How to prepare and pass Post UTME and gain admission in any Nigerian University.

How to prepare for Post UTME In Arts.

Post UTME Is an intake examination conducted by some Nigerian universities as part of their admission processes, admitting students into various degree programs.

This follows after candidates have successfully passed the mandatory Unified Tetiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

In preparing for Post UTME of any Tetiary institution in Nigeria, one must understand the admission process of such institution. It is pertinent to know that some institutions do not require it while most others do.

How to pass Post UTME and gain admission in any art, successfully in 2020.


There are many degree programs offered by various Nigerian universities.
In this article, we shall be guiding you on how to prepare for Post UTME when applying to be enrolled in any art course. Our aim here is to open the eyes of applicants on certain things they need to know before proceeding to seek admission into any degree program especially in the arts.
We shall be using courses like Political science, mass communication, theatre art, Law or public administration as our case study since they are the most common art courses one can think of at a glance.

1) be sure of the competition rate of such course so you can place your target.


Many students complain that gaining admission into their dream courses in Nigeria is not an easy task. Of course, one can agree with this because of the population that turns up to apply especially for professional courses like Law, computer science, Medicine and sugery, Accounting etc.
For instance, statistics has it that over four thousand applicants vibe for these courses in a particular university yearly.
In 2017 Benue State University Makurdi had about 2500 applicants applying for a degree program at the University's Faculty of Law. Such was similar with other departments. That is how tough the competition can be. So, what is the solution to break through?
You must place your target. Aim to score high at both you JAMB UTME And the post UTME which is subsequently conducted by the colleges to test your ability.


2) know the cutoff mark of your institution.
After been successful at the UTME, That is, scoring the mandatory 180 marks or 200 for professional courses, you should know


Each institution has their stipulated cut off marks one must obtain at their post UTME before gaining admission.

This marks are posited According to the grading system.
E.g The  Kaduna State University grade by 400 points and they have their marks.
Benue State University grade by 100 points and the stipulated cutoff mark is 40 then 50 for professional courses. 
If so, you must aim to score higher maybe close to the obtainable marks, to be on a safer side. Maybe 65, 70, 85 will do you great good.


3) make the right subject combination.


In the beginning of this article, I placed emphasis on Art courses like Political science, Law, Mass Communication, rhetre art.
This is because other courses have their different combinations but these ones share similarity.

The right subject combination for the afformentioned courses is 
1) English
2) CRS
3) Government 
4) literature
However, some institutions may deviate a little so peruse through their medium of information to know more.

4) study with the prescribed syllabus for each
 subject.


At this juncture, one must be very careful in order not to misfire.
If you make a blunder of your studies here you are already heading to the danger tour.
As a blogger and one who has experience on this I dare not fold my hands and watch people fail ignorantly.
It is pertinent to know that the right syllabus used in setting questions for PUT ME is usually the one used by JAMB to set your UTME.
In preparing for PUTME in Law or any other Art course, let's look at it subject by Subject

1) Government
In order to successfully pass government, go through the entire syllabus which has all the topics, read from on topic to the other and make sure you understand every term, every topic and sub heading.
Now let's get this,
What is theocracy? Government by the religious right?
The mistake many students make is that they do not care to check the meaning of words, they read all through as though they are broadcasting news.

If you can't get hold of the syllabus then find a reliable text book and read from the first page to the last. One strong secret, by so you must have covered everything.

2) How to pass CRS in your Post UTME
This method you take in government also applied to your CRS.
The A to Z method is still important. Now how does it work?
Peruse the syllabus and make sure you cover it.
One striking secret with CRS Syllabus is that, it usually brings the topics alongside bible verses and quotations.

Those verses are not just there to fill up the pages but they are to your advantage.
Make sure you search all of them from the bible and enjoy the stories.

Also, download and watch Bible story movies as much as you can to keep a good image of what you read.

3) Literally and English.
Make sure you read all the prescribed texts and poems.
Go through the literally devices and know them, know what each fighure of speech means.
All of this is necessary because you don't know where exactly the questions may come from. Know you that whestions won't come from above or anywhere strange so if you fail, it is because you failed to read or prepare hard.

4) use past questions to study.
This is another important factor. After studying for sometime, use past questions to Test yourself and accdrtqin whether or not you are making progress.
Score yourself and where you fail make sure you take corrections.
Let me shock you, where you fail a question correctly, go back and read the entire topic whch that question bothers on.



5) be at the phase of news and seek information from the right source.


Many people fail for their ignorance.
When you seek information from the wrong source prepare to be make regrettable mistakes.
So where do you find reliable news?

1) from students who are already in the program.
2) from the institution portals like BSU
3) from reliable blogs and forums like campusdigital.com.ng

Hope you found our article helpful!
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