Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Cut-Off Marks for 2020/2021 Admission Exercise


The management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the cut-off marks to be used for the 2020/2021 academic session admission exercise. JAMB Cut-off marks for degree – awarding institutions is 160. See more details below.

JAMB cut-off  marks

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the cut-off marks, during the 2020 policy meeting on admissions to DEGREE, NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION and NATIONAL DIPLOMA – AWARDING INSTITUTIONS.


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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, polytechnics, colleges of education and innovation enterprise are 160, 120, 100 and 100 respectively.

  • Universities — 160
  • Polytechnics — 120
  • Colleges of Education — 100
  • Innovation Enterprise — 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 2020 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 Submitted to JAMB by Institutions

Check the document below for the cut-off marks of various institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session admission exercise:

Follow the link below in-case your device can’t display the document above (Note: You will however need a device that is capable of opening PDF files to access the list).

Click Here (.pdf)

Cut-off Marks Specified By Some Public Universities

Click on the link representing your institution of choice to see the cut-off mark to be used for the 2020/2021 academic session admission exercise.

Cut-off Marks Specified By Some Public Polytechnics


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