JAMB UTME/DE Registration Procedure and Process Flow for 2024

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

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

Registration Periods

  • The period of registration for UTME candidates including those from Foreign Countries is from Monday, 15 January, 2024 to Monday, 26 February, 2024.
  • E-PIN vending for UTME begins on Monday, 8 January, 2024 and ends on Saturday, 24 February, 2024, while registration closes on Monday, 26 February, 2024.
  • Sale of 2024 Direct Entry (DE) application documents and E-PIN vending would commence from Wednesday, 28 February, 2024 and end by Thursday, 28 March, 2024 and would only be at the Board’s State and Zonal Offices.

Registration Process

  • Candidates are to have valid, functional and accessible personal e-mail addresses before commencing the process of registration.
  • The registration process is cashless to stop extortion. Consequently, all third-party charges will be collected centrally by JAMB and remitted weekly to the beneficiaries.
  • There will be three (3) types of E-PINS: N7,700-UTME with Mock-UTME; N6,200 for each of UTME without Mock and Direct Entry (DE) as follows:
  • E-PIN Type: UTME with Mock-UTME

    • UTME/DE JAMB Application Fee: N 3,500
    • Reading Text: FREE (QR Code)
    • CBT Centre Registration Charge: N 700
    • CBT Centre Examination Service Charge: N 1,500
    • Bank Charges: N 500
    • CBT Mock-UTME Centre Charge: N 1,500
    • Total: N 7,700
  • E-PIN Type: UTME without Mock

    • UTME/DE JAMB Application Fee: N 3,500
    • Reading Text: FREE (QR Code)
    • CBT Centre Registration Charge: N 700
    • CBT Centre Examination Service Charge: N 1,500
    • Bank Charges: N 500
    • CBT Mock-UTME Centre Charge: N 0
    • Total: N 6,200
  • E-PIN Type: Direct Entry (DE)

    • UTME/DE JAMB Application Fee: N 3,500
    • Reading Text: FREE (QR Code)
    • CBT Centre Registration Charge: N 700
    • CBT Centre Examination Service Charge: N 1,500
    • Bank Charges: N 500
    • CBT Mock-UTME Centre Charge: N 0
    • Total: N 6,200
  • Candidates are to specify the type of E-PIN required at the point of purchase as no refund would be made.

Eligibility Checker

  • 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.
  • Visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng select Quicklinks, and then IBASS to access the e-Brochure/e-Syllabus and free e-copy of the Reading Text. They are also available on the Android Mobile App (JAMB IBASS) from the Google Play Store.

General Entry Requirements

  • The general entry requirements for 100 level (Year one) 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 Law, Science-based and Social Science Programmes.

Direct Entry Requirements


  • In addition to a minimum of five (5) O’level credit passes at not more than two sittings, at least two prescribed subjects for each programme (proposed course of study) must be at the Principal or Advanced level.
  • Other acceptable qualifications in lieu of A’LEVELs are:
University Degree
University Diploma/National Foundation for Leadership DevelopmentUD/NFLD
National Diploma/National Innovation DiplomaND/NID
Higher National DiplomaHND
National Certificate of EducationNCE
Interim Joint Matriculation BoardIJMB
Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations BoardJUPEB
National Business Certificate/Advanced National Business CertificateNABTEB-ANBC
National Technical Certificate/Advanced National Technical CertificateNABTEB-ANTC
General Certificate of Education Advanced LevelNABTEB-GCE-A’LEVEL (2015-2021)
Cambridge A’level
International Baccalaureate (foreign certificates only)
National Registered Nurse/National Registered MidwifeNRN/NRM
  • Awarding institutions are required by JAMB to directly verify their presented awards before admission could be made.

Registration Information

  • At the point of registration, all DE candidates must provide the following information:
    • Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained
    • Subject(s) of qualification
    • Awarding Institution
    • Institution actually attended

Other Vital DE Registration and Admission Rules

  • DE candidates, who are not awaiting results, must have uploaded their A’level qualification, O’level results and DE Registration Template at the point of registration.
  • DE candidates, will not be processed for admission until such claimed results are uploaded and verified by the awarding institutions on JAMB platform (CAPS MAIL)
  • DE candidates, who are awaiting A’level results of UMS/UPER/NABТЕВ, must have uploaded their Admission Letter and Registration Template at the point of registration.
  • Applicants with Cambridge certificates of pre-2018 examination year should visit Cambridge directly for verification. This verification exercise may take up to 28 days (as specified by the awarding body) after which the verification result will be forwarded to the Board. The verification will be reflected in the e-Facility profile of the DE candidate.
  • Statement of results (in lieu of certificate) is accepted for registration only within 3 years of the date of award.
  • Upgrade from UTME to DE is available only to candidates, whose DE results have not been released at the point of UTME registration and who must have indicated at the point of registration that he/she is awaiting A’level results. The particulars of which he/she must have supplied and contained in the uploaded registration template
  • Candidates are hereby advised to constantly check their A’ level admission status in their e-facility profile, where it will show the status of verification by NIPEDS indicating “CLEARED” or NOT “CLEARED” with the reason(s) for non-clearance due to discrepancies such as in name, grade, subject etc… which will be explicitly stated.
See also JAMB Syllabus for All Subjects: How to Prepare for the UTME Effectively

Additional Vital Registration Rules

  • Candidates are not permitted to register more than once. In the event of any error during the registration process, such candidates are to seek correction from the Board and not to obtain a fresh application as duplication of application vitiates all the applications.
  • Registration can only be done at JAMB-approved Centres across the country. Any candidate who registers outside the approved centres does so at his/her own risk.
  • Non-candidates, including parents/guardians or any proxy are NOT allowed to transact any business on any candidate’s profile. 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 other person(s).

Order of Choice of Institutions

  • Every candidate is to note that his/her 1st choice can be any of the institutions that is, College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy or Police Academy.

Step by Step Procedure for the Purchase of 2024 UTME/DE Registration Documents

A. Creation of Profile

  • 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 for present and future transactions/applications).
  • Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to either 55019 or 66019 from his/her personal GSM number. For instance, write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11-digit NIN Number and send to 55019 or 66019 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). Do not use Post-paid or special bundle package lines. They do not work unless specially loaded with credit.
  • Check your data with NIMC to ensure your details agree with your claims before creating your profile as there would be no change of name and date of birth. For 2024, changes in data by NIMC will be updated on JAMB records. However, replaced data shall be tracked and reflected as foot note on the candidate’s profile.
  • A Profile Code of 10 characters will be received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) number. Returning Candidates for previous years will still receive same profile code on the same number previously used. Note that the profile remains the same for the candidate for present and future application with the Board.
  • The phone (mobile) number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communication relating to each candidate’s 2024 and future 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 application documents, a candidate has accepted to receive text messages from JAMB (55019 or 66019) even when the “Do Not Disturb” (DND) 15 activated.
  • Candidate will present the profile code at the point of procurement of application document (from Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). An e-PIN is then sent as text message to the candidate’s phone.
  • Candidate will present the Profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration.
  • The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometrics (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph). Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorise a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip (Candidate must use at least two fingers: any of the two can be used to print his/her registration slip. The fingerprint verification shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidate’s profile.
  • Self Service: Candidates who are computer-literate can register directly unaided at AMB offices/PRCs.
  • Group Registration of Candidates is not allowed!
  • Only candidates, whose biometric verification is successful on examination day would be permitted to sit the UTME/DE. No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidate’s profile. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB National Headquarters, Abuja. Arrangements should be made for this through JAMB State Offices. Candidate with biometric challenges would sit the examination in Abuja on the last day of the national examination calendar.

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

  • To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send the word [RESEND] from the same mobile number to 55019 or 66019 as a text message.
  • Candidates can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone number by sending the word “PASSWORD” space (the email address) from the same mobile number as a text message to 55019 or 66019.
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C. Ticketing (Free Complaints)

  • For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, a candidate should create a support ticket at (https://www.jamb.gov.ng by selecting the Quicklinks, and then Ticket/Support with his/her e-mail address with the Board.
  • The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number as well as the nature of the complaint, and selects a complaint area on a drop-down and then summarizes the nature of the complaint. He/she should also attach supporting documents (if available).
  • Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Writing of letters is not necessary. Rather, all complaints should be channelled through the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.
  • For complaints relating to NIN (e.g., a candidate sends a message to 55019 or 66019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives a wrong data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing platform and click on 2024 NIN-related issues, then select the related topic on the drop-down.)

D. JAMB e-PIN Selling Points

  • The e-PIN outlets are:
    • NIPOST
    • Banks
    • MMOs
    • MFBs
    • Other participating financial institutions

E. Duties of Participating Banks/Outlets

  • Collection of Profile Code from candidate’s phone
  • Collection of payment and vending of e-PIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)
  • Facilitation of Payment through POS, if necessary
  • Issuance of Evidence of Payment
  • Delivery of e-PIN to candidates electronically (not to be handwritten).

F. Different Modes/Methods of Payment/ Purchase of e-PIN for Registration

  • Candidates can choose any of the following modes/methods of payment/purchase of e-PIN for registration:
    • Banks
    • Mobile Money Operators
    • Financial Switches

Steps for Payment

  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or ATM card (either N7,700 with Mock or N6,200 without Mock-UTME and DE).
  • The e-PIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number (Links of participating financial institutions and other interested outlets such as NIPOST, Banks, MMOs, MFBs are available on the Board’s website).

G. Procedure for Registration at the Nine Foreign Centres

  • Registration fee for candidates from the nine foreign countries is Thirty United States Dollars ($30) in each of the 9 (nine) countries local currencies
  • Candidates from the nine foreign countries are to download the application documents from the Board’s website (https://www.jamb.gov.ng), complete and submit it with the fee (or pay online) at the designated centres in the country as indicated on the website.
  • The Board conducts registration and UTME in the following cities: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, London or Berlin. The Nigerian Mission (Embassies) in each of the centres can be contacted for guidance on the registration and examination

H. Donation of Free Application Documents

  • Any government, person or organisation that wishes to distribute free application documents to prospective applicants should contact the Board on +2348027641663 OR e-mail: [email protected] for special offer.

I. 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 respectively.
  • The e-PIN would then be retrieved and delivered to the candidate’s unique phone number.
  • After successful payment and obtaining e-PIN, candidate should proceed to any of the JAMB-accredited CBT Centre to complete his/her registration.

J. Registration Centres

  • Registration is carried out only at the accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centres and Professional Registration Centres (PRC).
  • Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited centres is on the Board’s website (htpps://www.jamb.gov.ng and JAMB offices), with his/her profile code and e-PIN.
  • Facilities exist in ALL JAMB State Offices for self-service for candidates with good digital skills

K. Concluding the Registration Process at CBT Centres

  • A candidate must PERSONALLY present his/her Profile Code and e-PIN at any JAMB- accredited CBT Centre for registration. A candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all the ten fingerprints) would be captured at the CBT centre.
  • Candidates are to note that:
    • Centre and bank charges of N2,700/N4,200 respectively have been included in the total fee paid for the pin which JAMB remits to the centres, therefore, no other fee should be paid at the centre.
    • Candidates should provide the following information:
      • Choice of institutions and programmes (course of study).
      • Valid and functional personal e-mail address that the candidate can always access.
      • Qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result upload relevant certificates, if no result is being awaited.
      • O/L and/or A/L grades. Candidates, who are awaiting results, should supply (upload) the results online on the JAMB portal as soon as they are available. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate does not upload 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 downloadable by institutions from the Board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse).
      • UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for optional the Mock examination and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) (actual examination).
    • Candidates should review entries and confirm correctness.
    • Candidates should print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid fingerprint (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your fingerprint removes blames of error from CBT centres. Candidates are to check before confirming with their fingerprint.

L. Inclusivity for Candidates with Disabilities

  • To ensure inclusivity, the following categories of candidates are to indicate their disability for special attention:
    • Blind Candidates: Candidates, who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also pick the option of sitting the examination, which could be through Braille, Recorded or Read Aloud. A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual. Every blind candidate is to select the designated town closest to his/her residence to take the examination.
    • Deaf/Mute Candidates: A special indicator for the deaf/mute has been created to identify them for special attention during the examination. Deaf candidates are, therefore, required to confirm this appropriately during registration.
    • Others: Candidates with Albinism, Down Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are to indicate by clicking on the appropriate box so as to be identified and assigned to the JAMB Equal Opportunity Group (JEOG) for special attention.
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Candidates with biometric challenges or abnormalities are subject to the following conditions:

RegistrationCandidates can only register at JAMB National Headquarters in Abuja. No other CBT centre is permitted to register such candidates.
ExaminationCandidates will also sit their examination at JAMB National Headquarters in Abuja. The examination date will be on the last day of the national examination calendar.
VerificationCandidates must have their biometrics verified before entering the examination hall or sitting the examination. The system will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification.
TravelThe Board will facilitate the travel arrangements for candidates with biometric challenges or abnormalities.


  • The Board has introduced Aptitude Test for DE candidates commencing from the 2024 Admission Year. The dates of the Aptitude test will be communicated later.
  • The venue of the test will be at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town.


  • The 2024 UTME will commence on Friday, 19 April, 2024, and end on Monday, 29 April, 2024, at all the nine foreign centres.
  • The venue of the examination will be at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town.
  • Candidates preparing for the exam are advised to download the 2024 JAMB CBT software or the 2024 JAMB CBT Mobile App to get familiar with the CBT environment and cover JAMB Past questions.
  • Candidates are advised to join the Gurustab WhatsApp group where JAMB 2024 candidates or prospective students of a particular school can ask questions, share their concerns and get instant answers. Click here to join.

Note: 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. Owing to proven cases of collusion among some CBT centres, no examination town with fewer than four centres is allowed. Many towns have consequently been merged. The choice of a group of towns implies that you can be posted to any of the towns in the chosen group.


  • For the 2024 UTME/DE, candidates are required to pay either a total of six thousand, two hundred naira (N6,200) only if not sitting the optional Mock-UTME while candidates, who intend to sit the Mock-UTME would be required to pay seven thousand, seven hundred naira (N7,700) only. $30 is the application fee for candidates from the nine foreign centres.
  • Candidates should note that e-PINS 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 e-PINS. No centre is allowed to request or accept a candidate’s password.


  • The Board will conduct a Mock-UTME in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise interested candidates with the CBT environment. Interested candidates are advised to indicate interest in the Mock-UTME during the registration provided they register early enough.
  • The date for the mock examination shall be Thursday, 7th March, 2024.

General Information

RegistrationAll candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the e-PIN. The registration fee is non-refundable.
GuidelinesCandidates are advised to read and understand the various guidelines on admission as well as the set of instructions shown on the scan QR Code on how to complete the online registration before commencing the process of registration. They are also to sign an MoU on ethical standards.
Multiple registrationsMultiple registrations are not permitted. Candidates who register more than once will be identified, disqualified and prosecuted.
Reading textCandidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of programme, they will also be tested on a general text: “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jall. All candidates are expected to read the text which is now issued as an e-Book for free. Due to the prevailing economic reality, the Board would, for 2024 only, issue for free, e-copy of the reading text to candidates through the following approved channels: JAMB Website, Candidate’s e-mail, Candidate’s Profile, QR code on Registration Slip, QR code on the newspaper advertisement.
Examination centreCandidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or any pen/biro. Only pencils are allowed.
CBT centresCandidates are warned that the Board does not require nor authorise the services of ANY cybercafé, school or establishment other than its accredited CBT centres for this exercise.
Examination malpracticeExamination malpractice is a criminal offence that attracts, in addition to the cancellation of results, publication of names and prosecution of such offenders.
RegularisationNO REGULARISATION OF ILLEGAL ADMISSION. All admission offered by institutions MUST be from JAMB website. Any offer of admission from any tertiary institution without JAMB Admission letter is illegal and inredeemably null and void. Any candidate who accepts admission outside CAPS does so at his/her own risk as the Board would not recognise such admission nor regularise it.


Candidates are advised to start preparations towards the exam with the Gurustab JAMB CBT Mobile App for android phones or the Gurustab JAMB CBT Software for computer systems. Both contain over 60,000 JAMB past questions and answers to help you get adequately ready for the exam. Candidates are advised to join the Gurustab WhatsApp group where JAMB 2024 candidates or prospective students of a particular school can ask questions, share their concerns and get instant answers.

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