Makerere releases cut off points for new entrants

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Uganda’s oldest university has today released the cut off points of all courses offered at campus.
This follows the release of UACE results that were out last week on Thursday.

“we understand that you are pondering about the programme you want to study and whether your grades will match with course to be offered,” the statement on the university website reads.

Weighting System for all subjects taken at the Advanced Level of Education are grouped into four categories and weighted as follows for purposes of admission to any programme of Undergraduate study in the University.

The Essential A’ Level subjects for University Programmes must be passed with at least a Principal Pass.
For a given candidate, not more than three subjects taken at the principal level shall carry a weight of 3, 2, or 1.

For a given candidate, principal level subjects in excess of the three defined in 1.1 (i) to (iii) above, shall be designated as “Others” and shall carry a weight of 0.5

Not more than two subjects shall be designated as “Essential”.
A pass in a subject taken at subsidiary level such as General Paper, shall carry one point. A subsidiary pass ranges from grades 1 to 6.

In case of programmes where “Essential” subjects may be three or more, an “Essential set” of subjects is defined. The best-performed two subjects of the essential set shall be designated as “Essential Subjects” and weighted three.

The 3rd best done subjects from the Essential Set shall be designated as the “Relevant Subject” and weighted two.
When computing points special programme requirements are also taken into consideration.

For ‘O’ level grades, Distinctions 1 & 2 carry 0.3 points, Credits 3 to 6 carry 0.2 ,Passes 7 & 8 carry 0.1 and Fail (9) carry 0.0 weights respectively.
For A’ Level grades, the conversion scale is A=6, B=5, C=4, D=3, E=2, O=1, F=0 points.
Full list of the cut off points is below

Download full doc here: cutoff points 2019-2020

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