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Ahmadu Bello University- ABU Cut Off Mark & How to Calculate Their Aggregate Score

We have come to know that many students find it really difficult to calculate their aggregate score and their cut off mark and it really isn’t their fault as calculating cut off marks varies for different institutions.

On this note, we have made it easy for you by giving you step by step procedure on how to calculate Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)  cut off mark and their aggregate score, but before this, we are going to tell you what aggregate and Post UTME Score means and what things are to be considered before calculating the aggregate score.

About The University

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. ABU was founded on 4 October 1962, as the pioneer university in Northern Nigeria. It was founded and named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.

The university operates two campuses: Samaru (main) and Kongo in Zaria. There is a pre-degree school in Funtua, it is approximately 85 Kilometres from the main campus of the university. The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices and the faculties of physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences, agricultural sciences and research centres. The Kongo campus hosts the faculties of Law and Administration. The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies as well as Public Administration. Additionally, the university is responsible for other institutions and programmes at other locations.

The university runs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes, including affiliate degrees vocational programmes and remedial courses. It has a very robust medical programme that is backed by its own ABU Teaching Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and Africa


That means the candidate must get at least 50 Questions Correctly. The aggregate score will be used to determine the cut-off point for admission into each of the programmes. Cut-off points for each course will be determined by the performance of all the candidates who applied for the course.


After every UTME exercise, a particular mark is set out by the exam body {e.g 120}. This mark is a score a candidate must have or cross, to qualify him or her to sit for the chosen school’s POST UTME exercise. This said mark is announced to all school’s to enable them decide the number of candidates they will admit.
After the school’s decision, they announce a particular mark which must not be lower than the mark the UTME body fixed. Any candidate who cross the mark set by the UTME body and did not reach the chosen school’s mark, is NEVER eligible to sit for the school’s POST UTME.
This mark or score set by the school admission board is known as SCHOOL’S CUT OFF MARK..

How To Calculate ABU Aggregate Score

To correctly calculate your aggregate, know that the JAMB Examination is made up of 400 marks, whereas the  Post UTME is made 100 marks.

  1. Divide your JAMB score by 8,
  2. Divide your Post UTME score by  2,
  3. Add up the result.

An example for quick understanding

This is how to calculate yours

If Tina scored 240 in her JAMB and 80 in her Post UTME, then her Aggregate score can be gotten by following these steps.

240/8= 30

80/2= 40

40+ 30= 70

Tina’s aggregate score is 70.

2. Considering O’level (WAEC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB):

O level is calculated using the 5 core subjects(core to the course you wish to study as decided by the University) as follows:

  • A1 – 6 points
  • B2 – 5 points
  • B3 – 4 points
  • C4 – 3 points
  • C5 – 2 points
  • C6 – 1 points

And maximum is 30 points. The total points is then prorated to 20 through multiplication by 2/3.

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Departmental Cut-off Mark 2022/2023

  • 220 – 240 – Medicine (O’ Level result with one sitting only) and Nursing
  • 200 – Mass Communication, Common Law, Pharmacy, Anatomy, Physiology
  • 190 – Computer Science, English Language, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Geology, all engineering courses except Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering.
  • 180 – All other courses

List of Courses Offered and Jamb Subject Combination:

  • Accounting                        –                   (English, Math. Econs. Govt)
  • Agricultural Engineering   –                    (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Agricultural Extension and Management – (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Education and Agricultural Science  –         (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Agriculture                          –                    (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Anatomy                              –                    (English Lang. Physic. Chemistry, Biology
  • Arabic Studies                      –                    (English, Govt. Islamic, Literature)
  • Archaeology                         –                    (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Architecture                          –                    ( English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Automotive Engineering       –                   (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Biochemistry                         –                   (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Biological Science                  –                   (English, Math, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Botany                                   –                    (English, Physic, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Building                                 –                    (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Business Administration        –                   ( English, Math, Econs., Govt)
  • Business Education                –                    (English, Math, Econs., Govt)
  • Chemical Engineering            –                    (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Chemistry                               –                    (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Civil Engineering                    –                   ( English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Civil Law                                 –                    (English, Literature, Govt., CRK)
  • Computer Engineering           –                  (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Computer Science                   –                  (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Dentistry and Dental Surgery  –                  (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Economics                                –                  (English, Math, Govt., Econs)
  • Education and Arabic               –                  (English, Govt. Islamic, Literature)
  • Education and Biology               –                (English, Physic, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Education and Chemistry           –                (English, Physic, Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Christian Religious Studies – (English, Literature, Govt., CRK)
  • Education and Computer Science  –              (English, Physic, Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Geography              –             (English, Physic, Chemistry, Geography)
  • Education and Hausa                      –            (English, literature, Hausa, Govt)
  • Education and Integrated Science   –            (English, Physic, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Education and Islamic Studies          –           (English, Govt. Islamic, Literature)
  • Education and Language Art            –            (English, Govt. CRK, Literature)
  • Education and Mathematics             –            (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Education and Physics                      –            (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Education and Social Studies            –            (English, Govt., Econs. CRK)
  • Educational Administrative and Planning –    (English, Math, Govt, Economic)
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering         –            (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • English Language                               –           (English, Literature, Govt. CRK)
  • Fine Arts                                             –           (English, Drawing, Govt., Econ)
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture                  –           (English, Math, Chemistry, Agric)
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management    –           (English, Math, Chemistry, Agric)
  • French                                                 –           (English, French, Literature, CKR)
  • Geography                                          –          (English, Math, Chemistry, Geography)
  • Geology                                               –          (English, Math, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Glass Technology                                –          (English, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Guidance and Counselling                  –          (English, Govt., Econs. CRK)
  • Hausa                                                   –          (English, Govt., Econs. Hausa)
  • Health Education                                 –          (English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • History                                                 –          (English, History, Literature, CKR)
  • Home Economics and Education         –         (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Human Kinetics                                    –         (English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Industrial Design                                  –         (English, Math, Drawing, Econ)
  • Insurance                                              –         (English, Math, Govt. , Economics)
  • International Studies                            –         (English, French, Govt, CRK)
  • Islamic/Sharia Law                                –         (English, Literature, Govt, Islamic)
  • Land Surveying                                     –        ( English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Library and Information Science           –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Literature in English                               –        (English, Literature, Govt, CRK)
  • Local Government and Development Studies – English, Literature, Govt, CRK)
  • Mass Communication                           –         (English, Literature, Govt, CRK)
  • Mathematics                                          –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Mechanical Engineering                        –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Mechatronics Engineering                     –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Medical Laboratory Science                  –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology)
  • Medicine and Surgery                           –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology)
  • Metallurgical Engineering                   –         (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Microbiology                                         –         English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology)
  • Mining Engineering                               –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Nursing Science                                     –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology)
  • Pharmacy                                               –         (English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology)
  • Physical and Health Education               –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology)
  • Physics                                                    –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Physiology                                              –        (English, Govt, Literature, CKR)
  • Political Science                                      –        (English, Govt., Econ, CKR)
  • Public Administration                             –        English, Govt., Econ, Literature)
  • Quantity Surveying                                 –        (English, Chemistry, Physic, Math)
  • Radiography                                           –        English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology)
  • Sociology                                                –        English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology
  • Statistics                                                  –        English, Chemistry, Physic, Math
  • Surveying and Geoinformatics                –        English, Chemistry, Physic, Math
  • Telecommunication Engineering             –       English, Chemistry, Physic, Math
  • Textile Science and Technology              –        English, Chemistry, Physic, Math
  • Theatre and Performing Arts                   –        English, literature, Govt, CRK)
  • Urban and Regional Planning                 –      English, Chemistry, Geography, Econs)
  • Veterinary Medicine                                –        English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology
  • Water Resources and Environmental Eng.-      English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology
  • Zoology                                                   –        English, Chemistry, Physic, Biology

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