TASU Cut Off Mark For All Courses 2024/2025| JAMB & POST UTME – Admission Guide

TASU Departmental Cut-Off Marks for 2023/2024 Academic Session

The Taraba State University (TASU) is a state-owned university located in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria. The university has released its departmental cut-off marks for admission of candidates into various undergraduate programs for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Before delving into the TASU departmental cut-off marks, it is important to first understand the context of the term “cut-off mark” and its function in Nigeria’s tertiary admission process.

TASU Cut Off Mark For All Courses

What are Cut-Off Marks?

Cut-off marks refer to the minimum exam scores set by academic institutions that candidates need to attain before becoming eligible to apply or be considered for admission. There are generally two major cut-off marks involved in Nigerian university admissions:

  • JAMB Cut-Off Mark: This is the minimum UTME score set by institutions for all their courses. Normally ranges from 100 to 200.
  • Departmental Cut-Off Mark: Higher UTME scores (180 & above) set specifically for each academic department and their respective programs.

Both cut-offs need to be attained before a candidate qualifies for the post-UTME exam and subsequent admission. The higher the scores, the better the chances.

JAMB Cut-Off Mark

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has prescribed a minimum national benchmark of 140 as the 2023/2024 academic session cut-off mark for admission seekers into Taraba State University.

Therefore, no candidate that scores less than 140 in UTME is eligible to apply for any undergraduate program at TASU, irrespective of course of study. Achieving 140 and above qualifies candidates to proceed into the second crucial stage – the post-UTME test.

TASU Departmental Post-UTME Cut-Off Marks

In addition to the general JAMB 140 cut-off mark, TASU also outlines higher department-specific cut-off marks which candidates must equally attain before being eligible for admission.

The Post-UTME cut-off mark signifies the minimum score (out of the approved JAMB score) candidates also need to have in their program of choice before continuing with the post-UTME test.

For instance, to apply for admission to study Botany, candidates need 180 and above, etc. Candidates who meet a course’s UTME cut-off proceed for the post-UTME, while those with lower scores cannot participate.

See the full details of TASU’s 2023/2024 Post-UTME departmental cut-off marks and their respective programs below:

Table 1: TASU Departmental Cut-Off Marks 2023/2024

DepartmentCut-off Mark
Agric-Economics and Extension180
Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering180
Agricultural Science and Education180
Animal Science180
Arabic Studies180
Business Administration180
Business Education180
Christian Religious Studies180
Civil Engineering180
Computer Science180
Education and Biology180
Education and Chemistry180
Education and Christian Religious Studies180
Education and Computer Science180
Education and Economics180
Education and English Language180
Education and Geography180
Education and Hausa180
Education and History180
Education and Integrated Science180
Education and Islamic Studies180
Education and Mathematics180
Education and Physics180
Education and Political Science180
Education and Science180
Education and Social Science180
Education Arts180
Educational Administration and Planning180
Electrical/Electronics Engineering180
English Language180
Environmental Health Science180
Forestry and Wildlife Management180
Guidance and Counselling180
History and International Studies180
Home Economics180
Industrial Chemistry180
Islamic Studies180
Library and Information Science180
Mass Communication180
Mechanical Engineering180
Political Science180
Public Administration180
Pure and Applied Chemistry180
Quantity Surveying180
Soil Science180
Surveying and Geoinformatics180
Theatre and Cultural Studies180
Urban and Regional Planning180

Post-UTME Exams at TASU

The post-UTME exam at TASU involves sitting for aptitude test for chosen courses. Performance in this exam is crucial as it accounts for up to 40% of a candidate’s overall score used for admission consideration.

Those who took relevant UTME subjects as compulsory requirements may in addition partake in an oral interview. Results are then deduced, compiled and forwarded to the university’s admission board.

Candidates who obtain high scores (minimum of 50% or more) in the post-UTME test, combined with their UTME scores of 180 and above, stand greater chances of admission.

However, very high competition means admission is still limited. Candidates who obtain TASU’s exact minimum post-UTME and UTME cut-off scores are less likely to be admitted when compared those with higher scores who also applied for similar programs.

Supplementary Post-UTME Test

Students who may have been unsuccessful in their first attempt at the post-UTME test are also given a second chance by TASU to rewrite the test:

  • To qualify for the second test, candidates must have scored the 180 UTME cut-off mark for their respective department.
  • Dates for the supplementary test are communicated on the university website.
  • Candidates who now pass the second test can also be considered for admission.

Scoring Above Cut-Off Marks is Key

Scoring exactly the minimum TASU JAMB cut-off mark of 140 and post-UTME cut-off mark of 180 may still not guarantee admission.

Due to competition, candidates with higher scores may be prioritized first, even if vacancies abound.

Therefore, to stand a good chance of admission, candidates are advised to work very hard to score:

  • Comfortably above 140 (e.g. 200+) in UTME
  • And also reasonably above 180 (e.g. 200 – 250+) in their course of choice

Higher scores enhance competitiveness.

Application Timelines

  • Sale of TASU post-UTME forms commences usually by mid-August annually.
  • Completed application forms must be submitted before the announced deadline, usually late August/early September.
  • Post-UTME test and oral interviews holds around September/October.
  • Admission offer letters may be issued out before the end of year once academic year’s calendar normalizes.
  • Latest admission updates are available on TASU’s admission portal: www.tasued.edu.ng


Attaining the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board prescribed cut-off mark of 140 and above is the first step all TASU aspirants must achieve to qualify for screening.

Additionally, candidates will require much higher UTME scores of 180 and above to be eligible for admission into their desired departments, thus meeting the mandatory TASU departmental cut-off marks too.

Candidates who achieve these cut-offs subsequently undergo post-UTME proficiency tests to further assess their competence. Scoring very high in post-UTME combined with equally impressive UTME scores guarantees students high chances for admission.

The cut-off marks serve as a merit-driven elimination mechanism. Therefore, all admission seekers are advised to target higher scores for better optimization of opportunities.


What is TASU’s JAMB cut-off mark for the 2023/2024 session?

The JAMB benchmark set for TASU for 2023/2024 academic year is 140. Candidates require a minimum score of 140 in UTME to gain admission eligibility.

I scored 220 in the 2022 UTME, can I still use the result to apply for Nursing at TASU?

Yes, you can. Since you scored above the 140 JAMB cut-off mark, your 2022 UTME result is still valid for admission consideration at TASU this year. Simply proceed to apply once TASU commences sale of post-UTME forms.

I missed the Post-UTME test due to health issues, how can I get another chance?

TASU normally organizes a supplementary post-UTME test primarily for candidates who earlier missed the exam due to valid reasons. To avail this second chance once announced, ensure you scored up to 180 in JAMB UTME for your course.

What are my chances of admission if I score just 180 in UTME and 180 Post-UTME?

Scoring the minimum 180 cut-off marks makes you eligible but doesn’t guarantee admission. Due to fierce competition, candidates who score above 200 in UTME plus higher Post-UTME marks may likely beat you to admission. Target higher scores.

What if I score below TASU’s 180 Post-UTME cut-off mark?

Unfortunately, you don’t qualify for admission if you fail to attain 180 Post-UTME cut-off mark. Best option is to re-take UTME specifically targeting scores above 200, then ace the post-UTME next year.


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