Know If Your Jamb UTME Score Will Guarantee/Get You Admission Into Any Tertiary Institution (University, Polytechnics And College of Education) In Nigeria- So many candidates keep asking this same question every year that Jamb conduct their examination saying “What Jamb score do I need to get admission/admitted into my first choice University and to study my first choice course?”.
The idea of jamb candidates and some individual saying “I score **** in my Jamb UTME result I will gain admission into the university”, it is not real true. Your Jamb score is not a Guarantee that you have gained admission.
Some people will say what is your jamb score “230 or 240 or 250 or 280” ok you will have an automatic admission with your score. On a layman’s view, the score is good for admission, but jamb never said that. Your Jamb is one of the factors that will gain you admission into the tertiary institution.
You gaining admission are dependent on:
1. Jamb Admission Factors: Merit, Catchment and Educationally less developed States
- 1 1. Jamb Admission Factors: Merit, Catchment and Educationally less developed States
- 2 2. Your choice of course
- 3 3. Performance of the student in the current Jamb
- 4 4. Yearly Admission quota
- 5 5. Course competition
- 6 6. Tertiary Institution rating
- 7 SO YOU NEED JAMB SCORE OF ABOUT
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This was one of the factors that can gain you admission into the university or polytechnics or college of education.
Now that there is no longer Post UTME, Jamb have introduced the O’level rating as an admission criteria for score so if you score 250 and you have a low O’level rating it will also affect your gaining admission.
2. Your choice of course
I bet you 60 – 70% of the candidates that applied for the current Jamb choose higher rated course like Medicine and surgery, economics, Accounting, pharmacy, engineering, Nursing, Banking and Finance, etc and neglect other smaller course. So you see that your change of gaining admission is reducing gradually. CLICK HERE MORE
3. Performance of the student in the current Jamb
The overall performance of students in the current Jamb can also affect your admission, the higher the performance, the higher Jamb set its cut off mark.
4. Yearly Admission quota
The larger the learning facilities of an institution the larger the number of student that will be admitted e.g if an institution capacity is 7,000 student and the number of registered candidate that choose the institution or scored Jamb average mark are 15,000 applicants, it will also affect the admission gaining of some student despite their Jamb score.
5. Course competition
The competition in course in the university can affect your chance of gaining admission. For instance Uniport is good in Medicine and surgery, may people will like apply for medicine and surgery in Uniport thereby increasing the cut off mark three times that of jamb average cut off.
6. Tertiary Institution rating
Rating of tertiary institutions increase the number of candidates that will apply to be admitted, for example Nekede and Auchi Polytechnics are rated high in terms of studying, if this is so about 70 -79% of candidate will choose either of the Polytechnic which will might make the institution to increase its cut off mark.
SO YOU NEED JAMB SCORE OF ABOUT
- 240+, you stand a chance of getting moderately competitive course.
- 270, stand chance of being admitted to study a competitive course.
- 280+ should guarantee you admission to study any course
Note even if you didn’t score up to the above scores, don’t worry or panic, in as much as you score up to the Jamb overall average make you still have a chance of gaining admission. Your might be from less number of student in your course of study e.g Agriculture, Education course etc they don’t have much applicant. Also from your O’level rating can boost you up and some of the factors listed above can act on your favour.