UNIBEN Departmental Cutoff Marks For 2020/2021 Academic Session

UNIBEN Departmental Cutoff Marks For 2020/2021: Information reaching me now shows that the University Of Benin (UNIBEN) has release her departmental cutoff marks for 2019/2020 academic session. Notice on the just released UNIBEN departmental cutoff marks was made to the general public via the university’s official website (www.uniben.edu). In light of this, students who applied for admission in UNIBEN this year are strongly advised to go through the cutoff mark given below.

UNIBEN departmental cutoff mark is out

For those who do not know what UNIBEN departmental cutoff mark is all about; UNIBEN cutoff marks are the official marks or scores published by the management of UNIBEN for admitting students into the various faculties in the institution. Thus, if you are not able to meet up to the mark given by the school for the year, it is most likely that you will not be admitted.

For more information on the different between University Cutoff Marks and JAMB General cutoff mark for universities, kindly watch the video below. Trust me; you will love it.

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Is UNIBEN Departmental cutoff mark for 2020/2021 out?

No! The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has not yet release her 2020/2021 departmental cutoff marks to the general public. However, I strongly believe that the cutoff marks for this session will be out before the end of September 2020 if the current pandemic and lockdown ends before then.

On this notice, if you want to be informed when UNIBEN cutoff mark will be out, kindly subscribe to our newsletter below this post. Alternatively, keep checking this page to know when the cutoff mark will be out. We promise to let you know immediately the cutoff mark for 2020/2021 session is released.

JAMB cutoff mark for UNIBEN

Following the recently held JAMB policy meeting with all the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that the official cutoff mark for all the universities in Nigeria is 160. This is the generally accepted cutoff mark for admission into all the private, federal and state government owned universities. Consequently, before candidates seeking admission into the university this year can gain admission, they must have scored, at least, 160 in the just concluded 2020 JAMB examination.

Below is a Twitter confirmation of the above:

In light of the above, UNIBEN JAMB cutoff mark for 2020 is 160. This is the official requirement to qualify for UNIBEN post UTME examination and admission through JAMB CAPS for 2020. Therefore, anyone who does not score 160 or above in JAMB 2020/2021 examination, may not be able to gain admission into UNIBEN this session.

UNIBEN Departmental Cutoff Marks For 2019/2020 Academic Session

UNIBEN Cutoff mark is out


  • Animal and environmental biology – 50
  • Geology – 55
  • Microbiology – 60
  • Chemistry – 55             
  • Biochemistry – 50
  • Botany – 50
  • Mathematics – 50
  • Physics – 50
  • Science laboratory technology – 55
  • Industrial chemistry – 55


  • Agric Economics – 55
  • Agric Extension – 55
  • Animal science – 50
  • Fisheries – 50
  • Crop science – 50
  • Forestry and wild life – 50
  • Soil science – 50


  • English and Lit. Studies – 60
  • Theatre Art – 50
  • Linguistics – 50
  • Mass communication – 60
  • Religious studies – 50
  • Fine and Applied Arts – 55
  • French – 50
  • Philosophy – 50
  • History and inter. Studies – 50


  • Anatomy – 60
  • Medical Biochemistry – 60
  • Medicine and Surgery – 70
  • Nursing – 60
  • Pharmacology – 60
  • Physiology – 60


  • Library and information science – 50
  • ESAM – 50
  • Economics education – 50
  • Business education – 50
  • Computer education – 50
  • English education – 50
  • Political science education – 5o
  • Social science education (social studies) – 50


  • Law – 70


  • Accountancy – Business administration 55
  • Banking and finance – 55
  • Insurance – 50


  • Pharmacy – 65


  • Business administration – 55
  • Economics – 55
  • Geography and regional planning – 50
  • Political science – 55
  • Sociology – 50
  • Social works – 50

How to calculate UNIBEN aggregate score

To calculate UNIBEN aggregate score, it is worthwhile to note that both your JAMB and post UTME must be considered. Consequently, UNIBEN aggregate is the average of your score in JAMB UTME examination and Post UTME examination/screening.

Below is the formula for calculating UNIBEN aggregate:

Jamb score/8 + Post UTME score/2

Now, let’s take for instance, if Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka scored 300 in the just concluded JAMB UTME examination and 80 in his Post UTME Examination, below is how to calculate his UNIBEN aggregate.

Step 1: For JAMB, 300/8 = 37.5%

Step 2: For Post UTME, 80/2 = 40%

Step 3: Finally, his aggregate will be 40% + 37.5% = 77.5%

From the above calculations, the aggrgate of Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka is 77.5.

If your aggregate is up to the cutoff mark for your course provided above, then you will definitely be offered admission to study your dream course. But it is essential to know that UNIBEN also has other admission requirements for UTME and Direct Entry candidates in 2020. Check here to see UNIBEN UTME/Direct Entry Admission Requirements


It is important to know that UNIIBEN will not only consider departmental marks when offering admission to aspirants. Aside the cutoff marks given above, candidates must meet the requirements highlighted below:

  • Candidates must score at lease 5 (five) credits in their O’level result before they will be offered admission. O’level result here may be WAEC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB result.
  • Candidates must make UNIBEN their first choice of institution to be offered admission.
  • Candidates must also take part in UNIBEN post UTME screening and must do excellently well in the examination to be offered admission.

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Yeah! There you have UNIBEN departmental cutoff mark for 2019/2020 academic session. Remember to always check back on this page to know when UNIBEN will release her 2020/2021 departmental cutoff mark.

In my view, it is advisable to apply for a change of course if your score is far lower than the stipulated cutoff mark for your course. However, if your cutoff mark is not too far from the cutoff mark given above, just keep calm and wait. You might still be offered admission into the university eventually.

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