Jamb 2016 cut off marks

updated November 2016

Below is the latest update regarding Jamb Cut Off Mark. The minister of education has given the green light.

Universities can now reduce their cut off mark to 160.

Polytechnics, Monotechnics and COEs can now bring theirs down to 120.

It’s conditional though… See how Jamb announced it below;


In response to the numerous requests for waiver of National Minimum Cut-Off Mark, the Board has received a green light for the following:

Universities that have exhausted all registrable candidates with scores of 180 and above can consider candidates with scores of 160 and above.

Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education that have exhausted all registrable candidates with scores of 180 and above can consider candidates with 120 and above.

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Final 2016 Jamb Cut Off Mark

After much debating and rumours.
Here is the final verdict.
This is what has come to stay.

The cut off mark for all universities is 180.
The cut off mark for all Polytechnics is 180.
The cut off mark for all colleges of education is 180.

In short, admission into a Nigerian tertiary institution.
Any tertiary institution at all.
You need a minimum of 180 in the Jamb UTME.

Here is exactly how jamb is saying it:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja adopted 180 as the cut-off mark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

The decision was reached at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma (ND) chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. In his opening remark, Mr. Adamu said if there was confidence in JAMB’s conduct of the University Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), there should be no need for post-UTME.

The post-UTME is organised by various tertiary institutions to screen candidates who applied to such institutions and who had scaled through JAMB’s UTME. “If the universities have problem with what JAMB is doing, they should come forward with it and we will address it. “JAMB is one of the most active parastatals in the ministry; I expect that policies that would be beneficial to Nigerian students should be discussed at this meeting.

“I believe there should be no ground to lower the quality; Nov. 30 remains the closing date for 2016 admission. “No institution should exceed its quota in admission; we will start issuing penalties to defaulting institutions.’’

So disregard any other news that contradicts this one.
And also;
Forget about all the long list below.

News about jamb Cut Off Points:

Jamb Introduces Flexible Cut off marks – Vanguard

Jamb to Reduce 180 Cut Off Mark – Naij

#jamb latest news on cut off point #jamb cut off mark for medicine student


Here is the latest news on Jamb 2016 cut off marks.

Jamb and tertiary education stakeholders just finished their meeting.

That meeting they’ve been talking about for so long.

So what did decide?

What is the new 2016 Jamb UTME Cut off mark

Glad you asked.

It’s 180.

According to them, all Universities, Colleges of Education and Polytechnics will now use 180 as their admission bench mark.

Also, during the opening remarks in the meeting. The minister of education – Mr Adamu Adamu said “if there was confidence in JAMB’s conduct of the University Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), there should be no need for post-UTME.”

This does not exactly translate to there will be no post UTME.

Remember that after the 2015 UTME. The same meeting was held.
And these same folks decided that the general cut off marks should be pegged at 180.
Schools like Uniben, Unilag, Uniport, Futminna etc still kept their cut off mark at 200.

My advice is that:

You should prepare for the worst case scenerio.

Don’t toss your books under the bed cuz someone advised that there should be no post utme.

Most schools may still conduct Post UTMEs.

If it happens that there is no Post UTME, what would you lose??

Sources: Premium Times Vanguard

This page contains jamb cut off marks 2016 for all tertiary institutions(Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education) in Nigeria. You can also download a portable digital format(pdf) of this cut off marks at the end of this post. Please don’t fail to drop your school of choice in the comment section and I will respond ASAP.

To qualify for a school’s post utme(aptitude test), You have to score up to the cutoff mark stated below for you particular university of choice. Please note that these cut off marks are based on the 2015 Post UTME. Any changes(which is not likely) will be updated on the homepage. Visit jambnews.ng regularly. #nojoke

jamb 2016 cut off mark

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For schools with two cut off marks: the required score depends on the department one is applying for.

Please, Please do confirm that the Post UTME Past Questions for your school is available here before proceeding to make payment. Click here to view a list of available Post UTME Past Questions. Thanks

Imo state University (IMSU) – 180

Anambara state University (ANSU) – 180

University of Ibadan (UI) – 200

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) – 200

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU-Zaria) – 180

Northwest University (NWU) – 180

Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU/UNIZIK) – 180/200

Bayero University, Kano – 180

Lagos State University (LASU) – 190

Cross River University of Technology(CRUTECH) – 180

Enugu state University of research and expertise (ESUT)-180

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) – 200

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) -200

Federal University Ndufu- Alike Ikwo (FUNAI)-180

University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) – 180

Federal University of Technology Minna(FUTMINNA) -190

University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) -180/200

Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) -180

Kaduna State University (KASU) -180 (first choice only)

Adekunle Ajasin University-200


Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH – 180

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) – 180 or 200 depending on course

Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) -180 (first choice only)

University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) -200

Rivers State University of science and technology (RSUST) -180 (first choice only)

University of Agriculture Abeokuta -180

Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) – 180

Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State(FUKashere) – 180

Delta state University Abraka (DELSU) -180

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) – 180

Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDutsinma) – 180

Ebonyi state University Abakaliki (EBSU) -180

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Abia state University Uturu -180

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) -200 (240 for medicine)

University of Lagos (UNILAG)  -200

Abia State University, Uturu (ABSUU) – 180

Auchi Polytechnic (Auchipoly) – 160 Minimum Jamb Score

University of Abuja -180

University of Benin (UNIBEN)-200

Niger Delta University -180

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) – 180


This list shall be updated soon. You can check back later if you institution’s cutoff mark is not on our list yet. Hope you have gotten the syllabus for jamb and brochure for jamb for this year’s exam. Also get past questions at pastquestions.ng

I should also add that in Jamb’s normal policy committee meeting 2015. They did decide that 180 should be the flat rate cut off mark for all universities. The Polytechnics and Colleges of Education was set at 150. Below is how it was quoted on Jamb website.


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at the 2015 Policy Committee meeting with all heads of tertiary education and other stakeholders agreed on the 2015 cut-off marks for Degree and non Degree awarding programmes. The meeting adopted the last year cut-off marks of 180 for Universities and 150 for Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Innovative Enterprises Institutions for 2015/2016 admissions exercise | source

But you know how it is. Some universities still go ahead and set a different bench mark for poor applicants. Use the list above to check that which your school has decided on.

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