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Step-by-Step Guide to 2024 JAMB Registration

Discover the seamless process with our comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to 2024 JAMB Registration. Get the latest updates and essential tips for a successful and stress-free registration experience. Your gateway to a smooth start on your academic journey awaits

The commencement of the sale of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Form by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is now official. It is crucial to note that registration is exclusively facilitated at JAMB-accredited centers and JAMB State Offices. For your safety and the validity of your registration, please refrain from using any cyber café or computer centers that are not officially recognized by JAMB.

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REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR UTME ONLY (Candidates must possess a valid and operational personal email address before starting the process)

  • The registration period for UTME candidates, including those from Foreign Countries, spans from Monday, January 15, 2024, to Monday, February 26, 2024.
  • PIN vending for UTME concludes on Monday, January 8, 2024, while the registration window closes on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

REGISTRATION PEROD FOR DIRECT ENTRY ONLY (Candidates must possess a valid and operational personal email address before starting the process)

Direct Entry applications will be accepted from Wednesday, February 28, to Thursday, March 28, 2024. Registration for DE is exclusively available at the Board’s State and Zonal Offices. Direct entry candidates are advised to consult the 2024 JAMB Direct Entry Form Application Details page for the step-by-step procedure to obtain the JAMB DE form and complete the registration.

How Much is 2024 JAMB Registration Fee

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

ItemsAmount (₦)
UTME Application Fee3,500
Compulsory Reading TextbookFREE
CBT (Examination) Service Charge1,500
Registration Centre Service Charge700
Bank Charges500
CBT Centre Service Charge for Mock1,500
Grand Total With Mock7,700
Grand Total Without Mock6,200



Foreign Centres: Thirty United States Dollars ($30).

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Choice of Institution Order for 2024 UTME

On the 2024 registration platform, it’s important for candidates to be aware that their first choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovative Enterprise Institutes, Polytechnics/Monotechnics, NDA (Nigerian Defence Academy), or Nigeria Police Academy.

General Entry Requirements for 2024 JAMB UTME

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 science-based and social science programmes.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Obtain 2024 JAMB Form

Unique Phone Number Requirement for Registration:

  • Each candidate must use a unique mobile phone number (SIM) for registration. This number is exclusive to one candidate only.
  • The chosen number (SIM) becomes your permanent identifier for all current and future dealings with the Board.

National Identification Number (NIN) Submission:

  • Candidates must send their NIN via text (SMS) to either 55019 or 66019 from their personal GSM number.
  • Format: Type “NIN”, add a space, then your 11-digit NIN (e.g., NIN 00123456789).
  • Ensure the number has not been previously used for UTME/DE registration.
  • Avoid using post-paid or special bundle package lines unless they are specially credited.

Profile Code Receipt:

  • A 10-character Profile Code will be sent to the candidate’s phone (SIM) number.
  • Returning candidates will receive the same profile code on the previously used number.
  • The profile remains constant for present and future applications with the Board.

Importance of the Mobile Number:

  • The mobile number used for the text message becomes linked to the candidate’s name.
  • It will be used for all 2024 and future communications regarding Application, Examination, and Admission.
  • Candidates must remember the SIM number used for vital future communications with the Board.

Procurement of Application Document:

  • Candidates must present the profile code at the time of application document purchase (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners).
  • An e-PIN will be sent to the candidate’s phone as a text message.

Registration at JAMB Accredited CBT Centre:

  • Candidates must present the Profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre to complete registration.

Completion of Application:

  • Biometric capture (all ten fingers) and physical photograph taking are mandatory.
  • Successful biometric and photograph capture allows printing of the e-registration slip.
  • Fingerprint verification is needed for any further transactions on the candidate’s profile.

Self-Service Option:

  • Computer-literate candidates can register unaided at JAMB offices/PRCs.
  • Group registration is not permitted.

Examination Eligibility:

  • Only candidates who pass biometric verification on the examination day will be allowed to sit for UTME/DE.
  • No parent or proxy can transact on the candidate’s profile.
  • Candidates with biometric challenges must register at JAMB National Headquarters, Abuja, through JAMB State Offices. They will sit the examination in Abuja on the last day of the national examination calendar.

Retrieval of Profile Code and Self-Service (In Case of Mistake/Loss):

Profile Code Retrieval:

  • To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send “RESEND” from the same mobile number to 55019 or 66019 as a text message.
  • To reset a lost or forgotten Profile Password, send “PASSWORD” space, followed by the email address from the same mobile number, to 55019 or 66019.

Ticketing (Free Complaints):

  • For all JAMB process complaints, create a support ticket at JAMB’s website.
    • Go to Quicklinks, then select Ticket/Support.
    • Provide your email, name, phone number, and the nature of the complaint.
    • Choose a complaint area from a drop-down menu and summarize the complaint.
    • Attach supporting documents if available.
  • Note: Complaints from third parties are only noted. Writing letters is not necessary; use the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.
  • For NIN-related issues (e.g., no response or wrong data after messaging 55019 or 66019), use the same process on the ticketing platform and select “2024 NIN-related issues.”

JAMB e-PIN Selling Points:

  • Outlets include NIPOST, Banks, MMOs, MFBs, and other participating financial institutions.

Duties of Participating Banks/Outlets:

  1. Collect Profile Code from the candidate’s phone.
  2. Collect payment and vend e-PIN by SMS to the candidate’s phone (not dictating or copying).
  3. Facilitate payment through POS, if necessary.
  4. Issue evidence of payment.
  5. Deliver e-PIN to candidates electronically (not handwritten).

Modes/Methods of Payment/Purchase of e-PIN for Registration:

Options include Banks, Mobile Money Operators, and Financial Switches.

Steps for Payment:

  1. Present Profile Code and pay by cash or ATM card (N7,700 with Mock or N6,200 without Mock-UTME and DE).
  2. e-PIN is delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number.

Candidates should note:

Fees Included:

  • Centre and bank charges (N2,700/N4,200 respectively) included in the total fee for the pin.
  • No additional fees should be paid at the centre.

Registration Requirements:

  • Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study).
  • Provide a valid and functional personal email address.
  • Provide qualification with grades and dates; upload certificates if not awaiting results.
  • Provide O/L and/or A/L grades; candidates awaiting results should upload them on JAMB’s portal once available.
  • Institutions cannot request new photographs, biometrics, or results uploads.
  • Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for Mock and UTME.
  • Review entries for correctness.
  • Print Registration Slip using biometric authentication.

Biometric Challenges:

Registration and Examination:

  • Only register at JAMB National Headquarters in Abuja.
  • Examination also in Abuja at JAMB National Headquarters.
  • The system requires biometric verification; no entry to examination hall without it.
  • Candidates with biometric abnormalities must register and take exams in Abuja; the Board facilitates travel.
  • Examination on the last day of the national examination calendar.

 How to Recover Lost e-PIN After Payment:

If e-PIN is not received or lost:

  • Send “UTMEPIN” from the unique number to 55019 or 66019 for UTME.
  • The e-PIN will be retrieved and delivered to the candidate’s unique phone number.

After obtaining e-PIN:

  • Candidates should proceed to any JAMB-accredited CBT Centre to complete their registration.

Registration Centres:

Where to Register:

  • Registration only at accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centres and Professional Registration Centres (PRC).
  • Visit any accredited CBT centre (list available on JAMB’s website and JAMB offices) with profile code and e-PIN.
  • Self-service facilities available in all JAMB State Offices for digitally skilled candidates.

Concluding the Registration Process at CBT Centres:

Personal Presentation Required:

  • Candidates must personally present their Profile Code and e-PIN at any JAMB-accredited CBT Centre.
  • Photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprints) captured at the CBT centre.

Dates and Venue for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

  • The 2024 UTME is scheduled to start on Friday, 19 April 2024, and conclude on Monday, 29 April 2024. This includes all nine foreign centres.

Examination Venue:

  • The exam will take place at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town.
  • JAMB does not allocate candidates to any examination town or group of towns other than the one selected by the candidate at the point of registration.
  • Candidates are urged to register promptly before spaces in their preferred town or group of towns are filled.
  • Examination towns with fewer than four centres are not permitted due to collusion cases among some CBT centres. Consequently, many towns have been merged. Selecting a group of towns means a candidate can be posted to any town within that group.

General Information Regarding the 2024 JAMB Form

  • Profile Registration:
    • Candidates must register their profiles through text messages as detailed before buying the e-PIN.
  • Registration Fee:
    • The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Guidelines and Instructions:
    • Candidates should read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions for online registration. This includes scanning the QR Code for detailed instructions.
    • They must also sign an MoU on ethical standards.
  • Multiple Registrations:
    • Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified, disqualified, and prosecuted.
  • General Text for All Candidates:
    • Regardless of their programme choice, all candidates will be tested on “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jall. This text is now available as a free e-Book.
  • Distribution of Free e-Book:
    • For 2024, due to economic conditions, the Board will issue a free e-copy of the reading text through:
  • Prohibited Items in Examination Centre:
    • Candidates and officials cannot enter the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or pens/biros. Only pencils are permitted.
  • Accredited Centres:
    • The Board does not require or authorise the services of any cybercafé, school, or establishment other than its accredited CBT centres for this exercise.
  • Examination Malpractice:
    • Malpractice is a criminal offence leading to result cancellation, publication of names, and prosecution of offenders.

Illegal Admission Regularization Not Permitted

Procedure for Valid Admission:

  • All admissions offered by institutions must be from the JAMB website.
  • Any admission offer from a tertiary institution without a JAMB Admission letter is illegal, null, and void.
  • Accepting admission outside CAPS is at the candidate’s risk, as such admissions will not be recognised or regularised by the Board.

To participate in the 2024 UTME, it is crucial for candidates to comprehend these guidelines and strictly follow the registration process for a successful application. Stay informed and adhere to these instructions for a seamless UTME experience.

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