JAMB announces changes in UTME registration fee, mock exam, and profile codes

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced some changes in the registration process for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) candidates.

JAMB announces changes in UTME registration fee, mock exam, and profile codes

The board has increased the cost of the UTME registration fee, introduced the option of taking a mock exam, and started the creation of profile codes for prospective candidates. To get instant notification when any information is released by JAMB or any school of choice, you canJoin our JAMB 2024 WhatsApp groupand theWhatsApp groups for any school.

UTME registration fee

According to the announcement released by the official handle of the board on X (Formerly Twitter), the new cost of the UTME registration fee is as follows:

  • Registration Fee for the 2024 UTME: N7,700 (WITH MOCK); N6,200 (WITHOUT MOCK).
  • Cost for application documents for foreign candidates: $30.

The board stated that the increase in the registration fee was due to the rising cost of conducting the examination, maintaining the quality of service, and ensuring the security of candidates’ data.

The board also clarified that the registration fee covers the following:

  • Registration and reading text
  • Examination fee
  • Biometric verification
  • Result checking
  • JAMB admission letter
  • JAMB admission status

Mock exam

The board also introduced the option of taking a mock exam for candidates who wish to test their preparedness and identify areas for improvement before the actual exam. The mock exam will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, and candidates who opt for it will pay an additional N1,500.

See also 2024 JAMB Whatsapp Group

The board advised candidates to indicate their interest in the mock exam during the registration process, as no separate registration will be done for the mock exam. The board also stated that the mock exam is optional and not compulsory for all candidates.

Profile codes

The board also announced that the creation of profile codes is ongoing and prospective candidates can now begin creating their profiles on the JAMB website. The profile code is a unique 10-digit number that will be used to identify each candidate during the registration and examination process.

To create a profile code, candidates are required to send their names (Surname, First Name and Middle Name) as a text message to 55019. The candidates will then receive a confirmation message containing their profile code and other details.

The board warned candidates to ensure that they use their own phone numbers and not those of their parents, guardians, or friends, as the profile code will be tied to the phone number used. The board also advised candidates to keep their profile codes safe and confidential, as they will be required to present them during the registration and examination.

Registration period

The board announced that the official sale of application documents for UTME candidates will begin on Monday, January 15, 2024, and end on Monday, February 26, 2024. The board stated that the registration period is six weeks and no extension will be granted.

For those seeking admission through Direct Entry, the registration process starts later, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, and closes on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

See also JAMB Syllabus for All Subjects: How to Prepare for the UTME Effectively

The board urged candidates to register early and avoid the last-minute rush, as late registration will attract a penalty fee of N10,000.

Examination dates

The board also announced the dates for the main UTME, which will take place over ten days, from Friday, April 19, 2024, to Monday, April 29, 2024. The board stated that the examination will be computer-based and candidates will be assigned to different centres and sessions.

The board advised candidates to print their examination slips starting from Wednesday, April 10, 2024, to know their examination date, time, and venue. The board also stated that candidates will be required to bring along their original UTME notification slip, a copy of their passport photograph, and a valid means of identification.

The board warned candidates to adhere to the rules and regulations of the examination, as any form of malpractice, impersonation, or cheating will lead to disqualification and prosecution.


The board assured candidates of a smooth and hitch-free registration and examination process, and urged them to visit the board’s website at jamb.gov.ng for more information and updates. The board also encouraged candidates to study hard and use the available resources, such as the JAMB CBT Mobile App, the JAMB CBT Software, and the JAMB CBT Classroom, to prepare for the examination. The board wished all candidates success in their academic pursuits.

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