JAMB 2020 Statistics; Majorly for JAMB Candidates




NOTE: JAMB result 2020 statistics is out since the results have been released it is wise to know your chances of getting admitted.

The statistics are below:


(JAMB UTME 2020).

The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has given a statistics of the performance of candidates in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination According to him, 2,906 candidates scored over 300 as against 4,683 in the 2018 results. He added that

57,579 candidates scored between 250 and 299 as against 64,120 in the 2018 results.

Further break down shows that,

366,757 candidates scored between 200 and 249, which he said is a significant improvement from the 2018 results.

361,718 candidates scored between 180 and 199 as against 325,152 in 2018, while 494,484 scored between 160 and 179 as against 455,898 last year.

410,844 candidates scored between 140 and 159 as against 346,825 recorded in 2018 while also 99,463 scored between 100 and 139 as against 64,712 in 2018.


Looking at this result, it is seen that people generally passed more in 2020 than in 2018 (of course except among the category of people that scored above 300 ).

Now, the question you should ask is, “ will admission be more tough/hard in 2020 compared to 2019” or others will say “will the cut off marks be lower or higher?”

Admission Might Be Tougher, Don’t Relent Yet

Some people might think that a score above 300 will guarantee them admission in 2020. Let me tell you, THAT IS TOTALLY NOT TRUE.

In case you don’t know, I scored above 200 in my first JAMB and I still didn’t reach the cut off mark for my course in IMSU.

Why? What Happened?

I was overconfident and didn’t prepare for the Post UTME at all.

Fortunately (yes fortunately), I didn’t pass the Post UTME and my course was changed to Chemistry on the school's portal and Jamb Caps.

Now, I have gotten the course I really want after my second UTME and I am happy where I am.

My point is, the JAMB statistics may not totally tell you what Post UTME will look like in 2020 .

Who knows?

The questions might be simpler, more people may pass the Post UTME (especially the persos that choose the same course with you).

In fact, some people that scored 30-40 marks below my first JAMB score got the course I had initially applied for because they worked hard for the Post UTME (and I didn’t). So study hard and don't forget to pay to God for grace.

If you have any question, use the comment section below.


The registrar, Prof. Oloyede also said that about 1,792,719 candidates sat for the exams, while 34,120 candidates had their results withheld for examination malpractice also.

15,145 results were withheld for further clarification.

He mentioned that some of the irregularities that marred the 2020 UTME include; multiple registration, manipulation of biometrics, impersonation and deliberate destruction of power sources during the examination .

He mentioned a case of some one registering 23 times for just a single examination.

He said that the many arrests has been made and so far 116 centres had been delisted for various infractions, saying that 18 of the 116 centres were previously sanctioned by the governing board of JAMB.


  • He finally assured institutions that the board is committed to sending biometrics and photo details of candidates to their various institutions for POST-UTME.
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