JAMB Announces 2024 UTME/Direct Entry Registration and Examination Dates

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This is to inform the general public that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the date for the commencement of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry registrations.

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by JAMB, is a uniform entry-level examination for candidates seeking tertiary education.

2024 JAMB UTME Registration Date

According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), registration for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence from Monday, 15th January 2024, to Monday, 26th February 2024. E-PIN vending for UTME begins on Monday, 8th January 2024 and ends on Saturday, 24tth February 2024, while registration closes on Monday, 26th February 2024.

Candidates are expected to print their examination slips as of Wednesday, 10th April 2024. Candidates are enjoined to take note of these dates and other advisories issued by the Board in relation to the administration of the examination. They are also to visit the Board’s website at www.jamb.gov.ng for any other information.

Please note that registration for JAMB UTME can only be performed only at JAMB-accredited centres and JAMB State-Offices. For your safety, don’t patronize any Cybercafé or computer centres other than the ones published by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

2024 JAMB Direct Entry Registration Date

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Direct Entry registration and E-PIN vending will commence from Wednesday, 28th February 2024, to Thursday, 28th March 2024.

According to the board, Direct Entry (DE) candidates will be required to take part in cognitive and verbal reasoning tests as from 2024.

JAMB will conduct Aptitude Test for all Direct Entry candidates to assess their academic potential or career suitability, as well as their mental or physical capacity. The aptitude test would comprise of Verbal, Abstract, Mechanical, Numeric Reasoning, Data Checking, and Work Sampling.

All Direct Entry candidates are required to provide the following information: Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subjects of qualification; Awarding Institution; Institution attended; and Year of graduation as well as admission letters where necessary.

Please note that registration for JAMB Direct Entry can only be performed only at JAMB State-Offices. For your safety, don’t patronize any Cybercafé or computer centres other than the State-Offices published by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

2024 JAMB UTME Examination Date

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed Friday, 19th April 2024, for the conduct of the 2024 UTME which is expected to end on Monday, 29th April 2024.

The board also fixed Thursday, 7th March 2024, for the conduct of its optional mock UTME.

2024 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

2024 JAMB UTME 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 in Universities, other degree-awarding Institutions, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutions and Colleges of Education are five (5) O’Level Credit passes including Mathematics and English Language. ALSO READ: JAMB Subject Combination for All Courses.

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