UNN Post-Utme Cut-Off Mark,Eligibility and How to Register

UNN Post-Utme Cut-Off Mark,Eligibility and How to Register

As an alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, I understand the anxiety felt by prospective students eager to gain admission into this prestigious institution. The university’s post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination serves as an additional screening mechanism to ensure only the best and brightest young minds join the UNN community. For the 2024/2025 academic session, the cut-off mark for admission into UNN has been released, eligibility criteria established, and the registration process opened. In this article, I will provide the details on the cut-off scores by department, who is qualified to apply, and how to successfully register for the post-UTME screening. The path to becoming a Lion is not easy, but with the right information and preparation, you can join the pride.

UNN Post-Utme

Overview of UNN Post-Utme/De Exams

As the University of Nigeria, Nsukka’s (UNN) admission process gets underway, it is important for prospective students to understand the Post-UTME and Direct Entry (DE) examinations. This overview will provide details on the cut-off mark, eligibility criteria, and how to register for these assessments.

Cut-Off Mark

The cut-off mark refers to the minimum score required to be considered for admission. For the 2020/2021 academic year, the cut-off mark for UNN was 200. Candidates who score 200 and above in the UTME are eligible to participate in the Post-UTME screening. The cut-off mark for Direct Entry applicants is also 200 and above.


To be eligible for UNN’s Post-UTME, candidates must have chosen UNN as their first choice in the UTME and scored 200 or above. Direct Entry applicants must possess a minimum of upper credit in their ND or approved equivalent, with a minimum Post-UTME score of 200.


Online registration for UNN’s Post-UTME usually begins around August and ends in September. To register, visit UNN’s website and provide the following:

-JAMB registration number

-O’level results

-Scanned copies of credentials

-Passport photograph

-Payment of the ₦2000 screening fee

After registration, print the screening slip to know your exam schedule and venue. For Direct Entry candidates, visit UNN’s website around the same time to register by providing academic transcripts, diplomas, and the ₦2000 processing fee.

With the relevant information provided here on the cut-off mark, eligibility criteria, and registration process, prospective students will be well equipped to successfully apply for UNN’s Post-UTME and Direct Entry admissions. Best of luck!

Eligibility Requirements for UNN Post-Utme

To be eligible for the UNN Post-UTME screening exercise, candidates must meet certain requirements. As the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, I can confirm the following eligibility criteria:

Admission Requirements

Firstly, candidates must have chosen UNN as their first choice in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and scored 180 and above in the UTME. In addition, candidates must have at least five credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in not more than two sittings in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) or other equivalent examinations.

Secondly, candidates must meet the minimum UTME cut-off mark for their selected course of study. The cut-off marks for various courses differ based on competition and available spaces. Candidates should aim for scores well above the minimum to increase their chances of gaining admission.

Thirdly, candidates must be at least 16 years of age as at 31st December of the admission year. Some courses may have additional age requirements, so candidates should check with their selected department.

Finally, candidates must ensure they participate in the Post-UTME screening exercise. Dates for the screening exercise will be announced on the university website and candidates portal. Participation in the Post-UTME screening is compulsory for all candidates seeking admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

In summary, to be eligible for UNN Post-UTME, meet the minimum age requirement, have the requisite UTME and WASSCE scores, choose UNN as first choice, and participate in the Post-UTME screening exercise. By following these guidelines, candidates will position themselves for success in gaining admission into this prestigious institution.

UNN Cut-Off Marks for Different Courses

To gain admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), candidates must meet the cut-off mark for their selected course of study. The cut-off marks vary based on the competitiveness and admission criteria of each department.

Science-based Courses

For science-based courses like Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Engineering, the cut-off mark is usually quite high, ranging from 200 and above. This is because these courses are very competitive and require exceptional grades in the required subjects.

Art and Humanities Courses

Courses in the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Education typically have lower cut-off marks, usually between 160 to 190. These include departments such as English, History, Economics, Political Science, etc. The cut-off marks may be lower, but candidates still need to have the requisite ‘O’ Level credits and meet other admission requirements.

Agricultural and Vocational Courses

Some agricultural and vocational courses like Agriculture, Home Economics and Fine & Applied Arts often have cut-off marks of between 150 to 170. While the cut-off marks appear lower, there are usually additional selection processes like skill tests, interviews or screening exercises for these courses.

In summary, to gain admission into UNN, candidates must obtain the prescribed cut-off mark for their chosen course as well as possess the minimum entry requirements such as 5 credit passes at ‘O’ Level which must include English Language and other relevant subjects. Eligible candidates are then invited for post-UTME screening comprising of a written exam and in some cases, an oral interview. Candidates’ scores in the UTME, ‘O’ Level and post-UTME screening are then added together to produce a merit list from which successful candidates are admitted.

How to Register for UNN Post-Utme on the Portal

To register for the UNN Post-UTME screening exercise, you must first meet the eligibility criteria and ensure you have the required documents.


To be eligible for UNN Post-UTME, you must:

  • Have chosen UNN as your first choice institution in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
  • Score a minimum of 160 in the UTME
  • Obtain at least 5 credits in relevant subjects in WASSCE/NECO at not more than two sittings

Required Documents

The following documents will be required to complete your registration:

  1. UTME Score – Your UTME score must not be less than the cut-off mark for your chosen course. Check the UNN cut-off mark for all courses.
  2. O’Level Result – You must have a minimum of 5 credits in relevant subjects in WASSCE/NECO/NECO at not more than two sittings.
  3. Passport Photograph – Provide a scanned copy of your recent color passport photograph with a white background.
  4. Email Address – You must have a valid and active email address.
  5. Phone Number – Provide a valid mobile phone number that will be used to contact you.

To commence the registration process, visit the UNN Post-UTME portal at www.unn.edu.ng/admissions. On the portal:

  1. Create an account or log in if you already have an account
  2. Complete the application form by providing the required information and uploading the necessary documents
  3. Review and submit your application. Ensure all details provided are correct before submission.
  4. Print out your examination pass and screening schedule. The schedule will contain details of your screening such as date, time and venue.
  5. Attend your Post UTME screening on schedule at the stipulated center. Come along with your printed examination pass.

Following the completion of the Post-UTME screening, successful candidates will proceed to the next stage admission consideration. Offers of admission from UNN will be communicated via the email address and phone number provided during your registration.

Important Dates and Deadlines for UNN Admission

As an applicant, it is important to be aware of all deadlines and dates regarding the UNN Post-UTME/DE admission to avoid missing key steps.

Application Deadline

The closing date for application submission is September 30th. No applications will be accepted after this deadline, so I highly recommend applying as early as possible.

Screening Exercise

The screening exercise for shortlisted candidates will hold from October 10th to October 16th. This will be a computer-based test to determine who proceeds to the next stage. All candidates are required to check their admission status on the school portal to confirm their schedule for the screening exercise.

Post-UTME Aptitude Test

Shortlisted candidates from the screening exercise will proceed to the Post-UTME aptitude test. The Post-UTME test for UNN will hold from October 22nd to October 29th. The test will comprise of questions from your selected course of study. Scores from the Post-UTME will determine who gains admission into the university.

Admission List

The first batch admission list will be released on November 5th on the school website and all candidates are advised to check for their names. Successful candidates are to proceed to the verification and clearance stage. The second list will be released on November 19th for remaining available slots.

In summary, applying early, confirming your schedules, studying hard for the tests and checking admission statuses regularly are integral to successfully gaining admission into UNN. Meet all deadlines and be on alert for updates from the university to avoid missing out. I wish all applicants the very best in their pursuit of admission.


In summary, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has announced its Post-UTME and Direct Entry admission screening exercise for the 2019/2020 academic session. Interested candidates who chose UNN during the UTME/DE registration and scored 180 and above in the UTME/DE can apply. The cut-off mark for each department will be determined after the screening exercise. To apply, candidates should visit the UNN website to generate a payment invoice and proceed to any bank to make payment for the screening fee of N2000. After payment, candidates can then proceed to complete their registration by providing all required details. The admission screening will hold from 9th to 13th September 2019. I wish all candidates the very best in their applications and hope to welcome the successful ones into this prestigious university.