What is The Difference between Jamb And School Cut Off Mark: Is Jamb Cut off mark different from my School departmental Cut off mark?, State Universities in Nigeria and their Cut off mark?. The answer to this question is one which gets a number of student confused, hence the reason for this write up today…

Jamb and School Cut off mark
Joint admission and matriculation Board – Jamb

In today’s article you and I will be going through diligently, “difference between Jamb and School cut off mark“… Don’t worry I will make this as fun as possible. lol. Enjoy! 😉

Jamb Cut off mark and your School departmental Cut off mark” these two concept is one of the most confusing among Jambite, most student “especially students sitting for Jamb for the first time“, don’t really know the difference between these two, but as always, I’ve always have your back.

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In Today’s Episode of my Admission Guide Series, I will take out time to explain the differences and similarity between these terms, don’t worry you can thank me later. lol.

Before we get started we must first understand the meaning of the concepts, that is, what is Jamb Cut off mark and what is School departmental Cut off mark?

What Is Jamb Cut Off Mark?

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First of all, Cut off mark as a word means ‘the minimum score (Mark) one is permitted to score before being eligible to participate in a particular program.’

Now, relating this to Jamb, we can say that Jamb Cut off mark is the minimum score Jambites are allowed to score in Jamb before allowed to participate in the Post Utme of their School of Choice.

Upon completion of Jamb and release of student’s results, the Joint admission and matriculation board sit for what we call ‘JAMB POLICY MEETING‘. It is as this meeting Jamb Cut off mark for that specified year is decided.

The Cut off mark decided by Jamb and her stake holders is actually dependent on various factors, one prominent factor that determines Jamb Cut of Mark for a particular year is the Performance of student.

If Students perform well then the cut off mark will be high but if student perform poorly then the Cut off mark for that year is bound to be low.

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This Mark is usually in a range (that is, Minimum and Maximum Cut off mark). Now lets consider this example…

Let’s say Jamb selects a Cut off mark range of 120 to 200, each school has the right to select a score within this range, so from this range, the Minimum cut off mark a school is allowed to adopt for Jamb that year would be 120 while 200 is the maximum Cut off mark schools would be allowed to use.

Like I said before, these mark is dependent on the performance of Student, and Schools that are highly competitive like ABU, UNIBEN, UI, UNILORIN e.t.c, always use Jamb Maximum cut off mark for screening student while less competitive schools can decide to use 160, 180 or any other score but must be within the range of mark provided by Jamb.

Haven understood what Jamb Cut off mark is, let’s now see what school cut-off mark is…

What Is School Cut Off Mark?

Unlike Jamb Cut off mark, School Cut off mark is the minimum mark students are required to score before being considered for admission into University, Polytechnic or College of Education of choice. This mark is also based on the performance of student.

You school’s DEPARTMENTAL CUT OFF MARK is the only cut off mark that qualifies you for admission into any tertiary institution in Nigeria.

This mark is calculated with a formula peculiar to the school (Details on how to calculate this shortly), which means, the method employed by the University of Benin may be different from that used by University of Ilorin.

This mark is calculated from the Post Utme Score and Jamb Score of Student, Schools that don’t use/Conduct Post Utme but screening use O’level result for grading students. This mark more often than not is peculiar to departments, hence, the name School Departmental Cut off mark.

Now, Haven understood the meaning if these two, let me now show you the major differences

Difference Between Jamb And School Cut Off mark

While Jamb Cut off mark is gotten for the Exam you sat for in Jamb, School departmental Cut of mark is an aggregate of both your Jamb Score and your Post Utme Score or O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB).

Also, Not meeting the Jamb Cut off mark means you are not qualified to sit for the Post UTME of your school of choice but not meeting your School of choice aggregate score means you are not qualified to be granted admission by that school.

Jamb Cut Off Mark For 2021/2022

The minimum cut off marks suggested by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board – Jamb for admissions into public and private tertiary institutions are listed below…

  • Public Universities — 160
  • Private Universities — 140
  • Public Polytechnics — 120
  • Private Polytechnics — 110
  • Colleges of Education — 100

In Conclusion

Jamb and School Cut off mark are not one and thesame thing, While the former is determine by Jamb, the latter is by your school of choice. Whilst Jamb Cut of mark is one, there would be different university cut-off mark for 2021 based on your school of choice.

This will be all for now, I understand you may have a question or two to ask, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!

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