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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University – ATBU 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 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University – ATBU  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

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) is a federal university of technology located in Bauchi, north east Nigeria. The university is named after the first and only Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. The motto of the university is “Doctrina Mater Artium”, which means “Education is the mother of the practical arts”.

The university was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology, Bauchi. The institution’s first students were admitted in October 1981 for pre-degree and remedial programmes while the degree courses of the School of Science and Science Education began in October 1982. On 1 October 1984, the university was merged with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria with a change of name to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Ahmadu Bello University, Bauchi campus. The university regained its autonomous status in 1988 following a general demerger of such institutions. This was followed by a change of name to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.


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 ATBU Aggregate Score

1. 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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The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University does not really have a specific cut-off mark for courses.

However, candidates who have scored a minimum of 170 in the UTME examination are eligible to apply for admission into any of their choice courses.

Due to the high number of students wishing to study at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, the admission process is competitive, and admissions is given based on the higher the jamb scores, the higher the chances of being admitted.

The Departmental cut-off mark for Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is as follows;

Faculty of Medical Sciences Cut Off Mark

Medicine – 250 and Above

Faculty of Law Cut Off Mark

Law – 240 and above

ATBU Faculty of Engineering Cut Off Mark

Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil, Computer, etc – 220 and above

ATBU Faculty of Science Cut Off Mark

Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Physics, Computer Science, Geology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, etc – 190 and above.


List of Courses Offered and Jamb Subject Combination:

             Courses                        Jamb Subject combination

  • Accounting Technology  –               (English Language, Math, Econs., Govt.),
  • Agric-economic and Extension –      (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Biology/Agric.)
  • Agricultural Engineering –                (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Agricultural Science and Education –  (English lang. math, Chemistry, Bio./Agric.)
  • Animal Production –                          (English lang. Math. Chemistry, Agric)
  • Applied Geology –                              (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Applied Botony –                               (English Lang. Physics. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Applied Ecology –                               (English, Physics. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Applied Zoology –                               (English, Physics. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Architecture  –                                      (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Automobile Engineering –                  ( English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Automobile Technology Education –  (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Banking and Finance –                         (English, Math. Govt., Economics)
  • Biochemistry –                                        (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Building Technology –                            (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Building Technology Education  –         (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Business Education  –                            (English, Math. Govt., Economics)
  • Business Management –                       (English, Math. Govt., Economics)
  • Chemical Engineering  –                        (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Chemistry    –                                          (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Civil Engineering    –                               (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Communication Engineering –               (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Computer Science   –                              (English, Math. Chemistry, Physics)
  • Crop Production  –                                (English Lang. Math. Chemistry, Agric.)
  • Ecology   –                                              (English, Physics. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Education and Biology   –                      (English, Physics. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Education and Chemistry  –                   (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Computer science  –       (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Integrated Science  –      (English, Physics. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Education and mathematics  –               (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Physics  –                        (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Science   –                      (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Electrical/Electronic  –   (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering  –       (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Estate management   –                          (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Geophysics   –                                        (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Industrial Chemistry   –                          (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Industrial Design    –                             (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Information Technology   –                    (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Library and Information Science –          (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Management Technology  –                  (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Mathematics –                                      (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Mechanical Engineering  –                     (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Mechanical/Production Engineering  – (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Mechatronics and System Engineering  – (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Medicine and Surgery   –                         (English, Physics. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Metal Work Technology Education –       (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Petrochemical Engineering  –                  (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Petroleum Engineering   –                        (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Applied Physic  –                                     (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Quantity Surveying   –                              (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Secretarial Education  –                             (English, Econs.. Govt, Math)
  • Statistics   –                                               (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Surveying and Geoinformatics –             (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Urban and Regional Planning   –             English, Geography. Econs., Math
  • Vocational Education  –                           (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Woodwork Technology Education –       (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)
  • Education and Woodwork  –                   (English, Physics. Chemistry, Math)

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