Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) is an institution known as Centre for Agrochemical Technology and Environmental Research. They make agricultural technologies and research product reach the average farmers in Nigeria.

FUAM (as this university is known in the short form) like any other school is open for admission and has its own criteria for admitting students.

Are you an aspirant of FUAM and you wish to know the JAMB cut off mark and of course, the departmental cut-off marks of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi?

Well, this wonderful article will enlighten you more on that and answer some common questions you may be asking about the university. All you just have to do is to read carefully and assimilate all we have brought you in this post.


The official JAMB cut-off mark of Nigerian Universities including FUAM is 180. What this means is that if you score from 180 and above in your JAMB UTME, you are eligible to gain admission in the school you applied. Of course, that is when you have every other admission requirement as stated by the school.

Meanwhile, the cut-off marks of various departments in FUAM differ with the number of applicants and perceived market value of the course. Thus, you will need to score higher than 180 (say 250 and above} in order to be admitted.

FUAM Departmental Cut-off Mark

Department Cut-off Mark
Crop Production190 and above
Crop & Environmental Protection190 and above
Plant Breeding & Seed Science190 and above
Soil Science190 and above
Animal Production190 and above
Animal Breeding & Physiology190 and above
Animal Nutrition190 and above
Agricultural Economics210 and above
Agricultural Extension & Communication210 and above
Agricultural Management210 and above
Agricultural Education180 and above
Science Education180 and above
Educational Foundation and General Studies180 and above
Agricultural & Environmental Engineering230 and above
Civil Engineering230 and above
Electrical & Electronics Engineering230 and above
Mechanical Engineering230 and above
Food Science & Technology200 and above
Home Science & Management200 and above
Fisheries & Aquaculture180 and above
Forest Production & Products180 and above
Plant Breeding & Seed Science180 and above
Social & Environmental Forestry180 and above
Forestry Wildlife & Range Management180 and above
Agribusiness200 and above
Business Administration200 and above
Accounting & Finance200 and above
Biological Science190 and above
Chemistry190 and above
Physics190 and above
Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science190 and above
Animal Health & Production220 and above
Veterinary Medicine230 and above
Veterinary Anatomy220 and above
Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology220 and above
Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine220 and above
Veterinary Surgery & Theriogenelogy220 and above

N/B: At the time of publishing this article, FUAM school management had not released an official list of departmental cut-off marks.

However we urge you to treat this as a mere guide and not the actual cut-off marks. We shall keep you updated when the list is out.


Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State has a long history. It was first derived from an obsolete federal university of technology which was established in 1980. FUAM later became the Makurdi campus of the University of Jos in October, 1980.

As years passed, FUAM became its own established university on 1st January, 1988. On the 14th of July, 2019 on the approval of the Nigerian president, Muhammad Buhari, FUAM was renamed to Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University.

This institution, just as its name implies, has done much in agriculture. The institution has been involved with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in research on the socio-economic aspects of soybean production.

They have also established a co-operative extension centre (CEC) and a Center for Food and Agricultural Strategy (CEFAS) and for the purpose of outreach and public service support.


The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi has up to 10 colleges and more than 30 departments under it. Below is the list of faculties in FUAM:

  1. Faculty Of Agronomy
  2. Faculty Of Agricultural Economics & Extension
  3. Faculty Of Agricultural & Science Education
  4. Faculty Of Animal Science
  5. Faculty Of Engineering
  6. Faculty Of Food Technology
  7. Faculty Of Forestry & Fisheries
  8. Faculty Of Management Sciences
  9. Faculty Of Science
  10. Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine


How can I get admission in FUAM?

There is no other way to gaining admission in FUAM except by working hard.

Therefore, you must:

  • Choose FUAM during JAMB registration. Make sure you also do the right JAMB subject combination for your course of choice.
  • Prepare well and score high in JAMB UTME. Definitely, you need a guide a guide to score high in JAMB and with this guide on how to pass JAMB, you will scale through.
  • Score well in your post UTME in order to beat the set cut-off mark.
  • Pray and be optimistic you will be admitted.

What are the requirements needed?

  • Candidates must have at least 5 credits in their O’level result in one sitting including Mathematics, English and three other relevant subjects.
  • Candidates must score minimum of 180 to be eligible to apply for the post UTME.

NB: The higher your score, the higher your chance is to gain admission.

  • Candidates must choose them as their first choice as they will first give those that chose them as their first choice before others.
  • Candidates must prepare for their post UTME to get high score to gain enough chance to be admitted.

Does FUAM accept second choice?

No, FUAM does not accept second choice. So you will have to choose them as first choice during your JAMB registration.

It is hard to see universities that accept second choice. It only means you had a first choice and took them as substitute.

JAMB now allows candidates to make the choice of second choice but does it to apply to every university including FUAM?


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