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JAMB Registration Form, 2019 | UTME and DE Registration Guidelines



JAMB Registration Form and Details: Are you preparing for the 2019 UTME, then you should know that the JAMB registration for 2019 UTME/DE has officially begun. JAMB Registration begins January 10th, 2019 and ends 21st February, 2019. The exam begins March 16th and ends March 23rd, 2019. 

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the commencement of the sales of the 2019/2020 JAMB registration form. Applications are going to be accepted from suitably qualified candidates for admission to tertiary institutions in Nigeria for academic session beginning in 2019. Let’s take a look all of the important JAMB registration guidelines that have been made public by the Board below. Please make sure to read all these important guidelines carefully.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates are advised in their own interest to carry out their JAMB registration at JAMB Accredited CBT CENTRES Nation wide and JAMB OFFICES only. Total cost of JAMB registration is ₦4,700: Cost of JAMB Registration PIN: ₦3,500, Cost of Compulsory Reading Text: ₦500, and Service Charge for JAMB Registration: ₦700.

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JAMB Registration Form Sale and Registration Period

The period of sale of JAMB registration form and completion of registration process 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 online JAMB Brochure which would be given to each Candidate at the JAMB accredited CBT centres and JAMB State Offices. 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 JAMB registration number is a fraudster. Do not give any password.

Direct Entry Requirements

Candidates with any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

  • A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) SSCE subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects [for each programme (course of study)] at Principal or Advanced level.
  • Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each course of study) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects
  • Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND.
  • Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements

DE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR JAMB REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH WHICH THEY GAINED ADMISSION TO NCE/NID/DIPLOMA AND PREVIOUS DEGREE PROGRAMMES.

QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PREVIOUS JAMB NUMBER.

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: JAMB 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 1st choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy or the Police Academy.

Steps for 2019 JAMB Registration

JAMB PROFILE REGISTRATION

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone(SIM) number
  4. 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
  5. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration

According to JAMB, no candidate should proceed to any CBT centre without first creating a profile. Candidates are advised to create a profile by sending their name (Surname First-name and Middle-name) via SMS to 55019.

WARNING: 

“No two persons must use a single GSM number in commencing the registration process as it will not be acceptable. The way it is configured is one individual to one telephone number that will remain exclusive to that single individual for the purpose of the entire examination process. Not even siblings are allowed to share a particular telephone number for this purpose.” – JAMB Head of media, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF JAMB PROFILE CODE

  1. 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
  2. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number
  3. 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:

  1. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, Stanbic IBTC, STERLING, UNION and UNITY)
  2. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
  3. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, Obeledun MFB and Regent MFB
  4. Online Payment Platforms: System Specs (Remita),InterSwitch (Quickteller) Upper-link, e-Transact and Unied Payment Services (UPS)
  5. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
  6. Others: Unique ICT, Digital Partners Network
  7. POS (Citi-Serve)
  8. ATMs of banks listed in 5D (i) above (InterSwitch)
  9. USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking
  10. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London

DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS

  1. Collect the Profile Code from candidate’s phone
  2. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)
  3. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
  4. Issue Evidence of Payment
  5. Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre
  6. ePIN is to be delivered electronically to candidates and not to be handwritten

SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENTS / PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR JAMB REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)

PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS

  1. Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
  2. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PAYMENT THROUGH POS

This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it

  1. Present Profile Code and pay by card
  2. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS

This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets

  1. Present Profile Code and pay by cash
  2. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PAYMENT USING ATM

This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5D (I) (Interswitch Channel)

  1. Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
  2. Enter Profile Code and pay
  3. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL

  1. Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
  2. Click purchase of 2019 Application Document
  3. Enter your Profle Code
  4. Select payment method (Interswitch, Remita, e-Transact, Unifed Payment Solutions , Upper-link or Paga)
  5. Make payment
  6. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PAYMENTS USING USSD (NIBSS/ERCAS)

  1. Dial *565*6*55019#
  2. Enter Profile Code
  3. Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
  4. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PROCEDURE FOR FOREIGN CANDIDATES

Procedure for the eight foreign centres only is as follows:

  1. Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries.
  2. 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 PAYMENT

  1. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number
  2. 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 JAMB REGISTRATION

JAMB REGISTRATION CENTRES

  1. In line with the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB Offices (see list of offices below) will be allowed to register candidates.
  2. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited centres is on JAMB website (www.jamb.gov.ng), with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.

JAMB REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES

The candidate PERSONALLY presents the ePIN at any accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of JAMB 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. See this JAMB Registration Form Template to prepare all the required information you will need before going to the JAMB registration centre nearest to you.

Candidates are to:

  • Pay NOT more than ₦700 as Service Charge to any of the accredited CBT Centres (Do not accept to leave your particulars for proxy registration. It will disqualify you)
  • 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)
  • Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
  • Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
  • Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
  • 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
  • Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
  • Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
    (a) Mock examination (optional)
    (b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
  • Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
  • Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
  • Review entries and confirm correctness
  • Print JAMB Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your thumb removes blames of error from the CBT operators. Check before you conrm with your thumb.
  • Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
  • Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
  • There will be no offline JAMB 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

JAMB Dates And Venue For 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

The 2019 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, 16th March and end on Saturday, 23rd March, 2019. Candidates preparing for the exam are encouraged to start practicing JAMB Past questions using our JAMB CBT practice platform.

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.

JAMB Registration Fee/Procurement of Registration ePINS

Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (₦3,500) Naira Only. Additional Five Hundred (₦500) Naira only, is paid to obtain the JAMB recommended 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 JAMB 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 JAMB 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 JAMB 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 SERVE AS EXAMINATION CENTRES

Important JAMB Registration General Information

  • All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
  • The JAMB registration fee is non-refundable
  • As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as JAMB 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 JAMB registration before commencing the process of registration
  • Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who complete JAMB registration 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. See summary of JAMB novels.
  • Candidates/Offcials 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.

JAMB Registration Guidelines | PDF Document

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112 Comments

  • Chizy Joy

    pls sir whats d subject combination for polymer and textile engineering? Can sum1 use english chemistry physics and biology instead of english chemistry physics and maths? Pls reply.

    1. I'm sorry Joy but all Engineering courses must have UTME combination of English, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry.

  • Ojo Olusola

    Please, which colour of passport background is require for this year jamb registration. Red or White???

    1. Olusola, any background is okay but JAMB is most preferable. I advise you use a white background passport for clarity.

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  • Emmanuel

    pls sir i credited all my subjects with 2 combined results but still have d7 on both any chance of being admitted for theatre art

    1. Emmanuel, you won't have any problems as long as the subjects in which you had D7 are not the subjects you will write in JAMB, i.e. important subjects particular to the course.

  • Comments (required)I want to study medical and surgery I got E8 in my mathematics can uniben accept me

    1. James, Maths is not a compulsory subject for Medicine unlike English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, so you can give it a try. But don't you have another O'level result to combine.

  • Akinromade Ademola

    Please sir I need clarification on requirement of one government University and one private University. Are state Universities not private universities. Thanks

  • pls want to knw the school that offer public admin among these=esku,fuoye,aaua,uniosun

  • can I write economics in jamb while it is E8 in GCE?

    1. Is it only in GCE you wrote it?
      Also it depends on if Economics is part of your subject combination.

  • Sir,will the school be aware of the changes made by jamb because their school website insist on physics.. I'm having sleepless night because of this

  • Comments (required)please i want to study economics, i credited all subjects in waec except literature, am i still eligible to apply for economics in jamb

    1. Sure, Bobby. Literature is not a compulsory subject for Economics.

  • Adeola Adewale

    av bin Admitted for botany....m planing of rytin anoda jamb for MBBS... wat shuld I do den?

    1. Wale, have you accepted the admission and done your matriculation.

    2. Adeola Adewale

      yes I have....

    3. Wale, to be truthful, I'd advise you do not take JAMB again. But if you really are not satisfied with the course you are currently studying, then you can give it a try again.
      It is well.

  • I choose nutrition and dietetics (funaab) in jamb but my subject combination was already fixed by jamb which is English,biology,chemistry and Agric I was surprised when I saw it cos I thought physics will be put instead of agric. Now I'm really confused because I think it is a wrong combination I don't know what to do

    1. Dammy, whether it was a mistake or not, the truth is that the selected combination is the best for your course.

  • Favour

    sir, is animal production a good course to study in nigeria?

    1. Well, Favour it depends on whether you want to be an employee or you want to be self-employed.
      In terms of getting employment opportunities, it would not really be a good idea but if you are passionate about the Agricultural sector and would like to start your own business, then go ahead. I strongly encourage you.

  • Gbenga

    please sir can i study geography with dis comb.english,maths,agric,geography in o.a.u pls sir i need quick answer tanx.

    1. Yes, Gbenga. The combination is okay and sorry for the late reply.

  • Aliyu Abubakar

    which day na real

  • Joseph

    Am been admitted to ekiti state university, but due to financial problem, I couldn't make it, so can I fill in for another jamb dis year??

    1. Joseph, you can fill in for another JAMB but why not pay the acceptance fee and defer the admission to next year?

  • Olonade Ayodele

    sir, i heard that jamb registration can only be done at the jamb office, how true is that sir.

    1. No Ayodele, you can do your JAMB registration at any of the accredited centers in the country. It mustn't be at JAMB office.

  • Adeola Adewale

    plz...wat are dey sayin about any matriculated students not eligible to ryt d utme....

    1. What they mean is that already admitted students are disqualified, Adewale.

  • Merit Nuella

    Am applying for Law but am confused on the best subject combination for the course. Generally it is English, literature, government and C.R.S, but what's this thing about putting Economics instead of CRS. Its soo confusing

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    1. Please Merit, don't be confused. English, literature, government and C.R.S is the best combination for Law. Go for it!

  • Jessy Moses

    Comments (required)sir,can I study public administration without government or geography but civic education only?

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    1. Moses, you need Government to stand a very good chance.

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