Latest Update on JAMB Cut off Mark for 2018
According reports, JAMB has upgraded the Cut-Off Marks for Admissions into tertiary institutions as follows:
Universities – 140
Polytechnics – 120
Colleges – 100
Institutes – 110
This is yet to be fully verified. But, we will update this page as soon as the official cut-off mark is verified. Meanwhile, you can see the full list of Possible 2018 JAMB Cut Off Marks for All Nigerian Schools as well as the List of Schools Whose Post UTME and Admission Screening Forms are Out.
JAMB Official Admission Cut-Off Mark as Suggested at 2018 Policy Meeting
This is to to announce that the 2018 Admission Policy Meeting, with JAMB, the Minister of Education and all stakeholders in the sector, has been concluded and there are indications as to what the official admission cut-off marks are.
In the meeting, crucial 2018 admission guidelines, including the determination of the official 2018 Admission Cut-off Marks for various institutions were considered. Some statistical reports were also released including the JAMB 2018 UTME registration statistics.
There are indications that the official cut-off marks will be the same as last year’s and are as follows:
Minimum National UTME Score and Realistic Institutional UTME Scores:
120 for degree – awarding institutions
100 for ND, NID & NCE awarding institutions
According to the presentation made by the JAMB registrar at the 2018 policy meeting, there was no specific information regarding changes being made the cut-off mark decided at the 2017 policy meeting. Going by the mood of the meeting, we believe they are sticking with last year’s cut-off. They pretty much sounded like we ought to have known. So basically we expect the JAMB cut-off into Universities to be 120, and that for Polytechnics & Colleges to be 100. The minimum score for innovative enterprising institutes would therefore remain at 110.
You might recall that this was the same admission cut-off mark that was first decided and implemented at the 2017 JAMB admission policy meeting with the aim of reducing the need to JAMB to regularize admissions.
However, just like last year, this cut-off mark does not prevent schools to choose higher cut-off marks. This will be expected from tertiary institutions that get a high number of applicants each year.
Basically, the ball is now on the School’s Court. A university can either call for students whose JAMB scores are 140, 150, 180, 200, 220, etc, and above. It’s totally up to the school. Some schools can even decide to set specific cut-off marks for specific courses. With JAMB CAPS, they can easily weed out candidates who try to violate the instructions
Mr. Fabian Benjamin, the head of Media for JAMB had earlier cautioned institutions that advertised admission into their schools before this meeting, stating that they had breached the constitutional guidelines for admissions. He stated that “a list of institutions that breached this rule are being compiled by the board and to be forwarded to the appropriate body for sanction.”
The meeting was televised live on NTA. According to Mr. Fabian, this kind of meeting was to give room for contributions as well as ensure fairness and equity in the conduct of the 2018/2019 admission process.
“As it was done in 2017, this year’s admission process will also be conducted through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).
“This system eliminates all human interference in the admission exercise, where candidates are selected purely on the basis of defined criteria,” Benjamin said.
It is also clear from the proceedings of the policy meeting that FG and JAMB solidly endorse multi-levels of assessments, thereby endorsing Post-UTME for schools who wish to conduct them. This also means that after Post-UTME are conducted, you can expect Post-UTME Cut-Off Marks from each institution. This would finally be the Ultimate Admission Decider for any Prospective Student.