The JAMB cut off mark for Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria for most Universities is 200. It isn’t a surprise that the score is a little bit high even though the minimum mark by JAMB is 180 for all Nigerian Universities.
There are also some questions people ask that are related to this topic which I will give answers based on the available information.
- UNILORIN cut off mark for medicine and surgery
- UNIBEN cut off mark for medicine etc.
Many Universities like UI, UNILAG, UNIBEN, IMSU, OAU, UNN, ABU, LASU, UNILORIN, etc. prefers to peg their cut off mark for medicine and surgery at 200 because of the high volume of applications they received from students who want to study the course in the University.
In contrast, schools like LASU have their cut off mark for medicine to be 190.
However, meeting the JAMB cut off mark for medicine is not a guarantee that you will be offered admission to study the course. Your performance in the Post-UTME will determine whether you will be admitted or not.
In the real sense, scoring around 200–230 isn’t a fantastic mark that can give you the opportunity to study medicine and surgery. The reason is that you will need to score close to 90% in Post-UTME to balance the deficit of your JAMB result.
How Nigerian Universities calculate overall cut off mark for medicine
Most of the universities use WAEC result, JAMB result, and Post-UTME score to determine the overall cut off mark.
For example, UNILAG will divide your UTME result by 8, add it with the post-UTME score (which is over 30), and O’level which makes 20% of the mark. So this means you have to get an overall grade to be a medical student.
Finally, I do advise candidates seeking admission to having a minimum score of 250 in JAMB. This score will enable them to be in the race despite the competitiveness of the course.