JAMB Cut-Off Marks for 2019/2020 Admission Exercise

Latest Update: JAMB admission cut-off mark for the 2019/2020 academic session is yet to be announced. The one displayed below is for the 2018/2019 academic session. We hope this will give you an idea of what to expect in 2019/2020. ***Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated version***

The management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the cut-off marks to be used for the 2018/2019 academic session admission exercise. JAMB Cut-off marks for degree – awarding institutions is 140. See more details below.

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the cut-off marks, during the 2018 policy meeting on admissions to DEGREE, NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION and NATIONAL DIPLOMA – AWARDING INSTITUTIONS.

JAMB Cut-off Marks.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released cut-off points for this year’s admission into universities,polytechnics,colleges of education and monotechnics..

The minimum cut off marks suggested by JAMB for admissions into universities, Polytechnic, innovative enterprising institutes and colleges of education are 140, 120, 110 and 100 respectively.

  • Universities — 140
  • Polytechnics — 120
  • Innovative enterprising institutes — 110
  • Colleges of education — 100

Institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.

These decisions were taken at the 2018 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said institutions, with the decision, are not to go below the minimum cut-off points adopted at the meeting for admissions.

According to him, “What JAMB has done is to recommend; We will only determine the minimum, whatever you determine as your admission cut-off mark is your decision.

See also: List of Schools Whose Post-UTME Forms are Out.

The board will ensure that criterion set by Senate are strictly adhered to by the institutions’ admission officers and no shifting of goal post in the middle of the admission exercise. 

Cut-off Marks Specified By Some Public Universities.

Below are some institutions that specified cut-off marks higher than what JAMB announced last year. You can check them out.



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