JAMB (UTME ) 2020 Registration Guidelines

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) management has finally declared that the registration for JAMB UTME exercise 2020 will commence on 13th January, 2020 and close on 17th February, 2020. The CBT examination will commence from 14th March till 4th of April, 2020.

The mock examination will hold by February 18, 2020, while the UTME will hold from March 14 to April 4.

Candidates are to take note that NIMC is no longer needed for the registration as stated by the JAMB registrar on saturday 11th January.

JAMB 2020 Cost Form and Registration Fee

The cost of JAMB form and registration is #4,700 naira from the approved and accredited CBT Centers. and the break down of the fee is as follows;

  • Registration E-pin =#3,500
  • Compulsory reading text book = #500
  • Service charge for registration = #700

N/B: Jamb has made it compulsory for candidates to create profile. Without JAMB profile, No Candidates will be able to register for 2020 JAMB as all documents upload are done on JAMB Portal.. It is after creating Jamb profile that you can apply for Jamb and even check your admission status.

Read Also: JAMB (UTME) 2020 Subject Combinations for All Courses and Programmes

 

How to Register for JAMB 2020 – Step by Step Guide

 

1. Profile Registration

One Cell (mobile) number can be used by one candidate 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 2019 Application/Examination

Candidate sends his/her name [Surname, First-Name, Middle-Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 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 number

2. Self Help Incase of Mistake/Loss of Profile Code

  • 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
  • To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number

3. JAMB E-pin Selling Points,The ePIN outlets are:

  • NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, SKYE, STERLING, UNION, UNITY and ZENITH)
  • Four Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
  • Two participating Micro Finance Banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
  • Two online Payment Platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller)
    POS (Citi-Serve)
  • ATMs of banks listed in 5C (i) above (InterSwitch)
  • USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking
  • Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London

4. Duties of Participating Bank/Outlets:

  • Collect the Profile Code from candidate’s phone
  • Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone
  • Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
  • Issue Evidence of Payment
  • Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre

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

  • A – 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
  • B – 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
  • C – 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
  • D – 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
  • E – ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
    • Visit JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
    • Click Purchase of 2018 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 (NIBSS/ERCAS)
    • Dial *565*6*55019#
    • Enter Profile Code
    • Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

6. How to Recover  Lost E-pin 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.

7. Registration Process @ CBT Centers:

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

N/B: 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.

8. Procedure for The Eight Foreign Centers Only is as Follows : Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its 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.ngcomplete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website

9. How to Recover Lost E-Pin  AfterbPayment:

i. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send[UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or  DE respectively from the unique numberii. 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 centre with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.

10. Registration Process At CBT Centers:

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:

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 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

  • 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 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.

JAMB Order of Choice of Institution

On the 2020 registration platform, Candidates are to note that their 1 choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institutes, Polytechnics/Monotechnics, NDA (Nigerian Defence Academy) or Nigeria Police Academy.

JAMB Examination Date – The 2020 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on 14th March 2020.

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 E-pins

1). Registration Fee is Five Thousand (N5, 000) Naira Only. Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira Only is paid to obtain the reading text “SWEET SIXTEEN by BOLAJI ABDULLAHI” for UTME Candidates and “IN DEPENDENCE” for DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign centres

2). 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.

3). 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.

N/B: 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.

 

Optional UTME-Mock-Examination

As was done last year, 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 10th January, 2019. The MOCK examination shall commence February 18, 2020.

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.

N/B: Do not pay for mock until jamb assigns you to a CBT centre. No one should patronize 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 CBT Registration Centres – 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-irregularities.

JAMB Eligible Institution

The eligible institution or institution type for Jamb 2019 registration will be made available online. They are;

  1. First Degree
  2. National Diploma (ND)
  3. National Innovation Diploma (NID)
  4. Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes
  5. In Universities
  6. including other Degree-Awarding Institutions
  7. Monotechnics
  8. Polytechnics
  9. Innovation Enterprise Institutes
  10. Colleges of Education.

N/B: It is a pity that a lot of people made mistakes and missed so may opportunities/Did not gain admission during 2019/2020 Jamb and Admission processes because they where not well informed or probably majority did not get the relevant informations on time. We are here to help all aspirants so they won’t fall into that same problem which may cause them one extra year.

 

JAMB 2020 General Information for Candidates

1. All candidates must create a JAMB profile before proceeding to getting the ePIN from any JAMB assigned CBT centre. 

2. The registration fee is non-refundable.

3. 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

4. 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

5. Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions and how to complete the registration 2020 before commencing the process of registration.

6. Multiple registrations are not allowed. 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 photograph 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 “In Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika for Direct Entry Candidates

9. 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

10. 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.

 

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