What Is The Lowest Mark To Pass?

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What Is The Lowest Mark To Pass?

What Is The Lowest Mark To Pass? The lowest mark required to pass a course in South African universities is typically 50%. This is consistent across most universities in the country, including the University of Cape Town, the University of Pretoria, and the University of the Witwatersrand, among others.

At TUT, the minimum mark required to pass a course is 50%. This means that you must achieve at least 50% in each of your course assessments, including assignments, tests, and exams, in order to pass the course.

It’s important to note that while a 50% mark is the minimum required to pass, it does not guarantee that you will be able to progress to the next level or graduate. In some courses, you may need to achieve higher marks in order to meet the requirements for progression or graduation.

Also, some courses may have specific requirements for certain assessments, such as practical or clinical components, which may have higher minimum passing marks. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of your course to ensure that you’re meeting all necessary standards.


How To Calculate Admission Point Score (APS)

Results format for the new NSC-G and the minimum admission requirements for TUT:

Rating code​ Rating Marks
7 Outstanding achievement 80 – 100
6 Meritorious achievement 70 – 79
5 Degree substantial achievement 60 – 69
4 Diploma adequate achievement 50 – 59
3 Foundation moderate achievement 40 – 49
2 Elementary achievement 30 – 39
1​ Not achieved 0 –​ 29

​​Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy?

All learners are required to take one of the two subjects for NSC-G purposes

​​TUT position:

  • Mathematics is relevant to programmes that require prior knowledge of mathematics; all others may only require Mathematical Literacy. (Details of what each subject entails can be determined by looking at the DoE curriculum statements, available on the DoE website).


TUT Contact Details

Tel: 086 110 2421
Email: general@tut.ac.za
SMS Number: 30655

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