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Registrations for the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board’s 2023/2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) have commenced

The details and procedures for candidates to easily register are listed below.


JAMB Registration Timeframe

UTME Registration:

  • PIN Vending Closes: January 15, 2024. This means you can no longer purchase the ePIN used for registration past this date.
  • Registration Closes: February 26, 2024. You must complete your registration and submit all documents at a CBT center by this date.

Direct Entry (DE) Registration:

  • Registration Opens: February 28, 2024.
  • Registration Closes: March 28, 2024. This is the entire window for registering for Direct Entry through JAMB

Registration/Fees without Cash

To prevent extortion, the Board has decided to make the UTME and DE registration processes cashless going forward.


From the 2024 UTME and DE exercise onwards, the board will collect the approved N700 registration fee on behalf of the various Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres, along with its UTME registration fees, and remit whatever is due to each registration centre weekly.

Check Your Eligibility

Candidates should check their eligibility for the programmes and institutions of their choice at Choose quick link, then


Before starting the application process, candidates should double-check the requirements. Candidates can use the eligibility checker to find programs (courses) that match their qualifications.

There will be no double registration.

Obtaining two application form in the same year is, in fact, a punishable offense. Registrations that are duplicated or multiple are subject to cancellation and prosecution.

Candidates are not permitted to register more than once, according to the Board. However, the Board stated that if a candidate makes an error during the registration process, they must seek correction from the Board rather than submitting a new application, as doing so would result in sanctions.


JAMB Creation Of Profile

For the registration process, each Candidate would need to use a unique phone (mobile) number (SIM). Only one candidate can use the unique phone number. Candidates should keep in mind that their unique identification number (SIM) will be used for all transactions with the Board. See this How To Create JAMB Online Profile: The Best Guide

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For 2024

From his or her personal GSM number, the candidate will text his or her National Identification Number (NIN) to either 55019 or 66019. For example, write the word ‘NIN’, space it, and then add your 11-digit NIN Number to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789).

There should be a space between the word ‘NIN’ and your 11-digit NIN (Note that the number cannot have previously been used to register for the UTME/DE).


Candidates should avoid using Postpaid or special bundle packages because they do not work unless they have been loaded with credit.


On the same phone (SIM) number, the candidate will receive a 10-character Profile Code.
The text message’s phone (mobile) number is automatically linked to the candidate’s name and will be used in all subsequent communication with that candidate.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) advises candidates to take note of and remember the sim-number used, stating that it is critical for subsequent communication with the board.


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Any candidate who has obtained the UTME/DE application form has agreed to receive text messages from JAMB (55019 or 66019) even if the “do not disturb” setting is turned on.

At the time of application document procurement from Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, and USSD Partners, the candidate will present the profile code. An ePIN is then sent to the candidate’s phone via text message.


Registration is complete, but there is no need to submit a passport photograph.

For registration, the candidate must present the Profile code and ePIN to any JAMB-accredited CBT Center.

The Board stated that the application would not be complete unless the candidate’s biometrics (all ten fingers) were captured and a physical photograph was taken (No submission of passport photograph).

After successfully capturing biometrics and a photograph, a candidate will be able to print his or her registration slip. Any subsequent transaction with JAMB on the candidate’s profile will require the fingerprint.

Only those candidates whose biometric verification is successful on the day of the examination will be allowed to take the UTME.


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Parents or proxies are not welcome.

No parent or proxy would be permitted to make any transactions on the candidate’s profile, according to the Board.

Biometrically challenged candidates can only register at the JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

This should be arranged through the JAMB state offices.

Self-Service Retrieval For Loss, Correction Of Errors, and Loss Of Profile Codes

Send the word [RESEND) as a text message to 55019 or 66019 from the same mobile number to retrieve a lost Profile Code.

The Board will monitor the registration process and all activities on candidates’ profiles, and defaulters will be severely sanctioned.

Any candidate who divulges his or her password, profile code, or other security codes to a third party (parents, friends, tutorial teachers, fraudsters, etc.) is responsible for any changes made by that third party (s).

Candidates are advised not to share their passwords with anyone, including JAMB officials, and that the codes are not to be demanded at any registration center by anyone for any reason.


Institutions of Choice

According to JAMB, a College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy, or Police Academy can be the first choice.

JAMB Registration for  International Students

Foreign candidates should contact the Nigerian Embassy for information on how to apply in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Accra, Ghana, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Beau, Cameroun, and Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Johannesburg, South Africa, London, United Kingdom, and Berlin, Germany are the destinations for the orders.

The registration fee for candidates from the nine foreign countries is twenty dollars ($20) or its equivalent in each of the eight countries’ local currency.

(6) Candidates from the nine foreign countries should download the Application from the Board’s website (, fill it out, and submit it with the fee to one of the country’s designated 3.544 point centers, as indicated on the website.

Methods and Payment Options

Banks/Microfinance Institutions:

Present your Profile Code and make a cash or credit card payment. The candidate’s unique telephone number is then sent the ePIN.

POS: This is available at JAMB State Offices, other POS outlets, and any CBT Center that requires it. Present your Profile Code and pay with either a credit card; an ePIN will be sent to the candidate’s unique phone number.

Mobile Money Operators

As in banks, this is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets.


Using an ATM for Payment. 

This is available at all Participating Bank ATMs by selecting Bill Payment, then JAMB, entering the Profile Code, and paying. The candidate’s unique telephone number is then sent the ePIN.

On the JAMB website, you can make an online payment.

Visit the JAMB website at for more information.
Purchase the 2024 Application Document, enter your Profile Code, choose a payment method, and complete the transaction. The candidate’s unique telephone number is then sent the ePIN.

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Any government, person, or organization that wishes to distribute free application form to prospective applicants must obtain bulk-pins from JAMB or one of the approved sale outlets as soon as possible.

i. Candidates who want to take advantage of any of these offers should collect the e-pin from the sponsor’s designated bank(s) or office (NOT ANY CBT centre) after individually creating their profiles as shown above.

If a candidate had previously purchased the application document before being offered a free ePIN, no refund would be given.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) advises such applicants to avoid multiple registrations.

How to Recover a Misplaced E-pin

Send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] from your Unique phone number to 55019 or 66019 for UTME or DE respectively after payment.
The candidate’s unique phone number would then be used to retrieve the ePIN.

After successful payment and obtaining an ePIN, the candidate should proceed to any of the JAMB-accredited CBT centers to complete his/her registration.


JAMB Registration Centers

i. Only accredited Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) and Professional Registration Centres (PRC) are used for registration. With his or her profile code and e-PIN, each candidate should go to any accredited CBT center (the list of accredited centers can be found on the Board’s website ( and JAMB offices).

ii. Self-service facilities are available in some designated JAMB state offices.

At CBT Centers, the Registration Process

i. To register, the candidate must go to an approved CBT center and present his or her profile code. At the CBT center, the candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprints) would be taken.

Candidates should be aware that the ₦700 service charge previously paid at the CBT center for registration (NOT MOCK) is now included in the registration fee, and candidates do not need to pay for registration.

There is no need to pay anything else during the registration process.

ii. Provide a variety of institutions and programme to choose from (course of study)

If you aren’t waiting for a result, include a qualification with grades and dates.

If you are not awaiting a result, upload relevant certificates (this applies to both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates).


Provide O/L and/or A/L grades if applicable. Candidates who are awaiting results should provide (upload) them as soon as they become available on CAPS (JAMB). If the candidate does not upload his/her result on the JAMB portal, no recommendations from any institution will be considered by JAMB. No institution is permitted to take a new photograph, biometrics, or require any other type of upload of the result.

Institutions can download all of the results from the Board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse).

v. For DE only, provide the for previous institutional certificates.

v. Make UI ME available Subjects and examination city(s) for optional mock exams Candidates pay the mock examination center on the day of the mock examination.

JAMB Registration for Candidates who are blind

Candidates who are blind must indicate their disability by typing BLIND and choose between taking the exam in CBT or Read Aloud mode. A candidate can be deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deaf It is critical to be accurate.

Once a candidate indicates that he or she is blind during registration, a dropdown box will appear for the candidate to select the town closest to their home for the exam. The following cities are available to blind candidates: Abuja, FCT, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Benin, Edo State, Ekiti, Ekiti State, Enugu, Enugu State, Kano, Kano State, Kebbi, Kebbi State, Lagos, Lagos State, Oyo, Oyo State, Plateau, Plateau State, Yola, Adamawa States.

JAMB Registration for Candidates who are deaf or mute

Deaf/mute people have a special indicator that allows them to be identified and receive extra attention in the exam room. As a result, deaf candidates must confirm this during the registration process.

Challenges in Biometrics

Biometrically challenged candidates can only register at the JAMB headquarters in Abuja. Such candidates will also sit for their examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja, as no other center is permitted to register them.


Candidates with biometric abnormalities must register and take the exam at the Board’s Abuja headquarters. The travels will be made easier by the Board.

/ Deadline

PIN Vending Closes: January 15, 2024. This means you can no longer purchase the ePIN used for registration past this date.

Registration Closes: February 26, 2024. You must complete your registration and submit all documents at a CBT center by this date.

JAMB Mock exam Date 2024

The board announced that its optional mock UTME will be administered. .

JAMB DE registration

Registration Opens: February 28, 2024.

Registration Closes: March 28, 2024. This is the entire window for registering for Direct Entry through JAMB.


JAMB Exam Date 2024

The main UTME CBT exam for JAMB 2024 will take place from April 19th to 29th, 2024.



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