JAMB Cut Off Marks (2020/2021) for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education

JAMB Cut Off Marks for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education
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You won’t be on this page if you’re not searching for the 2020/2021 JAMB cut off marks. The national cut off mark is the first and next thing most candidates will be looking for as soon as Joint Admission and Matriculation Board releases the UTME results.

I know this from the past and that’s not going to change.

If you’ve NOT checked your result using SMS, I will love you to recheck online too. Use the link to access the guide to do that. I recommend this to be sure that the score is not different for what you’ve seen through the text messages.

Drop a comment below this post if your score is different from what you got on SMS.

Now, to the cut-off mark for this year, below is what you must know.

JAMB Has Announced 2020/2021 Admission Cut Off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 160 and above as cut-off mark for 2020/21 admissions into universities across the country. Also, the cut off mark for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education/Innovative Enterprise Institutes are 120 and 100 respectively.
UPDATE: The board had resolved to this at the stakeholder’s meeting held on June 16, 2020.

This cut-off marks (with small reduction or addition) had been the recommendation for the past three years.

But there are more you must know.

Read: JAMB National Cut Off Marks: Will All Universities and Others Accept it?

Key Information to Know About the National Cut Off Marks

  1. JAMB will only decide the cut-off marks during the stakeholder meeting (as stated above). I discussed how they come by the national cut off here. Check it.
  2. Even after JAMB announces the cut off mark, each school will still decide her own cut off marks. This may conform to that of JAMB or it may not.
  3. No school will announce her cut-off mark until JAMB has come up with theirs.
  4. Where a school declares a mark higher than JAMB’s, the school score supersedes.
  5. Therefore, don’t believe all lies you’re seeing online for now. 

How to Know Your School Cut Off Marks Before They Announce

Good. If I must answer that rightly, I will have to give you each institution’s cut-off mark as of last admission year.

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What we conclude to is, in most cases, a majority of universities, polytechnics and colleges of education are consistent with the marks being used in the last admission. For example, some schools will not accept less 200 no matter what JAMB says, some 180, some 150, some 140, and some strictly adhere to JAMB’s.

In order to guide you on the score to get handy before waiting for your schools, read this post. There, I detailed a list of universities, polytechnics and colleges of education with their cut off marks and guide you on why you may or may not consider the change of institutions.

If you think the change of institutions is a must-do for you, take a moment to check this. Aside from that, it let you know that change of institution is already out, it shows the reason to wait a bit further and give the right approach to changing your schools.

And for those who are contemplating if they should be waiting for admission from their 2nd and 3rd choice institutions, please read this. It clarifies a series of misconceptions about choosing and expecting admission from other schools other than their most preferred.

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