How To Calculate APS Score in South Africa

What is an APS Score?

Your Admission Points Score (APS) measures your performance in your National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination regarding the requirements for a particular program to which you may apply.

How To Calculate APS Score in South Africa

Here is what you need to know about APS calculations:

  • The actual marks in each subject that you get range from 0 to 100 %
  • Each mark is given a point score that ranges from 1 to 7, with 7 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. For example, if your mark in Mathematics is 45% the point score allocated to that mark is 3
  • To get your total point score, you add the APS of six or five of your best subjects

The table below is the APS calculator:

Matric Subject Symbol / Mark Obtained in Matric examAPS (Admission Point Score)
A  (80 – 100%)7
B  (70 – 79%)6
C  (60 – 69%)5
D  (50 – 59%)4
E  (40 – 49%)3
F  (30 – 39%)2
G  (0 – 29%)1

How do you calculate your aps score at cut?

To calculate your APS, add your matric subjects points according to CUT’s APS table. Regardless of your achievement level in Life Orientation, this subject only scores 1 point in the CUT APS calculation.

The points you get for each course will depend on the percentage you score in that particular subject.