JAMB Registration Form 2021/2022 Latest News and Exam Date

JAMB Registration Form 2021/2022 Latest News and Exam Date
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To all students seeking admission into various Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria, here are details of the 2021/2022 Jamb Registration Form including is Latest News, Syllabus, Release Date, Examination Date and Venues, Cost of Jamb Form and Deadlines.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) management has finally declared that the registration for JAMB UTME exercise 2021 will commence on 13th January 2021 and close on 19th February 2020. The CBT examination will commence from 14th March till 4th of April, 2021.

The mock examination will hold by February 22, 2021, while the UTME will hold from March 14 to April 4. Candidates are advised to register and obtain their National Identity Number from NIMC as the number is mandatory for all candidates.

Is it True that Jamb 2021 Registration will commence on 13th January 2021? It is not true. Please Disregard Rumors spreading that according to Professor Oloyede, the sales of form will start January 13th, 2021 followed by the examination from March 14 to April 4th, 2021.

Cost of JAMB Form 2021 and Registration Deadline.

♦ Cost of Registration. PIN: #3,500

♦ Compulsory Reading Text: #500

♦ Service Charge for Regn: #700

Total: #4,700.

N/B: The Registration will last for 6 weeks

Candidates are advised in their own interest to register at JAMB Accredited CBT CENTRES Nation wide and JAMB OFFICES only.

How to Register JAMB 2021 Successfully without Error


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 2021 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


  • 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 ePIN SELLING POINTS The ePIN outlets are:

  • 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


  • 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


    • 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
    • Visit the 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
    • 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


  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



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.

PROCEDURE FOR THE EIGHT FOREIGN CENTRES 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

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.

ii. Inline 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.

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:

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

  • (a) Mock examination  (optional)
  • (b) 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


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.

When is JAMB Going to Commence Full Online Registration in 2021

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who disclosed this at a stakeholder meeting on plans and modalities for the sale and registration of 2021 UTME application. He said the sale of the application documents would commence on 18th January 2021 and end on 19th February 2020.

He explained that the duration of the registration will be two months as against the one month of 2021 exercise.

According to him: “Having examined that all logistics are put in places for a smooth exercise, management would strictly adhere to the sale period. Therefore, all stakeholders are advised to cooperate, collaborate, support and assist the board in this direction.

He said: “The application fee remains five thousand naira (N4,500), just as the reading text is still five hundred naira. The application fee is inclusive of the commission of three hundred naira (N500) paid on each application to the selling points.

Oleyede also announces that the 2021 UTME screening exercise date will be from 14th March 2020 to 4th of April, 2021.

JAMB Order of Choice of Institutions

On the 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Starting Date And What To Expect

Jamb will begin before March 2021. New things to expect in Jamb 2021 are a possible reintroduction of National Identification Number (NIN) for Jamb Registration, a platform in which candidates can secure an appointment before visiting approved centres or Jamb office to fix issues and approval of more Jamb CBT Centres.

I expect changes in the way Jamb profile is created and a few modifications to the Jamb registration process. I expect Jamb examination to take fewer days since more centres would be introduced. I also expect Jamb to release both UTME and Direct Entry form the same day since that has been the case.

I don’t expect Jamb to increase or reduce the number of questions to be set. I also don’t expect Jamb to reduce the examination time for 2021. I also don’t expect Jamb to extend the Registration period for both UTME and Direct entry since it hasn’t happened for some time now.

Jamb 2021 will remain computer-based, there will be CCTV cameras in all the Jamb examination centres, reprinting of Jamb slip for exam date, time and venue will be done at least 7 days to the examination and Jamb 2021 results will be released within a week of writing the Examination.

Does Jamb have Theory? No… Jamb sets only Objective Questions. Jamb will not set theory in 2021 UTME and there will not be practical. Only Waec and Neco Sets Theory Exams.

Is Jamb the same as UTME? Jamb has both UTME and Direct Entry. Jamb UTME is for secondary school leavers and those who need admission into 100 level or ND Programme in Nigeria.

Jamb Direct Entry is for admission directly into 200 level and is for those who already have ND, HND, Jupeb, IJMB, or other A-Level programs Certificate.

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.

Helpful Tips to Score High in JAMB 2021

  • Early preparation is one of the keys to do well in any examination
  • Very important, Use the latest jamb syllables to prepare for your exam while reading
  • Go through jamb solved past questions and answer
  • downloading the JAMB CBT practise software and practice since is a computer-based assessment
  • Time management is another vital issue in an exam. It is important that you learn how to manage the time you are given Usually there are 250 questions to be answered in 2hrs 45 minutes, so you do not have a lot of time
  • Make sure you always crosscheck your work before submitting it

Documents Given After Jamb Registration

You should expect to receive the following Materials after a Successful Jamb Registration… Ask Questions if you aren’t given at the CBT Centre.

  • Jamb Recommended Novel for Use of English
  • A CD containing Jamb e-brochure and Syllabus
  • A Video messages from Jamb Registrar
  • e-slip as evidence of Successful registration.

How To Gain Admission With Jamb Result

Many candidates fail to secure admission to study their desired course. This is not always because they had a low score in Jamb or are not connected; but because they are not guided on how to gain admission.

You can gain admission no matter your Jamb 2021 score. Some schools accept you even if you didn’t put them as a first or second choice in Jamb. Many Universities and Polytechnics accept low Jamb score. The Jamb CAPS market place has also started recommending Jambites for admission.

You have a very high chance of gaining admission in 2021. But how will you make good use of these admission opportunities if you are not properly guided?

Jamb UTME Results And Admission Status

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) releases results for Candidates days after the exam. Jamb Results can be checked Online and via SMS (RESULT to 55019). Visit Jamb result portal here and log in with your username and password to check Result.

Jamb releases Admission lists and Admission letter. When you are finally admitted, you can proceed to print your Jamb Admission letter. Admission status can be checked on both Jamb caps and Jamb direct portal.

The normal Jamb result you print out from a computer for free is not what you use for clearance and scholarships application. Your University or Polytechnic of choice will require Original Result Slip during physical clearance. Jamb sells scratch cards to enable you print Original Jamb result. You may also click here for how to get Original Jamb result slip.

JAMB Registration Form General Information for Candidate 2021

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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