JAMB Cut Off Mark for Petroleum Engineering 2023/2024. The Joint Admission ans Matriculation Board has released the cut off mark for petroleum and Gas engineering for all institutions. Read the information below to get the full details.
JAMB Cut Off Mark for Petroleum Engineering 2023/2024
Petroleum engineering is a field of engineering concerned with the activities related to the production of Hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. Exploration and production are deemed to fall within the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry.
What is the JAMB score for Petroleum Engineering?
JAMB Cut off Mark for Petroleum Engineering that Guarantees Admission
A JAMB score of 260 or higher is considered good enough to secure admission to study Petroleum Engineering at any university in Nigeria. With a JAMB score of 260 and above, your chances of being admitted to study Petroleum Engineering at a university of your choice are promising, approximately 70%.
The reasons behind this will be explained when I discuss how universities calculate the aggregate score for admission shortly.
What subjects do you need to study Petroleum Engineering?
How to Calculate Your Aggregate Score for Petroleum Engineering
Different universities (federal, state, and private) use various methods to compute the aggregate score for admission into the Petroleum Engineering department. Some universities consider both JAMB and Post UTME scores (e.g., the University of Benin), while others factor in JAMB and O’ level results (e.g., Ambrose Alli University). Some universities, like the University of Lagos, consider JAMB, Post UTME, and O’ level results to calculate the admission aggregate.
Regardless of the calculation method used by your chosen university, your JAMB score always carries the most weight, accounting for 50% of the total mark. To calculate your average score for Petroleum Engineering:
- For schools using JAMB and Post UTME: Divide your JAMB score by 8, and your Post UTME score by 2. The sum of these two scores will give you your total average.
- For schools using JAMB, Post UTME, and O’ level: Divide your JAMB score by 8, then add 30% of your Post UTME score and 20% of your O’ level score to make up the remaining 50%.
Based on the calculation pattern above, it is evident that your JAMB score carries the most weight. Hence, a high JAMB score is crucial for admission into competitive courses like Petroleum Engineering.
For instance, if you scored 260 in JAMB, dividing it by 8 would give you 32.5. The departmental cut off mark for Petroleum Engineering is usually not less than 60 in most universities. Therefore, with a JAMB score of 260, you only need to put in moderate effort to achieve the required cut off mark.