2021 JAMB Registration Form [Everything you need to Know]

This page will show you everything you need to know about the 2021 JAMB Registration Form for UTME and Direct Entry Candidates.

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As earlier stated, this page will give you all the necessary guide for the 2021 JAMB UTME Registration form for both UTME and direct entry candidates.

To do that, we will show you all the relevant information for last academic session. However, let us start by answering some most frequently asked questions.

1. Is JAMB 2021 Form Out? Ans: No, the JAMB Form is not yet out.

2. What is the Date for JAMB 2021? Ans: The board is yet to announce a date for that. But they said the registration and exam must hold.

3. Can I buy JAMB Form Online? Ans: The registration has several processes. The first few steps are online. Then you have to visit a JAMB CBT Center near you to complete the registration.

4. Is NIN Required for 2021 JAMB? Ans: Yes, it is required. Please o and get yours now!

5. Can I Register JAMB Without NIN? Ans: No, you can’t. You need the National Identity Number (NIN) To register. SEE: How to Apply for National Identification Number (NIN).

6. When will JAMB Registration for 2021 start? Ans: The truth is that there is no exact date for that yet. If we should guess, it might be April or May.

That’s all the questions we have received for now. If you have any questions you would want to ask us, please feel free to use the comment box below and we will be happy to answer you.

Now, let’s show you other important information about JAMB Registration Form based on 2020.

VERY IMPORTANT: Registration can only be done at the JAMB CBT CENTERS. Anybody who registers outside these centres does so at his/her risk.

Sale & Registration Period for 2020 UTME

The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from Monday, 13th January, 2020 to 17th February, 2020.

JAMB 2020 General Requirement for UTME/DE Candidates

UTME Requirement

The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Institutions, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutions and Colleges of Education are five (5) O’Level Credit passes including Mathematics and English Language. Details are available in the eBrochure which would be given to each Candidate at the accredited CBT centres and JAMB State-Offices. It is available for download on www.jamb.gov.ng and on Android Mobile App from the Google Play store.

NOTE: DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD to any centre (or Cyber Café). Any centre that asks for more than your profile code, email address and registration number is a fraudster. Do not give any password..

DIRECT ENTRY Requirement

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

  1. A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects (for each discipline) at Principal or Advanced level. No subject shall be counted twice at both Ordinary and Advanced Level.
  2. Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE.
  3. Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. For Education courses.
  4. Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements.
  5. DE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR JAMB REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH WHICH THEY GAINED ADMISSION TO NCE/NID/DIPLOMA AND PREVIOUS DEGREE
  6. QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PRIOR JAMB NUMBER.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

JAMB 2020: Order of Choice of Institution

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 JAMB 2020 Registration

Profile Registration

  • One Cell (mobile) number can be used by one candidate. 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
  • Candidate sends his/her name [Surname First-Name Middle-Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 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
  • A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number. 
  • Candidate presents the prole code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The formePIN is then sent as text message to the candidate
  • v. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for
    registration.

See also: How to Create JAMB Profile with your Mobile Phone

Self help in case of mistake/loss of 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 Prole Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number.
  3. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number.

JAMB ePIN Selling Points

  1. 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
  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 Method of Payment for 2020 UTME Registration

Payment through banks

  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
  • 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

  • Present Profile Code and pay by card
  • 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

  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash
  • 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 5C(I) (InterSwitch Channel)

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

Online payment on JAMB portal

  • Visit JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
  • Click Purchase of 2020 Application Document
  • Enter your Profile Code
  • Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita)
  • Make payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payments using USSD (NIBSS/ERCAS)

  • (a) Dial *565*6*55019#
  • Enter Profile Code
  • Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Procedure for the eight foreign centres only is as follows:

  • Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries
  • Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng) complete and submit 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 REGISTRATION.

JAMB 2020 Registration Centers

In line with the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB Offices will be allowed to register candidates. CLICK HERE for the complete JAMB Registration Center.

How to Register 2020 UTME at CBT Centers

The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for completion of 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.

RECOMMENDEDThings You Must do during the UTME Registration

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 confrm this appropriately during registration.

Do You Have Biometric Challenges??

  1. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.
  2. No other CBT centre is allowed to register such candidates
  3. They will also sit for their examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

2020 UTME Date & Venue

  • The 2019 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, 14th March and end on Saturday, 4th April, 2020.
  • 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 AND THEREFORE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

2020 UTME Registration fee/procurement of Registration ePINS

  • Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3, 500) Naira Only. Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira only, is paid to obtain the 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 registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, email addresses and ePINs.

2020 UTME Mock Examination (Optional)

  • 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 registration provided it is on or before 31 January, 2020.
  • The date for MOCK examination is Tuesday 18th February, 2020.
  • The CBT Centres are allowed to collect, through their bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only, for this exercise from only interested candidate. 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, MANY OF WHOM ARE NOW IN CUSTODY FOR DEFRAUDING PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES.

ONLY JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES CAN DO VALID REGISTRATION AND SERVE AS EXAMINATION CENTRES.

General Information for UTME and Direct Entry Candidates

  1. All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
  2. The registration fee is non-refundable
  3. As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as registration Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions
  4. 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 No CBT centre staff is allowed to conduct direct cash transaction with the candidates
  5. Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions on how to complete the online registration before commencing the process of registration
  6. Multiple registrations are not Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with wristwatch, Phone, electronic device, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed
  10. 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

This publication was signed by the JAMB Registrar and you’re reading it on Allschool. 

 

If you have read everything, then you should be enriched with all the necessary information you need.

AllSchool Team prays this year  will be your last JAMB… Amen!

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anonymous

I’m having problems with my profile code I tried sending nin to 55019 it just keeps telling error or unable to connect to server

James Odi

Thanks for the information

sideeq lukman A.

can one register two programmes with a single jamb. e.g med. lab sci & Arabic wished to be runned @ the same time

Adnan

Hi, do you think Jamb would give admission to 2020/2021 candidates? Appreciates!

Manuel

Can I reregister for another while I’m in 100 level

Yunus sani Adam

Can i get the Addimision in to Nigerian army university biu with 178 jamb scored no on sociology

Strongwhite

Can one register for utme and DE same year. What are the procedures to follow

ochoyoda

sir can I use the same phone number that I obtain my e pin to open email address? because when get to some cafer they will tell you to go and buy new Sim card

favour

I want to apply for DE,is it advisable that I use the same email address and jamb profile account I used during my utme or should I create a new email address and jamb profile account

Sir compo

How much is d jamb registration fees,and can someone send his/her details mean surname & other to 55019 be 4 d time of registered

Ayuba yau muhammad

Sir how much do you pay.then which subject conbination in business admnistrion

eze samuel

what are the subject conbination for computer science and what is the unn both jamb and Utme cut off mark.

Gerald Macaulay

What are the subject i can take in jamb if i want to study electrical and electronic enginary.

Gerald Macaulay

Can some one us the same phone number and email the second term in jamb registration

TABUGBO BLESSING.

PLEASE IHAVE NOT SEE MY SCREENING RESULT DOES IT MEAN I WOUNT BE GIVEN ADMISSION INTO MOUAU.
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Debby

Pls what do I do?I tried creating my jamb profile via sms on Friday nd I havent receive any message from jamb.Pls reply via email

abdullahi Ali

when is fu kashere gombe DE commence ?
pls tell me

Yusuf olatunji

Is there any military school here in west? I mean higher institution pls

Yusuf olatunji

pls how much is to be paid for e-pin

ORNGU SUGHNEN

YES AM ALREADY DOING THE PROGRAMME IN UNIJOS BUT ITS ASUU STRIKE, NOW AT HOME

ORNGU SUGHNEN

PLS. IF I SUCCESSFULY PASS REMEDIAL, UTME & POST UTME IN UNIJOS, CAN I BE OFFERED ADMISSION IN MED&SURG WITH D7 IN PHYSICS?

Nelson

please what if there is a mistake in typing my reg number for d.e student how can I correct it

lanre shittu

pls for DE, is it a chance for anyone who have merit in his NCE?

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