Federal Universities Cut-off Mark for 2021/2022
As said by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), the benchmark for admission for 2022/2023 had been released, but first, for those who don’t understand;
What Is A Federal University Cut-off Mark?
According to the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, a Federal University cut-off mark is the minimum mark a student must obtain to qualify to write the desired university’s post UTME.
In simpler terms, this means that you must score a certain grade before you qualify to write the Post UTME screening exam to be accepted by the school of your choice.
Now you’ve understood that, let’s answer the question that brought you here;
What is The Federal University Cut-off Mark For 2024?
Due to the mass failure of 2021/2022 candidates, JAMB had decided to withdraw general cut-off marks but instead, allow each university to set their benchmark.
Does this mean that Jamb No Longer has control of the benchmarks set?
Of course not!
Not only did they relent the power to set benchmarks, but they also put their minimum cut-off mark to still regulate the marks bit by the universities.
Although each university is allowed to establish its cut-off marks, JAMB has but some checks in place for regulation sake and those checks are as follows;
- Federal & State University: 160
- Private University: 140
- Federal & State Polytechnic: 120
- Private Polytechnic: 110
- Colleges of Education: 100.
As a candidate who aspires to write this exam, is this good news or bad news for you?
It depends. It means that most schools do not have to follow the rigid benchmark and students can have better opportunities to pass due to lower marks—it can favour you.
However, most universities are notorious for giving even higher cut-off marks than JAMB does. While they cannot go lower than the set criterion, some universities begin to go unusually high, to limit or reduce the admission rate— in other words, it is not favourable to you.
Most federal universities would have their cut off mark either slightly above (180-200).
However, prestigious schools and schools with high application volume like the University of Ibadan (UI) and University of Lagos (UniLag) are more likely to have a higher cut off mark than other low application volume universities.
If your aim is to go to a high application volume school listed above, you have to at least reach a cut-off of 210 and above, but if you are going for federal universities that are not being ‘rushed’, you are safe with a 160-180 cut-off mark.
You must understand that nothing is set in stone yet till various universities release those various cut-off marks (although they would still abide by the JAMB minimum score rule).
To every applicant that hopes to gain admission this year, I wish you success and I hope that this article has proved useful to help you prepare your mind for the score to attain if you want to be accepted by a federal university.