The issue of Jamb cut off mark for all Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria is the most controversial subject so far. Going online, you will see different blogs with different Jamb cut off marks for al Institution.
With every passing year, Jamb candidates complain that they score very high and even above the cut off the mark but fail to secure admission to study their desired course.
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A question comes to mind at this point, what is Jamb general cut off mark and what does it really mean? How does cut off mark work for admission? In this article, you will get a complete guide on Jamb general cut off mark and Individual Cut off for Universities and Polytechnics.
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JAMB CUT OFF MARK 2020
This will make them settle for a particular Jamb cut off mark that will qualify candidates to go for screening in their various institutions of choice.
Jamb may announce that 2020 cut off mark for Universities is 180 and that of polytechnics as 160. However, the general cut off mark doesn’t guaranty your admission. It just makes you eligible to go for Post UTME. In fact, top schools in Nigeria won’t accept anything less than 200 Jamb Score.
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 was more than what schools could admit.
HOW JAMB CUT OFF WORKS
Look at it this way, if the University of Benin (Uniben) Jamb Cut off Mark is 200 and 15000 Uniben Aspirants Scores 200 or above in Jamb 2020. Now, if Uniben has to admit only 10000 candidates then the 15000 aspirants will be eligible for admission, but UNIBEN will ADMIT based on the highest scores. With this, many candidates with 200 won’t gain admission.
The good news is that all the 15000 candidates will be given another chance to prove themselves. This is called POST UTME. If your post UTME score is very high, it can help boost your aggregate. Universities and polytechnics combine your Jamb and post UTME score to offer you admission.
In addition, there is something called departmental cut off mark. Some departments are very competitive. E.g Medicine, Law and Electrical Engineering. These hot departments will have higher cut off marks than less competitive ones e.g English, Literature and Religious studies. Continue reading admission guide here…
JAMB CUT OFF MARK THAT GUARANTIES ADMISSION
The various institutions compile a list of those who chose them as a first and second choice, then send the names to different Faculties in the school for post UTME Screening. After screening, The Jamb score and post UTME score of various candidates are combined to form a departmental cut off mark.
Department cut off marks vary yearly and depends on the performance of candidates in Jamb and Post UTME.
It is schools that send the names of those to be admitted to Jamb. This is how you get your Jamb admission status on Jamb caps.
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There are many reasons this can happen. The departmental cut off mark for different schools vary. In fact, it varies for the various departments in a faculty. For example, the cut off mark for Medicine in Uniben may be 285 while it can be 200 in Covenant University.
The guy who scores 280 in Uniben may not get Medicine that particular year while the Covenant University aspirant merits it with a score of 200. It is easier to gain admission in less competitive schools.
Even in the same school, cut off marks vary from Faculty to Faculty and From Department to Department. In Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical generally have the highest cut off marks. 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 your admission here.
EXACT CUT OFF MARKS FOR ALL SCHOOLS 2020
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