With the knowledge of the JAMB and departmental cut-off mark of your dream university, you will be able to set your targets right and know your stance and chances at every point in the process.

In this article, we have taken time to carefully share with you all you will need to know about the JAMB cut-off mark of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) as well as their departmental cut-off marks.

Following that, we have also given you answers to some of those questions you might be asking about the school and their admissions processes.

So I urge you to read along carefully so that you will not miss important details. So now, let us get on to it.


Candidates who chose Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi as their choice of institution during the JAMB registration should be informed that the JAMB cut-off mark of the ATBU is 180.

That you made 180 or more in JAMB is not a guarantee that you’ll be admitted: you will have to sit for the school’s Post UTME, and beat the departmental cut-off mark of your dream department. Else, you might not see admission.

Not to discourage, but with the right attitude and good score, you’ll see yourself on the other side of success.


DepartmentCut-off Mark
Animal Production180 and above
Crop Production180 and above
Agricultural Economics and Extension180 and above
Soil Science180 and above
Agriculture and Bio-Resource Engineering220 and above
Automobile Engineering220 and above
Chemical Engineering220 and above
Civil Engineering220 and above
Computer and Communication Engineering220 and above
Electrical and Electronics Engineering220 and above
Mechanical and Production Engineering220 and above
Mechatronics and Systems Engineering220 and above
Petroleum Engineering220 and above
Architecture200 and above
Building190 and above
Environmental Management Technology190 and above
Estate Management and Valuation190 and above
Industrial Design180 and above
Survey and Geo-Informatics180 and above
Quantity Survey190 and above
Urban and Regional Planning180 and above
Banking and Finance Technology190 and above
Management and Information Technology200 and above
General Studies180 and above
Accounting200 and above
Business Management200 and above
Technopreneurship180 and above
Mathematical Sciences180 and above
Biological Sciences180 and above
Chemistry180 and above
Geology180 and above
Physics180 and above
Biochemistry190 and above
Microbiology190 and above
Ecology180 and above
Computer Science190 and above
Technology Education180 and above
Education Foundation180 and above
Science Education180 and above
Library Information Science180 and above
Vocational Technology Education180 and above

NOTE: Please ensure you refer to the above table as a mere guide and not an absolute or actual departmental cut-off mark of ATBU.

As at the time of publishing this post, the official cut-off mark of different departments in ATBU had not been released. We shall keep you updated as soon as the official list is released.


The University known today as Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University was established in 1980 as Federal University of Technology, Bauchi. It is located in Bauchi, Northeastern Nigeria. The school was made to inherit the former location of the Bauchi State College of Arts and Science, where it took as a temporary site.

Academic activities started in the new university in 1981 where 100 students were enrolled for the Pre-Degree programme. Then in 1982, the school started their degree programmes in Science and Science Education.

Several changes came and the school was merged with Ahmadu Bello University as Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University College, Ahmadu Bello University (ATBU-ABU). The new name of the University was chosen in honour of the first Prime Minister of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

In 1988, the school de-merged with ABU, Zaria to become a full fledged University, standing on its own as an autonomous Federal University in Nigeria.

The growth was merging was necessary anyway, if not for anything else but growth and development.


Agriculture and Agricultural Technology

  • Animal Production
  • Crop Production
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Soil Science

Engineering and Engineering Technology

  • Agriculture and Bio-Resource Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical and Production Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Systems Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Environmental Technology

  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Environmental Management Technology
  • Estate Management and Valuation
  • Industrial Design
  • Survey and Geo-Informatics
  • Quantity Survey
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Management Science

  • Banking and Finance Technology
  • Management and Information Technology
  • General Studies
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Technopreneurship


  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Ecology
  • Computer Science


  • Technology Education
  • Education Foundation
  • Science Education
  • Library Information Science
  • Vocational Technology Education


How can I gain admission into ATBU?

The truth you must embrace is that there is no trick to gaining admission into Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. But there are certain things you must do if you must secure admission into ATBU:

  • Choose the University as your first choice of institution during your JAMB registration.
  • Ensure you choose the right subject combination. This JAMB subject combination guide should lead you through that.
  • Study hard and smart to score high in JAMB. A guide on how to pass JAMB may be just what you need to scale through.
  • Ensure you prepare and score high in the schools screening exercise.
  • Ensure you have all the requirements and documents needed by the school for full registration.

What are the requirements for admission into ATBU?

As an UTME candidate seeking admission into ATBU, you must have at least 5 credits in your O’ Level certificate (WASSCE, NECO or NABTEB). English and Mathematics and three other subjects relevant in your field of study must be included.

Direct Entry candidates must have at least two A Level passes or it’s equivalent in the subjects relevant in your field of study.

You can download the ATBU Admission Brochure to aid you through.

What is the school fee of ATBU?

From our source (not the official school site though), the school fees of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ranges between N39, 000 to N45, 300.

School fees fluctuate and the only way you can be sure is when you print the payment invoice of the school, for a particular year.


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