After the 2018 JAMB Admission Policy meeting, many candidates were expecting JAMB to announce the new JAMB cut-off mark for 2018 admissions. However, JAMB ended up not mentioning anything about this.
However, JAMB stated that it is not the responsibility of JAMB to actually set cut-off mark for different institutions. What JAMB does is to set the minimum mark a candidate should score in JAMB UTME before applying for admission in either a University, a Polytechnic or a College of Education. It is the institutions themselves that set the actual admission/Post-UTME cut-off marks. The institutions may even have different cut-off marks for different courses.
For the benefit of doubt, the JAMB minimum mark that qualifies you for a university admission is 140 while the minimum mark for admission in Polytechnics and Colleges of education is 100. This means any candidate that scored less than 140 in UTME can’t be admitted in a university and any candidate that scored less than 100 in UTME cannot be admitted in a polytechnic or a College of Education.
This equally means means that no university will set its cut-off mark below the 140 JAMB minimum mark and no polytechnic or College of Education will set its cut-off mark below the 100 minimum mark but they all have the right to set their cut-off marks above these minimum marks.
We believe most institutions will use the same cut-off mark as they used last year. You can check All Schools Possible Post-UTME Admission Screening Cut-off Marks to have an idea of what the Post-UTME cut-off-mark of your school of choice will likely be.
However, if the cut-off mark for your school of choice happens to be changed, it will be stated in the school’s post-UTME details whenever it comes out.
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We wish you the very best of success in this year’s admission.