Every law student who sat and wrote his University LL.B Exams can easily Scale through the Nigerian Law School Bar exams.

The Nigerian Law School just like our Universities operates 100 marks grading system in each course. These 100 marks are further divided between your MCQ and theory in the following proportion;

MCQ 20 marks at the ratio of 1 mark per question.

Theory 80 marks. 40 marks for section A and 40 marks for section B.

Each session has a compulsory question and an optional question. The 40 marks are further divided between the compulsory question which has 25 marks and the optional question 15 marks. Thus
• MCQ 20 marks
• Two compulsory questions, 50 marks (25 marks each)
• Two Optional questions 30 marks (15 marks each)

100 marks

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The Nigerian Law School grade student with the following cumulative score in each course
 A. for a student to score an A in any course, you must score a cumulative of 70 to 100 marks
 B+ for a student to score a B+ in any course, you must score a cumulative of 60 to 69 marks
 B for a student to score a B in any course, you must score a cumulative of 50 to 59 marks
 C for a student to score a C in any course, you must score a cumulative of 40 to 49 marks
 D for a student to score a D in any course, you must score a cumulative of 30 to 39 marks
 E for a student to score an E in any course, you must score a cumulative of 0 to 29 marks


  • A Represent first class
  • B+ Represent second-class upper
  • B Represent second-class lower
  • C Represent a Pass
  • D Represent a conditional pass
  • E Represent FAIL


Nigerian law school

Nigerian law school

Making a first class in Nigerian law school is not an easy task. It is an enviable achievement reserved for intellectual gurus. First class in the Nigerian Law School is strictly by merit, unlike most Universities where you can directly or indirectly influence the award of first class. The award of first-class comes with the additional cash while some Campuses will reward you with a free wig and gown.

First-class Students are usually called on the first along with the second-class students. For you to get the first class, you must have scored a minimum of 70 marks in Corporate law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Professional Ethics, and Property law practice. Anything less than an A in the five courses will disqualify you from making the first class.


Nigerian law school

Nigerian law school

The second-class upper is highly celebrated among the intelligent folks. Graduating with a two-one is not an easy task as most student often speculate. Most of the second-class upper graduates are usually likened to a first-class brain and are highly sought after by top law firms just like the first-class student.

For you to graduate with a second-class upper, your least score must not be less than 60 marks in either of the courses. Thus anything less than a B+ will automatically disqualify you from graduating with a two-one.


Nigerian law school

Nigerian law school

Second-class lower often represents 20% of the successful Bar finals candidates. Nigerian law school grade students are basically on the lowest grade system. A student who scored an A in any of the four courses but got 59 marks (a B) in one course will be graduating with a second-class lower division thus, for you to graduate with a second-class lower, you must not have anything less than a B in all your courses
However, a candidate who scored a C only in professional ethics will still graduate with a second-class lower division. If you have one C in any courses aside from professional ethics, then your final grade will be a passing grade


Nigerian law school

Nigerian law school

Pass grades usually represent a vast majority of the Applicant. Every year, more than 50% of the total number of successful applicants often graduate with a passing grade. A pass grade means that you scored a C in any of your courses. Thus, a candidate who scored four A’s and one C will be graduating with a pass grade Therefore, a candidate who wishes to graduate with a better grade must endeavor not to have a C in any of his courses


A conditional pass is indirectly an F (fail), Graduating with a conditional pass entails that you won’t be called to Bar with your mate. You will have to register with the Resit student to rewrite the course your failed. Thus, Conditional pass is when a student fails just one course which by the rule of the Nigerian Law school, every student must pass all the courses before they will qualify to be called to the Nigerian Bar.

Therefore, when a student scores one D in any of the courses aside from professional Ethics, you must rewrite the course. If you scored more than one D, it automatically entails you have failed and you will rewrite all the courses as a Resit student. For it to qualify as a conditional pass, it must be one D in either Corporate or Property. Criminal or Civil Litigation. Any student who scored a D in Professional Ethics is an F and thus must rewrite all the courses. Conditional pass students are not mandated to attend lectures with Resit students. You are only expected to register for that particular course with 50,000 and then come on the day of the Resit exam and join them to retake the course. If you fail to pass the course, you will then rewrite all the courses with the next Resit student.


Nigerian law school

Nigerian law school

If you score an E in any of the five courses or two D in any of the courses or a D in professional Ethics, It means you will Resit retake all the courses

The information above is within my knowledge, having processed the Result Breakdown for a good number of students

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