JAMB Cut Off Mark For Nursing In Nigeria

Recently, one of the questions candidates seeking admission to study nursing ask is – what is the JAMB cut-off mark for nursing? Nursing is one of the competitive courses to study in any Nigerian institution because it is lucrative.

And since schools offering the course always receive many applications, the cut-off mark is always more than 200 in JAMB for most universities.

To answer the question above, candidates must understand that they must score nothing less than 200 in JAMB UTME.

Suppose you are seeking admission into schools like the University of Ibadan (UI), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Benin (UNIBEN), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), University of Nigeria (UNN), University of Jos (UNIJOS) etc.. In that case, you must be ready to score high in JAMB UTME.

Read: Nursing admission requirements

Nursing is one of the courses in the faculty of medical science at the university, and it is very competitive. It is its competitiveness that makes the cut-off mark high.


Even though the JAMB cut-off mark for nursing is 200 for the best universities in Nigeria, scoring 200 may not give you admission to study nursing.

You must aim at scoring at least 250 for your chances to be high. Please don’t get me wrong; if your score exceeds 200, you can still write Post UTME. However, the probability of securing admission is low.

In every admission year, the school will release the minimum mark for all courses after JAMB has released the official minimum score for all institutions in the country. This minimum mark released by the university you select in JAMB UTME will qualify you to write the school PUTME.

After the screening test, the school will release the test results. This screening test score, UTME score, and O’level result will be used to adjudicate whether candidates will be offered admission.

Then, the departmental cut-off mark will be released based on the aggregate score in JAMB, Post-UTME, and O’level. This mark is subject to change yearly and is determined based on the student’s overall performance.

For any candidate to be offered admission into nursing, you must have a minimum score of 250 and a target of 75% or above on the screening test to have an edge.

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