ATBU Cut-Off Marks and Entry Requirements for 2023/2024 Admissions
Gearing up for the 2023/2024 admission intake, the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in Bauchi, Nigeria has outlined competitive cut-off marks and entry criteria for its diverse undergraduate and post-graduate programs.
Established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology, ATBU prides itself as one of Nigeria’s specialized and high-ranking universities focused on science, engineering, technology and agricultural education/research.
True to its motto “Reaching for the Stars”, ATBU continues enhancing capacity and facilities to produce graduates equipped with relevant skills for driving industrialization and development.
The university has two campuses – Main Campus in Bauchi and School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology campus in Bununu. Student enrolment currently stands at over 20,000 including postgraduates.
JAMB Cut-Off Mark
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) outlines minimum UTME scores for entry into Nigerian tertiary institutions.
For admission into any ATBU program during the 2023/2024 session, candidates must score:
A minimum of 165 in UTME examinations conducted by JAMB.
While 165 marks the baseline JAMB cut-off point, note that:
Certain ATBU programs like Medicine, Architecture, Computer Science may demand higher UTME scores – as high as 200 – due to competitiveness.
Scoring the bare 165 mark does not guarantee admission as success depends on other performance factors too. So aim higher!
In addition to attaining set UTME cut-off points, JAMB outlines general entry requirements for undergraduate admissions covered next.
General JAMB Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
All applicants eyeing ATBU undergraduate programs must:
Have a minimum of 5 credit passes at Ordinary Level (O’Levels) in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics. Certain courses have defined subject combinations.
Be 16 years or older in the year of admission.
Have sat for UTME examination within 2 years of admission academic year.
Meet prescribed UTME and departmental cut-off marks.
Be free of any misconduct infringement during exams guarding admission eligibility.
Post-UTME Cut-Off Mark
After meeting JAMB scores and O’Level grades, qualifying candidates undergo ATBU post-UTME screening – written assessments testing core subjects competence.
The general post-UTME cut-off mark pegged by ATBU is:
A minimum score of 180.
Candidates who score 180+ in their post-UTME become eligible for departmental consideration.
Do note that certain departments still outline higher post-UTME cut-offs – up to 200 – for highly subscribed courses. Students should target these to stand better chance.
Program-Specific Departmental Cut-Off Marks
While above marks determine baseline eligibility, ATBU departments offering various programs conduct further assessments before final selection.
Additional entry criteria like interviews, demo tests may apply for certain courses.
Below is a detailed highlight of cut-offs defined by some of ATBU’s key faculties and departments offering popular undergraduate programs:
Faculty of Agriculture Cut-Off Marks
ATBU Cut-Off Marks
Faculty of Engineering Cut-Off Marks
ATBU Cut-Off Marks
Faculty of Science Cut-Off Marks
ATBU Cut-Off Marks
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Cut-Off Marks
ATBU Cut-Off Marks
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Cut-Off Marks
ATBU Cut-Off Marks
The above cut-offs scores act as competent guides for students considering various ATBU programs. Do note that departmental reqirements get updated yearly based on applications competitiveness.
ATBU Postgraduate Admission Requirements
ATBU also provides research-focused postgraduate degree programs for graduates looking to specialize further. These include:
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
Masters degree (M.Sc, M.Tech, MBA etc.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs
Available across diverse fields like microbiology, computer science, architecture, geology, business administration and more.
General criteria for postgraduate admissions are:
Bachelors degree minimum 2:2 grade from an accredited university. Certain MSc programs accept HND upper credit too.
UTME not required for postgraduate programs.
Relevant work experience gives an edge for Master’s/PhD admissions depending on research focus.
Competitive scores in qualifying POST UTME/written tests set by department. This tests core subject and research knowledge.
Oral interviews also used to assess research motivation and communication skills.
So those are broad guidelines. Reach out to desired departments for specific requirements.
Meeting and surpassing outlined JAMB, post-UTME and departmental cut-off marks is paramount for admission success into Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University. The quality of past educational records also play a role during final review.
Candidates are advised to diligently apply during admission windows specified on JAMB and ATBU portals while adhering to all guidelines.
Are WAEC (GCE) results accepted for undergraduate admission?
Yes, ATBU accepts WAEC GCE results alongside NECO for undergraduate evaluations. Minimum of 5 credits at single sitting is required for qualifying courses.
What is the age limit for ATBU postgraduate programs?
No age limits exist for postgraduate study at ATBU. However, your research interests and motivations need aligning to available supervisors. Relevant work experience gives advantage.
When is ATBU post UTME exam for 2023 session?
The post-UTME screening dates will be announced on the official ATBU admission portal once JAMB process closes. This likely falls between July to September 2023 period.
What is ATBU postgraduate school fees for Master’s degree?
Indicative postgraduate fees per session at ATBU range from 300,000 to 500,000 Naira depending on program. Exact rates should be confirmed via respective department before enrollment.
Reach out for any other queries on qualifying for your desired program at Nigeria’s premier specialized university – ATBU!
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