Every year, thousands of applicants apply for admission into medicine and surgery in UNN. This article gives detailed information on the basic admission requirements and cut-off marks for UNN Medicine and Surgery.
As a top-ranked university located in the southeastern region of Nigeria, UNN medicine and surgery department is often regarded as the best medical school in the country. Our previous article gives detailed information on UNN medical school. Read it up here.
As it is a greatly desired institution, admission into UNN medicine and surgery is very competitive and as such, every prospective applicant needs to get detailed information on the admission requirements, and cut-off marks in order to make adequate plans and preparations.
This article furnishes prospective applicants with all they need to know about the admission process, cut-off marks and general admission requirements for UNN medicine and surgery. Ensure to read to the end.
Admission Requirements For UNN Medicine And Surgery
There are two major routes by which a candidate can gain entry into the UNN medicine and surgery department. These two routes are:
- The UTME Entry route
- The Direct Entry (DE) route
For an aspirant to get entry into UNN medical school, he/she must possess the following:
- Five Credits in the O’Level results in core subject such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language. This is very important as no candidate will be considered for admission without credits in these core subjects.
- UTME results in the subject combinations of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Use of English. Any other subject combination apart from these ones will disqualify an aspirant from admission.
Direct Entry Route
This is for people who have previous A-level results or people who have prior bachelor’s degree from related basic medical courses such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. To get entry through the DE route, an aspirant needs the following:
- Five Credits in the O’Level results in core subject such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.
- Good Advanced level (A-level) result in basic sciences or at least an upper credit (2:1) in Basic medical courses.
Cut-Off Marks For UNN Medicine And Surgery
Over 5,000 applicants apply for admission in UNN medicine and surgery every year. The admission quota for the department in UNN is usually 250-300 per year; as such the admission process is extremely competitive.
In UNN, there are four major cut-off marks every applicant needs to be conversant with; the general cut-off mark, the merit cut-off mark, the catchment state cut-off mark and the ELDS cut-off mark.
The general cut-off mark is the minimum UTME score an aspirant must have before applying for UNN post-utme examinations. In UNN medicine and surgery department, the general cut-off mark is 200.
Merit cut-off mark is the minimum average mark a candidate is expected to get admission. This average is usually gotten by adding up the UTME scores and Post-UTME scores and dividing the sum by two. This cut-off mark differs every year but it is usually in the range of 310-322.
Catchment cut-off mark is considered after the merit cut-off mark. It is the cut-off mark given to candidates who are from states within the UNN catchment region. It is usually candidates from Abia, Anambra, Imo, Enugu, and Ebonyi states. A few numbers of candidates are considered for the catchment list.
ELDS cut-off mark is used to select a few candidates who are from the educationally less-priviledged states in the country. A few candidates are shortlisted using this cut-off mark.
For a prospective UTME applicant to get admission in UNN medicine and surgery department, you must score very high in the UTME and Post-UTME to stand a chance of making into the very competitive admission merit list. In our previous article, we outlined tips to score above 300 in Jamb. Read it up here.
For DE aspirants, the competition is equally high. In addition to a good CGPA from a related basic medical course, you must have a score of 305+ to stand a good chance of admission.
NOTE: UNN medicine and surgery department DOES NOT publish official cut-off marks on the official portal anymore. What we bring to you is information we collect from insider sources in the department.
This article has described the admission requirements and various cut-off marks for UNN medicine and surgery department. If you have further questions regarding the admission requirements, ensure to drop them on the comment box below.
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