Jamb 2021 Score That Guarantees Admission

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What Jamb score do I need to get admitted into the University or Polytechnic to Study Law, Medicine, Physical Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Accounting, Agriculture, Mass Comm, Education, Management, Business Admin…? So many candidates have been asking me this question.

You may also ask, “If I score between 180, 199, 200, 229, 250, 270 in Jamb 2021…… Can I gain admission with this Score? Jamb Score which Guarantees Admission Into Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges depends on your course, choice of school, and assumption that you will do very well in Post UTME.

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With the introduction of Post UTME, Jamb Score can only help you when it is extremely high. For most schools, Jamb is 50% while Post UTME is 50%. To get the 50% means a score of 400/400 in Jamb.

For such schools, a Score of 250 in Jamb means you already have 31.25%. If you’re able to get 40% (Post UTME Score divided by 2) in Post UTME, then 31.2% + 40% = 71.25 Post UTME Score and it is a good aggregate score.

If many candidates who apply to study the same course as you score above 250 in Jamb, then Post UTME and Catchment area becomes the major admission factor. Continue reading for more information…


I have heard people say that with a Jamb Score of 250 you are Automatically Admitted to study any course. I am sure that it did not originate from Jamb or any school.

You can score 250 and still not be admitted. On the other hand, you can score 180 in Jamb and still gain admission. There are many factors that determine who gains admission.

Best Score In Jamb 2021 To Gain Admission

The Jamb score you need to gain admission is determined by five factors.

  • Performance of students in Jamb Results.
  • Nature of Your course.
  • Competition of the course in your choice University.
  • Number of students to be admitted.
  • Admission Factors: Merit, Catchment and Educationally less developed States.

I will now explain each factor above and how they determine what you need to score in Jamb for sure admission.

1. Performance of Other Jamb Candidates:

The higher the performance of students in Jamb, the higher the cut off the mark. This is one reason we cannot easily predict Jamb cut-off until results are out.

As more people pass Jamb, a lot of candidates will be qualified for Post UTME. The Post UTME Cut off mark for schools also go up.

The more candidates pass in Jamb and post UTME, the higher the general, faculty and departmental cut off of Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

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2. Nature of Your Course:

Hotcake Courses in Nigeria like Medicine And Surgery, Pharmacy, Engineering, Law, Accounting and so on require you to get a higher Jamb score.

However, newer and less competitive courses like entrepreneurship, mathematics, etc require a relatively low Jamb UTME score. This is because only a few candidates apply to study such courses in the universities.

If you are not extremely intelligent, your best bet is to study courses that so many persons don’t apply for. With this, it is very easy for you to gain admission once.

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3. Competition of Course in A Choice School:

Some schools are known to be good in some courses. Because of this, the demand for it in that particular school gets higher than in other schools.

For example, FUTO, UI, UNIBEN, etc are known to be good at Engineering, AAU is known for Law and Uniben for Pharmacy (Since they offer a doctor of Pharmacy certificate). You will expect the cut-off mark for those courses in these schools to be higher than it is in other citadels of learning.

4. Number of Students to be Admitted:

The higher the carrying capacity of a University, the more they are willing to admit. This will increase the chance of being admitted with a relatively low score.

Some Universities admit over ten thousand candidates while others admit even below four thousand candidates.

5. Nigerian Admission Factors:

Admission factors such as Merit, Catchment and Educationally less developed States determine the Jamb score you need to be admitted. Cut off for merit is usually the highest. With a relatively low score, you can be admitted based on Educationally less developed State and catchment.

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Exact Jamb Score To Gain Admission

Although the above factors are responsible for the Jamb score you need to be sure of admission, yet we have studied the cut-off curve over time.

  1. With a score above 250 to 280, You have a chance of being admitted to study a competitive course.
  2. With a Jamb score of 200 to 250, You have a chance of getting a moderately competitive course.
  3. A score of 290+ should guarantee you admission to study any course.

Introducing Post UTME 2021

If post UTME holds, then, it is good news to those who are not able to get up to the Jamb scores listed above. A very high post UTME score will boost your low Jamb score (so long you score above the general cut off mark). Continue reading about post UTME here.

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