JAMB Form

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Please bookmark this page and return regularly for the latest information. However, you can also look below for the previous UTME requirements.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2020 admission form is now available to candidates who wish to sit for the UTME in Nigeria and across the world.  

In order to facilitate your registration, we have provided the following list of registration centers, the JAMB form amount, recommended textbooks, syllabus and other information you may need at the time of registration.

JAMB Form

You are hereby informed that registration can only be carried out by JAMB accredited centres and JAMB State offices. Please do not patronise any Cyber cafés or computer centers that are not affiliated with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Be sure to BOOKMARK THIS PAGE and check back frequently for updates. We will continue to provide you with a variety of helpful resources to help you have a comfortable and successful registration process.

JAMB direct entry candidates must check (2020 JAMB DE Application Details) to obtain JAMB DE forms and register.

Cost and Registration Period for the JAMB Form

Period:

Note that the sale of JAMB ePins closes on the 14th February 2020 for all candidates, including those registering from abroad.

Cost:

Check the table below for the cost of JAMB form:

Items Amount (₦)

Registration Fee 3,500

Compulsory Reading Text 500

Service Charge for Registration 700

Total 4,700

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A candidate’s first choice during registration may be a College of Education, University, the Innovative Enterprise Institute, a Polytechnic or a Monotechnic, the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), or the Nigeria Police Academy.

General Entry Requirements for 2020 JAMB UTME

The general entry requirements for admission are five (5) O’Level Credit passes including Mathematics and English Language, a National Diploma, a National Innovation Diploma, and a Nigeria Certificate in Education in Universities, other universities, polytechnics, innovation enterprise institutions and colleges of education. A copy of the e-Brochure will be handed out to Candidates in the state-offices and accredited CBT centres.

Date and Venue of the 2020 JAMB UTME

CBT 2020 takes place from 14th March to 4th April in 2020.

The examination will be held at any centre in the candidate’s choice of examination towns.

Candidates may not select EXAMINATION TOWNS (or group of towns) except the one selected during registration. However, it is advised that they register early before space is exhausted and subsequently no longer available in their examination towns or groups of towns.

How to Obtain 2020 JAMB Form & General Instructions

Students are urged to follow the instructions below carefully in order to obtain their JAMB UTME forms:

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, 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. No centre is allowed to request or accept a candidate’s password.

PROFILE REGISTRATION

Only one candidate can use a cell number (SIM). A cell phone number tied to a candidate’s name is used in all communications related to the competition, examination, and admission process. REMEMBER YOUR SIM-NUMBER. THIS WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR FURTHER COMMUNICATION.

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

A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) number

The candidate shows the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent in a text message to the candidate.

An ePIN is presented to any JAMB accredited testing center in order to register.

SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE

Text the [CORRECT Surname First-Name Middle-Name] to 55019 from the same mobile number to correct a mistake in a candidate’s name.

Send [RESEND] to 55019 from the same mobile number to retrieve a lost Profile Code.

If you have forgotten or lost your Profile Password, you can reset it by sending [password] space [email address] to 55019 as a text message from your registered cell phone number.

(FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING

 Any candidate with any complaint about the JAMB processes can open 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 complaint, selects a complaint area on a dropdown list, and summarizes the complaint. Attach any supporting documents and send it.

JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS The ePIN outlets are:

NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, Stanbic IBTC, STERLING, UNION and UNITY)

Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions

Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, Obeledun MFB and Regent MFB

Online Payment Platforms: System Specs (Remita), InterSwitch (Quickteller) Upper-link, e-Transact and United Payment Services (UPS)

Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society

Others: Unique ICT, Digital Partners Network

POS (Citi-Serve)

ATMs of banks listed in (1) above (InterSwitch)

USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking

Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London

DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS

Collect the Profile Code from the candidate’s phone

Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)

Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary

Issue Evidence of Payment

Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre

ePIN is to be delivered electronically to candidates and not to be handwritten

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

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

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 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

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

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

HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT

Please send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from your unique number if your ePIN was not received or lost.

The candidate’s unique number is used to retrieve the ePIN

THE CANDIDATE MUST PROCEED TO ANY OF THE JAMB-ACCREDITED CBT CENTERS ONCE PAYMENT IS COMPLETE AND HE/SHE HAS OBTAINED AN ePIN.

REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:

At any CBT centre accredited by JAMB, the candidate presents the ePIN to complete registration. After the CBT centre enters the e-PIN, the candidate is greeted with the name he or she typed in his/her phone when registering the profile.

Candidates are to:

  1. Please do not exceed 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 programmes (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. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB 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
  9. Mock examination (optional)
  10. Examination for UTME (actual examination)
  11. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
  12. Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
  13. Review entries and confirm correctness
  14. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION
  15. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
  16. Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
  17. There will be no offline 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.
  18. GENERAL INFORMATION
  19. All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
  20. The registration fee is non-refundable
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Multiple registrations are not Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified
  25. Candidates should note that they must be present and take live photographs that will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters. No scanned/stapled passport photograph is allowed
  26. 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
  27. Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with a wristwatch, Phone, electronic device, or any pen/biro. Only the common pencil is allowed.
  28. Candidates are warned that JAMB does not require or authorise ANY cyber cafe services or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise.

How to Apply for 2020 JAMB Form in Foreign Countries

Candidates from the eight foreign countries are required to pay $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries to register with JAMB.

On the website of the Board (www.jamb.gov.ng), candidates from eight foreign countries are advised to download the Application, fill it out and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centers.

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