JAMB Registration Form 2021: Instructions and Guidelines

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JAMB Registration Form 2020 is out: This is to inform intending candidates that wish to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) UTME in Nigeria that the JAMB Registration Form 2020 is out. See Instructions and Guidelines below.

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In this post, we’ll share all the basic tips you need during your JAMB UTME registration. You’ll learn the JAMB UTME 2021 general entry requirements and lot more. The 2020 UTME form is available to candidates in Nigeria and Foreign countries.

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You may want to check the Official Cut-off Marks For All Institutions 2020/2021 before you proceed.  

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates are advised in their own interest to carry out their JAMB registration at JAMB Accredited CBT CENTRES Nationwide.

We strongly advise candidates against patronizing any Cyber café or computer centers other than the ones published by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The release of this Jamb CBT registration form 2020 will give an answer to questions that many aspirants have been asking us, which include;

– Is Jamb 2020/2021 form Out?

– Has Jamb 2020/2021 CBT registration Started?

– Can I Register For Jamb 2020 Now?

– When will Jamb 2020 form be released?

How to Obtain  jamb pin 2020

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Insideschool Tips: JAMB has made it mandatory for candidates to create a Jamb profile before applying. Without the JAMB profile, No Candidates will register for 2020 JAMB as all documents upload are done on the JAMB Portal. After creating a Jamb profile, you can apply for Jamb and even check your admission status.

You may want to BOOKMARK THIS PAGE and always check back often as we will continue to supply you with adequate information to help you have a hitch-free registration.

Let’s get started.

Video Tutorial

If you prefer video then watch our Insideschool vLog Tutorial on ‘How to Register for JAMB Form ‘.

If you don’t want to watch the video tutorial, then you can continue reading the document version below:

JAMB Registration Instructions.

Interested candidates are advised to read the information below carefully to be able to obtain their JAMB UTME form:

  • Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3, 500) Naira 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, Brochure, 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. No center is allowed to request or accept a candidate’s password.

JAMB Registration Form Duration and Amount:

Duration of the Form

According to Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), all interested candidates, including those registering in foreign countries, are to register for the exam on or before 14th March and end on 4th April 2020. Note that the sale of JAMB e-Pin Closes on 14th February 2020. (Please make sure your register at the due time.)

Cost of Jamb Form:

The cost of the JAMB registration form is outlined in the table below.

MOBILE USER: View table in Desktop mode for best result.

Items Amount (₦)
Registration Fee 3,500
Compulsory Reading Text 500
Service Charge for Registration 700
Total 4,700

JAMB UTME 2020 Requirements.

The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID), and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programs 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 Brochure, which would be given to each Candidate at the accredited CBT centers 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.

Insideschool Tips:

  • Please do not give your password to any center.
  • Make sure you generate your JAMB PROFILE CODE with your own phone number. (Don’t use the Registration Center phone number as an important code will be sent to you in the future).
  • Make sure you register with a valid email address. We strongly recommend you use Gmail Account.

Direct Entry Requirements

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

  • A minimum of an O’Level credit pass in five (5) SSCE subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects [for each program (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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT TAKE UTME AND DIRECT ENTRY AT THE SAME TIME. IF THEY APPLY THROUGH UTME AND LATER OBTAIN DE QUALIFICATION, THEY CAN UPGRADE THEIR UTME TO DIRECT ENTRY AT NO COST. Double/multiple registrations attract outright cancellation and prosecution.

Arrangement of UTME Choice of Institutions

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

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How to Obtain the 2020 JAMB Registration Form.

Interested candidates are advised to follow the instruction below carefully to be able to obtain their JAMB UTME form:

A. 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 2020 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 a 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. The 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 a text message to the candidate
  5. The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration

B. 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 Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as a 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 the issue selects a complaint area on a dropdown and then summarizes the nature of the complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send them.

C. 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 United 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 (1) above (InterSwitch)
  9. USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking
  10. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London
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D. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS

  1. Collect the Profile Code from the 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

E. SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENT/ PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)

  1. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS
    • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. PAYMENT USING ATM – This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in C(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
  5. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
    • Visit the 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
  6. PAYMENTS USING USSD (ERCAS)
    • Dial *565*6*55019#
    • Enter Profile Code
    • Select the bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

F. 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.

G. REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:

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 center

Candidates are to:

  1. Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
  2. Provide Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, among others
  3. Provide choice of institutions and programs (disciplines)
  4. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
  5. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result
  6. O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply the results online as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. JAMB will consider no recommendations from any Institution if the candidate has not supplied his/her result on the portal of JAMB
  7. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
  8. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
    • Mock examination (optional)
    • Examination for UTME (actual examination)
  9. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
  10. Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
  11. Review entries and confirm correctness
  12. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION
  13. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text, and CD
  14. Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
  15. There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centers have been empowered for real-time online registration. No candidate should register at any center other than the accredited CBT center and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centers will be identified and disqualified.

H. GENERAL INFORMATION

  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, centers are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (700) only as registration Any center that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions
  4. All CBT centers have been mandated to select any of the participating banks, MMOs, MFBs, etc. These financial institutions are to be present at the CBT centers for the purpose of collecting all No CBT center 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 photographs, 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 H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates
  9. Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter into the examination center with a wristwatch, Phone, electronic device, or any pen/biro. The only common pencil is allowed

Candidates are warned that JAMB does not require nor authorize the services of ANY cyber cafe or establishment other than the accredited CBT centers for this exercise

How to Recover Lost ePIN after Payment

If in any case you lost your ePin just follow the instruction below for how to recover your epin.

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

ii. 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

iii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT center with his/her personal details, the profile, and evidence of payment.

How to Apply for JAMB Registration Form in Foreign Countries.

  • The JAMB Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or it’s 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 centers as indicated on the website.

Candidates that have obtained their JAMB Registration Form can share their experiences with others via the comments section below.

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 JAMB Registration Form.

BIOMETRIC CHALLENGES

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

If you have registered for the JAMB Registration Form kindly share their experiences with others via the comments section below.

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