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Wrong UTME Subjects Combination? See Solutions (2019/2020 Updates)

See Solutions to Wrong UTME Subjects Combination
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You're on the right page if you want to correct UTME subject combination or you're finding other possible ways out of this mess.

You can find yourself in one of the most common situations – wrong subject combination in JAMB UTME. I used the phrase “most common” because that’s the truth. Several students had fell victims of wrong subjects combination and some will still be victims in the future. This was the reason I wrote this post.

Most of the time, it is a student’s fault to have selected subjects not relevant to his or her proposed courses. This is because it’s your responsibility to study JAMB brochure before registration or at least, read such posts as my Mini JAMB Brochure. JAMB has equally given you a tool to test whether you UTME and SSCE subjects are perfect for the school and course you're proposing.

But I like blaming JAMB and CBT centres for this problem. JAMB is to be blamed because they discontinued giving a paper brochure and gave CD ROM instead. And the worst is, only a few students have access to that and computers to read its contents.

Also, these poor CBT centres have little knowledge of the right subject combination for individual courses. Hence, they erroneously pick one or two subjects a candidate won't need for his course or fail to correct you if you mix things up.

Blame game over!

If you find yourself in this situation, you will want to know the ways out. Below is a 3-way professional point of views to get yourself out of UTME subjects combination error.

See also: JAMB Brochure and How to Study it and Avoid Admission Errors

1. Consider Change of Subjects Before UTME

If you detect that you have the wrong subjects before the date of your exam, kindly return to the CBT centre for correction. Only CBT is given the right to do correction of subjects and you can use any centre around you (not necessary to go back to where you registered in the first place).

Don’t go to cafĂ© for this, please.

To justify your claim, you can go to the CBT centre with the page of the JAMB brochure that details what your subjects should be. I think that will convince them.

See also:
Accredited CBT Centres in the 36 States and FCT Abuja for 2019/2020 UTME

2. Consider Change of Course to the Relevant One

If UTME is over before you realize wrong subjects had been done, visit your JAMB brochure again to see the list of courses that are suitable for your subject combination. Then, do JAMB change of course to that. Sorry if this is not what you really want, but it’s better than wasting another year to wthe rong subjects even with a higher mark.

JAMB advise changing to the right course for the subjects

I recommend you check my "Mini JAMB Brochure" to see the list of courses in schools and their correct UTME subject combination. I carefully extracted this from the updated official Brochure.

In fact, Guidance and Counseling is an Education course that anyone can change to with any possible four UTME subjects. This can save you some headaches. The same is applicable to Library and Information Science.

See also:
How to Check Institution and Course of Choice Eligibility on JAMB Portal

3. Proposed Schools May Help Change Course

From experience, some schools will still offer you admission based on your performance in UTME. However, during screening (usually physical screening and documentation), they will find out that you’d done wrong subjects. If your school is lenient enough, they will give you other courses to consider. And if you’re satisfied, congratulations!

I have seen this kind of situations at the University of Ibadan, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Federal Polytechnic Ede etc

Some schools may not make this known to you before giving you another course. They just go ahead and give you another suitable course. I have cases like this at the Osun State University Osogbo, Ladoke Akintola University Ogobomo, Federal University of Oye Ekiti.


Please note that option 3 is the least recommended here. A school system or method may change at any time – hence don’t stake on this.

You’ll be better off if you can achieve either option 1 or 2.

Best of luck!

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  1. Sir please what can I do, I have been giving admission by my the school I choose, and I have pay tuition fees, please sir help me out

    1. From your question, I don't see any problem.since you've be offered admission and acceptance fee paid, kindly wait for the school to resume for the session and join your luck colleagues.

      For more on what admitted candidates should do, read the post through this link https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/what-candidates-should-do-after-jamb.html?m=1

  2. The CBT center mistakenly input Igbo instead of physics in my time subject combination. Pls advice me. Thanks

    1. I have detailed what to do about this in the post. Kindly take time to read again.

  3. The CBT center mistakenly input Igbo instead of physics in my time subject combination. Pls advice me. Thanks

  4. I did utme exam sir, but I didn't meet the required mark for the course I choose which is engineering course, then I change my course to animal nutrition, but now I have register for the post utme but my registration show wrong combo, sir advice me what can I do

    1. Sorry about your situation. Kindly change to another course with your subject combination in JAMB.

      Then wait for that to reflect before you can register for your post UTME.

      If your school post UTME will close sooner, consider changing to another school and the right course this time.

      Best of luck.

  5. Please I put in the wrong subject combination for my course and I have written the Post utme and my grade is very good but now other people cap is showing Admission in progress but mine is not showing same thing. Please what should I do

    1. I think any of the solutions above should work for you.

      Check again.

  6. please sir, I offered English, Physics, Mathematics and Agricultural science in jamb and I had a score of 242, I put in for Agricultural engineering in Funaab and it says.' wrong subject combination' meanwhile, I've taken the post utme also and I scored 42, please, is there still hope that I can be offered admission sir?

    1. Sorry about your situation.

      The thing is the subjects combination for Agric Engineering should be English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

      Obviously you didn't study the brochure well before registering for JAMB.

      With the situation at hand, you just need to be calm and hope for the best. One of the ways-out discussed in this post may help at the end.

  7. Sir I mistakenly imputed commerce in jamb when it not in my waec and also didn't put maths now have written postume but no admission yet ,course banking and finance
    What should I do I am really scared

    1. Ok. You can still return to a CBT centre and reupload the correct lists of subjects now. It's not late.

      Be sure to do this, because no school will offer you admission through JAMB with all your correct subjects available.

  8. Sir pls I wrote biology chemistry and mathematics in my jamb exam and I found out am suppose to include mathematics instead of biology. Have written post utme. course: Biomedical engineering
    Sir admission list is out, is there any correction.

    1. You may be lucky if your school falls to the category of institutions explained at No. 3 in the this post.

  9. Sir pls I wrote economics maths and accounting as utme combination
    I now find out that I am supposed to include either chemistry physics or biology instead of accounting,,,,,
    The course is accounting technology is their hope sir,,

    1. Answer to your question has been covered in the post. Read again.

      Change to another course within the school or any other that accepts the combination you wrote.

      That can help.

  10. Enter your comment...please am going for diploma and I have a wrong utme subject combination will it affect my admission


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