The issue of Jamb cut off mark for all Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria is the most controversial subject so far.
This is as a result of the fact that Jamb has become a major factor in gaining admission. Post-UTME Used to be the backbone of Admission.
With every passing year, Jamb candidates complain that they score very high and even above the cut off mark but fail to secure admission to study their desired course.
A question comes to mind at this point, what is Jamb general cut off mark and what does it really mean?
In this article, you will get a complete guide on Jamb general cut off mark and Individual Cut off for Universities and Polytechnics.
JAMB GENERAL CUT OFF MARK
After the release of Jamb results, the performance of candidates who applied for various Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria are being analyzed by by Jamb officials.
This will make them settle for a particular cut off mark that will qualify candidates to go for screening in their various institutions of choice.
Jamb may announce the cut off for Universities as 180 and that of polytechnics as 160. In fact, I read a news that they are now working on a general cut off mark for all institutions.
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However, the general cut off mark doesn’t guaranty you admission. It makes you eligible to go for the next screening stage.
You hear persons say things like, I passed Jamb but I wasn’t offered admission. This is because, the number of candidates who scored above the cut off were far more than the carrying capacity of the institutions.
THE CUT OFF MARK THAT GUARANTY YOU ADMISSION?
Now, the various institutions compile the list of those who chose them as first and second choice, then send the names to different Faculties in the school and generate departmental cut off based on the performance of candidates and the carrying capacity of the faculty.
It is the school that sends the names of those to be admitted to Jamb. This is how you get your Jamb admission status.
Other factors like grades in SSCE result and physical screening score also act as a factors in gaining admission.
I HAD SAME SCORE WITH MY FRIEND BUT HE GAINED ADMISSION
The departmental cut off mark for different schools vary. In fact, it varies for the departments in a faculty. For example, the cut off mark for medicine in Uniben may be 285 while it could be 240 for Covenant University.
The guy that scores 280 in Uniben may not get Medicine that particular year while the Covenant University merits it with a score of 240. There is always advantage in choosing a less competitive School.
In Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical generally hav the highest cut off mark. The more competitive your course is, the higher your cut off. Strive to score very high. You may want to see the Jamb score that guarantees you admission here.
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