JAMB Cut Off Mark 2020/2021 For Admission in All Schools [Updated]

Have you ever heard of jamb cut off mark 2020/2021 before, maybe you were told by a friend or you saw it online?

This post will contain the basic things that you need to know about the UTME cut off mark as a candidate of jamb.

Am not only going to give you the meaning or explain the definition, I will also answer some of the frequently asked questions of jamb candidates.

I won’t give you any unconfirmed or fake 2020/2021 jamb cut off mark to be used for admission by universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria for 2020.

Let’s dive right in.

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What Is Jamb Cut Off Mark 2020/2021?

The jamb cut off score is used for admission into educational institutions in Nigeria.

As you should know that there is another admission criteria exercise after jamb which is post utme or screening.

So, here is what happens.

A score is released by jamb, this score must have been attained in jamb before a candidate can be qualified for admission.

If a candidate meet or beat this mark, he/she is qualified to participate in the school post utme or screening exercise.

This post utme or screening exercise is also another important criteria for admission.


Jamb cut off mark 2020/2021 Admission

Because the jamb candidates that apply for admission into schools in Nigeria are more than the quota (number of students the school can admit),  they have to remove some candidates by using some criterias in which cut off mark is among.

Only the candidates that meet this cut off mark are allowed to move on to the next admission exercise.

This is why it is very important that you score high in jamb, it gives you more confidence that you can gain admission to study your course.

I hope you get that, right?

Okay, let’s move on.

If you want to know the cut off requirement for any Nigeria university, polytechnic or college of education. Drop the name of the school in the comment section below.

Is UTME Cut Off Mark Out For 2020/2021

The cut off score is not yet out at the time of publishing this post.

Please don’t be misinformed, it will surely be released but this will only occur after jamb (when the candidates results have been released).

But when they actually declare the general UTME cut off point for all schools, I will update this post with the confirmed details.

What you can do for now is to either check this site after the results have been released or you can subscribe below to get latest jamb news through email for free.

Also note that you can’t see the cut off scores on jamb portal in case you want to login with the intention of seeing the  cut off.

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General University Cut Off Mark 2020/2021

The general minimum cut off mark for all universities in Nigeria for 2020/21 academic session is 160.

This literally means that the cut off score for jamb for university in Nigeria must be a minimum of 160.

With this said, any university can decide to increase it hit they can’t decrease it.

When I say university, I mean all universities including federal universities, state universities and private universities.

General Cut Off Mark For Polytechnics 2020/2021

The declared generalized utme cut off score for polytechnics in Nigeria is 120.

Some highly competitive polytechnics like federal polytechnic ilaro, Lagos State polytechnic, etcetera can decide to increase.

But one thing is for sure;  none of the Nigeria polytechnics can reduce the cut off mark said by the board (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board).

General Colleges of Education Jamb Cut Off Mark 2020/2021

As you should know before that colleges of education are considered least important in Nigeria.

Their own general cut off score in jamb is 100.

Colleges Like Tasued, etc can decide to add a little bit to the general cut off mark but as other educational institutions in Nigeria, they don’t have the authority to decrease it.

In summary;

  • Public Universities — 160
  • Private Universities — 140
  • Public Polytechnics — 120
  • Private Polytechnics — 110
  • Colleges of Education — 100

Have Jamb Reduce 2020/21 Cut Off Score

Once the board officially releases the cut off score for all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria, it doesn’t reduce or increase unless if it is critically needed to.

Don’t get me wrong, am not talking about a fake jamb cut off you may have seen somewhere or possibly It was a rumour.

Once jamb releases the admission cut off, it is rarely changed by them.

Sometimes,  educational institutions (Unis, Polys & COEs) in Nigeria do change the original score released by jamb.

They can either increase it or decrease it.

This depends highly on the performance of the candidates that applied for admission and how competitive the school is (number of applicants to the admission quota).

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How To Calculate The Cut Off Score

There is something that you need to know.

The way departmental cut off score is calculated is totally different from that of jamb.

And the funniest thing is that you can’t even calculate your utme cut off.

It is just your score in the jamb exam that you need and you can see that easily in your result.

The score am talking about is not the one in each subject, I mean the aggregate jamb score which is over 400.

For example; let’s say I scored 300 in jamb and the jamb cut off point for the University I picked is 220, in that way, I have beat the UTME  cut off and I am eligible for their post utme or screening exercise.


Bottom line is that you should try your best to score high in jamb and beat these scores.

You can comment with the name of your school and I will tell you the cut off mark for that school.

As I repeat this, please take note of it again.

Jamb cut off is totally different from the departmental cut off mark.

Now in case you did not meet the cut off for the school you applied for, you can always do jamb change of institution so that you won’t have to wait for a year before gaining admission.

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99 thoughts on “JAMB Cut Off Mark 2020/2021 For Admission in All Schools [Updated]”

  1. Which university accept 169
    Which polytechnic accept 169
    Which college of education accept 169
    Wit 169 can I study biology in university or college or poly

  2. Good day………..I scored 177 in my jamb…and I want to study accountancy in the RIVER STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY…….
    Please what should I do????
    Change of course or institution……..

    • No, it’s not possible. Find a science related course to study in any polytechnic of your choice.

  3. Please what’s the cut off mark for taraba state university….is it possible to get admission with just 160??

    • As for the jamb cut off score, try to score at least 200. But for the overall cut off mark (departmental), oou does not release it.

      Just try to give it all your best in jamb and post utme exams.

    • The reprinting starts on March 11, 2020. The cut off mark for nassarawa poly will be released soon.

      • What will happened when the reprint hold in my appsent or I can do it in any CBT I want. because I’m far away from the CBT I register my jamb

  4. what is the cut off mark University of Ibadan and Ekiti state university for political science

  5. Good afternoon
    Please what’s the cutoff mark for mass communication & microbiology in these respective universities
    Unilag and Fuoye?

    I’m asking for myself and twin brother

  6. Please I would like to know the cut off mark for POLAC, NDA & BAYERO University Kano.
    Also when is NDA & POLAC forms going to be on sale.
    pls you can email me directly if you don’t mind.


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