JAMB 2024 UTME/DE Registration Form Instructions and Guidelines

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the commencement of the sales of the 2024 JAMB registration form. Applications are going to be accepted from suitably qualified candidates for admission to tertiary institutions in Nigeria for academic session beginning in 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates are advised in their own interest to carry out their JAMB registration at JAMB Accredited CBT CENTRES Nationwide and JAMB OFFICES only. The official book to read is “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli for UTME candidates and for DE candidates.

Below Are Some Important Links You Should Check:

JAMB UTME Syllabus for All Courses
JAMB UTME Brochure for All Courses
JAMB Accredited Registration Centres
JAMB UTME Past Questions and Answers
JAMB Subject Combination for All Courses
How to Create JAMB Profile Code via SMS/USSD
JAMB Approved Fees for UTME/DE Registration
How to Answer JAMB Questions and Answers
JAMB The Life Changer Summary for All Chapters
JAMB The Life Changer Likely Questions and Answers

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JAMB Form Registration Period and Cost

1. REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR UTME ONLY (Candidates are to have valid and functional personal e-mail address before commencing the process)

i. The period of registration for UTME candidates, including those from Foreign Countries, is from Monday, 15th January 2024, to Monday, 26th February 2024.

ii. E-PIN vending for UTME begins on Monday, 8th January 2024 and ends on Saturday, 24th February 2024, while registration closes on Monday, 26th February 2024.

2. REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR DIRECT ENTRY ONLY (Candidates are to have valid and functional personal e-mail address before commencing the process)

i. Sales of 2024 Direct Entry (DE) application documents and E-PIN vending would commence from Wednesday, 28th February 2024 and end by Thursday, 28th March 2024. Registration for Direct Entry would only be at the Board’s State and Zonal Offices.

ii. Candidates desiring to register for the Direct Entry exercise are directed to ensure that they obtain their Direct Entry ePINs from designated vending outlets on or before Thursday, 28th March 2024, when ePIN vending would be closed.

JAMB Examination Timeline

Check the table below for the 2024 JAMB timeline:

 JAMB Timeline Starting Date Closing Date
UTME Registration Monday, 15th January 2024 Monday, 26th February 2024
UTME e-Pin Vending Monday, 8th January 2024 Saturday, 24th February 2024
Direct Entry Registration Wednesday, 28th February 2024 Thursday, 28th March 2024
Direct Entry e-Pin Vending Wednesday, 28th February 2024 Thursday, 28th March 2024
Mock Examination Thursday, 7th March 2024 Thursday, 7th March 2024
UTME Slip Reprinting Wednesday, 10th April 2024 Monday, 29th April 2024
UTME Examination Friday, 19th April 2024 Monday, 29th April 2024

Candidates are advised to check their eligibility for chosen programmes and institutions on ibass.jamb.gov.ng. It is important that candidates check the requirements before commencing the application process. The eligibility checker assists candidates with options of programmes (courses) based on their qualifications. READ: JAMB Brochure for All Courses and Institutions

Cost of JAMB Form

In Nigeria:

Check the table below for the cost of the JAMB form for UTME and DE Candidates:

Items Amount (₦)
UTME Application Fee 3,500
Compulsory Reading Textbook FREE
CBT Examination Service Charge 1,500
Registration Centre Service Charge 700
CBT Mock-UTME Centre Service Charge 1,500
Bank Charges 500
Grand Total With Mock 7,700
Grand Total Without Mock 6,200
DE Application Fee 6,200

Foreign Centres: $30.

NOTE:

1. THE BOARD HAS RESOLVED TO MAKE HENCEFORTH THE UTME AND DE-REGISTRATION PROCESS CASHLESS TO PUT A STOP TO ACTS OF EXTORTION.

2. CONSEQUENTLY, ALL THIRD-PARTY CHARGES WILL BE COLLECTED CENTRALLY BY JAMB AND REMITTED WEEKLY TO THE BENEFICIARIES

THERE WILL BE THREE (3) TYPES OF E-PINS: N7,700-UTME WITH MOCK-UTME; N6,200 FOR EACH OF UTME WITHOUT MOCK AND DIRECT ENTRY (DE) AS FOLLOWS:

(i) UTME/DE JAMB APPLICATION FEE – ₦‎3,500

(ii) READING TEXT (FREE FOR ONLY 2024) – FREE (QR CODE)

(iii) CBT CENTRE REGISTRATION CHARGE – ₦‎700

(iv) CBT CENTRE EXAMINATION SERVICE CHARGE – ₦‎1,500

(v) BANK CHARGES – ₦‎500

(Vi) CBT MOCK-UTME CENTRE CHARGE – ₦‎1,500

CANDIDATES ARE TO SPECIFY THE TYPE OF E-PIN REQUIRED AT THE POINT OF PURCHASE AS NO REFUND WOULD BE MADE.

Eligibility Checker

Candidates are advised to check their eligibility for chosen programmes and institutions on ibass.jamb.gov.ng. It is important that candidates check the requirements before commencing the application process. The eligibility checker assists candidates with options of programmes (courses) based on their qualifications. check the requirements before commencing the application process. The eligibility checker assists candidates with options of programmes (courses) based on their qualifications. Visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng select Quicklinks, and then IBASS to access the e-Brochure/e-Syllabus and free e-copy of the Reading Text. They are also available on the Android Mobile App (JAMB IBASS) from the Google Play Store

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes are five (5) O’Level Credit passes including English Language. In addition, credit in Mathematics is required for Law, Science-based and Social Science programmes.

Direct Entry Requirements

Candidates with any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

1. A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) SSCE subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects for each programme (course of study) at Principal or Advanced level. Other acceptable qualifications in lieu of A’LEVELs are:

University Degree, University Diploma/NFLD,ND/NID, HND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB-ANBC, NABTEB-ANTC, NABTEB-GCE-A’LEVEL (2015-2021), Cambridge A’level, International Baccalaureate (foreign certificates only), National Registered Nurse/National Registered Midwife (NRN/NRM). AWARDING INSTITUTIONS ARE REQUIRED BY JAMB TO DIRECTLY VERIFY THEIR PRESENTED AWARDS BEFORE ADMISSION COULD BE MADE.

At the point of registration, all DE candidates must provide the following information:

(i) Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained

(ii) Subject(s) of qualification

(iii) Awarding Institution

(iv) Institution actually attended

Other Vital Direct Entry Registration and Admission Rules

(a) DE candidates, who are not awaiting results, must have uploaded their A’level qualification, O’level results and DE Registration Template at the point of registration.

(b) DE candidates, will not be processed for admission until such claimed results are uploaded and verified by the awarding institutions on JAMB platform (CAPS MAIL)

(c) DE candidates, who are awaiting A’level results of UMS/UPER/NABТЕВ, must have uploaded their Admission Letter and Registration Template at the point of registration.

(d) Applicants with Cambridge certificates of pre-2018 examination year should visit Cambridge directly for verification. This verification exercise may take up to 28 days (as specified by the awarding body) after which the verification result will be forwarded to the Board. The verification will be reflected in the e-Facility prohle of the DE candidate.

(e) Statement of results (in lieu of certificate) is accepted for registration only within 3 years of the date of award. f) Upgrade from UTME to DE is available only to candidates, whose DE results have not been released at the point of UTME registration and who must have indicated at the point of registration that he/she is awaiting A’level results. The particulars of which he/she must have supplied and contained in the uploaded registration template

(f) Candidates are hereby advised to constantly check their A’ level admission status in their e-facility profile, where it will show the status of verification by NIPEDS indicating “CLEARED” or NOT “CLEARED” with the reason(s) for non-clearance due to discrepancies such as in name, grade, subject etc.. which will be explicitly stated.

Additional Vital Registration Rules

Candidates are not permitted to register more than once. In the event of any error during the registration process, such candidates are to seek correction from the Board and not to obtain a fresh application as duplication of application vitiates all the applications.

Registration can only be done at JAMB-approved Centres across the country. Anybody who registers outside these centres does so at his/her own risk.

Non-candidates, including parents/guardians or any proxy, are NOT allowed to transact any business on any candidate’s profile. Any candidate who makes his password, profile code or other security codes available to another person (parents, friends, tutorial teachers, fraudsters etc) is liable for any alteration done by such person(s).

DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYBODY INCLUDING JAMB OFFICIALS. These security codes are not to be demanded at any registration centre by any person for any purpose.

Order Of Choice Of Institutions

Every candidate is to note that the 1st choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy or the Police Academy. (Any Institution can be first choice).

Steps for 2024 JAMB Registration

JAMB PROFILE REGISTRATION

A. CREATION OF PROFILE

i. Every candidate will require the use of a unique phone (mobile) number (SIM) for the process of registration. The unique phone number can be used by one candidate only (Note: This number (SIM) remains your unique identification for all your transactions with the board for present and future transactions/applications).

ii. Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 or 66019 from his/her personal GSM number e.g write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word “NIN” and your 11 digit NIN (Note that the number must not have been used by another person to register for UTME/DE in the past). Do not use postpaid or special bundle SIM cards, They don’t work unless specially loaded with credit.

CHECK YOUR DATA WITH NIMC TO ENSURE YOUR DETAILS AGREE WITH YOUR CLAIMS BEFORE CREATING YOUR PROFILE AS THERE WOULD BE NO CHANGE OF NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH. FOR 2024, CHANGES IN DATA BY NIMC WILL BE UPDATED ON JAMB RECORDS. HOWEVER, REPLACED DATA SHALL BE TRACKED AND REFLECTED AS FOOT NOTE ON THE CANDIDATE’S PROFILE.

iii. A Profile Code of 10 characters will be received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) number. Returning Candidates from previous years will still receive the same profile code on the same number previously used. Note that the profile remains the same for the candidate for present and future applications with the Board.

iv. The phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s 2024 application, Examination and Admission. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SIM NUMBER USED. IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION WITH THE BOARD

BY OBTAINING UTME/DE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS, A CANDIDATE HAS ACCEPTED TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES FROM JAMB (55019 or 66019) EVEN WHEN THE “DO NOT DISTURB” (DND) IS ACTIVATED.

v. Candidate will present the profile code at the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). An ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidate’s Phone number.

vi. Candidate will present the ePIN and profile code at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration.

vii. The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometrics (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph). The successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorise a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip (Candidate must use at least two fingers; any of the two can be used to print his/her registration slip. The fingerprint verification shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidate’s profile.

viii. Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on examination day will be permitted to sit the UTME. No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidates’ profile.

ix. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja. Arrangements should be made for this through JAMB-state offices. Candidates with biometric challenges would sit the examination in Abuja on the last day of the national examination calendar.

WARNING: 

“No two persons must use a single GSM number in commencing the registration process as it will not be acceptable. The way it is configured is one individual to one telephone number that will remain exclusive to that single individual for the purpose of the entire examination process. Not even siblings are allowed to share a particular telephone number for this purpose.” – JAMB Head of media, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

B. RETRIEVAL IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE

i.  To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 or 66019 as text message from the same mobile number.

iii. Candidate can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [password] space [email address] from the same mobile number as a text message to 55019 or 66019.

iii. SELF-SERVICE: Candidates who are computer-literate can register directly unaided at some designated JAMB offices/PRCs.

C. TICKETING (FREE COMPLAINT)

For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, a candidates should create a support ticket at (https://www.jamb.gov.ng) by selecting the quick link ad then ticket/Support with his/her email address with the board. Candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of the complaint, selects a complaint area o a drop down and then summarises the nature of the compliant. He/She should also attach supporting documents (if available). Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Rather all complaints should be channeled through the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.

For complaints relating to NIN (e.g a candidate sends a message to 55019 or 66019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives wrong data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing and click on 2024 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop down).

JAMB ePIN Selling Points

The ePIN outlets are:

NIPOST, Banks, MMOs, MFBs and other participating financial institutions.

Duties Of Participating Banks/Outlets

i. Collection of Profile Code from candidate’s phone

ii. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)

iii. Facilitation of payment through POS, if necessary

iv. Issuance of Evidence of Payment

v. Delivery of ePIN to candidates electronically. (This should not be Handwritten).

Different Modes/Methods of Payments/Puchase of ePIN for JAMB

MODES OF PAYMENT OF e-PIN:
(i) Banks
(ii) Mobile Money Operators
(iii) Financial Switches

STEPS FOR PAYMENT
1. Present Profile Code and pay by cash, card or ATM card (either N7,700 with Mock or N6,200 without Mock-UTME and DE).

2. The e-PIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number (Links of participating financial institutions and other interested outlets such as NIPOST, Banks, MMOs, MFBs are available on the Board’s website).

Procedure for Registration at the Nine Foreign Centres

Procedure for Registration at the nine foreign centres only is as follows:

(a) Registration fee for candidates from the nine foreign countries is Thirty United States Dollars ($30) in each of the 9 (nine) countries local currencies

(b) Candidates from the nine foreign countries are to download the application documents from the Board’s website (https://www.jamb.gov.ng), complete and submit it with the fee (or pay online) at the designated centres in the country as indicated on the website.

(c) The Board conducts registration and UTME in the following cities: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, London or Berlin. The Nigerian Mission (Embassies) in each of the centres can be contacted for guidance on the registration and examination

Donation of Free Application Documents

Any government, person or organisation that wishes to distribute free application documents to prospective applicants should contact the Board on +2348027641663 OR e-mail: [email protected] for special offer.

How to Recover Lost e-PIN After Payment

i. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 or 66019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number.

ii. The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s unique number.

AFTER SUCCESSFUL PAYMENT AND OBTAINING ePIN, CANDIDATE SHOULD PROCEED TO ANY OF THE JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES TO COMPLETE HIS/HER REGISTRATION.

JAMB Registration Centres

i. Registration is carried out only at the accredited Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) and Professional Registration Centres (PRC).

ii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre. The list of the accredited centre is on the board’s website (https://www.jamb.gov.ng) and JAMB offices with his/her profile code and e-PIN.

iii. Facilities exist in ALL JAMB State Offices for self-service for candidates with good digital skills.

JAMB Registration Process at CBT Centres

A candidate must PERSONALLY present his/her profile Code and e-PIN at any JAMB-accredited CBT Centre for registration. A candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprints) would be captured at the CBT centre.

Candidates are to:

Note that the centre and bank charges of ₦‎2,700/₦‎4,200 respectively have been included in the total fee paid for the pin which JAMB remits to the centres, therefore, no other fee should be paid at the centre.

1. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)

2. Provide a valid and functional personal e-mail address that the candidate can always access.

3. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result

4. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates).

5. Provide O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply (upload) the results online on CAPS (JAMB) as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not uploaded his/her result on the portal of JAMB. No institution is allowed to take a new picture/photograph, biometrics or require any other upload of the result. All results are downloadable by institutions from the board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse)

6. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for optional Mock examination and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) (actual examination)

7. Review entries and confirm correctness

8. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger- print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your fingerprint removes blames of error from CBT centres. Candidates are to check before confirming with their fingerprint.

Blind Candidates

Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also pick the option of sitting for the examination through Braille, Recorded or Read Aloud.

A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual. Every blind candidate is to select the designated town closest to his/her residence to take the examination.

Deaf/Mute Candidates

A special indicator for the deaf/mute has been created to differentiate them for special attention at the examination hall. Deaf candidates are therefore to confirm this appropriately during registration.

Others

Candidates with Albinism, Down Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are to indicate by clicking on the appropriate box so as to be identified and assigned to the JAMB Equal Opportunity Group (JEOG) for special attention.

Biometric Challenge

i. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

ii. No other CBT centre is allowed to register such candidates.

iii. They will also sit for their JAMB examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

iv. No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall or sit the examination if his/her biometrics is not verified.

v. The system will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification.

vi. Candidates with Biometric abnormality can only register and take examinations at the Abuja headquarters of the Board. The Board will facilitate the travels.

vii. Candidates with biometric challenges would sit for the examination in Abuja on the last day of the national examination calendar.

JAMB Dates And Venue For 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

The 2024 UTME will commence on Friday, 19 April, 2024, and end on Monday, 29 April, 2024, and at all the nine foreign centres.

The venue of the examination will be at ANY centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town(s).

JAMB DOES NOT POST ANY CANDIDATE TO ANY EXAMINATION TOWN (OR GROUP OF TOWNS) OTHER THAN THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE CANDIDATE AT THE POINT OF REGISTRATION. CANDIDATES ARE, HOWEVER, ADVISED TO REGISTER ON TIME BEFORE THE AVAILABLE SPACES IN THEIR TOWN OF CHOICE OR GROUP OF TOWNS ARE EXHAUSTED. DUE TO DISCOVERED CONSPIRACY AMONG SOME CBT CENTRES, NO EXAMINATION TOWN WITH FEW CENTRES IS ALLOWED. MANY TOWNS HAVE BEEN MERGED. NOTE THAT CHOICE OF A GROUP OF TOWNS IMPLIES THAT YOU CAN BE POSTED TO ANY OF THE TOWNS IN THE CHOSEN GROUP.

JAMB Registration Fee/Procurement of Registration ePINS

For the 2024 UTME/DE, candidates are required to pay either a total of six thousand, two hundred naira (N6,200) only if not sitting the optional Mock-UTME while candidates, who Intend to sit the Mock-UTME would be required to pay seven thousand, seven hundred naira (N7,700) only.  $30 is the application fee for candidates from the nine foreign centres.

Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable.

Candidates are advised to keep private and confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, email addresses and ePINs. No centre is allowed to request or accept a candidate’s password.

Optional JAMB Mock Examination

The Board will conduct a Mock Examination in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise INTERESTED Candidates with the CBT environment. Interested candidates are advised to indicate interest in the Mock Examination during the registration provided they register early enough.

The date for the mock examination shall be Thursday, 7th March, 2024.

Important JAMB Registration General Information

1. All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN

2. The registration fee is non-refundable

3. Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions as shown on the scan QR Code on how to complete the online registration before commencing the process of registration. He or she is also to sign an MoU on ethical standards.

4. Multiple registrations are not permitted. Candidates who register more than once will be identified, disqualified and prosecuted.

5. Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of programme, they will also be tested on a general text: “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali. All Candidates are also expected to read the text which is now issued as an e-Book for free.

6. Due to the prevailing economic reality, the Board would, for 2024 only, issue for free, e- copy of the reading text to candidates through the following approved channels:

(i) JAMB Website

(ii) Candidate’s e-mail

(iii) Candidate’s Profile

(iv) QR code on Registration Slip

(v) QR code on the newspaper advertisement

7. Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed.
8. Candidates are warned that the Board does not require nor authorise the services of ANY cyber café, school or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise
9. Examination malpractice is a criminal offence that attracts, in addition to the cancellation of results, publication of names and prosecution of such offenders.

10. NO REGULARISATION OF ILLEGAL ADMISSION.

Procedure for Valid Admission

All admission offered by institutions MUST be from JAMB website. Any offer of admission from any tertiary institution without JAMB Admission letter is illegal and inredeemably null and void. Any candidate, who accepts admission outside CAPS does so at his/her own risk as the Board would not recognise such admission nor regularise it.

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