It is no longer news that the JAMB cutoff Mark for the 2024 academic session has been officially released and very soon Post UTME and other school activities will commence fully.

Nevertheless, the main aim of coming up with this well-composed article is to answer the various questions that have been coming from friends and relatives. Some of the questions include ‘How do I calculate the jamb departmental cut-off mark? What are my chances of getting Admission in 2024? and How to Calculate Average Score.

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Before we proceed to enlighten you on how to calculate jamb and departmental cut-off marks for 2024 admission, we must inform you that many Nigerian Universities have released their Cut off marks and you can check them out Here.

What is The Meaning of Cut-Off Mark?

We have been discussing the cut-off mark but it may surprise you to know that not everyone knows the true meaning.

Cut off mark is a minimum score that a student must not score below to stand the chances of being admitted into any Nigerian educational institution. All Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges, and others have their JAMB cut-off marks, Post UTME cut-off marks for schools and departments.

Most Federal Universities in Nigeria have their JAMB cut-off mark set at 200, though that doesn’t imply that if you score up to 200 or above you will be admitted. That is the reason we have come up with this article to show you calculate jamb departmental cut-off marks and others to ascertain if you stand the chance of being admitted into the University or other Nigerian educational institutions.

Apart from JAMB, the DEPARTMENTAL CUT OFF is the only cut-off mark that qualifies you for admission into an educational institution in Nigeria.

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How To Calculate Departmental Cut-Off Marks

There are three (3) methods that Educational Institutions in Nigeria use to Calculate Departmental Cut Off Marks and we explain them below.


Before we begin to show you the first method, we must inform you that all Institutions do not have the same cut-off mark; as they each have their different departmental cut-off for each course which they may likely change with the changing academic session.

For instance, you are aspiring for law in UNIPORT and they have their departmental cut-off for studying law set at 77.

So, let’s assume you scored 68 points in Post UTME and 260 in jamb since post UTME and JAMB are over 100 and  400 respectively.

So, let’s carry out the exercise and see if you are qualified to study law at the University of Port Harcourt.

1). First of all, you will have to divide your post UTME score by 2 which is 68/2=34

and your jamb score by 8 which is 260/8=32.5

Add the two answers together which will be something like this  32.5+34=66.5

The exercise above shows that the aspiring Uniport candidate is not qualified to study law at Uniport despite having a good score.

So, the formula for calculating your departmental cut-off mark for all schools with this method is to divide your jamb score by 8 and post UTME score by 2.

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The second method is slightly different from the first.  The second method requires both your post UTME, jamb, and o level grades to calculate your departmental cut-off mark.

Most schools like the University of Lagos that use this type of method to calculate are usually too demanding.

There are things you need to note such as;

*. You will Divide your JAMB score by 8 as usual.
*. The total marks which are obtainable in post-UTME 20.19
*. Your o-level grades are over 30. Below is how to calculate your O level result.

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How To Calculate Your O Level Grade

First of all, don’t forget that institutions only require five subjects from you which include Maths and English. Please note that most institutions that consider only five o-level subjects have the A1 equal to 6 points. This means if you can score 5A”s in the compulsory o level subjects, then you have already had 30 marks.

A1 = 6 points
B2 = 5 points
B3 = 4 points
C4= 3 points
C5 = 2 points
C6 = 1 points

Let’s assume for instance you choose Banking/Finance in UNIBEN and their cut of mark is 70. See how to calculate with the second method below.

For instance, your JAMB score was 260 while you score 12 for post UTME and have 3A”s 1 B3 AND C5. See how to calculate it below:

  • Your Jamb -> 260/8=32.5
  • Your WAEC result (3A”S equals to 3×6=18 +B3=4 + C5=2)

Note: Unlike the first method, you don’t need to divide the post UTME score by two for this category.

Now, let us add up everything…


Any student who gains admission into a University using this kind of method, such student certainly has a good ‘O’ level result.

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The third method happens to be the easiest method and the most preferred by most Nigerian students. This method doesn’t require students to write post UTME, it centers around pure screening

The only two things that will be required of you are your JAMB as well as your ‘O’ level result. Unlike others where you have departmental cut-off marks, this method doesn’t require any departmental cut-off marks, but the higher your JAMB score, the higher your chances of being admitted into the institution. Some of the Universities that employ this method include the University of Abuja, FUOYE, and others.


This is where we will close the curtain on this topic which shows you how to calculate the jamb departmental cut-off mark 2024.

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  • Hi to every one, the contents existing at this site are truly awesome for people experience,
    well, keep up the nice work fellows.

  • Pls can gain admission into ibadan poly with 185 and I want to mass communication is it possible

    • Yes, it’s possible depending on your performance during the aptitude test [or how good your O’Level results are]

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