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JAMB Registration 2024/2025: A Complete Guide

I finally decided to write a Complete Guide on JAMB Registration 2024/25 for prospective students who want to gain admission this year.

It’s estimated that over two-thirds of students who sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) yearly fail due to a lack of information. Don’t be a victim of such sad circumstances.

To avoid that, I would implore you to read through this article, as it contains all the information you need to register, sit and ace your forthcoming Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination successfully.

Feeling uneasy about JAMB is natural but worsens and deteriorates when aspirants lack due information. In the article, you will get to know about the following and more;

Important Dates and Deadline for UTME 2024

EventDate (DD/MM/YYYY)Description
Registration Opens15/01/2024Start date for JAMB registration.
Registration Closes26/02/2024Final date to complete JAMB registration.
Mock Examination Date07/03/2024Date for the optional JAMB mock examination.
Main Examination Start Date19/04/2024Start date for the main JAMB examination.
Main Examination End Date29/04/2024End date for the main JAMB examination.

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JAMB 2024 Registration Requirements

First and foremost, every aspirant should note that the National Identification Number (NIN) has been made compulsory for the registration process.

No NIN number, no registration. So, I would advise all aspirants reading this to get their National Identification Number (NIN) before the commencement of registration and exams.

Aside from having NIN, there are many things students need to know before going to examination centres.

As some would say, or you might have heard, some said that to register for JAMB, one must have written the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). I want to use this medium to tell and assure you that this is untrue.

So, if you haven’t written WASSCE before JAMB registration commences, you are on the good side. However, you must be willing to write it (SSCE) in the same year. All you have to do is to indicate during registration that you will be using awaiting result; that is, you don’t have a result yet.

At the same time, you might wonder what the minimum age for UTME is: you must be 16 and above to register for JAMB. For this year’s JAMB registration proper, the following must be done beforehand for a successful registration.

First, a functional email; make sure this mail can be easily accessed by you anytime, anywhere as necessary; information will be passed to students through this mail. So, I will reiterate: please make sure the mail is personal.

Another thing needed is a functional phone number. This is also important as vital information about exams will be communicated through these numbers. Also included are purchasing JAMB e-pin and generation of JAMB profile code, which can be done at JAMB accredited centres.

How to Register for JAMB 2024

Step 1: Obtain a National Identification Number (NIN)

Before starting the JAMB registration process, all candidates are required to have a National Identification Number (NIN). Visit any National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) enrollment centre near you. Ensure you have your birth certificate and any other required identification documents.

Step 2: Purchase JAMB Registration E-PIN

E-PINs can be purchased at participating banks, NIPOST offices, and other authorized outlets. Be prepared to pay the official JAMB registration fee. Additional charges may apply if you’re using electronic payment methods.

Step 3: Complete Your Registration at an Accredited JAMB CBT Center

  • Find a CBT Center: Locate an official JAMB Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre nearest to you. A list of accredited centres can be found on the JAMB website.
  • What to Bring: Go to the CBT center with your NIN and E-PIN. Also, bring any required documents as specified by JAMB, such as your O’level results or certificates.
  • Biometric and Data Capture: At the CBT centre, your biometric (fingerprint) will be captured, and you’ll be required to fill in your personal information, choice of institutions, and preferred course of study.
  • Course & Institution: Select your 4 choices of institution and the course you want to study. Ensure you have some background knowledge of how admission works at those schools. For example, some academic institutions won’t admit applicants who chose them as second or third choice in JAMB.
  • Mock Exam: You will be asked if you are interested in sitting for the UTME mock exam. Note that it’s not free.

Step 4: Collect Your JAMB Registration Slip

  • Registration Slip: After completing your registration, ensure you collect your JAMB registration slip. This slip contains vital information, including your registration number, examination details, choice of institutions, and your passport photograph.
  • Verification: Verify all the details on your registration slip to ensure they are correct. In case of any discrepancies, report immediately to the CBT centre for correction.

How Much is JAMB Form 2024?

The official 2024 JAMB registration fee for candidates is Three thousand five hundred (3,500) naira.

FeeAmount in Naira
Exam Serv. Charge1,500
Mock Exam (Optional)1,500
Reg. Serv. Charge700
Bank Charge500

How long does it take to pay? Once the application forms are released, obtaining them as fast as possible is always advisable to avoid being posted to faraway places for exams.

Another thing you should know as a prospective undergraduate is that JAMB is a Computer Based Test (CBT). So it’s best to have familiarized oneself with computer usage before the exam.

Choosing institutions & courses in JAMB UTME

It should be noted that during JAMB registration, applicants will be asked to fill in four higher learning institutions.

First is a federal University, second must be a state university, and the third choice should be a college of education. The last choice must be a polytechnic or educational institute. You should never pick a single school all through the four spaces. Therefore, candidates are advised to research well before choosing any tertiary institution.

For the first choice, aspirants are to pick any federal University. Examples of federal universities are the University of Ibadan (UI), University of Ilorin (Unilorin), University of Lagos (Unilag), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Benin (Uniben), Federal University of Technology Akure (Futa), etc.

There are many more federal universities than the ones listed above, so you can kindly search for your preferred university on the Internet. Also, it’s always advisable to pick universities in one’s state of origin to increase the chances of admission.

However, not all universities use this system unless your state falls under ELds (education-less privileged) because students from education-less-privileged states are always given special consideration during admission. States under ELds include Zamfara, Sokoto, Gombe, Yobe, and many more.

As for state universities’ exact modalities should be observed as written above. Some of the famous state universities in Nigeria are Lagos State University (Lasu), Kwara State University (Kwasu), Olabisi Onabanjo State University (OOU), etc.

The third choice is for polytechnic and the last for college of education. Many students (aspirants) often get confused when picking suitable courses.

It’s a culture where everyone has one or two courses they want to study. But to what extent do you know about your course of study.? Does the university you picked even offer the course? All these are what aspirants should consider before choosing a university or course.

Check your preferred university’s portal to confirm. If the course is present, continue with your registration, but if otherwise, pick another university that offers that course or change to a different one.

Also, it’s pertinent that you, as an aspirant, must know that admission is given chiefly based on merit. So the higher your JAMB score and WASSCE grades, the better your chances of admission.

Other things to know about JAMB CBT

  • Electric devices aren’t allowed during examinations.
  • Wristwatches, bangles, and other beautification accessories are also not allowed.
  • Dress reasonably while going for registration and exam.
  • Examination malpractice is highly discouraged and punishable if caught.

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