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Official Jamb Cut Off Mark For Admission Into Universities 2023/2024

Official Jamb Cut Off Mark
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The official Jamb cut off mark 2023 is the minimum score required for a candidate to be considered for admission into any Nigerian university, polytechnic, or college of education.

“The meeting is currently in progress, during which the minimum cut-off mark for admission into all universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education will be determined.

The cut-off mark that will be decided upon is based on the overall performance of candidates who participated in the 2023 UTME examination.”

What is the JAMB Cut off Mark 2023?

The Jamb Cut off Mark is the minimum benchmark that candidates must meet to be considered for admission.

The JAMB cut-off mark refers to the minimum score or point that a student must attain in order to be eligible for the post-UTME/screening exercise or admission into a specific university.

Some universities may set their own cut-off marks, which may be higher than the JAMB cut-off mark.

Therefore, it is advisable for candidates to check the specific cut-off mark requirements for the institution they are interested in.

In addition, meeting the JAMB cut-off mark does not guarantee automatic admission into a tertiary institution, as other factors such as the candidate’s O’level results, post-UTME performance, and available spaces in the institution will also be considered during the admission process.

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What is the Official JAMB cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities?

Institution Type JAMB Cut-off Mark
Universities 160
Polytechnics 120
Colleges of Education 100

The minimum cut-off marks for admission into universities in Nigeria for the 2022/2023 academic session have been set at 160, while polytechnics and colleges of education will use 120 and 100 respectively. Innovative enterprising institutes will use a minimum cut-off mark of 110.”

Has JAMB Released the Official Cut-Off Mark For the Current Year?

If you are asking about the official JAMB cut-off mark for the concluded JAMB examination for the year 2023, it is important to note that the JAMB has not yet released the 2023 official Jamb cut-off mark as of TUESDAY.

Official Jamb Cut Off Mark

Do all Universities in Nigeria use the same Offical JAMB Cut off mark 2023?

No, While JAMB sets a general minimum cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities, not all universities in Nigeria use the same cut-off mark.

Some universities may set their own higher cut-off marks for admission into specific courses or programs.

For instance, a university may require a higher JAMB score or higher departmental cut-off marks for admission into competitive courses such as Medicine, Law, Engineering, and Pharmacy.

What happens if a candidate does not meet the Official JAMB cut-off mark 2023?

If a candidate does not meet the JAMB cut-off mark, the candidate will not be eligible to participate in the Institution or University post-UTME screening exercise of the institution they applied to.

This means that the candidate will not be considered for admission into that institution.

However, the candidate may still have the option of applying to other institutions that accept JAMB scores lower than the candidate’s score.

Can a candidate gain admission into a university with a cut-off mark lower than the JAMB cut-off mark?

It is unlikely for a candidate to gain admission into a university with a cut-off mark lower than the JAMB cut-off mark. This is because the JAMB cut-off mark is the minimum score required by candidates to be eligible to participate in the post-UTME screening exercise of any Nigerian university.

However, some universities may set their own higher cut-off marks for admission into specific courses or programs.

In such cases, candidates who meet the JAMB cut-off mark but do not meet the institution’s specific cut-off mark for their chosen course may not be eligible for admission into that course, even if their JAMB score is higher than the institution’s general cut-off mark.

What is the JAMB cut-off mark for courses like Medicine, Law, and Engineering?

The JAMB cut-off mark for courses like Medicine, Law, and Engineering may vary from one university to another. However, some universities may set their own higher cut-off marks for these courses due to their competitive nature and limited available spaces.

For instance, in some universities, the JAMB cut-off mark for Medicine may be set at 200 or higher, while the cut-off mark for Engineering may be set at 180 or higher. Similarly, some universities may set a higher JAMB cut-off mark for Law.

Course JAMB Cut-Off Mark Range
Medicine 200 and above
Law 180 and above
Engineering 180 and above
Accounting 160 and above
Business Admin 160 and above
Mass Communication 150 and above
Computer Science 150 and above
Political Science 140 and above
Economics 140 and above
Education 120 and above

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Important Notice

Although JAMB sets a universal minimum cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities, it is worth noting that not all universities in Nigeria use the same cut-off mark.

Certain universities may opt to set their own higher cut-off marks for admission into specific courses or programs, so do not rejoice yet.

Can the JAMB cut-off mark be changed during the admission process?

No, the JAMB cut-off mark cannot be changed during the admission process. The JAMB cut-off mark is usually determined and announced by JAMB before the commencement of the admission process, and it is expected to remain fixed throughout the admission exercise.

However, individual universities may set higher cut-off marks for admission into specific courses or programs, but this is usually communicated to the candidates before the commencement of the post-UTME screening exercise.

JAMB Cut-Off Marks For Nigerian Universities

The table showing the official JAMB cut-off marks used by 100 Nigerian universities

University Cut-off Mark
Abia State University 120
Ahmadu Bello University 180
Akwa Ibom State University 160
Ambrose Alli University 160
Auchi Polytechnic 120
Babcock University 160
Bayero University Kano 180
Benue State University 160
Bowen University 160
Covenant University 180
Delta State University 170
Ebonyi State University 160
Ekiti State University 160
Enugu State University of Science and Technology 160
Federal University of Technology, Akure 180
Federal University of Technology, Minna 180
Federal University of Technology, Owerri 180
Federal University, Dutse 160
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 160
Federal University, Kashere 160
Federal University, Lafia 160
Federal University, Lokoja 160
Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo 160
Federal University, Otuoke 160
Federal University, Oye-Ekiti 160
Federal University, Wukari 160
Gombe State University 160
IBB University, Lapai 160
Imo State University 160
Kaduna State University 160
Kano University of Science and Technology 160
Kebbi State University of Science and Technology 160
Kogi State University 160
Kwara State University 160
Lagos State University 180
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture 160
Modibbo Adama University of Technology 160
Nasarawa State University 160
Niger Delta University 160
Nnamdi Azikiwe University 180
Obafemi Awolowo University 200
Olabisi Onabanjo University 160
Ondo State University of Science and Technology 160
Osun State University 160
Plateau State University 160
Rivers State University 160
Tai Solarin University of Education 160
Umaru Musa Yar’adua University 160
University of Abuja 160
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 160
University of Benin 200
University of Calabar 150
University of Ibadan 200
University of Ilorin 180
University of Jos 180
University of Lagos 200
University of Maiduguri 160
University of Medical Sciences, Ondo 180
University of Nigeria, Nsukka 200
University of Port Harcourt 180
University of Uyo

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What is the Importance of the JAMB cut-off mark in the admission process?

The JAMB cut-off mark plays an important role in the admission process into Nigerian universities. Here are some of its major significance:

  • It serves as a benchmark
  • It helps to reduce the number of applicants
  • It helps universities to select qualified candidates
  • It helps to ensure fairness in the admission process

How is the JAMB cut-off mark calculated?

The JAMB cut-off mark is not calculated; rather, it is a minimum score that candidates are expected to attain in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in order to be considered for admission into Nigerian universities.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is responsible for setting the JAMB cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities.

Conclusion

  • It is important to note that meeting the JAMB cut-off mark does not guarantee automatic admission into a tertiary institution, as other factors such as the candidate’s O’level results, post-UTME performance, and available spaces in the institution will also be considered during the admission process.
  • It is important for candidates to check the specific cut-off mark requirements for the institution and course they are interested in, as well as other admission requirements and procedures.

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