How to calculate UNIBEN aggregate cut off mark is one of the problems many admission seekers face after going through JAMB and Post UTME. The aggregate cut off mark is the total points or percent an applicant scores after taking both JAMB and Post UTME exams.
When writing your JAMB and Post UTME it is important to have the departmental cut off mark in mind and your goals should be to exceed that cut off mark in any way possible. As it seems, the departmental cut off mark will screen out the ineligible candidates (i.e applicants who score lower than the cut off mark) and only leave the eligible ones.
In calculating UNIBEN’s aggregate cut off mark for 2020/2021 academic session, 2 factors are involved, namely;
- The candidate’s JAMB cut off mark
- The candidate’s post UTME score.
Then a compulsory requirement would be for such candidate to have obtained a minimum of 5 O’Level credit passes in relevant subjects which must include Mathematics and English language.
How Does The Departmental Cut Off Mark Affect the Aggregate Cut Off Mark
The departmental cut off mark is the most important thing to focus on if you hope to be admitted in UNIBEN. You must ensure that your aggregate cut off mark is above the departmental cut off mark or you will not be admitted.
How to Calculate UNIBEN Aggregate Cut Off Mark For 2020/2021 Session
To calculate UNIBEN Aggregate cut off mark is quite easy and all you would need is knowledge of your JAMB score and UNIBEN Post UME score. However, it is important to note that if you score below the JAMB cut off mark accepted by UNIBEN you will not be eligible to take the Post UME exam. This cut off mark is pegged at 200 or 180 depending on the year.
JAMB gives a total of 400 marks or points to every candidate, however, not all candidates can make this mark. You will have to calculate with your own JAMB score.
UNIBEN Post UME provides you with a total of 100 marks or points and you will be scored based on the questions you answer correctly. Get your UNIBEN Post UME score and follow the calculation process below.
To calculate simply divide your JAMB score by 8.
Then divide your UNIBEN Post UME score by 2
Sum up the resulting figures
JAMB/8 = 50%
Post UME/2 = 50%
Total = 100%
Let’s assume Mr. Ben scored 260 in his JAMB and 60 in his Post UME while hoping to get admitted to study medicine in UNIBEN. His UNIBEN aggregate cut off mark could be;
JAMB = 260/8 = 32.5
Post UME = 60/2 = 30
Total = 32.5 + 30 = 62.5
While 62.5 might seem like a good aggregate score, it isn’t good enough to get Mr. Ben admitted into UNIBEN to study medicine and surgery. Thus, he would have to opt for a lesser course or try again next year to beat the departmental cut off mark for medicine.
UNIBEN Departmental Cut Off Mark
Most students who find themselves scoring high in JAMB and Post UME do not get admitted are left in awe. However, this is not the fault of the university but as a result of ignorance on the part of the students.
It is important you know the departmental cut off mark agreed by the University before applying for admission in that university.
For example; UNIBEN’s aggregate cut off mark for medicine and surgery is at 70%. To attain this aggregate an applicant would have to score at least 280 in JAMB and 70 in Post UME.
JAMB = 280/8 = 35
Post UME = 70/2 = 35
Total = 35 + 35 = 70
This places the applicant or candidate in a good position to get admitted to study medicine surgery as his aggregate cut off mark is in line with the departmental cut off mark. However, this applicant might not still get admitted to study the course of his choice.
Why Students Fail To Get Admitted After Meeting the UNIBEN Departmental Cut Off Mark?
If your aggregate cut off mark is not in line with the departmental cut off mark, your chances of getting admitted are quite slim. For some courses like Law, Pharmacy, Medicine and Surgery, and Nursing it would be impossible to get admitted. However, some students are still rejected even after meeting the departmental cut off mark and here is why.
Competition: In Nigerian universities, there is a stiff competition every year as millions of candidates struggle for positions that can be filled by only a few of them. This competition is tougher in universities like UNIBEN as they receive tens of thousands of applications and will only admit less than 10% of them.
For courses like Medicine and Surgery, it is definitely not a walk in the park. If you are able to get an aggregate of 70 which tallies with the departmental cut off mark and other candidates score higher (let’s say from 75), these candidates will first be considered. UNIBEN has a limited number of candidates it can accept into a given department and once that is filled up, you wouldn’t get your chance even if you meet the departmental cut off mark
Origin: While UNIBEN is a Federal University which means it should treat every candidate equally irrespective of their origin, it is a well-known fact that the university will prefer to give a candidate who originates from the state admission while other non-indigenes are left out.
The only way to combat this is to ensure you score high enough in your JAMB and Post UME and your aggregate cut off mark is way past the departmental cut off mark. That way you would be able to get admitted.
With the information in this post, you can now calculate your UNIBEN aggregate cut off mark and also check your chances of getting admitted by align your aggregate cut off mark with the department cut off mark.
It is important to note that UNIBEN changes the departmental cut off mark every year so you shouldn’t focus too deeply on the previous departmental cut off mark. However, when calculating your UNIBEN aggregate cut off mark for 2020/2021 academic session, ensure you fall at least 5 points ahead of the previous departmental cut off mark to give you an edge over other candidates applying for the same course and also prepare you in case the University decides to release a new departmental cut off mark.