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JAMB Exam Date 2019: JAMB UTME Examination Date Announced

JAMB Exam Date: The 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has been announced. You should already know that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) started the JAMB registration for the 2019 JAMB UTME on January 10th, 2019. The registration was completed on February 21st, 2019.


It is also important to note that the 2019 Registration Portal has now been re-opened till 15th March 2019 (by midnight), for candidates, who have already created their profiles and purchased the UTME or DE ePINS.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin in an interview with NAN, said that over 700 centres have so far been accredited for the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The initial JAMB exam dates were affected by the Nigerian General Elections and the new actual date for the main exam has been announced by the board. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally fixed 11th April 2019 as the new official date to commence with the UTME for this year.

Candidates are to begin reprinting their Official Exam Slips as from 2nd April 2019 to see their Exam details such as approved Venues and Time Schedule for their CBT Exam. 

Also See: JAMB Registration Centres

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, had previously said that the 2019 general elections would not affect the board’s 2019/2020 examination. He made this remark while fielding questions from journalists shortly after delivering the 2018 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture of the Abeokuta Club in Abeokuta. However, the general elections were moved forward by a week and this could have indefinitely affected the JAMB schedule.

Mr Oloyede had earlier said since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had given the dates of the elections, then the board would only need to adjust accordingly. “I don’t think there will be any need for a shift in the JAMB exam date because of the 2019 general elections. I believe INEC has done well by giving us a prior notice six months ago. They have given us the date of the elections. So we have no excuse not to have adjusted. We have adjusted appropriately,” he said.

Mr Oloyede decried the rate at which candidates, who were not qualified to write the examination applied for it, thereby, causing what he described as “unnecessary luggage” on the board.

He said that the examination body would adopt stiffer measures to check incidences of unqualified candidates from applying and writing the examination for the 2019/2020 admission exercise.

Mr Oloyede noted that JAMB would not allow anyone to take undue advantage over others, saying the board would not repeat the mistake it recorded in the last examination as regards this development.

So, without further ado, you can check the JAMB Brochure for various courses and faculties, the JAMB Syllabus for the various subjects, study JAMB Past Questions and Answers or simply start to Practice JAMB CBT for 2019 Exam for Free

Important: List of Prohibited Items in JAMB Exam Hall

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has maintained its directive that no candidate will be allowed to come into the exam hall with electronic devices. See the full list of prohibited items below:

  • Electronic devices such as:
    1. mobile phones
    2. calculators
    3. wristwatches
    4. recorders
  • spy reading glasses
  • cameras
  • earpiece
  • bluetooth devices
  • USB
  • CD
  • hard disk and other similar storage devices
  • pen/biro
  • smart lenses
  • books or any reading/writing material
  • ink/pen readers
  • key holders
  • ATM cards
  • erasers
  • smart rings/jewelry


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