JAMB new guidelines 2020/2021, UTME and O’Level scores interpretations

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Contents of Jamb new guidelines 2020/2021

  • Jamb new guidelines 2020/2021
  • UTME results and interpretations
  • Even O’level results and interpretations

Jamb new guidelines 2020/2021 has been formulated by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The new guidelines for admission process were made by Jamb website following consultations with universities and other tertiary institutions in the country.

The new admission process would work for candidates who wrote the examination and direct-entry, with the board explaining that universities would collect screening fees from candidates at the end of the admission process.

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The Jamb new Guidelines 2020/2021

  1. The adoption of CCTV cameras for all the CBT centres.
  2. The adoption of a single hall containing 250 functional desktop or laptop computer systems with extra 25 as backups. The computers must be minimum 15-inch screens and must be connected to robust computer server with the capacity to carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently.
  3. The adoption of cabled Local Area Network (LAN) and not wireless connectivity.
  4. The adoption of cubicles with a minimum length of 26 by 18 inches.
  5. There will be adequate security with a minimum of five technical personnel and a network engineer on site.
  6. Availability of backup power supply (power generating set of a minimum of 40KVA for a centre with 250 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two hours.
  7. All the centres should have a minimum of 250-capacity reception facility such as canopy with chairs.
  8. All the centres’ premises must be enclosed and must have adequate and functional air-conditioners. The centres must also have lighting, up-to-date antivirus and minimum of Windows 7, among others.

Who is eligible for Jamb screening?

According to Jamb, “Before a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been given provisional admission by JAMB. The JAMB admission checker portal is going to be opened soon for this process, so praying is all you can do now.”

JAMB stated that the point system where admission would depend on the point tally of the candidate means: “JAMB’s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year, your points tally will decide your faith.

“The points are evenly spread out between your O’level and JAMB results to provide a level playing field for all.

“In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 points, the exam could be NECO, WAEC, GCE etc, but any candidate who has two sittings only gets two points. So, this means that aspirants with only one result are at an advantage but only just.”

O”level scores and their interpretations

The better a candidates grades in O’level results the higher the marks allocations. See the interpretation below

A – 6 marks

B – 4 marks

C – 3 marks.

Also, see the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scores and their interpretation during the admission process.

A candidate with 180 – 200 will be allocated 20 – 23 points. This also means that a candidate with 180 – 185 gets 20 points, a candidate with 186 – 190 gets 21 points, stating further that the point system for direct entry will be released soon just as fees would still be charged for screening which has replaced the post UTME.

A candidate with 251 – 300 will be allocated 24 – 33 points

A candidate with 300 – 400 will be allocated 44-60 points as well as five JAMB results per point added.

Jamb statement on Screening charges by the University

Fees will still be charged for screening but it depends on the school as well

Electronic Payment Options for 2020 UTME 

These are the payment options for the coming UTME.

  1. Online Payment (Visa, Master & Verve cards)
  2. Point of Sale (POS)
  3. Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
  4. Quick Pay at the Bank
  5. Quick Teller

List of Participating Banks in Jamb 2020/2021

  1. Zenith Bank Plc
  2. First Bank Plc
  3. GT Bank Plc
  4. Access Bank
  5. Unity Bank Plc
  6. Union Bank Plc
  8. Skye Bank Plc
  9. Eco Bank Plc
  10. Sterling Bank Plc
  11. Jaiz Bank Plc
  12. Fidelity Bank Plc
  13. Heritage Bank Plc

Above are the JAMB new guidelines 2020/2021, UTME and O’Level scores interpretations


  1. I scored 135 in my JAMB but what i needed to be admitted into the university was 200 and above, then I was told by a friend to contact jamb helpline that he can automatically upgrade my score to 250 and also for processing of Admission to any of the university in Nigeria but will have to pay a fee which was very ok, then i did. Surprisingly when i logged in again, my score was really upgraded… its still like a dream. Here is his phone number if you want same :.(+2349053097239) 08142630659  

  2. I am glad Mr Mike help me to upgrade my result to 240 if you also want to upgrade your own kindly call him on 09039192247 from jamb head off abuja.

  3. Is there any policy that states that Jamb can is now written twice a year, Just like they did last year.

  4. please sir help me out with my score , I scored 161, sir help me out if can be upgraded to 190 or 200 I will prepare hard on screening

  5. My fellow students ignore any post promising to upgrade your UTME result,otherwise, you fall a victims of scam.Just read and pray hard to prefere yourselves for the forthcoming UTME.I wish you best of luck.

  6. pls sir i score 156 pls have mercy i want to study accounting at unilorin pls ooooo

  7. Pls sir i scored 188 can i get admission in uni ansu i want to study education political science

  8. Plz sir help me upgrade my scores to 250, i score 206 tnks this my no.07039314947

  9. my name eze future nkesi i have 214 but am not comfortable with the score caus am going for petroleum engineering pls sir help me no.08149121002

  10. pls sir help me upgrading my score, for de sake of God. i can nt do it on my self, dat is y God made u 2 be there. i score 184, i wnt to go 2ru fulokoja to study computer sci. pls sir help me.

  11. This Is a Very Important Information to all Jambites who scored below 180. From our database, we found out that there was a massive failure of Jamb this year, so due to this problem we are helping some students in upgrading their jamb result

  12. hello my fellow student that write jamb result…..my name is oluwatosi damilola my result was bad and i was sad and thinking on what am going to do

  13. HELLO
    My dear friends, brothers, and my sisters, I just want to use this opportunity to thank God for using this great man to pass my jamb Cbtxng man,


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