Jamb News Today : Universities and Colleges fix UTME cut off Marks

JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) has briefed on Monday announcing the cut-off mark for the UTME ( Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination Candidates) after a deliberation with all the higher institutions of learning in the country arrived to the announcement on Monday.

JAMB 2020 UTME Score

 Furthermore the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that candidates with scores lesser than 200 score in the concluded 2020 Jamb  exams will have difficulties gaining admission into some universities in the country.

It went on to list few of this universities as having a high cut-off mark.

Obafemi Awolowo university, university of Ibadan, covenant university, university of Lagos and university of Benin. candidates with less than 200 score will most likely not be considered for an admission into this school.

 The organization also made known that students with less than 209 score will not be considered into any course at the pan Atlantic university. as their fixed cut-off mark ranges from 210 an above UTME score.

 Jamb spokesperson Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this known on Monday in a statement known as  ''NO UNIFORM UTME MINIMUM SCORE FOR ADMISSION'' in Abuja.

 He went on to say.  that for long many candidate and some general members of the public has believed there is something called  a ''national minimum UTME score'' . which is also called cut-off point.

cut-off point

According  his statement which said that there is nothing as a particular national minimum UTME cut of mark score. none for the universities, polytechnics  or colleges of education in the country. he said there has never been any such.

Also in most cases the  UTME score is not necessarily, the sole determinant of a candidate gaining admission into the tertiary institutions in the country.

 Dr.Benjamin went further to say say that the decisions at the annual policy meeting on admission. did not reduce the minimum prescription of the institutions except the few institutions that submitted their  utme score which slightly falls below what  the policy  meeting considers as the minimum acceptable score.


 Jamb said has said that for the 2020 admission exercise. candidate with lesser scores of 209 will be accepted into any program at the PAU whose minimum cut-off mark is 210 and above only.

Cut off marks for universities in Nigeria

Also have in mind candidates having a UTME score of 180 will not be admitted into any of the universities below, the Lagos state university inclusive with (190) as their minimum cut of mark.
Afe Babalola university 180, Nigerian army university, Biu 180, university of Jos 180, University of Abuja 180, Redeemers University 180, university of ilorin 180, Ahmadu bello university zaria 180, Bayero university 180, Pamo University of Medical Science, Port-Harcourt 180.


The board made it known that candidates are required to have scored more than 190 in the utme examination in order to be considered for admission in any course of their choice at the university.

Cut off Mark for University of Abuja.

the cut off mark for the university of Abuja is placed at 180 minimum UTME score.

cute off mark for university of Jos

The cut off mark for the university of Jos is 180 and above. candidates with such scores have hopes of being considered for an admission this season.

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