You are welcome to another very informative post on your favorite website, suresuccess.ng. The post is exclusively about cut off mark for JAMB 2023. So, I’m going to give you genuine information about the JAMB cut off mark for all courses. I will also give you federal universities cut off marks and those of state universities and polytechnics. After giving the general information, I will switch to the specifics. Then I will give you the JAMB cut off mark for medicine 2023, JAMB cut off mark for nursing 2023, Pharmacy, Law, Mass Comm and so on. I will close the article by giving you the list of universities that accept 140, 150, 160, 170 and 180 cut off mark.
Let me start by giving you some key information concerning the subject matter of our discourse today.
The major determinant of a student’s admission chances is his or her performance in two or three key examinations. One is UTME, the next is Post-UTME while the last is SSCE.
So whether or not a student will gain admission into their dream school to study their dream course depends on their performance in the three exams.
Students take the SSCE first, although some schools don’t use the grade points for calculating candidates’ aggregate scores. However, if you are yet to write SSCE, it is important to strive to make As and Bs in your core subjects.
More so, your JAMB score is a major determinant of your admission chances. In other words, the higher your UTME score, the higher your admission chances.
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What is the Meaning of JAMB Cut Off Mark?
JAMB cut off mark is the minimum score you must get in your UTME in order to qualify for admission via the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).
This cut off mark varies for federal universities, state universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education; and is referred to as the JAMB general cut off mark.
JAMB and other stakeholders determine this general cut off mark every year in a policy meeting.
However, depending on the level of competition for a particular school, they can place their own JAMB cut off mark above the general cut off but never below it. They have the permission of JAMB to do so if they need to.
Less competitive schools, especially the private universities, bring their JAMB cut off marks as low as possible but never below the general JAMB cut off mark. They do so in order to admit as many students as possible.
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How JAMB Fixes the General Cut Off Marks Every Year
There is what we call JAMB Policy Meeting. It is a meeting conducted by JAMB several weeks after the release of UTME results. The meeting always has in attendance the Minister of Education, JAMB Registrar, representatives of all tertiary institutions in Nigeria and other stakeholders.
In the JAMB Policy meeting, the participants determine the general cut off marks considering the number of registered candidates, their overall performance and the available admission spaces in all institutions.
Whatever marks they determine as cut off are binding on all institutions. This means that no institution would be allowed to set their own cut off mark below the limit. Otherwise, we would have some schools setting cut off marks as low as 90, 100, 110, 120 and so on.
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Is JAMB Cut Off Mark for 2023 Out?
Yes, the official cut off mark for JAMB 2023 is out. The Board released the minimum cut off marks after the 2023 policy meeting with stakeholders in the Education sector. As usual, the 2023 JAMB policy meeting had in attendance the Minister of Education, JAMB Register, Vice Chancellors, Rectors and provosts of many prominent tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
So like I said earlier, I will give you the outcome of the 2023 JAMB Policy meeting with respect to the minimum cut off marks for universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
What is the Cut off Mark for JAMB 2023?
Here, I will give you the general JAMB cut off marks for universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education. Bear in mind that these general cut off marks are the minimum scores a candidate must get in order to qualify for admission.
Also bear in mind that institutions cannot go below the general cut off marks but they can go above it.
General 2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for Universities in Nigeria
During its 2023 policy meeting, JAMB pegged the minimum cut-off score for admission into Nigerian universities at 140.
So the JAMB cut off mark for Nigerian universities in 2023 is 140.
This is binding on all universities in the country including federal, state and private varsities.
However, since universities have the liberty to place their cut off mark above 140, I will give you the respective cut off marks of all the federal, state and private universities in the country later on this post.
General 2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for Polytechnics in Nigeria
During its 2023 policy meeting, JAMB also pegged the minimum cut-off score for admission into Nigerian polytechnics at 120.
So the JAMB cut off mark for Nigerian polytechnics in 2023 is 120
This is binding on all polytechnics in the country including federal, state and private polytechnics for the 2023/2024 academic session.
However, since polytechnics have the liberty to place their cut off mark above 120 but not below it, I will give you the respective cut off marks of prominent polytechnics in the country later on this post.
General 2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for Colleges of Education in Nigeria
The country’s Colleges of Education were not left out of the deliberations in the 2023 JAMB policy meeting. JAMB pegged the minimum cut-off score for admission into Nigerian Colleges of Education at 100.
So the JAMB cut off mark for Nigerian Colleges of Education in 2023 is 120
This is binding on all Colleges of Education in the country including federal, state and private colleges.
However, since Colleges of Education also have the liberty to place their cut off mark above 100 but not below it, I will give you the respective cut off marks prominent Colleges of Education across the country later on this post.
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Summary of the General 2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria
The table below gives a brief summary of the general JAMB cut off marks for Nigerian universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
|INSTITUTIONS||CUT OFF MARK|
|Universities (Federal, State and Private)||140|
|Colleges Of Education||100|
This is a key takeaway from this post so far. And don’t forget that the various institutions have the right to place their cut off marks above JAMB’s general cut-off mark but never below it.
The implication is that any candidate whose UTME score is below 140 cannot gain admission in any Nigerian University in 2023. However, the fact that a candidate’s score is above 140 is not a guarantee that they will be given the opportunity to sit for Post UTME or be admitted. It now depends on how competitive the candidate’s prospective university is and what they have decided to use as their cut off mark.
The same truth is applicable to polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
That is why it is important to also be aware of your prospective institution’s JAMB cut off mark.
The good news is that you don’t need to go too far to get the information you need. Everything you need about JAMB cut off marks is right here on this post.
Read Also: How to Contact JAMB to Resolve All your Complaints Immediately.
Specific 2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for Universities
Universities in Nigeria fall under 3 major categories: federal, state and private.
Despite the fact that JAMB has pegged its 2023 general cut off mark for universities at 140, these institutions are at liberty to set theirs above the general cut off mark but not below it.
That’s why there is need to also highlight the specific JAMB cut off marks for different universities for 2023 admission. With the information, every candidate can easily ascertain their admission chances and take other necessary decisions if need be.
Read Also: JAMB Change of Institution, JAMB Change of Course, Data 2023
2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for Federal Universities in Nigeria
Most federal universities are highly sought after by candidates for many obvious reasons including prestige, lower school fees and so on. Hence, the federal universities are often very competitive.
So most of them set their cut off marks well above the general JAMB cut off mark. Actually, some federal universities use 200 as their JAMB cut off mark while others go below that as you can see in the table below.
Federal University Cut off Marks for 2023
The following table gives the specific cut off marks for federal universities in Nigeria for admission in the 2023/2024 academic session…
|S/N||FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA||JAMB CUT OFF MARK|
|1||Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU)||180|
|2||Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria||180|
|3||Bayero University, Kano (BUK)||180|
|4||Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)||180|
|5||Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)||180|
|6||Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna)||180|
|7||Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)||180|
|8||Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)||180|
|9||Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDutsinma)||180|
|10||Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State(FUKashere)||180|
|11||Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULafia)||180|
|12||Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULokoja)||180|
|13||Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)||180|
|14||Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOtuoke)||180|
|15||Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE)||150|
|16||Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWukari)||180|
|17||Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Umudike (MOUAU)||180|
|18||Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH, formerly FUTYOLA)||180|
|19||National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos (NOUN)||N/A|
|20||Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna||180|
|21||Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)||180|
|22||Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife||200|
|23||Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)||180|
|24||Police Academy Wudil||180|
|25||Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)||180|
|26||University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Gwagwalada||180|
|27||University of Benin (UNIBEN)||200|
|28||University of Calabar (UNICAL)||180|
|29||University of Ibadan (UI)||200|
|30||University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)||180|
|31||University of Jos (UNIJOS)||180|
|32||University of Lagos (UNILAG)||200|
|33||University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)||180|
|34||University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)||180|
|35||University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)||150|
|36||University of Uyo (UNIUYO)||180|
|37||Usumanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUSOK)||180|
Some of the federal universities in the table above conduct written Post UTME exams while some no longer do so.
For those that conduct Post UTME, prospective candidates must reach their JAMB cut off mark before they can participate in the exercise.
2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for State Universities in Nigeria
Most state universities are not as highly sought after by candidates as their federal counterparts, maybe because of higher school fees and so on. Hence, the state universities are often relatively less competitive.
So most of them prefer to stick with the general JAMB cut off mark, although some might go just a little above it as you can see in the table below.
State University Cut off Marks for 2023
The following table gives the specific cut off marks for state universities in Nigeria for admission in the 2023/2024 academic session…
|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|
|4||Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo (AKUTECH)||180|
|5||Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma||140|
|6||Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli||180|
|7||Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG)||180|
|8||Benue State University, Makurdi (BSUM)||180|
|9||Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu||N/A|
|10||Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)||180|
|11||Delta State University Abraka (DELSU)||150|
|12||Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki||140|
|13||Ekiti State University (EKSU)||180|
|14||Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu||160|
|15||Gombe State Univeristy (GSU), Gombe||180|
|16||Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL)||180|
|17||Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE), Rumuoumeni||180|
|18||Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri||180|
|19||Kaduna State University (KASU), Kaduna||180|
|20||Kano University of Science & Technology (KUST), Wudil||180|
|21||Kebbi State University, Kebbi (KSUSTA)||180|
|22||Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba||180|
|23||Kwara State University (KWASU), Ilorin||180|
|24||Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso||180|
|25||Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos||180|
|26||Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK)||180|
|27||Niger Delta Unversity (NDU), Yenagoa||180|
|28||Northwest University (NU), Kano||180|
|29||Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye||180|
|30||Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa||180|
|31||Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Oshogbo||180|
|32||Plateau State University, Bokkos (PLASU)||180|
|33||Rivers State University of Science & Technology (RSUST)||180|
|34||Sokoto State University, Sokoto (SSU)||180|
|35||Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode (TASUED)||180|
|36||Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSU)||180|
|37||Technical University, Ibadan||180|
|38||Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina (UMYU)||180|
Again, some of the state universities in the table above conduct written Post UTME exams while some no longer do so.
For those that conduct Post UTME, prospective candidates must reach their JAMB cut off mark before they can register to participate in the exercise.
2023 JAMB Cut off Mark for Private Universities in Nigeria
Relatively speaking, Nigerian private universities are not competitive. This means that most JAMB candidates do not apply to them via JAMB portal. Their reasons may not be too far from exorbitant school fees, accreditation issues and so on.
So most private universities prefer to just stick with the general JAMB cut off mark. Some may even want to go below the general JAMB cut off mark for universities if it were possible.
Private University Cut off Marks for 2023
The cut off mark of most private universities in Nigeria for 2023/2024 admission is 140. So if your UTME score 140 or above, you can buy JAMB Change of Institution Form to apply for any private university of your choice.
List of Universities that Accept 140 Cut Off Mark
If your JAMB score is 140 or a little above it and you are looking to find universities that accept 140 cut off mark, there is a post for you on this website.
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List of Universities that Accept 150 Cut Off Mark
More so, if your JAMB score is 150 or a little above it and you are looking to find universities that accept 150 cut off mark, there is a post for you on this website.
>>Click here<< to access the list of universities that accept 150 cut off mark for 2023 admission.
2023 JAMB Cut Off Mark for Polytechnics
The 2023 JAMB cut off mark for polytechnics is 120. The minimum JAMB score is binding on all Nigerian polytechnics and as such, no polytechnic is permitted to set their own cut off mark below it. However, they can set their cut off mark above it if they choose to.
JAMB Cut Off Mark for All Courses 2023
Many schools, especially universities, adopt a general JAMB cut off mark for the school. But they also fix specific JAMB cut off mark for different courses.
For example, a school like UNIZIK uses a JAMB cut off mark of 180 for Microbiology but for Medicine, the JAMB cut off mark is 200.
So I’m going to dedicate this section to giving you the JAMB cut off mark for all courses.
Specific JAMB Cut off Mark for All Courses
Difference Between JAMB Cut Off Mark and Departmental Cut Off Mark for Courses
Recall that general JAMB cut off marks are determined during JAMB policy meetings, although schools are at liberty to raise their own cut off marks above the general.
But beyond the JAMB cut off mark, there is what is called the departmental cut off mark for different courses. Again, it is the school that fixes the departmental cut off marks for courses considering their carrying capacity and the performance of the candidates.
For example, the JAMB cut off mark for UNIBEN is 200 but the departmental cut off mark for courses like Medicine, Pharmacy and Law, is not 200. No, it can’t be now…
Here’s the explanation.
If your prospective school is UNIBEN and you scored 200 in JAMB, your JAMB score can allow you to participate in the school’s Post UTME examination. But that does not mean that you can get merit admission into a course like Medicine in UNIBEN with a JAMB score of 200. Actually, that’s practical impossible except you do some other magic with money.
The reason is because the departmental cut off marks for courses depend on your JAMB score, Post UTME score and sometimes, O’level grade points.
How to Calculate Aggregate Score for Courses
For this section, I will assume that your prospective school is one of those that judge candidate’s qualification for admission based solely on JAMB score and Post UTME score.
In that case, you must wait to write the school’s Post UTME and see your result before you can accurately calculate your aggregate.
To calculate your aggregate, first divide your JAMB score by 8.
Thereafter, you divide your Post UTME score by 2.
Then add the two resultant quotients together to get your aggregate score.
Here’s an example to illustrate the process:
Assuming that a candidate aspiring to study pharmacy in UNILAG scored 286 in JAMB and then 82 in the school’s Post UTME, he can calculate his aggregate score like this…
(286 ÷ 8) + (82 ÷ 2) = 35.75 + 41 = 76.75
From the above illustration, you can see that your aggregate score depends on both your JAMB score and Post UTME score. And the higher your scores in the two exams, the higher your aggregate and the higher your admission chances.
So you must endeavor to get high scores in both JAMB and Post UTME in order to exceed the cut off mark for your course.
Note, however, that this computation would be different if your prospective school also considers SSCE grade points. For example, University of Lagos (UNILAG) uses JAMB score, Post UTME score and O’level grade points to calculate candidates aggregate score.
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