OAU Post UTME Aptitude Test Examination Guidelines 2024

Welcome to the introduction of the OAU (Obafemi Awolowo University) Post UTME Aptitude Test Examination guidelines.

Aspiring students who have successfully completed their UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination) and have chosen OAU as their preferred institution eagerly anticipate this examination as a crucial step towards securing admission into this prestigious university.

The OAU Post UTME Aptitude Test is designed to assess candidates’ academic readiness and suitability for their chosen courses of study at the university.

It allows applicants to demonstrate their knowledge, critical thinking abilities, and problem-solving skills, thereby showcasing their potential to thrive in their respective fields.

OAU Post UTME Guidelines

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OAU Post UTME Exam Format

The exam has forty (40) questions, comprising Aptitude and your three (3) other subjects from JAMB, excluding the English Language.

Questions are often taken from A-level exams such as the OAU Pre-degree syllabus, JUPEB, and foreign exams such as GRE and Psychometric tests (for some Aptitude Questions).

So you need to upgrade from your JAMB textbooks (after mastering everything in it) and study more advanced stuff.

Please upgrade from JAMB textbooks but know everything in them first.

Scoring High in OAU Post UTME

Most candidates that pass often get between 18 – 21 over 40, even ones that had 300+ in JAMB.

A few get 25 and above. (Be among the few) But sadly, a majority of candidates often fail the exam with scores as low as 14/40.

This tells you the exam is not a snake’s child. So, don’t play with it. The exam is advanced and tough. I can’t say this enough.

But the good news is that you can pass it. But only by studying strategically.

OAU Aptitude Test

Aptitude is considered to be the most complex subject, and IMO, CRS and Chemistry are the most difficult.

Aptitude is complex because questions are drawn from a multiplicity of sources, and they have essentially grouped into three (3) parts:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking.

Verbal Reasoning & Critical Thinking occupy about 80% of the questions, while Quantitative Reasoning (Maths) is just 20%. (I will discuss this later).

Study Strategies

Seek to expand your knowledge. If you are an Art student who takes Literature and CRS, I’m praying for you.

The exam is tougher for Art Students. There’s a corpus of books you need to read beyond the recommended JAMB texts.

There are about 30 of them! Yes. Even the CRS has recommended texts.

Memory and strategic versatility are what you need the most.

Even in Physics, you can have out-of-the-blue questions such as ‘Who discovered the magnetic field?’

No one expects questions like that. The answer is Ampere, by the way. So you must be versatile.

You must not be afraid of the exam. Some questions are incredibly simple.

In Chemistry, you could have an ss1 question on the separation technique of chromatography, but you could also have a question on Algebra in Aptitude. So the only way is to prepare for any eventuality.


In conclusion, don’t be afraid. Stay Strong. You can do this, believe me. Study STRATEGICALLY for seven hours daily.

And on weekends, study for ten (10) hours at least. Study what is RELEVANT and hit the nail on the head.

@ FiFi Oladare (FiFiPedia)

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