UNIBEN Cut-Off Marks 2024/2025 For All Courses


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UNIBEN (University of Benin) is one of Nigeria’s most competitive federal universities. Its admission process is highly selective with cut-off marks set above the minimum UTME scores set by JAMB. Meeting the cut-off mark is the first line prospective students must cross to stand a chance of being admitted. But what exactly are these cut-off marks? How are they determined annually? Can they be influenced by other factors? This comprehensive article answers these questions and more.

Overview of UNIBEN Cut-Off Marks?

The University of Benin has set its cut-off mark at 200 for the 2024/2025 academic session. This means UNIBEN aspirants must score at least 200 in their UTME before they can qualify for UNIBEN’s post-UTME screening. Candidates who score below the set cut-off mark of 200 will not proceed to the next stage of admission screening, regardless of how exceptional they are in other areas. Only candidates who attain the minimum cut-off score will advance in the selective admission process at UNIBEN for the 2024/2025 admission exercise.

How UNIBEN’s Cut-Off Marks Are Determined

The following factors influence how UNIBEN’s cut-off marks are set each year:

● Number of applications received per department
● Available admission vacancies
● Competition level of the programs
● Minimum academic standards and entry requirements
● Performance of candidates in UTME/DE
● Quality of students targeted per department

UNIBEN Departmental Cut-Off Marks for 2023/2024

The table below shows the breakdown of the UNIBEN departmental cut-off marks for the 2023/2024 academic session:

FacultyCoursesCut-Off Marks
Faculty of AgricultureAgricultural Economics200
Faculty of AgricultureAgricultural Engineering210
Faculty of AgricultureAgricultural Science and Education200
Faculty of AgricultureAgriculture200
Faculty of AgricultureAnimal Science200
Faculty of AgricultureFisheries200
Faculty of AgricultureForestry and Wildlife200
Faculty of ArtsEnglish Language and Literature220
Faculty of ArtsFine Art/Fine and Applied Arts200
Faculty of ArtsFrench200
Faculty of ArtsHistory210
Faculty of ArtsInternational Studies and Diplomacy220
Faculty of ArtsLanguages and Linguistics200
Faculty of ArtsLinguistics/Edo200
Faculty of ArtsMass Communication230
Faculty of ArtsPhilosophy210
Faculty of ArtsReligious Studies200
Faculty of ArtsTheatre Arts200
Faculty of EducationEarly Childhood Education200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Biology200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Chemistry200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Computer Science200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Economics210
Faculty of EducationEducation and Edo Language200
Faculty of EducationEducation and English Language Literature210
Faculty of EducationEducation and French200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Geography200
Faculty of EducationEducation and History200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Integrated Science200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Mathematics200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Physics200
Faculty of EducationEducation and Political Science210
Faculty of EducationEducation and Religious Studies200
Faculty of EducationEducational Administration210
Faculty of EducationEducational Management200
Faculty of EducationGuidance and Counselling210
Faculty of EducationLibrary and Information Science200
Faculty of EducationSpecial Education200
Faculty of EducationComputer Science Education200
Faculty of EducationPrimary Education200
Faculty of EducationCurriculum Studies200
Faculty of EngineeringAgricultural Engineering210
Faculty of EngineeringChemical Engineering250
Faculty of EngineeringCivil Engineering240
Faculty of EngineeringComputer Engineering240
Faculty of EngineeringElectrical/Electronics Engineering250
Faculty of EngineeringIndustrial Engineering230
Faculty of EngineeringMarine Engineering240
Faculty of EngineeringMechanical Engineering240
Faculty of EngineeringMechatronics Engineering200
Faculty of EngineeringMetallurgical and Material Engineering200
Faculty of EngineeringPetroleum Engineering250
Faculty of Environmental SciencesArchitecture230
Faculty of Environmental SciencesBuilding200
Faculty of Environmental SciencesEstate Management210
Faculty of Environmental SciencesUrban and Regional Planning200
Faculty of Environmental SciencesGeography and Environmental Management200
Faculty of LawLaw260
Faculty of Life SciencesBotany200
Faculty of Life SciencesMicrobiology220
Faculty of Life SciencesZoology200
Faculty of Life SciencesBiochemistry220
Faculty of Life SciencesCell Biology and Genetics200
Faculty of Management SciencesAccounting240
Faculty of Management SciencesBanking and Finance210
Faculty of Management SciencesBusiness Administration220
Faculty of Management SciencesEconomics220
Faculty of Management SciencesInsurance210
Faculty of Management SciencesMarketing210
Faculty of PharmacyPharmacy270
Faculty of MedicineBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)280
Faculty of MedicineBachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)260
Faculty of MedicineBachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS)270
Faculty of Physical SciencesComputer Science230
Faculty of Physical SciencesGeology220
Faculty of Physical SciencesIndustrial Chemistry220
Faculty of Physical SciencesIndustrial Mathematics200
Faculty of Physical SciencesMathematics200
Faculty of Physical SciencesPhysics200
Faculty of Physical SciencesStatistics200
Faculty of Social SciencesEconomics220
Faculty of Social SciencesGeography and Regional Planning210
Faculty of Social SciencesPsychology200
Faculty of Social SciencesPolitical Science220
Faculty of Social SciencesPublic Administration210
Faculty of Social SciencesSocial Work210
Faculty of Social SciencesSociology210
Faculty of Social SciencesMass Communication230
Faculty of Social SciencesLibrary & Information Science200
Faculty of Social SciencesDemography & Social Statistics200

UNIBEN Cut-Off Marks for Direct Entry Applicants

For direct entry (DE) candidates who already obtained an approved Diploma, NCE, IJMB, or other advanced level certificates, UNIBEN sets different cut-off grade requirements than UTME applicants.

These are the projected UNIBEN direct entry cut-off grades for popular programs:

  • Medicine and Surgery: Minimum of Upper Credit (60% score and above)
  • Law: Lower Credit as minimum grade (55% and above)
  • Sciences Courses: Lower Credit minimum grade (55% and above)
  • Arts and Humanities: Minimum of Pass grade (50% and above)
  • Engineering Courses: Lower Credit minimum grade (55% and above)
  • Environmental Studies: Minimum of Pass grade (50% and above)
  • Management Sciences: Lower Credit minimum grade (55% and above)

The specific DIRECT ENTRY cut-off grades into various UNIBEN faculties for the 2023/2024 admission year will be published on the university website before the admission exercise commences.

Prospective direct entry applicants are to keep tabs on the official cut-off grade announcements to ensure they meet the requirements before applying to UNIBEN. Excellence in the diploma/degree used for direct entry applications is key to meeting UNIBEN’s competitive direct entry cut-off grades. “ALSO READ UNIBEN School Fees for 2024/2025 Academic Session

How is UNIBEN Cut-Off Marks Calculated

Here are the steps to calculate your UNIBEN cut-off mark:

  • Know your UTME score (out of 400) and Post-UTME score (out of 100). Let’s say your UTME score is 280 and Post-UTME score is 60.
  • Divide your UTME score by 8. 280 / 8 = 35
  • Divide your Post-UTME score by 2. 60 / 2 = 30
  • Add the two results from steps 2 and 3.
    35 + 30 = 65
  • Your UNIBEN cut-off mark is the sum calculated in step 4.
    In this example, the UNIBEN cut-off mark is 65.

So in summary, the formula is:

Important Things to Note About UNIBEN Cut-Off Marks

● Cut-off marks vary per department and program within a faculty. General faculty cut-off marks serve as a guide only.

● The stated cut-off marks are for the 2022/2023 admission exercise. Cut-off marks change annually.

● Attaining the post-UTME cut-off mark does not guarantee admission. It only qualifies you for the next screening stage.

● Cut-off marks may be adjusted based on how competitive admission is per session.

● Direct Entry candidates have higher cut-off marks (Upper Credit) than UTME candidates.

● 5 O’Level credits at WAEC/NECO/NABTEB is mandatory to qualify for screening.

How Catchment Area & Quota System Affect Cut-Off Marks

UNIBEN reserves 45% admission slots for indigenes of its catchment states – Edo and Delta. Special consideration is given to candidates from these states during admission. Though they take the same exams, candidates from Edo and Delta require about 10% lower cut-off marks than the general cut-off marks.

Also, under Nigeria’s federal quota system, Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS) get preferential admission cut-off marks (around 10% less). Physically challenged candidates are also considered under the quota system.

By lowering cut-off marks for catchment and quota system students, their chances of gaining admission improve significantly provided they also excel in the post-UTME tests.


UNIBEN’s competitive admission process requires prospective students to meet set cut-off marks before progressing. These cut-off marks serve as academic filters, ensuring only suitable candidates that meet requirements are admitted into Nigeria’s premier university. Excellence in UTME/DE should be the priority for admission seekers. Also, aspirants from catchment areas and under the quota system have higher chances due to lower cut-off marks. Therefore, learning the guidelines is key to achieving your UNIBEN admission dreams. For more information about the school please visit their official website.


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