Waec Grading System

How ready are you for your forthcoming WAEC?

If you’re just 43.9% prepared for a particular subject, say Mathematics.

You will fail.

To get accepted into most tertiary Institutions.

You must get at least a credit pass (50%) in your core subjects.

Here is the Waec Grading System…

Under the new WAEC grading system, A1 is Excellent, B2 Very Good, B3 Good, C4, C5 and C6 are interpreted as Credit, D7 and D8 are interpreted as Pass, while F9 is Fail.

A1 and B2 in the WASSCE mean Excellent, B3 is B (Very Good), C4 is C (Good), C5 and C6 are D (Credit), D7 and E8 are E (Pass), and F9 is F (Fail).

WAEC grading system and Interpretation (by Percentage)

Grade Definition
A1 Excellent 75% – 100%
B2 Very good 70% – 74%
B3 Good 65%- 69%
C4 Credit 60% – 64%
C5 Credit 55% – 59%
C6 Credit 50% – 54%
D7 Pass 45% – 49%
E8 Pass 40% – 45%
F9 Failure 0% – 44%

WASSCE Grading System / Interception


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Importance of WAEC Results for Admission Seekers

The fact that you earned an A1 in each of your WAEC subjects does not guarantee your admission to a higher hospital; you still need to clear a further JAMB-imposed barrier.

Admission applicants into universities, academic institutions, technical colleges, colleges of education and other educational establishments will have to take part in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), an admission test implemented by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), which is a part of organizations in the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria.

This means that applicants must meet not only the university’s general entrance standards but also those of the specific faculty in which they intend to enroll in their desired course.

Secrets of making A1 waec grades in all your subjects?

In this second part of the article, we will be looking at how to score A1 in all subjects in the waec exams.

I will expose the secrets that top-performing students in every waec exam use to score the grades in the Waec Grading System.

Now, just to be clear…

WAEC grades can significantly impact your post-secondary school academics, especially because your grades determine your chances of gaining admission. Professional courses like Medicine, law, pharmacy and engineering will require a lot of ‘As’ in most subjects. Even highly-sought universities like the University of Ilorin, the University of Lagos, University of Ibadan use waec grades to screen students.

So, you need to do very well in your waec and score ‘As’ if you want to get into your dream university and study your dream course without hassle.

Without further hassle, let’s analyze some of the secrets of getting an excellent grade in all subjects in waec:

  • Ensure you concentrate and focus in class in the last few months preceding the WAEC examinations. It is the most effective way to improve the knowledge you have gathered and adequately prepare. Avoid all forms of distractions or truancy. Not showing up in class might cause you to miss out on vital information that will most certainly show up during the exam day.
  • There’s nothing better than jotting down vital details. It will help you retain whatever you are learning better. Always remember to take notes in class, as it will help your studying process and preparation.
  • Make sure you prepare daily. Don’t give a chance for frivolous or distractive activities. Always be occupied with studying. Read past questions at home and critically analyze them with your friends. It will help you gain valuable insight. There are always some questions that waec always repeat yearly. Have a study timetable to help you study consistently.
  • A great secret of high performance in waec examinations is using a study aid called mnemonics. It is a memory trick and learning technique that can help you remember some areas in your notes, such as types, categories, examples and functions. Be careful not be mix them up when mastering them. Mnemonics are exceedingly helpful in science-based subjects like mathematics, physics and chemistry.
  • I have already emphasized the value of past questions. Past questions will assist you in understanding the question pattern of the examination bodies. It will help you to know what to expect. It is a great way of being prepared. Waec past questions will also allow you to know your area of weakness so you can figure out how to prepare. You can get free jamb past questions here.

The most important thing to note is that failure to prepare means preparing to fail. What separates the high-performing waec student from his counterpart is adequate preparation and intense studying.

Can you upgrade your Waec Grade?

You will be arrested and prosecuted.

We’re all familiar with “upgrading,” which refers to improving something. Many WASSCE upgrade claims seek to ‘boost student’s WAEC grade’ for a fee on the internet.

This issue has sent the wrong message to candidates, especially those who haven’t done well in their examinations. WAEC upgrade is a scam and a waste of money. Let’s show you why:

If you get caught upgrading your results, you can get arrested.

WAEC is a serious exam board that truly rewards hard work in its exams. If you have a good result, congratulations; nevertheless, WAEC can readily identify a fraudulent result. If you and the person who upgraded your results are detected, you will almost certainly face criminal prosecution.

You will be withdrawn from the University.

You will be dismissed from the university, rusticated, disgraced, and possibly barred from further studies.

It’s the goal of every student who has taken the WASSCE or Nov/Dec exam to gain admission into the university. Many people’s dreams are hanging in the balance now that the WAEC has announced the November/December results, as they have failed to meet the University’s admission criteria.

If you upgrade your WAEC results illegally, be warned that the university you are applying to will seek your certified WAEC results. If WAEC sends your certified result straight to the (Result Confirmation), which differs from the one you received via the upgrade, the University will file a public statement. You will be unable to gain admission. Many students have had their titles revoked, and their certificates invalidated many years after graduation. Is this what you want? Have you thought of shame? Are you up for the challenge?

Your ambitions and “valid reasons” for upgrading your results will be shattered.

Disgraced by a front-page photograph

WAEC and your university will publicize your name and photograph in the media and on the internet.

That can change the course of your life for the worse.


Waec Grading System FAQ


What does D7 signify in WAEC and NECO results?

D7 indicates a mediocre performance on the candidate’s result sheet in the WAEC or NECO exams. Showing that the owner of the result didn’t do well on that exam. Its scores vary from 49 to 45.


Can I enter a university with a D7 in English?

Some universities will admit students with D7 or E8 in English for their admissions.


Can I study law with D7 in government?

If you have a D7, F9, or E8 in government, English, or another subject that is one of the JAMB’s mandatory requirements for law, you won’t be given admission.




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54 thoughts on “Waec Grading System”

  1. Bashir rukayat

    I have B3 in my D.P,economics,maths
    D7 in civic,english,biology bnd chemistry
    C6 in physics, and islamic studies…and wish to go fo fashion course,pls can i gain admission with this?

  2. In my waec result I got
    Economics: D7
    Government: F9
    Islamic studies: C6
    Literature In English: F9
    Civic Education: D7
    English Language: D7
    Yoruba: F9
    Mathematics : C6
    Biology: E8
    Wha course can I study

    1. U need to go learn a trade coz urs is not school,after u had C6 in core-maths u are good with calculation.

  3. Sir/ma pls can I study law with these grades
    English C5
    Maths C4
    Government A1
    Literature C5
    Economics B3
    Yoruba C6
    CRS C4
    Civic education C4
    Data processing A1

  4. I got a d7 in math,b3 in English,c6 in chemistry,biology and physics can I study medicine? what science courses can I get with this result?

  5. Plz people
    I got
    Commerce. B3
    Account. B3
    Marketing. C4
    Economics. C5
    Government. B2
    Civic. Edu. C5
    English Lang. E8
    Yoruba . C5
    Maths. C5

    Plz what course can I study with this result

  6. Plz people
    I got
    Commerce. B3
    Account. B3
    Marketing. C4
    Economics. C5
    Government. B2
    Civic. Edu. C5
    English Lang. E8
    Yoruba . C5
    Maths. C5

    Plz what course can I study with this result

  7. I got E8 in mathematics, B3 in English and Yoruba, C5 in government, literature, and economics, B2 in CRS and A1 in Civic. What course can I go for?

  8. I got
    data_ B3
    civic_ C4
    English_ B3
    Igbo_ C4
    Maths_ B2
    Agric_ B2
    Biology_ B3
    Chemistry_ A1
    Physicd_ B3

    Can I study medicine and surgery with this result in unn

  9. I had
    English- D7
    Math -E8
    Integrated sc-C6
    Management in living-B3
    Social -C4
    Can l do hospitality management in the university?

  10. c6 literature
    c4 maths
    c6 English
    c6 literature in English
    b2 CR’s
    a1 commerce
    b2 govt
    c4 econs
    e8 marketing

    guys is the result ok

  11. B3 in science social chemistry emaths C6 in physics social and English A1 in core maths please can I get engineering

  12. Isaiah Edison Chigaemezu

    Can I get admission with this result am going for engineering
    Marketing :D7
    Civic Education:B2
    English language:C6
    Igbo language:F9
    Can I pls tell me

  13. Joseph Michael Obinna

    I had
    Data processing C6
    English language C6
    Mathematics C5
    Civic Education B2
    Physics C6
    Chemistry C6
    Geography E8
    Biology E8
    Economics E8
    Can I use it to secure any job of my choice

  14. Baidoo Ishmeal

    Please I want to ask for the least grades that permits business student to enter into the tertiary institutions

    1. Koomson Richard

      I had
      Social A1
      Core maths B2
      English D7
      Int.science C6
      Biology D7
      Physics C6
      Chemistry C5
      Further mathematics C6
      Can I do medical laboratory in university and also go to university

  15. Can I get any university or polytechnic or training college with these grades
    Core Maths C5
    Science E8
    Social C6
    English C6
    Chemistry C6
    Biology E8
    Physics C6
    Elective Maths F9

  16. I had B2 in physics,chemistry economics and english. C4 in maths and A1 in biology and geography please 2n i go for engineering?

  17. Bonsu Ransford

    We are having two grading system on this page ,please can there be any specification for students to confirm

  18. Can got admission with dzz ma result
    .govt,litreature nd religioux subject=e8
    mathematics =b3
    data processing=c6

  19. Nworgu Emmanuel

    I thankGod at least
    Bkkeeping C6
    C. R. S A1
    Econo. C4
    Civic Edu. B2
    Lit.in English D7
    English Lang.B2
    Maths B3
    Gov’t A1
    Biology C5
    am sure this would be acceptable for admission .

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