2017? Do you want to know the JAMB Marking scheme for Physics, JAMB Marking Scheme for Chemistry, JAMB marking scheme for Accounting and all other subjects? Do you want to know whether JAMB still do negative marking or not?

Whatever your question is among the above, be calm as this post is intended to provide answers to all your questions relating to JAMB marking scheme.

One of the best way to do well in exam is to know the nature of exam you want to write and also know the marking scheme. This will not only guide you in preparation for the exam but also hint you on what range of scores to be expecting.


It is usually called JAMB by most students, but the real name for the exam is Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). It is an exam conducted by the Federal government for all the prospective students of various higher institution of learning in Nigeria after having their complete O'level results.

The exam is always in two phases, Use of English and other three relevant subjects i.e Use of English is compulsory for all candidates. The other three relevant subjects to register in JAMB depends on the courses you want to study in the university, Polytechnic and colleges of education.


What Is Marking Scheme?

The simple definition for marking scheme is "A system for awarding points for correct answers or for proficiency in an examination or competition".

Therefore, JAMB Marking scheme means, a system used by JAMB to award marks or points for correct answers in UTME.

Then, JAMB CBT Marking scheme can be said to mean a system employ by JAMB to allocate point for students in exam written through computer base.


Nature of JAMB Exam and the Mark Allocated

You are expected to register four subject including English Language. Let assume you are a science student who want to register JAMB with the following JAMB subject combinations. See the expected numbers of questions on each and marks.
  1. English Language  100questions    100marks
  2. Mathematics         50questions      100marks
  3. Physics                 50 questions     100marks
  4. Chemistry             50questions      100marks
Above are the expected questions you are to answer in UTME CBT exam. The nature of the exam is that, English questions comes first and others follows, depending on the arrangements.

The total numbers of questions to answer in UTME is 250 while the total marks is 400. For English language, each question you got right get you 1marks. Then if you answered two correctly, you get 2marks.

While in other three subjects, any question you got right gives you 2marks. Therefore, if you got 25question correctly in Physics, you already scored 50marks... and on like that.

Allocated numbers of Time (hours) To Answer JAMB CBT Questions is three(3) hours. Though, we've received a lot of complain from candidates who claimed they were not given up to that in some JAMB CBT centers for their exams.

JAMB Negative Marking

This another thing many applicants want to know about.  Do JAMB do negative marking or they don't?
Negative marking simply means that,  if you fail or wrongly answered a question, it will automatically cancel one right answer.

You can see that this will not be nice... so believe me, JAMB DO NOT USE NEGATIVE MARKING SYSTEM. You are awarded what you scored without cheating. Simple.

Can I Score 400 in JAMB UTME CBT?

Even though the total score is 400, candidates may find it difficult to score 400/400 in UTME. But you can score above 350 in JAMB which still a rare excellent result.

All the best

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