NSUK Cut Off Mark For All Courses | JAMB & POST UTME

The Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) has released its much-anticipated cut-off mark schedule for admission into various undergraduate programmes for the 2024/2025 academic year.

This vital information serves as a compass to guide prospective students on their journey towards securing admission into Nigeria’s fastest-growing state university.

With intense competition annually for NSUK’s quota of admission slots, attaining the requisite cut-off mark for your desired course is fundamental. This cut-off mark stipulates the minimum academic scores required from relevant examinations to make you eligible.

However, simply meeting basic NSUK cut-off marks may not guarantee admission, as some programmes have additional departmental requirements.

This article provides comprehensive details on NSUK’s departmental cut-off marks to inform and empower your admission decision-making process.

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Overview of NSUK’s General Cut-Off Mark

The baseline UTME score set by NSUK’s management for all courses is 160. Therefore, you must record a minimum score of 160 in your UTME to qualify for the first stage of screening.

This mark applies universally irrespective of the programme you are vying for.

However, due to the competitive nature of the admission process, merely attaining the 160 cut-off mark does not secure your place. You have to contend with other factors, the most important being the departmental cut-off marks.

Departmental cut-off marks are specific benchmarks over and above the general 160 cut-off, designed by respective departments to ensure that only high-performing students are admitted.

These departmental benchmarks are highlighted in the schedule below:

NSUK Departmental Cut-Off Marks Schedule for 2023/2024 Academic Session

CourseDepartmental Cut-off Mark
Agric-Economics and Extension170
Agricultural Science and Education180
Animal Science170
Arabic Studies160
Banking and Finance180
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology180
Business Administration170
Christian Religious Studies160
Common and Islamic Law160
Computer Science180
Education and Biology180
Education and Chemistry180
Education and Christian Religious Studies160
Education and Economics170
Education and English Language160
Education and French160
Education and Geography160
Education and History160
Education and Integrated Science160
Education and Islamic Studies160
Education and Mathematics180
Education and Physics180
English Language160
Estate Management170
Geological Sciences170
Guidance and Counselling160
History and International Studies160
Home Science and Food Technology160
Industrial Chemistry180
Information and Communication Technology180
Islamic Studies160
Library and Information Science160
Plant Science and Biotechnology170
Political Science160
Public Administration160
Theatre Arts160
Urban and Regional Planning170
NSUK Cut Off Mark For All Courses

This schedule gives you a clear picture of the academic targets you should aim for in your UTME to stand a chance for your desired programmes.

Scoring the stated cut-off mark and above for your respective programmes makes you eligible to participate in the next screening phase – the post UTME.

Remember: Even if you achieve this departmental benchmark, it does not yet guarantee automatic admission. You have to undergo further competitive screening.

Post UTME Screening

The Post-UTME screening at NSUK is the next most critical determining factor for admission. Here you have to prove your mettle again by excelling in written exams, oral tests and interviews.

The screening is undertaken by respective departments, allowing them to further assess your suitability for admission beyond paper qualifications.

Typically, the higher you score above the stated cut-off marks, the higher your chances of scaling the post UTME screening. Some strategic moves include:

  • Researching your department’s required post UTME topics and syllabus
  • Consulting current students for guidance
  • Attending special tutorial classes

Meeting your departmental cut-off marks, paired with stellar Post-UTME performance, will significantly boost your rating before the admission board.

This strengthens your prospect of being on the eventual merit list published of successfully admitted candidates.


Gaining admission to study your cherished courses like Accounting, Medicine or Engineering at NSUK entails rigorous assessment. Attaining departmental cut-off marks is the indispensable first step that kickstarts this journey.

Keep in mind that merely scoring 160 in UTME without achieving your department’s benchmark cannot qualify you.

Also remember that cut-off marks only determine basic eligibility, not guaranteed admission.

You have to clear further intensive screening hurdles like NSUK’s post-UTME before your efforts yield the admission success you desire.

For Admission information visit the school’s official website.


What is the general NSUK cut-off mark for all courses?

The baseline JAMB UTME cut-off mark for all undergraduate programmes at NSUK is 160.

Where can I view departmental cut-off marks for NSUK programmes?

The comprehensive departmental cut-off mark schedule for all NSUK courses in the 2023/2024 academic year is outlined in a table in this article.

Can I still stand a chance with a lower cut-off mark?

Scoring below your departmental cut-off mark greatly reduces your chances. However, if vacancies still exist after exhausting candidates who met cut-offs, lower scores may be considered. But this is highly competitive.

What is required beyond departmental cut-off marks?

Apart from attaining cut-off marks, you still have to undergo and perform outstandingly in NSUK’s post-UTME screening comprising exams, tests and interviews before admission is granted.

When is NSUK’s admission list for 2023/2024 expected?

If the typical timeline is followed, NSUK admission lists in batches are likely to be released between July and September 2023 on the university’s official website and portal.


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