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JAMB Cut Off Marks (2024) for All Uni, Poly & Colleges

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 2022/2023 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 it online too. Use the link to access the guide to do that. I recommend this to be sure that the score is not different from 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 2022/2023 Admission Cut-Off Marks

The JAMB national cut-off marks for 2022 had been announced. For the 2021 admission, Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of education, and others were allowed to declare their own cut-off marks.

In other words, instead of the board tot state, as usual, 160, 120, or 100 for universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education respectively, the board gave all these institutions the free hand to consider any score they deem fit for their aspirants.

Therefore, candidates didn't wait for JAMB to bail them out of the admission mess as far as cut-off marks were concerned. They looked out for what their proposed schools would announce for them.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Thursday, approved cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education in the country.

The decision was taken after a heated session comprising officials from JAMB, the Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education among others.

For the polytechnics and colleges of education, the 100 cut-off mark was approved while 140 was approved for universities.

But there is more you must know.

Key Information to Know About the National Cut-Off Marks

  1. Even if  JAMB announces the cut-off mark, each school will still decide its own cut-off marks. This may conform to that of JAMB and it may not.
  2. No school will announce her cut-off mark until JAMB has come up with theirs. But that may change now that JAMB has given them the freedom to decide their cut-off marks
  3. Even before now, where a school declares a mark higher than JAMB’s, the school score supersedes.
  4. 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 the last admission year.

What we conclude 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 than 200 no matter what JAMB says, some 180, some 150, some 140, and some strictly adhere to JAMB's.

Recommended7 Steps/Skills to Consider When Waiting For Admissions

In order to guide you on the score to get handy before waiting for your schools, read Universities/Polytechnics to Consider With Lower Marks. 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 Starting/Closing Dates for Change of Institutions/Courses. 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 Will My Second/Third Choice School Give Me Admission?. It clarifies a series of misconceptions about choosing and expecting admission from schools other than their most preferred.


The JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education in Nigeria are determined by the respective institutions and approved by JAMB. However, JAMB has set a minimum cut-off mark of 160 for admission into universities, 120 for polytechnics, and 100 for colleges of education.

It is important to note that meeting the JAMB cut-off mark does not guarantee admission into the institution of choice as admission is also based on the candidate's performance in post-UTME screening exercises, availability of spaces, and other admission criteria set by the institutions.

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  1. Please I want to know if is still possible to convert jamb utme to DE after taking the jamb in 2021

  2. Please sir can I gain admission to fuoye university with 178 utme mark

    1. You can if you go for least competitive course you have best grades in SSCE.

  3. Please sir can I gain admission to study nursing in fuoye with 205 utme mark?

  4. Please sir can I get admission in unizik to study law with 216 in jamb score


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