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JAMB Announces 2023 UTME and DE Registration Commencement, Mock and Exam Dates



JAMB Registration Date: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that the registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and sale of forms, will commence from  Saturday, January 14 to Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Direct Entry registration would commence from Monday, 20th February to Thursday, 20th April 2023.

Computer Based Tests (CBT) Practice Centre for Past Questions

This was contained in a statement made available by JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Mr. Fabian Benjami. According to him, the decision was made at the end of the board’s management meeting held in Abuja.

It was further revealed that the 2023 main UTME will hold from Saturday, 29th April 2023, to Monday, 12th May 2023 while the 2023 mock exam will hold March 16th, 2023.

Also See: JAMB Registration CBT Centres

Candidates will be expected to pay the sum of N1000 service charge to the Computer-Based Test centres for the conduct of mock examination at the point of registration to prevent a situation where candidates would indicate their interest to sit the mock-UTME leading the various centres to commit human and material resources only for them to stay away on the day of the examination.

The details of the steps required to successfully register for the exam will be provided just before registration begins on 14th January, 2023. Meanwhile, candidates can now generate their profile code for the 2023 UTME and DE registrations.

We, therefore, advise candidates to start preparing for their exams using the JAMB CBT computer softwares and JAMB CBT mobile app

JAMB Registration Cost:

The cost of registration remains N3,500 and an additional N500 for the mandatory purchase of reading texts for the candidates will also apply. The actual text to be used for the 2023 UTME will be announced when registration begins on 14th January.

Recommended: JAMB Registration Form | UTME and DE Registration Guidelines

JAMB Mock Exam:

The Mock examination will be held on March 16th, 2023.

NIN: Before you begin your application for the 2023 UTME, you will be required to supply your National Identification Number (NIN). This means getting your NIN is mandatory if you intend to write the 2023 UTME. If you’re yet to get your NIN, please follow this link to the: NIN Application Guidelines

What to do next: Full information regarding how to actually fill the 2023 JAMB registration forms will be provided to you immediately the 2023 UTME registration begins on 14th January, 2023. Until then, please see guidelines on; What to do while waiting for the commencement of JAMB UTME 2023 registration

Summary of JAMB Timetable:

JAMB 2023 UTME Registration Begins: 14th January, 2023.

JAMB 2023 UTME Registration Closes: 14th February, 2023

JAMB 2023 DE Registration Begins: 20th February, 2023

JAMB 2023 DE Registration Closes:  20th April 2023

JAMB Mock Exam Holds: March 16th, 2023

JAMB Main UTME Exam Begins: 29th April 2023

Also See: How to Create JAMB Profile

Meanwhile, we advised candidates to begin preparing for their JAMB, if they haven’t started already. 

So, with no 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 2022 Exam for Free

Recommended: JAMB Registration Required Information

About JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a renowned Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. The board conducts entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Ni23rian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board was established by an Act of 1978, subsequently amended in 1989 and 1993. By the virtue of the Act, the Board is empowered to be responsible for the:
  1. general control over the conduct of matriculation examinations into all Universities, Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education;
  2. appointment of examiners, moderators, invigilators, members of the subject panels and committees and other persons with respect to matriculation examinations;
  3. placement of suitably qualified candidates in the tertiary institutions in collaboration with those institutions.

In furtherance of these functions, the Board conducts a matriculation examination for candidates seeking admissions to tertiary institutions within the country. This examination is known as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Eligibility for the Examination

Those eligible to sit the UTME are holders or prospective holders (those awaiting results) of the following qualifications or their equivalents:

  1. the West African School Certificate (WASC)
  2. the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE)
  3. the National Technical Certificate or the National Business Certificate (NTC/NBC)
  4. Teachers’ Grade II Certificate

Candidates who have sat or are scheduled to sit for examinations in any of these qualifications in the year of application may also sit for the UTME.

Structure of the Examination

The UTME is conducted once a year in the computer based test mode. The test is a two-hour multiple-choice in four subjects, with a compulsory paper, the Use of English and three other subjects of a candidate’s choice. Prospective candidates are advised to seek the advice of their teachers, parents/guardians or career counselors in their choice of elective subjects for the UTME. Candidates are encouraged to visit the CBT practice test platform to familiarize themselves with features of the computer-based test at no extra cost.

Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates for the UTME are to note that for them to secure admissions into tertiary education programme, they have to:

  1. attain an appreciable standard of pass in the UTME in the relevant subjects;
  2. have credit passes in five relevant subjects in the appropriate WAEC/NECO SSCE/Teachers’ Grade II examination.

The credit/merit passes in question should be attained at not more than two sittings. Normally, credit passes Mathematics and English Language are required for all tertiary education courses except where it is stated other wise. In addition to the general entry requirements specified above, candidates must meet any other specific entry.

Candidates are therefore advised to consult the appropriate sections of the UTME/DE brochure for information about the specific entry requirements for different programmes. It is also important to note that admissions are subject to general guidelines enunciated from time to time by the proprietors of higher educational institutions. Such guidelines may set out admissions quotas or implementation principles which the Board and the institutions are expected to uphold.

Beware of Examination Malpractice

Increasingly, candidates, examination officials and other persons are yielding to the temptation to cheat in examinations. Cheating (or aiding or abetting cheating) in examinations is criminal act punishable in law. The Examination, Malpractices Decree 1999 provides penalties for persons convicted of examination malpractice. Punishment provided include imprisonment for 3-5 years or a fine of ₦50,000 or more, or both prison sentence and fine. By provision of the decree, the following are considered criminal acts:

Cheating, use of electronic device, impersonation, collusion with others with the intent to cheat or secure unfair advantage for self or for another, disturbance at examinations, misconduct in the course of an examination, failure to obey lawful orders of supervisors, proctors or agents of the examination body, forgery of result notification, breach of duty, conspiracy, aiding, multiple application, etc.


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