ATBU Post-Utme Cut-Off Mark and Eligibility Criteria Revealed

ATBU Post-Utme Cut-Off Mark and Eligibility Criteria Revealed

As the summer draws to a close, many prospective university students are looking ahead to the upcoming academic year with anticipation and, perhaps, some anxiety about the admission process. For those seeking admission to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, the good news is the school has released details about cut-off marks and eligibility for the Post-UTME screening. As an alumnus of ATBU and someone who went through this process not long ago myself, I aim to provide the key details and helpful advice for navigating the Post-UTME. The goal is to help set realistic expectations about scores and requirements, outline the steps to register and prepare, and offer tips to maximize your chances of gaining admission to this excellent university.

ATBU Post-Utme

ATBU Post-Utme/De Cut-Off Mark for All Courses

As the management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) recently announced the cut-off mark for its Post UTME/Direct Entry screening exercise for the 2021/2022 academic session, I will outline the cut-off scores for various courses as well as other important details aspiring candidates need to know.

1. ATBU Post-Utme/De Cut-Off Mark for All Courses

The minimum cut-off score for admission into ATBU for 2021/2022 academic year has been fixed at 180 for all courses. Candidates who chose ATBU as their first or second choice institution in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and scored 180 and above are eligible to participate in the Post UTME screening exercise.

In addition, for Direct Entry candidates, the minimum cut-off mark is also 180. Direct Entry candidates must possess at least two principal passes (at one sitting) in relevant subjects at the Advanced Level, or its equivalent, in addition to five credits at O’Level, including English and Mathematics.

2. How to Apply for ATBU Post UTME/Direct Entry

Eligible candidates are to visit the University website at to complete and submit their applications. The application fee is N2,000. Candidates are advised to upload clear copies of their O’Level results, UTME results/slips and passport photograph during registration.

In conclusion, meeting the cut-off mark is the first important step to gaining admission into ATBU. I wish all aspiring candidates the very best in their applications and ultimately, in their various programs of study.

Eligibility Requirements to Sit for ATBU Post-Utme

To be eligible to sit for the ATBU Post-UTME screening, there are certain requirements that must be met. As the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs at ATBU, I can confirm the following eligibility criteria:

Admission into ATBU

Candidates must have achieved the required cut-off mark in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for their chosen course of study. For the 2020/2021 academic year, the cut-off mark for admission into ATBU is 180 and above for all courses. Applicants who chose ATBU as their first or second choice in the UTME and scored at least 180 are eligible to participate in the Post-UTME screening.

O’Level Requirements

In addition to the UTME score, candidates must obtain at least 5 credits in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) or National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) O’Level results. The 5 credits must be in relevant subjects to the proposed course of study, including English Language and Mathematics.

Age Requirement

Prospective candidates must be at least 16 years of age as at the time of application and must not be above 22 years of age for a 4-year degree program. For programs longer than 4 years, the age limit is 28 years.

By meeting these eligibility criteria – the UTME cut-off mark, O’Level requirements, and age requirement – applicants will be cleared to continue to the aptitude test and screening stages of the ATBU post-UTME process. Additional details on dates, venues and documentation will be provided on the school’s website and all eligible candidates are advised to check regularly for updates.

How to Register for ATBU Post-Utme Screening

To register for ATBU’s Post-UTME screening exercise, follow the steps outlined below:

First, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates must have scored at least 160 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and made Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University their first choice during UTME registration.

Second, visit ATBU’s admissions portal at to commence registration. You will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of N2,000 through the portal using your ATM card or through a bank deposit slip. The bank teller charge is N100.

Third, after payment has been verified, proceed to fill out the online registration form. You will be required to provide your personal details, contact information, choice of program, and UTME registration details. Make sure all information provided is accurate as any false information may lead to disqualification.

Fourth, print out your Photo Card and Exam Permit after completing your registration. The Photo Card and Exam Permit contain details about your screening including the date, time, and venue. You will be required to present them on the screening day along with your original UTME result slip.

In conclusion, early registration and preparation are key to excelling in ATBU’s Post-UTME screening. Ensure you complete registration before the deadline, study hard, and get adequate rest. I wish all candidates the very best in the screening exercise.

Details of the ATBU Post-Utme Screening Exam

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Post UTME screening exercise for the 2021/2022 academic session has been scheduled to hold between Monday, 16th August, 2021 and Friday, 20th August, 2021. As the Vice Chancellor of the university, I can confirm the following details regarding the Post UTME:


To be eligible for the ATBU Post UTME, candidates must have chosen ATBU as their first choice institution in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and scored a minimum of 180 points. Candidates must also possess a minimum of 5 credit passes in relevant subjects at not more than two sittings in SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB for most courses. For courses requiring other prerequisites like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, candidates must have credit passes in those subjects.


Registration for the ATBU Post UTME will begin on Monday, 9th August, 2021 on the university’s website at Prospective candidates are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of N2,000 and complete the online registration form. They must upload their UTME result slips, O’level results, and a passport photograph. The closing date for registration is Saturday, 14th August, 2021. Late registration will not be accepted.

Screening Details

The Post UTME screening will comprise a computer-based test (CBT) made up of objective questions in relevant subjects. Candidates are to report for the screening exercise at the ATBU campus in Bauchi with their personal writing materials and other required documents for proper identification. The results of the Post UTME will be used alongside the UTME scores to determine candidates’ eligibility for admission into various undergraduate programs in ATBU for the 2021/2022 academic year.

In summary, meeting the cut-off mark in the UTME, possessing the minimum entry requirements, completing the application process, and performing well in the Post UTME screening are key to gaining admission into Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University. I wish all prospective candidates the very best in their applications.

ATBU Admission List and Acceptance Fees Information

As an ATBU Post-UTME candidate, discovering your admission status and acceptance fee details are important next steps after taking the exam. ### Acceptance Fee

Upon being offered admission into ATBU, you will be required to pay an acceptance fee to secure your admission. The acceptance fee for the 2020/2021 academic session was N10,000. I expect the acceptance fee for 2021/2022 admission to be similar or slightly higher. You will receive information on how and where to pay your ATBU acceptance fee if admitted.

Checking Admission Status

To check your ATBU Post-UTME admission status, you will need to visit the school’s admission portal. The admission portal can be accessed at Once on the portal, provide your registration details like UTME registration number to log in. Your admission status, if offered admission, will be displayed. You should check the portal regularly after the Post-UTME exam to know your admission status on time.

Provisional and Final Admission Lists

ATBU releases admission lists in batches. The first list is usually a provisional admission list. If offered provisional admission, you will still need to go through screening exercises like verification of credentials and other checks before given full admission. The final admission list contains names of candidates who were successful in the screening and verification process. To increase your chances of being on the final admission list, ensure all information provided during registration and exam is correct and verifiable.

In summary, paying close attention to details regarding your ATBU Post-UTME admission status and acceptance fee payment will ensure a smooth admission process. Providing accurate information, checking the admission portal regularly and paying required fees on time are keys to securing your admission into Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University.


As a prospective student hoping to gain admission into ATBU, you now have the necessary information to guide you through the process. With the cut-off mark and eligibility criteria revealed, you can determine if you meet the requirements and your chances of gaining admission. The deadline for the ATBU Post-UTME/DE registration is fast approaching. I advise you to visit the school’s website to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this opportunity. You should prepare well for the Post-UTME screening test to increase your chances. If admitted into ATBU, you will be on your way to achieving your dreams and advancing your education. Best of luck!