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Official: JAMB Cut-off Mark 2020/2021 – Approved 160 for Universities and 120 for Polytechnics

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) 2020 Jamb Cut Off Marks for All Nigeria Institutions has just been released! The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB pegged the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into universities for the 2020/2021 academic year at  160.

Note: The JAMB Cut0ff mark for admission 2020 Exercise is officially out!

Jamb Cut off mark For Universities and Polytechnics 2020

“JAMB reintroduces post-UTME and reduces general cut-off mark to 160 for Varsities, 120 for Polytechnics, and 100 for College of Education/Innovation Enterprise.”

In a Nutshell; The JAMB Cut off mark for 2020/2021:

  • Universities — 160
  • Polytechnics — 120
  • Colleges of Education — 100
  • Innovation Enterprise — 100

Official Jamb Cut off mark For Universities and Polytechnics

The 20th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for admission for the year 2020 into public universities. The board also adopted 120 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Polytechnics and 100 for the college of Education.

JAMB Cut off Mark for Private Universities

The 19th Policy meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State, on Tuesday, 11th June also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities.

JAMB Cutoff Mark for Public Polytechnics

For public polytechnic, 120 minimum UTME score was approved.

Cutoff Mark for Private Polytechnics

While 110 UTME score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

He said, “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.

“The Senate and academic boards of universities should be allowed to determine their cut-off marks.”

The registrar said the board discovered over 17,160 illegally admitted students by higher institutions, adding that the body had regularised some of them.

He said, “30 percent of those in higher institutions do not take JAMB or have less than the cut-off marks.

“The admission process is now automated with the direct involvement of the registrar of JAMB for final approval.

“We have agreed to regularise admissions that were done under the table this year. From next year, we will not accept anything like that.”

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, described as a mistake the Federal Government’s ban on tests conducted by universities after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.

He explained that post-UTME was banned because it had become an avenue for corruption.

Adamu, however, encouraged higher institutions to conduct aptitude tests for candidates seeking admission and pegged the fee for the test/Post UTME screening at Two thousand naira (N2,000.00) only.

See also: Check JAMB Result With Registration  Number

UPDATE: Official JAMB Cut-Off Mark for 2020 Session Released

All tertiary institutions in Nigeria have fixed their 2020 official JAMB cut-off marks. This followed the directive gave by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB at its last policy meeting.

As decided by the Senate and management of each institution, the 2020 admission cut-off marks for all institutions are as follows;

Note: JAMB cut off mark for Universities, Polytechnics and College of Education for 2020/2021 Admission Exercise has NOT been announced yet.

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658 thoughts on “Official: JAMB Cut-off Mark 2020/2021 – Approved 160 for Universities and 120 for Polytechnics”

  1. i had 197 in jamb. but uniben accepts 200. so i did change of institution nd course to uniport. still economics. nd nw i saw on net dat uniport’s cut off mark for economics is 200. now i dnt knw wat to do…… i need elp. or can i change d course wen am registerin fr post utme. pls i need response.. my number

  2. What is the cutoff off Adeyemi College of Education now that it has been upgraded to University and can we count the new jam bite who choose her lucky ?

  3. Im NCE holder i graduated under NTI @ we are said to bring JAMB registration number we went back to reg. At NTI but uptil now no respond pls help us with advise

    1. There is always hope.
      But this time, the hope is limited… The minimum cutoff mark for Poly is 150. Lets hope it will be 140 this year.

    1. Yes you are eligible for their post utme screening. But gaining admission depends on what you are going to score in your postUTME.

    1. There is hope, but you should focus on your first choice. Most schools don’t considered 2nd choice candidates.

  4. Plz i found it difficult to check my result cos they dont text me any message can u plz help me out cos am scarring this is my reg num 66423988ID TANX

  5. I got 179 in jamb and we were d first to start [27]… I wrote physics maths and chemistry without calculator on my system due to system failure.. I want to knw if oduduwa uni can acept me

  6. I got 179 in jamb. I wrote on 27th and due to system failure, i wrote chemistry maths and physics without calculator. Pls can oduduwa uni accept me?

  7. pls sir, i wrote my exam on 29 febuary and unfortunately witout submitting my work the time got finished and i log out when i check my result it was no result yet pls am frustrated help me my reg. no is 66054610IJ

  8. pls my jamb score z 189 and I want to study biochem in unilorin z dat possible for me to sit for dere post utme

    1. Yes, you are eligible for Futminna Post utme. The cutoff for last session was 180 If I remembered correctly.
      Good luck!

    1. 100% you are eligible. So start preparing.
      But focus on your first choice. Sometimes, some schools to bother with candidates who chose them as 2nd choice.

  9. i got 214 in my jamb and i want to study medicine and surgery at bayero uni kano can i sit for thier post utme

    1. Yes and No, if the cutoff is 210 and above, then yes you can sit for the post utme. But if it is 220+, then No.

    1. 180 for Universities
      150 for Polytechnics/College of Education.

      But some schools might chose to cut 200 and above.

  10. Hi! I scored 192. I want to study medicine and surgery. Is that still possible? And if it is in which school(s) please?

  11. I scored 223 in my JAMB and I applied for medicine and surgery at UDUS SOKOTO AND UNIMAID Can I sit for post-UTME ?

  12. Pls sir i got 187 in jamb, what is the cut off mark of medicine and surgery in kogi state university.I need reply pls.

  13. i scored 176 please wanna know if adeniran ogunsanya college of edu will admit me despite its affiliation into a uni

    1. Congratulations Adejisoye Damilola Christianah

      Your Jamb Aggregate Score is: 170.

      Ps. You have used 5 out 5 time. So you cannot access your result again unless you purchase an e-Facility card.
      However, we save a copy of it for you. Please if you need it to be sent to your email, where you can reprint it anytime. Contact us.


      1. If their cutoff is 180+, then you are eligible for the post utme.
        But if it is 200 and above… You will need to apply for a change of institution!

  14. Please what is the cut off mark for futa in this 2016/2017. I need reply now and tell me the particular place you brows it in the net

  15. pls, i score 186 and i apply for nursing course at unilorin. pls should i go for thepost utme or changing of institution.

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