The University of Benin cut off mark for JAMB 2024/2025

The University of Benin cut off mark for JAMB 2024/2025

The University of Benin (commonly known as UNIBEN) is a Nigerian public research university located in Benin City, Edo State. The institution was founded in 1970 and is among those owned and operated by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Like other universities, UNIBEN has an admission criterion based on several factors. One of these is the University of Benin cut off mark, designed to decide who gets admitted into the institution.

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The University of Benin is a Nigerian public research university located in Benin City, Edo State. Photo:, @Andrea Piacquadio, @University of Benin (modified by author)
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The cut-off mark is primarily based on students’ performance in particular examinations. Those above the cut-off mark are typically given preference over those who have met the exact mark.

The University of Benin cut off mark for 2024/2025

According to the admission policy, there are three cut-off marks a prospective student must meet to get admitted to UNIBEN. These are the post-UTME eligibility score, the JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) cut off mark, and the UNIBEN departmental cut off mark.

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UNIBEN JAMB cut off mark

This is the minimum JAMB score required of any candidate who wishes to gain admission to UNIBEN. The university accepts candidates who score 200 and above in their JAMB UTME.

UNIBEN post-UTME eligibility

Post-UTME stands for Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. It is a written exam taken by JAMB applicants before university admission but after the UTME.

The University of Benin sets the post-UTME cut-off mark based on the scores obtained by candidates in the UTME. To be eligible to write the University of Benin prequalification examination, candidates must have achieved a minimum score of 200 marks in the UTME.

Following the PUTME, candidates who attain a minimum score of 50 per cent may be considered for admission, subject to the specific cut-off marks determined by the individual departments within the university.

Here are additional post-UTME eligibility requirements:

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  • One must have chosen UNIBEN as their first-choice university when registering for the UTME.
  • One must have a minimum of 5 ‘O’ level credit passes at NECO, SSCE, WASCE, or GCE.
  • One must be at least 16 years old.

University of Benin departmental cut off mark

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University of Benin sets the post-UTME cut-off mark based on the scores obtained by candidate. Photo:, @Filipe Sabino
Source: UGC

The university has not yet released the departmental cut-off mark for the 2024/2025 admission period. This is the second minimum score that determines whether a student is admitted to UNIBEN.

The mark is purely based on the department and specific course chosen by a student. The departmental cut off mark is not static but is influenced by several factors.

The candidates’ general performance

The general performance of candidates aspiring to pursue a particular course in a given year plays a great role in determining the departmental cut off point. When the performance is good, the cut off mark is high. The final mark is derived from two figures.

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  • NABTEB/NECO/WAEC grade points from the subjects relevant to the course.
  • An average of the post-UTME score and the JAMB score

Admission quota

Every department at UNIBEN has an admission quota allocated by the NUC (Nigerian University Commission). For example, if the admission quota for Banking and Finance is 50 students, that department will not accept additional students for admission regardless of their score.

In such a case, the department will admit students on merit, starting with the best candidate upto the point where the quota is exhausted.

Catchment area

Just like every other federal university in Nigeria, UNIBEN favours candidates who come from the institution’s catchment area. Currently, there are five states listed under UNIBEN’s catchment area. This means that students from these states will be given preference over those from outside the states.

The five states are Edo State, Akwa-Ibom State, Bayelsa State, Delta State, and Rivers State.

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What is University of Benin cut off mark for JAMB postgraduate?

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University of Benin offers various postgraduate courses. Photo:, @Polina Zimmerman
Source: UGC

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) doesn't publish a general cut-off mark for JAMB for postgraduate programs. Unlike undergraduate programs, postgraduate admission at UNIBEN is based on individual program requirements and merit.

This means that each program has its own specific cut-off mark for both JAMB and the university's postgraduate entrance examination. To gain admission for a postgraduate programme, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Obtained at least five (5) ordinary-level credits in WASC, NECO, GCE or their equivalent.
  • Must be holders of undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in a discipline relevant to the programme to which they wish to apply.
  • Only applicants with the NYSC discharge, exemption or exclusion certificate will be allowed to be cleared into the university's postgraduate programmes.
  • An entrance examination may or may not be required, depending on the course of study

What is the University of Benin cut off mark for medicine and surgery?

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According to the admission policy, the University of Benin cut off mark for JAMB for medicine is 200. This is the general cut off mark. The College of Medical Sciences at UNIBEN sets its departmental mark, which may be higher.

What is UNIBEN cut off mark for engineering?

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) sets a general cut-off mark of 200 for all courses. However, for highly competitive programs such as engineering, the specific cut-off mark is typically higher.

Therefore, the UNIBEN cut off mark for computer engineering course is expected to exceed 200. For detailed information on the departmental cut-off marks for different engineering courses, it is advisable to contact the Faculty of Engineering directly for clarification.

The University of Benin courses

UNIBEN cut off mark for all courses. These cut off marks are always set by the various departments. The University of Benin offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes under various faculties. Here is a look at the available courses.

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1. Faculty of Art

The Faculty of Art offers the following courses:

  • English and Literature Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • History and International Studies
  • Linguistics Studies
  • Students Art/Design Exhibition
  • Theatre Art
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy
  • Mass communication

2. Faculty of Agriculture

There are seven agriculture-related courses under this faculty.

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry &Wildlife
  • Soil Science

3. Faculty of Basic Medical Science

A nurse student
Nursing is among the available programmes at the University of Benin. Photo:, @Laura James
Source: UGC

The Faculty of Basic Medical Science offers various courses. UNIBEN cut off mark for nursing and other courses is 200. Students can choose to pursue any of the following:

  • Anatomy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nursing Science
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography and Radiation Science

4. Faculty of Dentistry

This faculty offers various courses. They are:

  • Restorative dentistry
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Periodontics Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery/Pathology
  • Oral Diagnosis and Radiology

5. Faculty of Education

The faculty houses many programmes especially at undergraduates level. The following are the available undergraduate and graduate academic programmes:

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  • Education Management
  • Education Economics
  • Education Political Science
  • Education Geography
  • Library and Information Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Planning

6. Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering offers five–year programmes with four intervening industrial training periods.

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Marin Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Production Engineering

7. Faculty of Environmental Sciences

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences currently has four programmes, which are:

  • Architecture
  • Estate Management
  • Geomatics (formerly called Surveying)
  • Quantity Surveying

8. Faculty of Law

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The departmental UNIBEN cut off mark for law programme is usually set above 200. Photo:, @ekaterina-bolovtsova
Source: UGC

There are four courses under this faculty. The departmental UNIBEN cut off mark for law programme is usually set above 200. You can choose to study any of the following:

  • Business Law
  • Public Law
  • Jurisprudence and International Law
  • Private and Property Law

8. Faculty of Life Sciences

There are seven courses under the Faculty of Life Sciences.

  • Animal and Environmental Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Optometry
  • Plant Biology and Biotechnology
  • Environmental Management and Toxicology
  • Science Laboratory Technology

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9. Faculty of Management Sciences

Here are the courses under this faculty.

  • Actuarial Science
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Insurance
  • Taxation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

10. Faculty of Pharmacy

The courses offered under this faculty include:

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology

11. Faculty of Physical Sciences

The Faculty of Physical Sciences offers the following courses.

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

12. Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers six courses. They are:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Geography and Regional Planning
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Works

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine offers the following medical-related courses.

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Child Health
  • Community Health
  • Haematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medicine (Internal)
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology (Morbid Anatomy)
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • Family Medicine

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Veterinary Medicine

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The University of Benin was founded in 1970. Photo:, @Pavel Danilyuk
Source: UGC

The available veterinary courses are:

  • Veterinary Obstetrics (Reproductive Diseases)
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Vet Pub Health and EPID
  • Vet Parasitology
  • Vet Pharma and Toxicology

The University of Benin cut off mark often changes slightly from year to year depending on factors described in this guide. It is essential to understand the JAMB, Post-UTME, and departmental cut off points for admission into UNIBEN. recently explored the Nigeria Police Academy school fees and training. The police is Nigeria’s primary law enforcement body. Those wishing to join the police force must pass through the Nigeria Police Academy.

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