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Bornu State University – BOSU 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 Borno State University (BOSU)  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.

List Of Courses Offered by BOSU (Borno State University)



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..


To be eligible to participate in the BOSU Post UTME screening exercise, you must have scored a minimum of 140 and above in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). See the cut-off marks for each programme at BOSU below:

  1. Agriculture › 150
  2. Plant Science & Biotechnology › 150
  3. Animal & Environmental Biology › 150
  4. Biotechnology › 160
  5. Computer Science › 160
  6. Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution › 150
  7. Criminology & Security Studies › 150
  8. All other courses › 140

BOSU 2022/2023 Departmental Cut-Off Mark

A Departmental cut-off mark is a minimum for admission into various departments in a particular University.

The Borno State University, Maiduguri management has not yet released her departmental cut-off marks. However, BOSU cut-off mark for all departments will be available later after the screening exercise for the school has been conducted.

N/B: It is effortless to obtain admission if one has met the required cut-off mark for admission into a particular course.

How To Calculate BOSU Post UTME Aggregate Score

For example, in order to calculate your BOSU Post UTME aggregate score, the formula purportedly adopted by the institution is the summing up of your UTME (JAMB) SCORE divided by 8 and your POST UTME SCORE divided by Your Jamb score is allocated 50%, Your O’level is 20% and your post-ume is 30%.

1. Considering JAMB Score:

Maximum score under JAMB is 400.To prorate to 50% your Jamb score will be divided by 8 (400/50

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.

3. Considering POST-UTME:

Here is the score many candidates seem to find rather confusing. Some complain of having a higher score in the POST-UTME than university cut-off points without being admitted. But what they must understand is that even if they score 100% in that exam it amounts only to 30% of the cut-off point. So their Post -Utme score is usually prorated to 30 marks using 0.3 as the multiplier

Example: If a candidate had 202 in Jamb and his O level goes Like this: Maths-B3, Chemistry-C4, Biology- B2, English- C5, Physics-C6, Economic-B3, Geography-A1 and had 58% in the post utme. The he can calculate his composite, by following the format below:

Jamb score divided by 8 i.e 202/8=25.25

For the O level, only 5 subjects (math, English, chemistry, biology, and physics) are needed. There he has Math – B3 – 4 points, English – C5 – 2 point,Chemistry – C4 – 3 points,Biology – B2 – 5 points, Physics – C6 – 1 point Total gross points for O level= 4+2+3+5+1=15.  This score is then multiplied by 2/3 i.e 15 x 2/3=10. His post utme score is allocated 30% and is multiplied by

0.3. i.e 58 x 0.3=17.4

Therefore, the candidates’ composite is the sum of these 3 scores i.e Jamb+O’level+post utme. That is 25.25+10+17.4=5 2.65 Hence, the candidate’s composite is 52.65.

Now note the 5-point gap between the composite total and what he scored in the post-utme. That 5-point gap may result in not being granted admission! Okay?

Pls NOTE that 100% used above may be equivalent to 100,200 or 400 marks in different universities

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

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


Knowing your preferred institution’s subject combination as is important as knowing your JAMB subject combination. We have come to notice that many student think that they will write the same subject combinations they wrote in their JAMB. Sometimes that is not always the case, that is why we have put together all BOSU subject combination.

BOSU Courses                  Subject Combination

  1. Faculty of Agriculture
    1. Agriculture                               – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, MATHS
    2. Animal Science                         – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, MATHS
    3. Agric Economics & Extension   – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, MATHS
    4. Agrimony and Soil Science       – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, MATHS
    5. Fisheries                                    – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, MATHS
  2. Faculty of Arts & Education
    1. Languages
      1. B.A. English                          – ENGLISH, LITERATURE, CRK, GOVT
      2. B A Literature In English       –  ENGLISH, LITERATURE, CRK, GOVT
    2. Islamic Studies
      1. BA. Islamic Studies                – ENGLISH, LITERATURE, HAUSA, GOVT
    3. Educational Foundation
      1. B. Ed Educational Management  – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, MATHS
      2. B. Ed Guidance & Counselling    – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, MATHS
    4. Arts & Social Science Education
      1. B. A Education/English                 – ENGLISH, LITERATURE, CRK, GOVT
      2. B. A Education/Islamic Studies     – ENGLISH, LITERATURE, CRK, HAUSA
      3. B A (Ed ) Education/Economic      – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, MATHS
    5. Science Education
      1. B.Sc.(Ed.) Education/Biology        – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, PHYSICS
      2. B.Sc.(Ed.) Education/Chemistry    – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
      3. B.Sc.(Ed.) Education/Mathematics  – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
      4. B.Sc.(Ed.) Education/Physics         – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
      5. B.Sc.(Ed.) Education/Computer Science  – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
  3. Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
    1. Accounting
      1. B. Sc. Accounting                      – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, MATHS
    2. Business Administration
      1. B. Sc. Business Administration  – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, MATHS
    3. Economics
      1. B. Sc. Economics                       – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, MATHS
    4. Geography
      1. B. Sc. Geography                      – ENGLISH,MATHS, CHM, GEOGRAPHY
    5. Mass Communication
      1. B. Sc. Mass Communication      – ENGLISH, LITERATURE, GOVT, CRK
    6. Political Science
      1. B. Sc. Political Science                – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, CRK
    7. Sociology
      1. B. Sc. Sociology                          – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, CRK
      2. B. Sc. Criminology and Security Studies  – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, CRK
      3. B. Sc. Peace Studies and conflict Resolution  – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, CRK
    8. Public Administration
      1. BSc. Public Administration             – ENGLISH, ECONS, GOVT, MATHS
  4. Faculty of Science
    1. Physics
      1. B. Sc Physics                              – ENGLISH,MATHS, CHM, PHYSICS
    2. Mathematics and Computer Science
      1. B. Sc. Computer Science             – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
      2. B. Sc. Mathematics                      – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
      3. B. Sc. Statistics                             – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
    3. Chemistry
      1. B. Sc. Chemistry                           – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
    4. Biological Sciences
      1. B. Sc. Biochemistry                       – ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHM, MATHS
      2. B. Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology  – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, MATHS
      3. B. Sc. Animal & Environmental Biology   – ENGLISH, BIOLOGY, CHM, MATHS

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