How to Prepare and Pass UNILORIN Post JAMB UTME Exam 2022

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Post UTME examination is the most challenging and technical among all the schools conducting Post JAMB exams for admission applicants in Nigeria.

Well, one wouldn’t expect anything less from the University of First Choice in Nigeria.

Every academic year, over one hundred thousand (100,000) students apply through JAMB UTME to study at the University of Ilorin.

The figures are enormous because they make UNILORIN the most competitive university for admission in Nigeria.

I know students who have applied to study at UNILORIN but did not get admission because of their low scores in the Post UTME exam.

It can be a painful experience not getting a high score in the Post JAMB exam to study in a prestigious university like UNILORIN.

This post aims not to discourage you but to equip you with crucial information on how to prepare and pass the UNILORIN Post UTME exam.

My goal is for you to get a high score in your Post JAMB screening examinations, guaranteeing your admission to the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

Let me know in the comment if you have any questions or need further clarification. I would love to hear from you.

Also, if you are unsure of your chances for admission because of your JAMB score, let me know in the comment box at the end of this post to get the best advice.

Tell me your JAMB score and the course you want to study at UNILORIN.

I wish you success with your Post UTME examination.

Now, it is time to get into the purpose of this post.

UNILORIN Post UTME Subject Combination

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The University of Ilorin Post UTME examination differs from other universities in Nigeria’s admission screening test.

For example, the University of Nigeria Post UTME uses the JAMB subject combination for the screening exam.

The UNILORIN Post UTME subject combination is the same for all students, irrespective of the course you are applying to study at the University of Illorin.

It means that a student applying to study Medicine and Surgery or an applicant of Mass Communication will answer the same questions in the UNILORIN Post JAMB exam.

The UNILORIN subject combination is Mathematics, English Language, Current Affairs and General Questions.

UNILORIN Post UTME Exam Format

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The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Post UTME format is a Computer Based Test (CBT) comprising fifty (50) questions for thirty (30) minutes.

UNILORIN Post UTME examination questions are from the following four (4) subjects randomly;

The ratio of the UNILORIN subject combination varies from candidate to candidate.

It means that an applicant can encounter questions in the following ratio;

Another student examination would be in a different question ratio of the subject combination, all totalling 50 questions.

I hope you now understand the UNILORIN subject combination.

Let me know in the comment if you still have any confusion about the Post UTME format.

How to Pass UNILORIN Post UTME Exam

The following are the ultimate tips to prepare and pass the UNILORIN Post JAMB UTME examination;

  • Kill the Fear of Failure
  • Determine Your Chances for Admission
  • Know the UNILORIN Post UTME Format
  • Study for the Post JAMB Exam
  • Practice Past Questions
  • Join Social Media Groups
  • Purchase the Post UTME Form

Kill the Fear of Failure

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The first step to passing the UNILORIN Post UTME is to kill the fear of failing the examination.

Unfortunately, many students fail the Post JAMB test before sitting for the screening.

It is because they think they cannot get admission to the University of Ilorin.

Let me tell you the truth. It would be best if you believed in yourself to succeed in anything you do.

Self-doubt will make you think little of yourself and your capabilities. It would affect your mindset for success while preparing for your Post UTME exams.

The secret of students who pass their exams with top grades is that they prepare adequately with the mindset they will achieve excellence.

Now, develop a positive mindset that you will pass the screening test and get admission to UNILORIN.

Determine Your Chances for Admission

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The primary determining factor for you to gain admission to the University of Ilorin is your WAEC and JAMB results.

Your performance in either of these examinations would dictate if you have a chance for admission.

The University of Ilorin does not use O’level (WEAEC & NECO) results for the calculation of the aggregate score for admission.

Having the correct subject combination for the course, you want to study at UNILORIN is necessary.

Here is where many applicants make mistakes. They apply to study courses with the wrong O’level result.

Your JAMB score is the most crucial factor in determining your chances for admission.

A high JAMB score would guarantee your chances for admission.

Students applying to courses like Law, Medicine, Nursing, etc., must have an extremely high score in their JAMB examination to stand a chance for admission.

Let me know in the comment if you are not sure if your O’level subject combination is correct for the course you want to study in UNILORIN.

Also, tell me your JAMB score and course to know your chances of admission.

Know the UNILORIN Post UTME Format

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Knowing the format for the UNILORIN Post UTME is essential to passing the UNILORIN UTME exam with a high JAMB score.

Many students who perform poorly in the Post JAMB exam do not know the structure of the screening test.

A category of students thinks they will answer questions from their JAMB subject combinations. Of course, they would perform poorly.

In the second heading of this post, I talked extensively about the format of the University of Ilorin Post UTMe exams.

Here, I will give you more information on the structure of the Post JAMB examination.

To pass the UNILORIN Post UTME, you must study the English Language effectively like;

  • Know the correct spellings of words
  • Idioms
  • Concord
  • Oral English
  • Morphemes

Questions from Mathematics would be quantitative reasoning problems.

For current affairs, you need to know the answers to questions like the name of the first Senate President of Nigeria, dates of the World War, Composer of the National anthem, etc.

Study for the Post JAMB Exam

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Studying for the UNILORIN is necessary to get a high score in the Post UTME examination.

Many students make the common mistake of relenting after the JAMB examination.

Whether you think you have a high or low JMAB score, you still need to study to excel in the screening test.

From the earlier point of knowing the format for the UNILORIN Post UTME, it is clear how much preparation you need to put into your study.

A piece of advice I always tell students seeking admission to the university is to do all they can academically to secure their entry to the tertiary institution.

Now is the time to fight hard for your future. Make the sacrifice to study hard to pass your examinations.

Practice Past Questions

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Practising the UNILORIN Post UTME questions for previous years is essential to pass the screening test.

Past questions are an essential tool for students to prepare for all kinds of examinations.

They serve as a guide for students sitting for a test to know the exam format. Also, you will generally see the questions to expect in the assessment.

Every student preparing or taking the UNILORIN Post UTME exam must study the past questions.

The UNILORIN past questions are in two (2) formats;

  • Hard copy past question booklet
  • Softcopy questions

I recommend you get a hard copy of the past questions for your exam preparations.

You can get the past questions booklet on the university campus or at major bookshops around the country.

Join Social Media Groups

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Joining UNILORIN social media groups on Facebook would help you to get the latest information on the school’s Post UTME exam.

Not only that, but you would also get to interact with other aspirants like yourself or students of the institution.

I remember back in the day; I got to know a lot of information about my institution of choice as an applicant from Facebook groups.

Joining these groups would also help you avoid missing crucial information, like when the Post UTME form is out and the deadline.

Join my Facebook Group for more interactive discussions.

UNILORIN Catchment Area States

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The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) uses catchment areas for admission to study at the university.

Catchment areas are states that are close to the location of a school.

Students from the areas have a higher advantage of gaining admission to the school.

The following is the list of UNILORIN catchment area states;

  • Kwara State
  • Kogi State
  • Niger State
  • Benue State
  • Nasarawa State
  • Plateau State
  • Federal Capital Territory
  • Taraba State
  • Bauchi State
  • Kaduna State
  • Kebbi State
  • Gombe State
  • Yobe State
  • Borno State

Students from the other States of Nigeria have chances of admission to the University of Illorin.

Let me know in the comment if you have any questions or need further clarification.

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12 thoughts on “How to Prepare and Pass UNILORIN Post JAMB UTME Exam 2022”

    • Dear Olumide,

      You have a good JAMB, but you’ll also need a good POST UTME score to ascertain your chance of admission.

    • Dear Blessing,

      Unilorrin might write an exam for POST UTME so, your WAEC result may not be used to calculate your aggregate score.

      But if they decide to do an online screening, your WAEC score will be used.


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