AUI Aggregate Score for all Courses

The aggregate score is a critical component for admission into degree programs at Al-Qalam University, Katsina (AUI).

This score determines if a prospective student meets the minimum requirements to be considered for admission. Calculating and understanding aggregate scores is therefore essential when applying to AUI.

AUI Aggregate Score for all Courses

What is the AUI Aggregate Score?

The AUI aggregate score refers to the sum of a student’s scores from the following examinations:

  • JAMB UTME – Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
  • Post UTME – AUI’s Post University Tertiary Matriculation Screening Exam
  • AUI Direct Entry – AUI’s screening exam for direct entry admission

By adding up a student’s scores from these three examinations, AUI arrives at the aggregate score used to determine admission eligibility for its various degree programs.

Why is the Aggregate Score Important?

AUI utilizes the aggregate score to objectively compare prospective students and select the best candidates for its limited number of admission slots each year. Students must meet or exceed the minimum aggregate score for their desired course of study to stand a chance of admission.

The higher your aggregate score compared to other applicants, the better your chances of securing admission. Even if you meet the minimum aggregate score requirement, you still need the highest score possible to beat out the competition.

For very popular courses like Medicine or Pharmacy, just meeting the minimum aggregate score is unlikely to be enough. You need to significantly exceed the minimum to guarantee admission.

Minimum Aggregate Scores by Course

While 180 is the standard minimum aggregate score for most courses, some high-demand programs like Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Surgery have higher requirements.

Below is the full list of minimum aggregate admission scores by course at AUI:

CourseAggregate Score
Actuarial Science180
Agricultural Economics and Extension180
Arabic Language180
Banking and Finance180
Business Administration180
Chemical Engineering180
Christian Religious Studies180
Civil Engineering180
Computer Science180
Criminology and Security Studies180
Dentistry and Dental Surgery240
Drama and Dramatic Arts180
Education and Arabic180
Education and Biology180
Education and Chemistry180
Education and Christian Religious Studies180
Education and Computer Science180
Education and Economics180
Education and English Language180
Education and French180
Education and Geography180
Education and History180
Education and Islamic Studies180
Education and Mathematics180
Education and Physics180
Education and Political Science180
Education and Yoruba180
Education, Language and French180
Educational Foundations180
Educational Management180
Electrical and Electronics Engineering180
English Language180
Fine and Applied Arts180
Fisheries and Aquaculture180
Food Science and Technology180
Geography and Environmental Management180
Guidance and Counselling180
Hausa Language180
Health Education180
History and International Studies180
Human Kinetics and Health Education180
Industrial Chemistry180
Industrial Design180
Information and Communication Technology180
Islamic Studies180
Library and Information Science180
Literature in English180
Mass Communication180
Mechanical Engineering180
Medicine and Surgery240
Nursing/Nursing Science240
Political Science180
Public Administration180
Quantity Surveying180
Religious Studies180
Software Engineering180
Surveying and Geoinformatics180
AUI Aggregate Score for all Courses

For highly competitive courses like Medicine, Nursing or Dentistry, consistently scoring above 240 (sometimes up to 270) may significantly boost your chances, even though 240 meets the official minimum requirement.

How is the Aggregate Score Calculated?

Calculating your aggregate score is quite straightforward:

JAMB UTME Score (max of 400) + Post UTME Score (max of 100) + Direct Entry Score (max of 100) = Aggregate Score (max of 600)

However, take note that your Post UTME and Direct Entry scores are often scaled down to 60 and 40 respectively during aggregation. So for most applicants, the maximum achievable aggregate score is 500 (i.e. 400 + 60 + 40).

An exception applies for courses like Medicine and Nursing. Applicants get the full benefit of their actual Post UTME (max 100) and Direct Entry (max 100) scores used for aggregation up to the cut-off of 240 and above.

Also see: AUI Portal: Admission | Student | Screening

Impact of O’ Level Results on Aggregate Score

In addition to performance on the three exams, prospective students need at least 5 O’ level credit passes (including English, Mathematics, and relevant subjects to your course of study) to qualify for admission at AUI.

However having outstanding grades (As and Bs) in your O’ levels can further improve your overall aggregate score used for admission ranking. This mainly applies when competing against candidates with similar exam aggregates.


The AUI aggregate admission score is a pivotal criterion that determines who gets selected for limited admission slots. Meeting just the minimum 180 or 240 score does not guarantee admission if other applicants have higher aggregates than you.

Maximizing your aggregate score across the JAMB UTME, Post UTME, Direct Entry and O’ Level exams is therefore essential. Consistently scoring above average and setting aggregate score targets of 250+ or 270+ for competitive courses markedly improves your chances of securing admission.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about AUI aggregate scores:

Does having a higher JAMB score guarantee me admission?

  • No, a high JAMB score alone is not enough. You need to have a competitive aggregate score by combining your JAMB, Post UTME and Direct Entry performance. Many students with high JAMB scores still get denied admission because others simply have higher aggregates.

Can I get admission by just meeting the minimum 180 or 240 score?

  • Generally it is very difficult. For popular courses, meeting just the minimum aggregate score does not make you competitive enough. You need to exceed the minimum substantially (aim for 250+ or 270+) to have a realistic chance when admission slots are limited but thousands apply.

What if I score above 400 in JAMB but poorly in Post UTME?

  • A poor Post UTME performance can still limit your admission chances even if you excel in JAMB. Admission is based on your total aggregate score, not just JAMB. Post UTME also assess other skills like aptitude which JAMB does not capture, so it carries weight in your total score used for admission ranking.

How important are my O’ level grades?

  • O’ level grades mainly serve as a qualifier for admission eligibility. But in cases where applicants have similar exam aggregate scores, those with outstanding O’ level results (As and Bs) tend to be favored by admissions officers. So excellent O’ level grades can provide a slight edge beyond just meeting minimum credit pass requirements.


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