JAMB Direct Entry Form 2024: Guidelines & Closing Date

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Interested in getting the JAMB Direct Entry Form 2024/2025? This article explains everything you need to know about DE registration.

People with NCE, ND, NID, or HND certificates may want to upgrade them to BSc, while others who did IJMB, Cambridge, or JUPEB exams are keen on gaining admission into the university.

These two categories are the type of people that need the JAMB DE because without it, they can’t apply for their universities’ direct entry form.

Is the direct entry form still on sale? What about the registration guidelines and closing date? You will find answers to these in this post.

Difference between DE and JAMB UTME

I believe you already know the difference between UTME and direct entry. If you don’t, I will explain anyway.

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is for those students who want to gain admission into 100 level or year two in any uni, poly, or COE, while Direct Entry (DE) is for those who want to gain admission into 200 level or year 2 in the university.

UTME candidates will do their normal exams, while DE students will apply for direct entry to the university of their choice.

Is JAMB direct entry form for 2024 out?

The form will be out on February 28, 2024 for prospective candidates. The DE registration will start soon.

Do you want to know if you are eligible and what the registration process is? I have explained them below.

Requirements for JAMB DE registration

  1. Your O’level result must have at least 5 credits and must not be in more than two sittings.
  2. You need to have your National Identification Number (NIN).
  3. Your JAMB reg number is needed if you use NCE, diploma, or NID. If you are using Cambridge, IJMB, or JUPEB, you don’t need to worry about this.
  4. Have at least a lower credit grade in ND or NID and the O’level requirements.
  5. For those using JUPEB, IJMB, Cambridge, or Institute of Baccaulerate, you need a minimum of two passes with NBC/NTS and GCE/WAEC equivalents in 3 other subjects.
  6. Passes in 2 major subjects in the NCE with S.C.E., NBC/NTC credits, or equivalents in 3 other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. Education courses may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject.


How to register for JAMB Direct Entry 2024

  1. Make sure you meet the requirements listed above.
  2. Get your National Identification Number (NIN) at any NIMC enrolment centre near you.
  3. Create your JAMB profile for DE registration.
  4. Visit any Accredited banks, CBT registration centres, or embassy (for students in foreign countries) to get the JAMB pin.
  5. Fill out the direct entry form with the details required.
  6. Take the form to any accredited CBT centre near you to complete the registration.
  7. Last but not least, print your acknowledgement slip out.

Can you register for JAMB and direct entry at the same time?

If you are thinking of registering for JAMB UTME and DE at the same time, that’s a really bad idea.

You can’t register for direct entry and JAMB in the same year. If you do so, you won’t get any admission. Either you register for one of the two, you can’t do both simultaneously.

Another thing that the board has made us understand is that

Candidates can upgrade from UTME to DE if they already registered for UTME, but cannot downgrade DE to UTME

So, there you have it. This is now a matter of choice.

How much is the JAMB direct entry form?

The JAMB DE form for 2024 costs three thousand five hundred naira (N4,700). People in foreign countries are going to pay $30 for the form. They can get it at any Nigerian embassy in their country.

You will not be asked to pay for the novel that will be used. It’s free for all registered JAMB 2024 candidates.

In the past, it was even more than this. The price was 5000 naira during my time. The government reduced it due to complaints from the public.

Direct entry form 2024 closing date

The form will close about 3-4 weeks after it is released. Make sure you register before the deadline given by the board.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced the DE registration deadline to be March 28, 2024.

Will JAMB reopen the direct entry portal?

That’s still under probability. JAMB may extend the closing date and reopen the portal for those not registered. For example, in 2022, JAMB extended the deadline by some weeks and reopened its registration website.

If you have not yet registered and the registration portal has been closed, you must pray for them to open it.

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65 thoughts on “JAMB Direct Entry Form 2024: Guidelines & Closing Date”

  1. I’m a art student and I have D7 in economics and government d7 but the rest are credits can I enter university with that result

    • Depends on a lot of factors like your course, your jamb and post utme scores, the institution’s admission requirement, etc

  2. I did part time program in ND and we are told to pay 3500 into Jamb protal for Jamb regulization den before we can be given admission. And I want to apply for DE form now.Plz do I still need to do jamb regulization…..?
    And how can I know my Jamb registration number….?
    I did Jamb in 2018

  3. Please I want to apply for direct entry for Oau in ife please what are the things needed because I just finish from a college of education in osun start a private college in odeomu please incase any one want to give me some instructions or anything this is my number 08169657902

  4. My name Tajudeen, I finished my three years program of NCE in 2021 And I want to apply for Direct Entry. Has it late?. If No, when will I register my DE ?.

  5. Thank you very much for divulge this information to us.
    As everybody complain about JAMB registration number, how can we rectify it while we got admission without knowing it, I have been admitted in to college without learn out it, could you mind explain to me.
    Thank you

  6. I’am hoping to round up my ND
    finally Exams by March 2022,
    Assume the form is out before
    then.Can I buy D.E.Form,in order to start another studies on the University

  7. Please sir, I have an ND but my admission came from school and not Jamb in 2018. Now I want to do Jamb regularization while waiting for the DE form to be out but what I was told is I can’t.
    Please what do I do in order to qualify for the DE

  8. Please, I wrote JAMB in 2015 but dint have any admission either.
    so in 2016 i got a form in a poly and finished in 2018,without jamb.

    Please am I eligible to apply for DE without JAMB REG NUM ????
    Or can i use the previous Jamb reg num i had in 2015??

  9. Thanks man for the information.

    Please I need a clarification on something, do DE candidates also write Jamb exams or any other exams with jamb apart from the exam of the school of their choice?

  10. I just finished my ND program, but Jamb was the first to offer me the admission before the school did. So my question is that do I need also to go for Jamb regularization because I’m getting info that regularization is for those that Jamb didn’t offer admission into the school. Please clarify this.

  11. The same question as somebody did, I got admission in the year 2007 and graduated in the year 2010 without jamb Reg. No: So, I’m i eligible to fill the DE form?

  12. Please I have Bsc-Ed second class upper in health promotion and environmental health education I want to apply for DE to study medicine . will that be possible and which University should I apply for

  13. I didn’t register for direct entry form 2022
    Please do you have any idea wether if jamb will still give late entry form

  14. We pray JAMB to reopen it’s portal for DE form. There lots of us waiting for this kind consideration. We are seriously awaiting your favourable gesture.

  15. Am NCE holder and I want to apply direct entry and I don’t have literature in English and I want to read Law can I apply

  16. Pls sir I’m NCE holder wanted to apply for direct entry but my result is not yet out… Pls can I still register for d direct entry…

  17. sir i did correction of name on July 2023 removing the middle name both in my NIN and in my jamb for 2021 which i was given admission in polytechnic and I’m about to graduate and jamb haven’t send me message for approval or rejection I want to ask if I can still do direct entry next year using my two names instead of three and will it be acceptable.


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