JAMB Begins Sale of UTME/Direct Entry Registration Form 2020/2021

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has begun the selling of its UTME and direct entry Registration Form for the academic session of 2020/2021. JAMB will commence the online sale of UTME and Direct Entry students will commence on January 13 to February 17, 2020.

See the guidelines and procedures for 2020 UTME Registration.

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for academic session beginning in 2020

SALE/REGISTRATION PERIOD


The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including 
those from Foreign Countries is from 10th January, 2019 to 21st February, 2019.


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.

Details are available in the eBrochure 
which would be given to each Candidate at the JAMB accredited CBT centres and State-Ofices.

It is also available for download at 
www.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.

CANDIDATES NEED 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

CAVEAT: 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.


Order Of Choice of Institutions


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


Steps For 2020 Registration


A. PROFILE REGISTRATION

We have an elaborated article on this particular process.


i. One Cell (mobile) number (SIM) can be used by one candidate only. 
The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2019 Application, Examination/Admission.

NOTE 
THE SIM-NUMBER USED. IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION
ii. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname First-Name Middle-
Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be maximum of 
38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to 
55019 e.g Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu.
Surname and first name are mandatory
iii. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the 
same telephone (SIM) number
iv. 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 candidate
v. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for 
registration


Self Help in Case Of Mistake/Loss Of Profile Code


i. To correct a mistake in candidate’s name, send the [CORRECT 
Surname First-Name Middle-Name] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
ii. 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


(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.

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”


JAMB ePIN Selling Points


The ePIN outlets are:
I. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, Stanbic IBTC, STERLING, UNION and UNITY)
ii. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay 
,Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
iii. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, Obeledun 
MFB and Regent MFB
iv. Online Payment Platforms: System Specs (Remita), InterSwitch 
(Quickteller) Upper-link, e-Transact and Unified Payment Services (UPS)
v. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
vi. Others: Unique ICT, Digital Partners Network

vii. POS (Citi-Serve)
viii. ATMs of banks listed in 5D (i) above (InterSwitch)
ix. USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking
x. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, 
Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London



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
Issue Evidence of Payment
Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre
ePIN is to be delivered electronically to candidates and not to be handwritten

Six Different Modes/Method of 
Payment/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 Ofces 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 2019 Application Document
(c) Enter your Prole Code
(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. PAYMENTS USING USSD (ERCAS)
(a) Dial 5656*55019#
(b) Enter Profile Code
(c) Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
(d) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
vii. Procedure for 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
(b) Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng) complete and summit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.

How To Recover Lost ePIN After Payments


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


Registration Centres


i. Only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB Offices will be allowed to register candidates
ii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment


Registration Process at CBT Centres :


The candidate PERSONALLY presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of registration. The name of the 
candidate as typed by the candidate on his/her phone when registering 
the profile comes up automatically on the input of the e-PIN by 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 Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, telephone number, among others ( It is wait and get service)
iii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
iv. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
v. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
vi. 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
vii. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
viii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
(a) Mock examination (optional)
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
ix. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
x. Do Biometric enrolment (ten finngers)
xi. Review entries and confirm correctness
xii. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to 
confirm valid finnger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your thumb removes blames of error from the CBT 
operators. Check before you confirm with your thumb.
xiii. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
xiv. Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
xv. 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


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

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.

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 examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja

Dates And Venue For Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)


The 2020 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, 16th March and end on Saturday, 23 March, 2019. 
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.


Registration Fee/Procurement Of Registration ePINs


Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3,500) Naira Only. 
Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira only, is paid to obtain the reading 
text “Sweet Sixteen” by Bolaji Abdullahi for UTME Candidates and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A. H. 
Mohammed for DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign centres
A CD containing JAMB eSyllabus, eBrochure and other vital materials is 
also given free
Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual 
profile and are not transferable
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.

Optional Mock-Examination


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 it is on or before 
31st January, 2019. 
The date for MOCK examination shall be from Saturday 23rd February, 2019.
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 DO VALID REGISTRATION AND SERVE AS EXAMINATION CENTRES

GENERAL INFORMATION


All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
The registration fee is non-refundable
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
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
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
Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified
Candidates should note that they are required to be present and take live 
photograph which will be embossed on their result slips and admission 
letters. No scanned/stapled passport photograph is allowed
Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study, they will also be tested on a general text: Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji 
Abdullahi for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School”
by A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates.
Candidates/Officials 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
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.

Candidates can download the PDF version of the JAMB UTME Registration Guidelines 2019/2020


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