JAMB cut off mark for 2021/2022 admission – JAMB has released the UTME examination result was all over the News on the 25th of June 2021. That News finally made JAMB 2021 UTME examination a history. But the question, what next? lingers in the minds of most students who sat for the 2021 UTME examination. In this article we give you authentic gist on JAMB cut off mark and what to expect as you Hussle for admission into University.

Based on the random assessment of candidate results, you will agree with me that generally, performance was poor. But some were fortunate to score a reasonably high score.

Are you part of those that scored low and looking for a way to upgrade your result? Please be guided! Many students have fallen for this SCAM, kindly know that JAMB can never add an extra mark to your score. So, such adverts by some persons are fake, not feasible, and hence cannot hold water. Don’t give out your hard-earned money for something that is not possible. Please be informed!


Admission into Nigerian universities is highly competitive and requires a great deal of strategic planning. Just like having a low score in the JAMB examination does not put you off the admission race, scoring a reasonable high score does not guarantee that you have all you need to secure admission. All you need to succeed in this race is just information! Information at the right time is the key!! Just like Kenny Rogers in his song titled the “gambler” said

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, and know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sitting at the table, there’ll be time enough for counting when the dealin’s done!!

Kenny Rogers

Don’t mind me, am a lover of his song you know. That aside, if you want to gain admission to any school here in Nigeria, you need to play like a gambler or like a chess player. What I mean is this. You need to be abreast with the right information, so as to know when to change course or institution. And in case worst comes to worst when to do the “needful” you know what I mean. All these so as to get admission.

The Information is going to be unleashed to you now and subsequently, will go a long way in assisting you to make wise decisions. Keep Reading!!


Many candidates who sat for the 2021 UTME exams still lack genuine information about the cut-off mark. Some are following the news of cut-off marks flying here and there from peddlers who will want to swing you off your hard-earned money. I want to inform you that:

The 2021 JAMB cut-off mark has not been released. Any cut-off mark you see online or in any media is not real. The Cut off marks are usually fixed every year during the JAMB policy meeting which this year is supposed to hold possibly in the months of August or September 2021. During such meetings, the minimum National UTME scores and other realistic institutional UTME scores will be approved. Also, other issues on the conduct of the examination and how to improve future examinations will also be discussed. 

Moreover, before such meetings, all degree awarding institutions, College of Education, Polytechnics, and Monotechnic, Innovative Enterprise Institution will have to submit their minimum scores to the board for approval. All these institutions submitted these documents in the month of June 2021. Click HERE to see the pdf version of the list from JAMB’s official website. From these submissions, the meeting will then agree on a minimum National score. For the year 2020, the minimum scores agreed on, were as follows:

  • 160 for degree awarding institutions;
  • 140 for ND awarding institutions;
  • 100 for NID and NCE awarding institutions etc.

From all speculations, I strongly believe that the cut-off mark for this year will be reduced due to the poor performance of candidates. Since over 80% of candidates who sat for the examination scored below JAMB expectations.  


The window for change of institution or course for prospective candidates who wish to is still open.  Such changes can only be done in JAMB offices or CBT centers nationwide. This probably is due to the nature of registration this year. However, I will advise all candidates to patiently wait for the official release of the cut-off mark before making any changes.

On the other hand, is your JAMB score of great margins with your intending course of choice? Then, I will advise you have an optional course to change to as PLAN B. For instance, the course, Medicine and Surgery is one of the most competitive in Nigerian Universities today. Every year, over 3000 candidates apply for it in most Universities, and such schools can only admit at most 120 candidates. Now I think you see what we are talking about! If you applied for that course in such a school, and score 250 and below, you should know that you have little chance of being admitted. It will be wise to change to other related courses like pharmacy, physiology, biochemistry anatomy etc. which I know will have lesser cut off mark. Always be wise and attentive to information, as you wait for the release of the approved cut off mark. 


As an intending student, you are expected to be adequately acquainted with the Institution you applied to be admitted into. We live in an information age, all Institutions have website. So do yourself much favour in making research about the school you applied. Check for informations on their previous years admission. This will give you clear insight on what’s required to gain admission into the school, faculty or department you desired to be admitted. Don’t be a novice, so as not to waste another year at home. Remember, information is the key to being a step ahead. If you are not informed, you will definitely be deformed. So be sure to cling to a group to be informed accordingly.  Join our Facebook group for instant updates on your admissions.

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In conclusion, just like the wise King Solomon in the holy book said:

The swift does not always have the race, nor do those with knowledge always have success

Ecc. 9:11

Your chances of being admitted into any University does not depend on if you score very high or score low in your JAMB UTME examination. All you need is to get the right information in other to make the right and favourable decisions at the right time, before it becomes too late.

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July 23, 2021

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