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UNIBEN Departmental Cutoff Marks For 2021/2022 Academic Session

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UNIBEN Departmental Cutoff Marks For 2021/2022: Information reaching me now shows that the University Of Benin (UNIBEN) has release her departmental cutoff marks for 2020/2021 academic session. Notice on the just released UNIBEN departmental cutoff marks was made to the general public via the university’s official website ( In light of this, students who applied for admission in UNIBEN this year are strongly advised to go through the cutoff mark given below.

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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 Cutoff Mark for 2021/2022 Out?

The answer is no! The University of Benin (Also known as UNIBEN) has not yet released her cutoff marks for 2021/2022 academic session. It is imperative to note that this university has not been releasing her cutoff for some years now. Thus, it is likely that no official cutoff mark will be released this year too.

Nonetheless, based on the way the university has been offering admission in the past few years, we have been able to compile the required cutoff mark any student must get to gain admission into certain departments. Kindly scroll this page to see.

Note that the cutoff marks below are not officially from the university of Benin because the school does not have a specific cutoff mark for now. The cutoff marks below was compiled by us to give you a clear view of what is expected from every faculty or department in the institution.

JAMB Cutoff Mark for UNIBEN (2021/2022)

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 180. 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, 180 in the just concluded 2021 JAMB examination.

Below is a Twitter confirmation of the above:

In light of the above, UNIBEN JAMB cutoff mark for 2021 is 180. This is the official requirement to qualify for UNIBEN post UTME examination and admission through JAMB CAPS for 2021. Therefore, anyone who does not score 180 or above in JAMB 2020/2021 examination, may not be able to gain admission into UNIBEN this session.

General UNIBEN Cutoff Marks For 2021/2022 Academic Session

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  • 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

Can I change my course to another course?

Absolutely yes! If your cutoff mark is far below the requirement for your dream course and you wish to change to another course, UNIBEN allows you to change your course to another course.

To apply for the University of Benin’s change of course form, I highly recommend you visit the school’s website frequently as all information concerning it will be post any moment from the day when their departmental cutoff marks were released.

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What to do if your cutoff mark is lower than required

Well, if your cutoff mark is lower than the cutoff mark for your course, I encourage you to, first and foremost, keep calm. If your score is slightly different from the one mentioned above, then chances are that you will be admitted through the university’s supplementary admission list.

On the other hand, if you cutoff mark is far below the required cutoff mark, there are two options available to you. One is to change your course to another one. Alternatively, you can check out my articles on what to do with low jamb score for more information.


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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In conclusion, now that you know the cutoff mark for your course of study in UNIBEN, it is wise you study hard to meet this score. Remember that UNIBEN is a federal school are the university is very competitive. What that actually means is that; you must do exceptionally well for you to gain admission into the school.

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