JAMB Cut off Marks for Admission 2023/2024: For All Courses & Institutions

JAMB resultJAMB Cut-Off Marks For all tertiary institutions for the 2023/2024 academic session: Latest report reaching us today, is that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced the much-awaited JAMB cut off marks for 2023.

Note that the higher your JAMB score, the better your chances of getting admitted into your preferred institution, or if your school writes Post UTME, your JAMB result will make you eligible to participate in the Post UTME screening.

The agreement on approving the cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions was reached during the recently concluded policy meeting on admissions. This decision is always agreed upon by the JAMB board and stakeholders of Nigeria’s education sector. According to the agreement, this year’s minimum cut-off mark for admission into all Nigerian universities is pegged at 140, Polytechnics at 100, and Colleges of Education at 100.

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Important Note: Let me explain how the JAMB cut off mark works. First, JAMB and stakeholders have agreed that University cut off mark is 140 and above. However, all Universities have the power to choose their preferred cut off marks for admission. However, you CANNOT go below 140 as your cut off mark, but you can go above.

Depending on the number of candidates seeking admission, universities can increase the cut off mark to 160, 180, or even 200, to cut down on the number of qualified candidates they’ll be admitting. This is why schools like Unilag, UniBen, UI, Uniport, Lasu, OAU, Futo, Unical, etc have higher cut off marks than private or smaller universities. This also applies for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

JAMB Cut-Off Mark for all Federal Universities

The minimum score for the 2023/2024 admissions cycle at Federal Universities is as listed below.

1 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU) 180
2 Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria 180
3 Bayero University, Kano (BUK) 180
4 Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) 180
5 Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) 180
6 Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna) 180
7 Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) 180
8 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) 180
9 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDutsinma) 180
10 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State(FUKashere) 180
11 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULafia) 180
12 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULokoja) 180
13 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI) 180
14 Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOtuoke) 180
15 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE) 150
16 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWukari) 180
17 Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Umudike (MOUAU) 180
18 Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH, formerly FUTYOLA) 180
19 National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos (NOUN) N/A
20 Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna 180
21 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) 180
22 Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife 200
23 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) 180
24 Police Academy Wudil 180
25 Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) 180
26 University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Gwagwalada 180
27 University of Benin (UNIBEN) 200
28 University of Calabar (UNICAL) 180
29 University of Ibadan (UI) 200
30 University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) 180
31 University of Jos (UNIJOS) 180
32 University of Lagos (UNILAG) 200
33 University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) 180
34 University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) 180
35 University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) 150
36 University of Uyo (UNIUYO) 180
37 Usumanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUSOK) 180

You must achieve a score higher than the cutoff point in order to participate in the post-UTME for any of the federal universities mentioned above.

JAMB Cut-Off Mark for All-State Universities in Nigeria.

The minimum score required for admission to State Universities in the 2023/2024 academic session is:

1 Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) 180
2 Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU) 180
3 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA) 180
4 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo (AKUTECH) 180
5 Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma 140
6 Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli 180
7 Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG) 180
8 Benue State University, Makurdi (BSUM) 180
9 Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu N/A
10 Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) 180
11 Delta State University Abraka (DELSU) 150
12 Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki 140
13 Ekiti State University (EKSU) 180
14 Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu 160
15 Gombe State Univeristy (GSU), Gombe 180
16 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL) 180
17 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE), Rumuoumeni 180
18 Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri 180
19 Kaduna State University (KASU), Kaduna 180
20 Kano University of Science & Technology (KUST), Wudil 180
21 Kebbi State University, Kebbi (KSUSTA) 180
22 Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba 180
23 Kwara State University (KWASU), Ilorin 180
24 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso 180
25 Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos 180
26 Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) 180
27 Niger Delta Unversity (NDU), Yenagoa 180
28 Northwest University (NU), Kano 180
29 Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye 180
30 Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa 180
31 Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Oshogbo 180
32 Plateau State Univers/ity, Bokkos (PLASU) 180
33 Rivers State University of Science & Technology (RSUST) 180
34 Sokoto State University, Sokoto (SSU) 180
35 Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode (TASUED) 180
36 Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSU) 180
37 Technical University, Ibadan 180
38 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina (UMYU) 180

JAMB Cut Off Mark For Polytechnics

Since the minimum JAMB Cut-Off Mark for Polytechnics in Nigeria for the 2023/2024 academic session is 100, no Polytechnic is allowed to set their minimum below 100. However, they are allowed and authorized to put their Score above 100.

JAMB Cut Off Mark For Colleges of Education.

The same rule applied to all Colleges of Education in Nigeria. According to the JAMB Policy Meeting, no College of Education is allowed to set its cut-off mark for admission below the JAMB minimum of 100. (Shockingly, polytechnics and colleges of education share the same cut-off mark for admission for the 2023/2024 academic session).

However, this does not restrict any College of Education who may want to increase their minimum cut off marks above 100.

What Course Did You Apply For?

Did you apply for Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Law, Marine Technology, Computer Science, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory, Engineering, or Architecture? The only thing standing in your way is your selected/preferred institution’s cut-off mark for admission. Use the official JAMB Cut Off marks for Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education above to determine your admission status.


  • The board of directors at the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially approved the cut-off marks that will be used to admit candidates for the 2023/2024 academic session.
  • All applying candidates awaiting the JAMB cut off marks should be aware that each university, Polytechnics and College of Education reserve the right to increase their cut-off marks.
  • The 2023 official cut-off marks for admission into all tertiary institutions were arrived at, following votes by Vice-Chancellors of Universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and Provosts of colleges of education.
  • Institutions are allowed to increase their cut off marks. However, No institution will be allowed to go below the agreed minimum cut-off marks for 2023 admission.

According to the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who spoke to news people after the meeting between the JAMB board and stakeholders, saying that each tertiary institution has the freedom and autonomy to set its own cut-off mark of up to 220 (Maximum), but no institution is allowed to go below the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education and 100 for all Polytechnics.

One of the factors that play a major role in determining a candidate’s admission into their preferred University/Polytechnics is how well they performed during their JAMB exams, Post-UTME result, and how good your O’ level result aggregates, depending on your subject combinations.

JAMB Cut off Mark FAQ.

How Do I Know the 2023 JAMB Cut-Off Mark?

By checking the list above. Most times, Universities and Polytechnics cut-off marks affect all courses, except major courses like Medicine and Surgery, Law, Engineering, Med Laboratory, etc. This is because the number of candidates applying for admission into these courses are high, and the ratio of students to be admitted is very low.

Is JAMB Cut Off Mark For 2023 Finally Out?

NO, the official JAMB cut-off mark for 2023 is NOT YET OUT. This is because the JAMB Board and stakeholders (VC’s, Rectors, and Provosts) are yet to hold the annual JAMB Policy meeting (Usually between June and July every year) to determine the general minimum cut-off mark for admission.

What is JAMB Policy Meeting?

The “JAMB’s Policy Meeting” is the official name of the conference, where all Major Universities Vice-chancellors, Polytechnics Rectors, and College of Education Provosts meet with the JAMB board to agree on the minimum and maximum cut-off marks for admission.

The outcome of this important meeting always determines the minimum cut-off mark for all universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. Usually, one factor that determines the minimum cut-off mark is based on the overall performance of the JAMBites.

Conclusion on JAMB Cut-Off Marks.

Eager candidates and parents awaiting the outcome of the JAMB Policy Meeting should know this. No Tertiary institution is given the power to select its minimum cutoff mark for admission below 140 or set it above 220.

Surprisingly, some State universities like Ambrose Alli University (AAU) and Delta State University (DELSU) did peg their JAMB minimum cut-off for admission at 140, majority of popular federal universities, did otherwise. Schools like the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Ibadan (UI), set their minimum cut-off mark for admission between 180 – 200 for all courses.

However, the majority of Private Universities used the JAMB Minimum Cutoff Mark of 140 for this year’s admission.

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