JAMB Cut Off Mark For 2020/2021 Admission Exercise

Jamb cut off marks

In this post, we shall look at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB cut off mark for 2020/2021 admission exercise.

JAMB is an examination body in Nigeria that conduct Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). It conducts exams every year for candidates who desire to gain admission into tertiary institutions across the country.

UTME score for a particular year is only valid for that year only. For example, if you write UTME in 2020 and scored 280; your score can only be used to process admission for the year 2020.

After 2020, your score will become invalid, and you will need to sit for another fresh exam before you can gain admission into tertiary institutions.

What is JAMB Cut Off Mark?

JAMB cut off mark is the minimum mark that a candidate needs to score in UTME before they qualify for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Cut off mark will also help you know if you need to resit another exam or to continue with your admission processes.

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Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) carries a total of 400 marks. Every candidate is required to take four(4) Subjects during the exam, including English which is compulsory for all candidates.

Each Subject carries 50 marks, so when you multiple it by 4, it becomes 400 marks.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) used to release cut-off marks every year. So, I will show you the latest JAMB cut off marks for tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

JAMB Cut-off for tertiary institutions in Nigeria

The JAMB general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria is as follows;

  • Public Universities = 160
  • Private Universities = 140
  • Public Polytechnics = 120
  • Private Polytechnics = 110
  • Colleges of Education = 100
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Note: Institutions are at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.

If you don’t score up to the cut off as shown above, then you need to sit for another JAMB exam.

Updated: November 10, 2019 — 1:32 pm

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  1. In your write up you said every candidate is expected to register maximum of four(4)subjects including English and each subject carries 50 marks which you also said maximum points/marks in Utme is 400 points but multiply 50 marks by 4 subjects is equal to 200 hence a bit confusing. Can you please explain further?

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