How To Calculate JAMB and Departmental Cut Off Mark 2021 (Updated)

How To calculate jAMB and Departmental cut off mark for 2021/2023 session – This is for all universities, polytechnics, and college of education, how their cutoff mark is calculated with JAMB and O’Level for all departments.

Also, read; Latest Jamb Cut off Marks for all schools

How To Calculate Jamb and  Departmental Cut Off Mark.

Now here’s the gist, the departmental cut off mark is calculated based on these steps I’ll be listing below and we’ll do a practical example on how exactly this works.

The number of sittings for O’Level:

The first thing we’ll consider is the number of sittings a candidate is using. Please do take note of every section.

For One Sitting candidates, automatically it’s a 10(ten) Marks, While if he’s to be using Two Sittings, that’s a total of 3(three) Marks. Meanwhile, it’s the total marks obtainable for O’Level is 10 Marks. Here, candidates with one sitting are always of the advantage as this will boost their marks.

O’Level Result Grades Of 5 subjects.

Another thing to consider on calculating the JAMB and the departmental cut off mark is the grades of 5major O’Level result which is represented from A1 to F9, each carrying different points as well.

Also, read; How to upload O’Level result to JAMB portal

A1- 6marks

B2, B3 = 4marks

C4, C5, C6 = 3marks

While the Total marks obtainable is 30marks, at the same time, the grade a candidate has here will be of advantage.

JAMB UTME Score Grades

This is another major factor in calculating JAMB and departmental cut off marks as originally if you didn’t have a higher score here, gaining admission into any university is on edge although, Some universities don’t mind low JAMB grades.

Now let’s dive in, The total mark obtainable for JAMB is 60marks ranging from a particular mark, which is listed below;

180-185 = 20marks

186 – 190 = 21marks

191 – 195 = 22marks

196 – 200 = 23 marks

201 – 205 = 24marks

206 – 210 = 25 marks

211 – 215 = 26 marks

216 – 220 = 27 marks

221 – 225 = 28 marks

226 – 230 = 29 marks

231 – 235 = 30 marks 

236 – 240  = 31 marks 

241 – 245 = 32 marks

246 – 250 = 33 marks

251 – 300 = 34 – 43 marks

300 – 400 = 44 – 60 marks

Having known the above JAMB score grading, and how JAMB score are graded in their respective marks.

Now we’ll take a practical example of how JAMB and departmental cut off marks are calculated for all schools.

How JAMB and Departmental Cutoff marks are Calculated

Let’s take for instance;

Wole is a boy and he had 244 in his JAMB which is = 32 marks. And he wants to study Mechanical Engineering.

Which he also had One sitting of O’Level result = 10 marks

In his O’Level result, he had 1 A, 2 Bs and 2Cs = 6 + 8 + 6 = 20marks, to break it down;

1 A = 1 x 6 = 6marks

2 Bs = 2 x 4 (or 4+4)= 8 marks

2Cs = 2 x 3 (or 3+3) = 6marks

Now, Wole has a total O’Level score of 20marks

Calculating it with his Jamb score will go thus;

Aggregate = Jamb score + Numbers of sittings + O’Level Grades score.

Which will be; 32 + 10 + 20 = 62 marks

So Wole has an aggregate of 62 marks, having said this he’ll have to wait for his School to release its cut off mark.

When his school finally releases her cutoff mark and the cutoff mark for engineering was placed at 60marks, Automatically, Woke is qualified to be given admission into the school.

Analyze your mark obtained in JAMB

Now let’s dive in, The total mark obtainable for JAMB is 60marks ranging from a particular mark, which is listed above;

Analyze your obtainable score in O’Level

Another thing to consider on calculating the JAMB and the departmental cut off mark is the grades of 5major O’Level result which is represented from A1 to F9, each carrying different points as well.

Arriving at your Aggregate score

Wole is a boy and he had 244 in his JAMB which is = 32 marks. And he wants to study Mechanical Engineering.

Conclusion.

Candidates will now be invited for screening exercise which will not require any written examination (post UTME) or oral as candidates are expected to come along with their O level results not lower than 6 credits, original JAMB result, and other documents which will be mentioned by the school.

Yeah!  I hope I have been able to expatiate the topic on how to calculate JAMB and departmental cut off marks for all schools. If you have any questions, you can drop it in the comment section and I’ll be ready to reply Asap.

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  1. I scored 58.63 in the Lasu post utme screening and I want to study Philosophy. Can I be considered for admission?

    1. Yes you can be considered for admission! If there's anything else you would like to know please do contact us..

  2. When will Laspotech and Lasu start giving admission?

  3. Quadri Abdulhamidi

    Please how can I calculate unilorin admission cutoff mark

  4. Quadri Abdulhamidi

    What are the criteria for gaining admission into unilorin for God’s sake please

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    I need information to know wen unizik will sell there form please help

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  6. Pls when is unizik form being released

  7. Princess chiamaka

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    Pls keep me updated
    What’s the cut off mark for economics UI
    I got 272 will it be possible

  8. Pls what are the criteria for admission in OAU?

  9. I scored 176 in jamb can I stand the chance of getting admission into Rivers state university and also Niger Delta university
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  10. Pls u have 188 can i study microbiology in eksu

    1. No, consider changing to a less competitive course

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