Welcome to the “JAMB Doctor Series”! In this episode, we’ll explore the JAMB cut off marks for all schools, including Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education, as well as delve into the specific cut off marks for popular courses. Stay with us as we unravel the key to securing admission in the 2023/2024 academic session.
Understanding the Admission Game
Your ticket to pursuing your dream course at your desired institution hinges on one crucial factor: your academic performance, specifically your JAMB score, Post UTME score, or O’ level result aggregates.
The Rule of Thumb: The higher your JAMB score, the greater your chances of securing admission.
However, it’s not all about scoring as high as possible. Some universities, especially private ones, prefer to set their JAMB cut off marks relatively lower. This inclusive approach aims to accommodate students who may not have achieved exceedingly high scores but are still capable.
Who Sets the Bar?
Annually, JAMB conducts a policy meeting involving all stakeholders. It’s during this gathering that the minimum cut off mark for the year is determined.
Is the JAMB Cut Off Mark for 2023 Available? Yes, the official JAMB cut off mark for 2023 has been released, based on the performance of students in the recent UTME exams.
Deciphering the JAMB Cut Off Mark
In essence, the term “cut off mark” refers to the minimum score required to be eligible for a particular program.
For JAMB Cut Off Mark: It’s the minimum score you need in JAMB to qualify for the Post UTME of your chosen school. If you fall below this score, gaining admission into a Nigerian university becomes a challenging task, unless you explore alternative admission routes.
Now, let’s break down the JAMB cut off marks for different types of institutions:
JAMB Cut Off Mark For Universities
For the 2023 admission session, JAMB’s minimum cut off mark for all Nigerian universities is set at 140. No university in Nigeria is allowed to set its admission cut off mark below this threshold.
- Federal universities like UNIBEN and UI often set their cut off mark at 200 for most courses.
- State universities like AAU and DELSU may stick to the JAMB minimum score of 140.
- Private universities mostly follow the JAMB minimum cut off mark, which is 140 for this year.
JAMB Cut Off Mark for Federal Universities In Nigeria
Below are the specific cut off marks for federal universities in the 2023 admission session:
|S/N||FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA||JAMB CUT OFF MARK|
|1||Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU)||170|
|2||Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria||180|
|3||Bayero University, Kano (BUK)||180|
To participate in the Post UTME for any of these federal universities, you must score above their specified cut off mark.
JAMB Cut Off Mark for State Universities
Here are the cut off marks for state universities in the 2023 admission session:
|S/N||STATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA||JAMB CUT OFF MARK|
|1||Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)||180|
|2||Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)||180|
|3||Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA)||180|
To qualify for the Post UTME of these state universities, your JAMB score must surpass their respective cut off marks.
JAMB Cut Off Mark For Private Universities
Most private universities typically adhere to the JAMB minimum cut off mark of 140.
JAMB Cut Off Mark For Polytechnics
JAMB’s cut off mark for polytechnics is 100. Polytechnics can set their admission score above 100 but not below it.
JAMB Cut Off Mark For Colleges of Education
Similarly, JAMB’s cut off mark for colleges of education is 100. Colleges of education can set their admission score above 100 but not below it.
JAMB Cut Off Mark For All Courses
There isn’t a fixed JAMB cut off mark for specific courses. Instead, individual schools determine the cut off marks for various programs. These marks depend on factors like JAMB scores, Post UTME scores, and specific departmental requirements.
Calculating Your Aggregate Score for Courses: To calculate your aggregate score, divide your JAMB score by 8 and your Post UTME score by 2. Your aggregate score is the sum of these two values. Different institutions have varying aggregate score requirements.
For instance, if a student aiming to study pharmacy at UNILAG scores 270 in JAMB and 80 in Post UTME, the aggregate score would be calculated as follows:
(270/8) + (80/2) = 33.75 + 40 = 73.75
The higher your JAMB and Post UTME scores, the better your aggregate score.
In conclusion, the general minimum cut off mark for all universities, as determined by JAMB, is 140. Polytechnics and colleges of education have a minimum cut off mark of 100. Schools can set their cut off marks higher but not lower.
Keep in mind that this is just the beginning of your admission journey. Stay tuned for more updates, tips, and guidance in the “JAMB Doctor Series.”