Studying at the undergraduate or postgraduate level at the University of Ibadan is the dream of every Nigerian student.
Come to think of it, who wouldn’t want to study at the first and most highly-ranked Federal University in Nigeria?
Well, the challenge is only a few students get the opportunity to gain admission to study at UI, the premier University.
The fact is nothing good comes easy. You must study hard to pass the JAMB and ace the Post UTME examinations with flying colours.
Not to discourage you, but the University of Ibadan Post UTME exams is the most difficult among all the Universities in Nigeria.
In this post, I will guide and give you practical study tips to pass the University of Ibadan and gain admission to UI.
Let me know in the comment if you have any questions or need further clarification. I would love to hear from you.
Before I go into the primary purpose of this purpose, I would like to give you crucial information about gaining admission to the University of Ibadan.
Table of contents
UI Post UTME Format
The first information you need to know as an aspirant of the University of Ibadan is the Post UTME screening format.
A student sitting for the UI screening exam without knowing what to expect would be terrible.
The format for the University of Ibadan (UI) is a computer-based test (CBT) comprising of hundred (100) questions on your four (4) JAMB subject combinations for ninety (90) minutes.
For example, a student applying to study Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Ibadan will sit for the following subjects;
The University of Ibadan Post UTME exam venue is the Centre for Distance Learning.
UI Post UTME Syllabus
The University of Ibadan Post UTME syllabus is all the topics you must study for the Post UTME exams.
All aspirants must study each topic in the syllabus to get a high score in the screening examination.
I know you would ask where to get this syllabus for the exam preparations.
The University of Ibadan Post UTME syllabus is the JAMB syllabus.
It means that the topics you studied for your JAMB examination are what you must cover once more for your UI Post UTME test.
Let me know if you have questions about the UI Post UTME syllabus.
How to Calculate UI Aggregate Score
The formula to calculate the University of Ibadan (UI) Post UTME aggregate score for admission is to divide your JAMB score by eight (8) and your Post UTME score by two (2).
For example, Adedamola is applying to study Linguistics and African Studies at UI with a JAMB score of 268 and a Post UTME score of 62.
Her aggregate score would be thus;
- JAMB: 268/8 = 33.5
- Post UTME: = 31
- UI Aggregate: 31 + 33.5 = 64.5
Now, that’s how to calculate your UI aggregate score for admission.
A high aggregate score above the departmental cut-off mark is how to get admission to the course you want to study at UI.
The University of Ibadan (UI) does not use O’level results (WAEC or NECO) for admission.
Applicants must only possess a minimum of credit passes in their five (5) relevant subject combinations.
Tell me in the comment if you need further help or have questions about this calculation.
Let’s get into the primary purpose of this post.
How to Pass the University of Ibadan (UI) Post UTME Exam
The following are practical tips to prepare and pass the University of Ibadan (UI) Post UTME examination;
- Get a High JAMB Score
- Know the UI Post UTME Format
- Kill the Fear of Failure
- Study With the UI Post UTME Syllabus
- Practice Past Questions
- Attend Tutorials
- Stay Updated on UI News
Get a High JAMB Score
The first step to gaining admission to the University of Ibadan (UI) is to get a high JAMB UTME score.
As you know, UI is the most competitive University for admission in Nigeria.
You would contest the few available slots with other top-performing students in Nigeria.
Many students make the mistake of applying to UI with low JAMB scores for admission. There isn’t any way such candidates would stand a chance for admission.
For example, a student who wants to study Medicine and Surgery should have a JAMB score of 300 and above.
Let me know in the comment your JAMB score to know your chances of admission to the course you want to study at the University of Ibadan.
A high JAMB score is a gateway to studying at Nigeria’s premier University.
Know the UI Post UTME Format
Knowing the format for the University of Ibadan Post UTME examination is the only way to prepare and pass the screening test.
At the beginning of this post, I made emphasis on the format of the exam. But there is more information you must know to get a high score.
The University of Ibadan uses the Roman numerals format for its Post UTME screening test.
Here is a sample of the UI Post UTME questions;
Questions: Mountains (highest)
(i) Chappal Waddi (ii) Zuma Rock (iii) Aso Rock (iv) Shere Hills
- (a) i, iii, iv, ii
- (b) iii, iv, ii i
- (c) ii, iv, iii, i
- (d) iv, iii, i, ii
The correct answer is option C.
You see, the Post UTME exam is no joke. Note that there may be a slight variation in the exam format for the next screening test.
Kill the Fear of Failure
Killing the fear of failure is necessary to perform excellently in the UI Post UTME examination.
Many students sit for the test without believing they can pass the exam or gain admission to the University of Ibadan.
You must develop a positive mindset throughout preparation to get a high score. It is with positivity for excellence you would put in your best to study for the exam.
The best way to gain confidence is to have a high JAMB score. You would have a firm reliance when you believe you can be among the selected few eligible for admission.
Let me know in the comment if you have any fears concerning the exam. I will like to help you.
Study With the UI Post UTME Syllabus
Every student studying for the University of Ibadan Post UTME exam must use the UI syllabus to guide their preparations.
The UI area of concentration or syllabus contains the topics you must study to pass the UI screening test.
Fortunately, the UI Post UTME syllabus is identical to the JAMB syllabus.
Therefore, the University of Ibadan screening test is like repeatedly preparing for the JAMB exam. Only this time, you have more experience.
But I must tell you now that it would be helpful if you could use A’level materials for your preparations.
Practice Past Questions
Practising UI past questions is necessary to perform excellently at the University of Ibadan Post UTME examination.
The past questions will guide you to know the nature and test your exam preparation level.
Like the JAMB exam, past questions are necessary preparation materials.
It is necessary to note that the University of Ibadan does not have past questions booklet. Whatever material you would come across was prepared by private individuals.
But I advise you to get any quality materials you can use. Also, you would need to get the official UI practice questions to know the nature of the exam.
Remember that covering the Post UTME syllabus is the best practical way to gain admission to the University of Ibadan.
The University of Ibadan (UI) does not repeat past questions. The purpose of the past questions and answers is to test your level of preparation for the exam.
Attending tutorials are a good option for students that need assistance with their studies.
During your JAMB preparations, you may have experienced difficulties with specific subjects or topics in the syllabus.
Now is the time to get help because you can not afford to fail the UI Post UTME exam.
One excellent option is to attend Post UTME introductory tutorials around the University of Ibadan campus.
Here, you will be taught by experienced teachers who know the structure of the UI Post UTME.
But for students living outside Ibadan, you wouldn’t need to worry as you have a high chance of excellence.
I recommend you attend good tutorials at your location and use YouTube videos to learn.
Stay Updated on UI News
Staying updated on the news about the University of Ibadan is necessary to gain admission to the school.
It would be best if you got access to authentic information like when the form is out, the cut-off mark, etc.
Here on the Studentship blog, you are sure to get such information.
I recommend you join UI groups on Facebook to get the latest information.
Join my Facebook Group for more interactive discussions.
Let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification. I would love to assist you.
You can watch my videos on the Studentship YouTube Channel by clicking here.