JAMB UTME/DE registration for the year 2021 is now available. Details on how to apply for the UTME in 2021 have been published. The deadline to register is May 15th, 2021. The exam will start on June 5th and finish on June 19th, 2021. The registration would cost N4,700 (or $20 for international candidates) in all. The official book to read this year is “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali for UTME candidates and for DE candidates. JAMB Mock Exam will be conducted on April 30th, 2021. There are a lot of important details, so you have to read all the information on this page below.
Schools, Institutions, Tutorial Centers, Business Centers, and Cafes may begin setting up CBT Centers to serve as JAMB CBT Agents and Training Centers, assisting students in preparing for the upcoming exams. Please see the instructions below for more information about how to proceed.
1.0 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2021/2022 Academic Session.
Note: The University of Ibadan will not be admitting for 2021/2022 session
2.0 SALE/REGISTRATION PERIOD
2.1 The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from Thursday April 8th, 2021 to Saturday May 15th, 2021.
2.2 PIN vending ends Friday 10th May while registration portal closes on Saturday 15th May, 2021
3.0 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
4.0 GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
4.1 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. Details are available in the eBrochure which would be given to each Candidate at the JAMB accredited CBT centres and State-Offices. The e-brochure is also available for download ibass.jamb.gov.ng and on Android Mobile App(JAMB IBASS) from the Google Play store.
DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD to any centre (or Cyber Café). Any centre that asks for more than your profile code, email address and registration number is a fraudster. Do not give any password.
JAMB CBT Centres, Secondary Schools, Cyber Cafes, Business Centres, Computer Schools, Tutorial Centres that would like to become a JAMB CBT Software Agent or Training centre,
4.2 Direct Entry (Note: DE registration closes on the same date with UTME Application)
Candidates with any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a) 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.
(b) Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each course of study) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects
(c) Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND.
(d) Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements
• DE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR JAMB REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH WHICH THEY GAINED ADMISSION TO NCE/NID/DIPLOMA AND PREVIOUS DEGREE PROGRAMMES.
• QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PREVIOUS JAMB NUMBER.
. REGISTRATION FOR DE CANDIDATES SHALL NOT BE EXTENDED BEYOND THE PERIOD ALLOTTED TO BOTH UTME/DE
CAVEAT: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT TAKE UTME AND DE AT THE SAME TIME. IF THEY APPLY THROUGH UTME AND LATER OBTAIN DE QUALIFICATION, THEY CAN UPGRADE THEIR UTME TO DE AT NO COST. Double/multiple registrations attract outright cancellation and prosecution.
4.3 Candidates are not permitted to register more than once. In the event of any error during registration process, such candidates are to seek correction from the Board and not to obtain a fresh application as doing so would attract sanction.
4.4 Registration can only be done at the centres listed on our site (www.jamb.gov.ng) and pasted at JAMB offices in each State capital. Anybody who registers outside these centres does so at his/her risk.
4.5 Nobody, including parents/guardians or any proxy is allowed to transact any business on any candidate’s profile. The registration process and all activities on candidates’ profile are being monitored by the Board and defaulters shall be severly sanctioned. 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.
4.6 ORDER OF CHOICE OF INSTITUTIONS (Any Institution can be first choice)
4.1 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
5.0 PROCESS FOR 2021 UTME/DE REGISTRATION
A. CREATION OF PROFILE
i. Every candidate would 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.
ii. Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 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 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)
iii. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone(SIM) number
iv. The phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s 2021 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) EVEN WHEN THE “DO NOT DISTURB” IS ACTIVATED
v. Candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidates Phone number
vi. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration
vii. The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometric (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph). Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorize a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip. The finger print shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidates’ 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 Abuja
B. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE
i. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 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] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
C. (FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of issue, select a complaint area on a drop down and then summarize the nature of complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send. Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Rather all complaints should be channeled through the ticketing system for ppompt attention and documentation.
For complaints relating to NIN (e.g a candidate sends a message to 55019 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 2021 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop down).
NOTE THAT YOUR PASSWORD SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED TO ANYONE. JAMB CAN ONLY HELP ON PROFILE-PASSWORD, NOT E-MAIL-BOX-PASSWORD. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK YOUR ADMISSION STATUS ON JAMB IBASS APP ON YOUR PHONE. DO NOT CHECK AT ANY CYBER CAFÉ THAT WOULD DEMAND YOUR PASSWORD WHICH IS THEN USED TO STEAL YOUR RECORDS. “TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED”
Candidates and the public are to note that nobody can help with admission or upgrade of scores; they would only deceive and defraud those who patronize fraudsters.
D. JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS
The ePIN outlets are:
i. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECO, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, HERITAGE, JAIZ, KEYSTONE, Polaris, STERLING,TAJ, UNION, UBA and UNITY)
ii. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
iii. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trsust MFB, Zazzau MFB and UNICAL MFB
iv. Online Payment Platforms: Capricorn Digital limited, cloud interactive Associates, e-transact, Funds and electronic Transfer, Interswitch(Quickteller)Upperlink, Itex Integrated Services, System Specs (Remita) and Unified Payment Services (UPS)
v. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
vi. Others: Digital Partners Network, payvantage, PayCom and Cottage Assets
vii. POS (Citi-Serve)
viii. ATMs of banks listed in 5D (i) above and InterSwitch
ix. Foreign Candidates are to visit the following foreign missions;
- Nigerian Embassy in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
- Nigerian High Commission Accra, Ghana
- Nigerian Embassy/permanent mission, Addis Ababa, Ethopia
- Nigerian Consulate, Beau, Cameroun
- Nigerian Consulate , Cotonou, Benin Republic
- Nigerian Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Nigerian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Nigerian High Commission, London, United Kingdom
E. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS
i. Collect the Profile Code from candidate’s phone
ii. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)
iii. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
iv. Issue Evidence of Payment
v. Delivery of ePIN to candidates. (This should not be Handwritten)
SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENTS / PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)
i. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
ii. PAYMENT THROUGH POS
This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iii. PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS
This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iv. PAYMENT USING ATM
This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5D (I) (Interswitch Channel)
(a) Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
(b) Enter Profile Code and pay
(c) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
v. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
(a) Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
(b) Click purchase of 2021 Application Document
(c) Enter your Profile
(d) Select payment method (Interswitch, Remita, e-Transact, Unified Payment Solutions, Upper-link or Paga)
(e) Make payment
(f) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
vi. Procedure for Registration at the eight foreign centres only is as follows:
(a) Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries local currency
(b) Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng) complete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.
Foreign candidates visit www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility
- create a profile
- Login to the profile
- On the menu on the left pane, click on 2021 Foreign UTME/DE registration
- Go through guided questions until payment page
- Make payment using any of the authorized cards
- Complete the registration directly online
G. OFFER OF FREE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Any government, person or organization that wishes to distribute free application documents to prospective applicants is required to urgently procure the bulk e-pins from either JAMB or any approved sale outlets.
Candidates who want to enjoy any of this offer are advised to visit the sponsor’s designated banks or other e-PIN outlets (NOT ANY CBT centre) to collect the e-PIN after creating their profiles as illustrated above.
No refund would be made to any candidate if he/she had earlier purchased the application document before being offered free e-PIN. Such applicants should refrain from multiple registration.
G. HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT
i. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 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
H. REGISTRATION CENTRES
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 with his/her profile code and e-PIN
JAMB CBT Centres, Secondary Schools, Cyber Cafes, Business Centres, Computer Schools, Tutorial Centres that would like to become a JAMB CBT Software Agent or Training centre.
I. REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:
Candidates must PERSONALY present his/her profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration. Candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprint) would be captured at the CBT centre
Candidates are to:
i. Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to any of the accredited CBT Centres (Do not accept to leave your particulars for proxy registration. It will disqualify you)
ii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
iii. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
iv. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
v. 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 result. All results are downladable by institutions from the board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse)
vi. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
vii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
(a) Mock examination (optional)
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
viii. Review entries and confirm correctness
ix. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your finger print removes blames of error from CBT centres. candidates are to check before confirming their finger print
x. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
NOTE: There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real time online registration. No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.
J. BLIND CANDIDATES
Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also picking the option of writing their examination through CBT mode or Read Examination Aloud. A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual
K. 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 conrm this appropriately during registration.
L. BIOMETRIC CHALLENGES
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 2021 examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja
Iv No candidate will be permitted to sit the examination if his/her biometrics is not verified.
v. The Board will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification
vi Candidates with biometric abnormality can only register and take examination at the JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. The Board will facilitate the travels of the candidates.
6.0 DATES AND VENUE FOR UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION
6.1 The 2021 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, 5th June, 2021 and end on Saturday, 19th June, 2021. Candidates preparing for the exam are advised to download the 2021 JAMB CBT software or the 2021 JAMB CBT Mobile App to get familiar with the CBT environment and cover JAMB Past questions.
6.2 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
7.0 REGISTRATION FEE/PROCUREMENT OF REGISTRATION ePINs
7.1 For the 2021 UTME, candidates are required to pay Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3,500) Naira only as registration fee. Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira only is paid to obtain the reading text “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali for UTME candidates and for DE candidates. Seven Hundred Naira (N700) is regulated and charged for CBT Centre service charge and $20 is the application fee for candidates from the eight foreign centres
7.2 A CD containing JAMB eSyllabus, eBrochure and other vital materials is also given free
7.3 Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable
7.4 Candidates are advised to keep as 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 for or accept a candidate’s password.
8.0 OPTIONAL MOCK-EXAMINATION
8.1 The Board will also 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 their interest in the mock examination during registration provided they register on or before Saturday 24th April, 2021
8.2 The date for MOCK examination shall be from 30th April, 2021.
8.3 Non-JAMB CBT Centres are allowed to collect, through their bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only, for mock exercise from only interested candidate(s) after notification of centre has been received by the candidate(s). The payment for mock examination by the candidate shall be made to the centre to which the candidate is assigned after the notification of assigned centres for the mock examination. No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of JAMB.
DO NOT PAY FOR MOCK UNTIL JAMB ASSIGNS YOU TO A CBT CENTRE. NO ONE SHOULD PATRONISE FRAUDSTERS. ONLY JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES CAN SERVE AS EXAMINATION CENTRES
9.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
9.1 All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
9.2 The registration fee is non-refundable
9.3 As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as registration fee. Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions
9.4 All CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating banks, MMOs, MFBs, etc. These financial institutions are to be present at the CBT centres for the purpose of collecting all fees. No CBT centre staff is allowed to conduct direct cash transaction with the candidates
9.5 Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions on how to complete the online registration before commencing the process of registration
9.6 Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified
9.7 Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of programme of study, they will also be tested on a general text “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali for UTME Candidates and DE candidates are also expected to read the text.
9.8 Candidates/Offcials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed
9.9 Candidates are warned that the Board does not require nor authorise the services of ANY cyber cafe or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise.