How to Prepare and Pass UNILORIN Post JAMB UTME Exam 2023

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 were not admitted 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 at a prestigious university like UNILORIN.

This post aims not to discourage you but to equip you with crucial information on preparing and passing 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 totaling 50 questions.

I hope you now understand the UNILORIN subject combination.

Let me know in the comment if you are still confused 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;

  • 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, the 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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Practicing 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 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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233 thoughts on “How to Prepare and Pass UNILORIN Post JAMB UTME Exam 2023”

  1. I score 207 in jam and my o’level is quite okay too and I want to study physics
    What’s my chance of gaining admission

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  2. Hey How’s my chance in gaining admission at the university of ilorin I scored 222 in jamb want to study HIS and my o level is quite okay… buh jamb subject combinations are English,Crs govt, and economics… Plss how is my chance
    (History and international Studies)

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  3. Sir I got 232 in my jamb which do I stand a better chance of admission between nursing and pharmacy even if I get a high score in my post utme

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  4. Sir I scored 234 in my jamb, between nursing and pharmacy which do I have a chance of admission even if my post utme score is high

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  5. Hey How’s my chance in gaining admission at the university of ilorin I scored 222 in jamb want to study HIS jamb subject combinations are English,Crs govt, and economics

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  6. Hey How’s my chance in gaining admission at the university of ilorin I scored 222 in jamb want to study HIS and my o level is quite okay… buh jamb subject combinations are English,Crs govt, and economics… Plss how is my chance

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  7. I score 199 in jamb and I want to study Agricultural and biosystem engineering. My jamb combination are English, physics, chemistry and biology.

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  8. I score 199 in jamb and I want to study Agricultural and biosystem engineering and my jamb combination are English, physics, chemistry and biology

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  9. I scored 195 in my JAMB, I want to study finance, what are my chances of getting the admission into unilorin. Jamb combinations are; maths, English, government and economics

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  10. Please sir does unilorin divide our o level results by 2 for those using two sittings
    2.can you help us with the area of concentration for the Post utme

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    • No, Darklanre

      UNILORIN will not divide your O’level results.

      Check the first part of the post above to see the area of concentration.

      I wish you success.

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  11. Can I gain admission in unilorin with194 in jamb the subject combination are English, Crs, Government, Literature studying Criminology if no pls is there any other way I can go about it and what are the things to bring when coming for the exam

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    • Diamond,

      You stand a chance with a high Post UTME score to meet the cut off mark for information and communication science.

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    • I scored 258 in my Jamb and want to study medicine at UNILORIN.

      Can my post UTME performance boost my chances of being accepted for this course since the cut of mark is 260?

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  12. Good evening sir, i had 13 points for my A level exam, and i want to Study MBBS, Please sir, do i have a chance in this ?

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    • Yes, Sola

      You have an excellent chance of getting Electrical Electronic Engineering at UNILORIN.

      Work towards getting 80% in your Post UTME exams.

      I wish you success.

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      • I Score 278 In Jamb And I Want To Study computer Engineering,what Is My Chance Of Getting Admission Into Unilorin and what should be my minimum post utme score

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        • Hello Israel,

          You have an excellent chance for admission to study Computer Engineering at UNILORIN.

          Target to score above 75% of the Post UTME score.

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    • Jessy,

      Your JAMB score is relatively low for Pharmacy at UNILORIN.

      Work towards getting a high score in your Post UTME exam.

      Lets hope for the best.

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    • Samuel,

      You stand a chance.

      But since Mechanical Engineering is a competitive course, you need to work towards getting a high Post UTME score to meet the cut off mark.

      I wish you success.

      Reply
  13. I scored 231 in jamb nd i want to study mass communication
    My jamb combination is english, crs, government, litrature

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    • Muhammed,

      It may be possible depending if you get an almost perfect score in the Post UTME.

      Your chances for admission depend on meeting the cut off mark for MBBS.

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  14. Please, what is Unilorin’s post utme cut off mark?
    What are the documents we need to take along to the screening centre?
    When will Unilorin’s post utme results be out if we write it in February?
    How long will it take for Unilorin to give admission after the screening results are out?

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    • Hello Glory,

      1. The UNILORIN cut off mark would be released after the Post UTME exams based on students’ performance.

      2. Post UTME printout.

      3. The results will be released after the Post UTME exam.

      4. The UNILORIN admission list will be released within weeks after the Post UTME exam.

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    • Yes, Hakeem

      It depends on if you meet the cut off mark.

      The subject combination for Criminology is Economics, Mathematics and any Government, History, Geography, and Literature in English, French and Christian Religious Studies /Islamic Studies.

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  15. What is the chance of gaining admission to study nursing with a jamb score of 235 with c6 in o’level if No, what other course can I change to with my score

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  16. I scored 203…I’m going for information and communication science…if I score 80 in the post utme …do I have chances in unilorin?

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  17. Good afternoon please sir I do ijmb and I had 13 point but my olevel result is C4All can i gain admission to study MLS in the school please

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  18. Hello
    I scored 222 in my jamb and I want to study performing art
    My jamb combination are literature,use of English, government and irs

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  19. I scored 248 in jamb and i want to study mass communication in unilorin, my subject combination is english ,crs,literature,government.

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  20. I scored 215 in jamb. I have credit in English, Mathematics, Civic, Yoruba, literature in English, marketing. Please can i study Pure English in unilorin

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  21. I scored 239 in jamb and am going for Medici in UNILORIN with O’level result of B3
    Can is my admission status
    But can I be offer another course to study or not

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  22. Please can I secure admission into UNILORIN to study medicine with 239 and O’level result with B3
    And if not will I be offer another course to study or not

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  23. Can I study nursing in unilorin with jamb combination
    English, chemistry, physics and biology. I scored 218 in jamb and am from osun state.

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  24. Hello sir i score 200 in my jamb can i use it to study english language
    my jamb combination are english government crs and literature

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  25. Hello sir
    i score 200
    and i want to study english language
    my jamb combination are english government crs and literature
    please sir when i check the courses unilorin offers i saw b.sc english language 210 and b.a edu english please sir when i check the courses unilorin offers i saw b.sc english language 210 and b.a edu english 190
    please what is the difference

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  26. Pls sir, I appreciate 206 in JAMB and I want to study computer Science, JAMB combination subject are Engaged, Math, Physic and chemistry

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      • Sir can I study accounting with 225 jamb score with subject combination use of English, maths, government and economics
        O level mathematics A1, English B3, Econs B3, Commerce C5, Government A1, marketing E8, Civic C5, Lit in eng C6, CRK C4

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  27. I had 235 in my jamb can I still use it for physiotherapy
    Or preferably which medical course can I use it for in unilorin pls sir

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  28. I score 187 in jamb and i’ve changed my course to food science
    can i get admission into unilorin with my subject eng,phy,chem,bio and i’m from kwara state

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  29. I had 230 in my jamb and I want to study criminology and security studies, my subjects combination were: English, Economics,Crs and Government, please am I good to go?

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    • Praise,

      You stand a chance.

      But you will need to get a high Post UTME score.

      I hope you have a good O’level result.

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  30. I scored 229 in JAMB, with subject combination , Eng, lit, govt and history to study International Relations, however, I obtained a change of course from JAMB to Sociology. What is my chance, how do I obtain change of Course with UNILORIN and when is that necessary. Thanks

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  31. I scored 241 in jamb,I want to study nursing with jamb combination of English biology chemistry and physics and good grades in waec, but I’m not from the catchment areas of unilorin,do I stand a chance

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  32. Can I study english language in unilorin with a jamb score of 227 and subject combination as follows eng,lit,govt,irs. but i’m not from unilorin’s catchment area state

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    • Ayobami,

      Your JAMB score is average for the English Language at UNILORIN.

      You will need to get a high Post UTME score to stand a chance for admission.

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  33. I scored 278 in jamb with English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics as my subject combination. And I had all my O’level subjects. I’m also from Kwara state. Can I get admitted to the school to study medicine

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    • Alaran,

      Your chances would be determined by your Post UTME score.

      Though, your score of 278 is average for Medicine.

      Reply
  34. I scored 264 in jamb I want to study common law at unilorin and I didn’t have economics in my neco but I have F9 in yoruba
    Am I fit to study common law at unilorin

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  35. I scored 265 in jamb, can I study economics in UNILORIN with the combination Eng,Math,Govt,Econs
    With O’level results as: B3 in Eng, A1 in Govt, B2 in maths, B3 in commerce, B2 in biology, B2 in data processing, E8 in Economics, C4 in F/Acct and Civic B3

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  36. Can I study accounting in uniilorin with a jamb score of 199 and the combination of English, mathematics,commerce and economics

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  37. I scored 253 in my jamb. And i applied for unilorin to study medicine, my WAEC is good and I’m from their catchment area. What are my chances of gaining admission for this course?

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  38. Does your jamb score really guarantee ur chances of admission?? For example if i want to study medicine and surgery with jamb score 238 but sat for the post utme screening and scored high mark , will i be giving the course??

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    • Hello Deeyah,

      Your JAMB score contributes to your aggregate score. For some schools, JAMB contributes 60% and for others, 50%.

      So sometimes, even if you get a high POST UTME score, you may not meet the aggregate score.

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  39. Can I study linguistics in unilorin with a jamb score of 218 and subject combination of English,crs, literature, government

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  40. Can I get admission into biomedical engineering
    With a jamb score of 217
    Subjects combinations: maths, physics, chemistry and English
    From Niger state

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    • Hello Bilkisu,

      Your subject combination is right. Your score is okay but you’ll need a high POST UTME score to be certain of admission.

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    • Dear Olumide,

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

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    • 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.

      Reply

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