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2023 JAMB UTME
Registration / Application Form: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME
) and Direct Entry
) Application Form, Eligibility, Requirements, Mock/UTME
Examination Date, Time, Venue, Fee & Deadline for Nigerian and Foreign Candidates for 2023
Academic Session [Instructional Details & Guidelines].
ALSO: Latest JAMB News On 2023 UTME/DE Registration And Examination Dates
Application are invited from suitable qualified candidates for admission to tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2023
2023 JAMB REGISTRATION, MAIN EXAM & MOCK EXAM TIMETABLE DATES (UTME & DE)
|1.||Mock Registration||12th February to 19th March, 2023|
|2.||Registration of UTME and DE simultaneously||12th February to 19th March, 2023|
|3.||Mock Examination||2nd April, 2023|
|4.||UTME Examination||20th to 30th April, 2023|
JAMB 2023 SALE / REGISTRATION PERIOD [UTME & DE]
SEE ALSO: How to Create 2023 JAMB Profile & Get a 10-Digit Profile Code
The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from Saturday 12th February, 2023 to Saturday 19th March, 2023.
PIN vending ends Saturday 19th March, 2023
while registration portal closes on Tuesday 22nd January, 2023.
Candidates are advised to check their eligibility for chosen programmes and institutions on ibass.jamb.gov.ng. It is important that candidates check the requirements before commencing the application process. The eligibility checker assists candidates with options of programmes (courses) based on their qualifications
JAMB GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS [UTME & DE]
The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes are five (5) O’Level Credit passes including English Language. Details are available in the eBrochure which would be given to each Candidate at the JAMB accredited CBT centres and 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. 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.
B. DIRECT ENTRY (NOTE: DE Registration Closes on the Same Date with UTME Application)
Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a) 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
(b) Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects
(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. For Education courses, Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject
(d) 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.
- QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PRIOR JAMB NUMBER.
- REGISTRATION FOR DE CANDIDATES SHALL NOT BE EXTENDED BEYOND THE PERIOD ALLOTTED FOR BOTH UTME/DE.
CANDIDATES SHOULD 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
. Double/multiple registrations attract outright cancellation and prosecution.
Candidates are not permitted to register more than once. In the event of any error during registration process, such candidates are to seek correction from the Board and not to obtain a fresh application as doing so would attract sanction.
Registration can only be done at the centres listed on our site (www.jamb.gov.ng) and pasted at JAMB offices in each State capital. Anybody who registers outside these centres does so at his/her risk.
Nobody, including parents/guardians or any proxy is allowed to transact any business on any candidate’s profile. The registration process and all activities on candidates’ profile are being monitored by the Board and defaulters shall be severely sanctioned. Any candidate who makes his password, profile code or other security codes available to another person (parents, friends, tutorial teachers, fraudsters etc) is liable for any alteration done by such person(s). DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYBODY INCLUDING JAMB OFFICIALS. These security codes are not to be demanded at any registration centre by any person for any purpose.
JAMB 2023 ORDER OF CHOICE OF INSTITUTIONS
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
JAMB STEPS FOR 2023 REGISTRATION
A. PROFILE REGISTRATION
i. 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 2023 Application, Examination/Admission.
NOTE THE SIM-NUMBER USED. IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION
ii. Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 from his/her personal GSM number. E.g. write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word ‘NIN’ and your 11 digit NIN (Note that the number must not have been used by another person to register for UTME/DE in the past) OR Dial *55019*1*NIN#.
iii. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone(SIM) number BY OBTAINING UTME/DE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS, A CANDIDATE HAS ACCEPTED TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES FROM JAMB (55019) EVEN WHEN THE “DO NOT DISTURB” IS ACTIVATED
iv. 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 text message to the candidate
v. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration
vi. The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometric (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph). Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorize a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip. The finger print shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidates’ profile.
vii. Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on examination day will be permitted to sit the UTME. No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidates’ profile.
viii. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters Abuja
SEE ALSO: JAMB Profile: Create Account, Profile Code / Password Recovery Guide.
B. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE
i. To correct a spelling error(s) in biodata, candidates should be directed to NIMC Office or JAMB Office nearest to them.
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
ii. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number.
iii. Candidate can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [PASSWORD] space the [email address] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
C. (FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING
For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, a candidate should create a support ticket at https://www.jamb.gov.ng, by selecting the quick link, and then Ticket/Support with his/her email address with the Board. Candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of the complaint, selects a complaint area on a drop-down and then summarises the nature of the complaint. He/she should also attach supporting documents (if available). Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Rather all complaints should be channelled through the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.
For complaints relating to NIN (e.g a candidate sends a message to 55019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives wrong data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing and click on 2023 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop-down.)
NOTE THAT YOUR PASSWORD SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED TO ANYONE. JAMB CAN ONLY HELP ON PROFILE-PASSWORD, NOT E-MAIL-BOX-PASSWORD. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK YOUR ADMISSION STATUS ON JAMB IBASS APP ON YOUR PHONE. DO NOT CHECK AT ANY CYBER CAFÉ THAT WOULD DEMAND YOUR PASSWORD WHICH IS THEN USED TO STEAL YOUR RECORDS. “TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED”.
Candidates and the general public are to note that nobody can help with admission or upgrade
; they would only decieve and defraud those who patronize fraudsters.
D. JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS
The ePIN outlets are:
i. NIPOST and fourteen Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, HERITAGE, JAIZ, KEYSTONE, POLARIS, STERLING, TAJ, UNION,UBA and UNITY)
ii. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
iii. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, and UNICAL MFB.
iv. Online Payment Platforms: Capricorn Digital Ltd, Cloud Interactive Associates, e-Transact, Funds and Electronic Transfer, InterSwitch (Quickteller), Upperlink, Itex Integrated Service, System Specs (REMITA) and Unified Payment Service UPS.
v. Cooperative Society are listed below: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
vi. Other outlets are listed below: Digital Partners Network, payvantage, PayCom and Cottage Assets. vii. Point Of Sale (POS) outlet: Citi-Serves
viii. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) cards of all banks listed above and InterSwitch
viii. Foreign Candidates are to visit the following foreign missions;
- Nigerian Embassy in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
- Nigerian High Commission Accra, Ghana
- Nigerian Embassy/permanent mission, Addis Ababa, Ethopia
- Nigerian Consulate, Beau, Cameroun
- Nigerian Consulate , Cotonou, Benin Republic
- Nigerian Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Nigerian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Nigerian High Commission, London, United Kingdom
E. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS
i. Collection of Profile Code from candidate’s phone
ii. Collection of Payment and vending of ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone.
iii. Facilitation of Payment through POS, if necessary
iv. Issuance of Evidence of Payment
v. Delivery of ePIN to candidates electronically (not to be handwritten)
F. SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENT/ PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)
i. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
ii. PAYMENT THROUGH POS
This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iii. PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS
This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iv. PAYMENT USING ATM
This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5C (I) (InterSwitch Channel)
(a) Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
(b) Enter Profile Code and pay
(c) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
v. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
(a) Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
(b) Click Purchase of 2023 Application Document
(c) Enter your Profile Code
(d) Select payment method (InterSwitch, Remita, e-Transact, Unified Payment Solutions, Upper-link or Paga)
(e) Make payment
(f) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
vi. PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION AT THE EIGHT FOREIGN CENTRES:
(a) Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries
(b) 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.
FOREIGN CANDIDATES UTME REGISTRATION
Foreign candidates visits https://jamb.gov.ng/Efacility.aspx
- Create a profile
- Login to the profile
- On the menu on the left pane, click on 2023 Foreign UTME/DE registration
- Go through guided questions until payment page
- Make payment using any of the authorized cards
- Complete the registration directly online
OFFER OF FREE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Any government, person or organization that wishes to distribute free application documents to prospective applicants is required to urgently procure the bulk e-pins from either JAMB or any approved sale outlets.
Candidates who want to enjoy any of this offer are advised to visit the sponsor’s designated banks or other e-PIN outlets (NOT ANY CBT centre) to collect the e-PIN after creating their profiles as illustrated above.
No refund would be made to any candidate if he/she had earlier purchased the application document before being offered free e-PIN. Such applicants should refrain from multiple registration.
HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT
I. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number
ii. 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 REGISTRATION CENTRES
i. 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
ii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited centres is on our
website (www.jamb.gov.ng), with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment
JAMB 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 centre
Candidates are to:
i. Note that service charge payable at the CBT centre for either MOCK or registration is N700 only. Report any centre that asks for more.
ii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study).
iii. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result.
iv.Upload relevant certificates if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry
v. Provide 0/L and /or A/L grades. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply (upload) the results online on CAPS (JAMB) as soon as they are available. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate does not upload his/her result on the portal of JAMB. No institution is allowed to take a new picture/photograph, biometrics or require any other upload of result. All results are down loadable by institutions from the Board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse).
vi. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
vii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
a. Mock examination (optional)
b. Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) (actual examination)
viii. Review entries and confirm
ix. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION
valid finger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your fingerprint removes blames of error from CB’ centres. Candidates are to check before confirming with their fingerprint.
x. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
xi. Collect their e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
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.
Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also pick the option of sitting for the examination through CBT mode or Read Aloud.
A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual.
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 registration.
i. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB Headquarters in Abuja.
ii. No other CBT centre is permitted to register such candidates
iii. They will also sit for their examination at JAMB Headquarters in Abuja
iv. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall or sit for the examination if his biometrics is not verified
v. The system will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification
vi. Candidates with Biometric abnormality can only register and take examination at the Abuja headquarters of the Board. The Board will facilitate the travels.
JAMB 2023 DATES AND VENUE FOR UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION
The 2023 CBT Examination will commence on Saturday 20th April, 2023 to Saturday 30th April, 2023.
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.
JAMB 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 “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli for UTME Candidates and for DE Candidates. Seven Hundred Nara (N700) is regulated and charged for CBT Centre service charge 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 for or accept a candidates password.
JAMB 2023 OPTIONAL MOCK-EXAMINATION
The Board will also conduct a mock examination in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarize 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 19th March, 2023.
JAMB 2023 MOCK Registration Period: 12th February, 2023 to 19th March, 2023
The date for MOCK examination is Saturday 2nd April, 2023.
Non-JAMB CBT Centres are allowed to collect, through their bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred Naira (N700) only, for mock exercise from only interested candidate(s) after notification of centre has been received by the candidate(s).
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
JAMB GENERAL INFORMATION
All candidates must mandatory register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
The registration fee is non-refundable
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
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 fees.
No CBT centre staff is allowed to conduct direct cash transaction with the candidates
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
Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified
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
Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study, they will also be tested on a general text: “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli for UTME Candidates and for DE Candidates are also expected to read the text.
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
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.
2023 JAMB UTME INSTRUCTIONS FOR CBT CENTERS
- Each Centre must have evidence to show that the number of CCTV footages copied by Technical Officers and CPN officials correspond with the number of channels available for all cameras installed
Collection of E-Slip from Candidates
- No examination official should collect e-Slip (Registration Slip) from any candidate either before, during or after the examination
Using Biometric Verification to login by Candidates for examination
- Only candidates who are biometrically verified successfully would be able to login for examination
- Any Centre/one which allows candidate(s) into the Examination Hall and cannot login would be held responsible
Minimum of one (1) Hour Duration in the Examination by any Candidate
- No candidate is allowed to spend less than one (1) hour during his/her examination
- Visible and Clearly Tagged Seat Number on Cubicles
- Every Cubicle MUST be clearly tagged with bold & visible Seat Number that CCTV cameras can capture
- Samples and each centre is to place it before Mock Examination
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