The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially announced the 2018/2019 registration guidelines for UTME/Direct Entry Candidates and all approved CBT Registration Centers.
Please Note That Online Registration For The 2018/19 CBT Examination has commenced - Check Registration Date And Closing Date Here.
1.0 STEPS FOR 2017 REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION DOCUMENTSi. Each candidate must have personal e-mail address and mobile phone number .
ii. Each candidate is to use his/her functional and valid personal e-mail address. The system would reject at the point of registration any already used e-mail address.
iii. Each candidate must personally create a JAMB profile on the JAMB portal through JAMB Mobile App available on Android, Windows and iOS platforms OR visit a Bank, NIPOST to create his/her JAMB profile on the JAMB portal: . Name, www.jamb.org.ng date of birth, personal e-mail address and place of origin are required to create the profile.
iv . Payment for JAMB's E-PIN-registration and the recommended reading text is done at
v . Each Candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited CBT centres are on our website i.e. ) with his/her personal details, the www.jamb.gov.ng profile and evidence of payment.
vi. The CBT centre or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing:
a) e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study .
b) Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination.
c) Step by step guide on completing the application form.
d) A video messages from the Registrar of JAMB and a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for UTME examination without mouse.(For candidates with little familiarity with Computers)
vii. Each Candidate is to complete the online application form by supplying the required details such as name, e-mail address, L.G.A., academic qualifications, etc.
viii. At the CBT centre, Candidate's ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and uploaded.
ix. O/L and/or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaitng result should supply the result online as soon as the results are available on JAMB'S portal.
No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not supplied his/her O/L result on the portal of JAMB.
x. Each Candidate is to collect his e-slip at the end of registraton as evidence of registration.
There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real life online registration. No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State office. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.
2.0 GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS1.0 The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), Natinal Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Insitutionns, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutes and Colleges of Education are available in the e- Brochure which would be given to each Candidate at the accredited CBT centres and JAMB state offices.
2.0 Candidates with one of the following qualification may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a) A minimum of five (5) GCE/WASCE credits at not more than two sittngs with at least two Principal or Advanced level G.C.E. and the others.
(b) Two passes at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination, Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognised institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS).
(c) 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. Education may be accepted as a third A' Level subject for those taking courses in Education.
(d) Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or NaƟonal Innovation Diploma including the O'Level requirements.
(e) Candidates are to note that they will be required to provide their JAMB registration
number which they used in gaining admission to NCE, Diploma etc for Direct Entry
3.0 ORDER OF CHOICE OF INSTITUTIONS1.0 On the 2017 registration platform, Candidates are to note that their 1 choice can be a College of Education, University , Innovative Enterprise Instittutes, Polytechnics/Monotechnics, NDA (Nigerian Defence Academy) or Nigeria Police Academy .
4.0 DATE AND VENUE FOR THE 2018 UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION
- The 2018 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Friday 9th March and end on 17th March, 2018
- The venue of the examination will be at any centre in the candidate's chosen examination town(s)
5.0 REGISTRATION FEE1.0 Registration Fee is Five Thousand (N5,000) Naira Only. Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira Only is paid to obtain the reading text “IN DEPENDENCE” for UTME Candidates and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” for DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign
2.0 Candidates should note that e-PINS being purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable.
7.3 Candidates are advised to keep as confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, e-mail addresses and E-Pins.
6.0 OPTIONAL UTME-MOCK-EXAMINATIONAs was done last year, 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 31st December, 2017.
The MOCK examination shall commence from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th January, 2018.
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 after notification of centre has
been received by the 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.
6.0 REGISTRATION CENTRES1.0 In line with the Board's regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB States and FCT Offices will be allowed to register candidates.
This is to avoid exploitation, off-line registration, mismatch of candidates' particulars and other registration-irregularites.
7.0 GENERAL INFORMATION1.0 The registration fee, once paid is non-refundable.
1.1 Registration for the Unified T erƟary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is available at the CBT centres and JAMB Offices Nationwide. The accredited centres have been empowered to assist in this regard.
1.2 As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as registration fee. Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions.
1.3 All CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating banks.
These banks are to be present in their premises for the purposes of collecting all fees. No centre-staff is allowed to conduct cash transaction with the candidates.
1.4 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.
1.5 Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified.
1.6 Candidates should note that their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters.
1.7 Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or method of testing, they will also be tested on a general text: “In Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates.
1.8 Candidates are warned that the Board has not authorized or solicited the services of ANY establishment/group or individual other than the accredited CBT centres for this registration exercise.
Download the Guidelines in pdf Here