2024 JAMB Form Now Available: Complete Guide to UTME Registration

Embarking on the journey to tertiary education? The 2024 JAMB form is now available, marking the start of a pivotal phase for aspiring university students. But, what are the key things to remember during registration? From biometric validation to the cost of the form, and the importance of choosing the right examination town, this comprehensive guide provides all the essential details you need. Are you ready to take the first step towards securing your place in a higher education institution? Keep reading to find out more!

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Form 2024

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially commenced the sale of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Form. It’s pivotal for you to understand that registration is exclusively conducted by JAMB-Accredited centres and JAMB State offices. To ensure your safety and the validity of your registration, avoid patronising any Cyber café or computer centres not officially recognized by JAMB.

The UTME, conducted by JAMB, is a critical entry-level examination for candidates aspiring to enter various tertiary institutions. As a candidate, keeping up-to-date with the registration process and requirements is crucial.

CAVEAT: CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT APPLY FOR UTME AND DE AT THE SAME TIME. IF ANY CANDIDATE APPLIES THROUGH UTME AND LATER OBTAIN DE QUALIFICATION, THE UTME CAN BE UPGRADED TO DE AT NO COST. Indeed it is a sanctionable infraction to obtain two application documents in the same year. Double/multiple registrations attract outright cancellation and prosecution.

To assist you in a stress-free registration process, it’s recommended to BOOKMARK THIS PAGE. We will continuously provide you with essential information and updates regarding the UTME registration.

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

📆 Registration Dates 15 Jan – 26 Feb 2024
💳 Form Costs N7,700 (With Mock), N6,200 (Without Mock)
🌍 Exam Locations Nationwide and Foreign Centres
📱 Unique Phone Number Mandatory for Registration
🔐 NIN Requirement Submission via SMS
🖥️ CBT Registration Only at Accredited Centres
📚 General Entry Req. 5 O’Level Credits incl. English (and Maths for specific fields)
🚫 Prohibited Items Earphones, Watches, Phones, Electronic Devices

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JAMB Form Registration Period and Cost

REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR UTME ONLY (Candidates are to have valid and functional personal e-mail address before commencing the process)

  • The period of registration for UTME candidates, including those from Foreign Countries, is from Monday, 15 January 2024, to Monday, 26 February 2024.
  • PIN vending for UTME ends on Monday, 8 January 2024, while registration closes on Saturday, 24 February 2024.

REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR DIRECT ENTRY ONLY (Candidates are to have valid and functional personal e-mail address before commencing the process)

  • Direct Entry application would commence from Wednesday, 28th February, to Thursday, 28th March 2024. Registration for DE would only be at the Board’s State and Zonal Offices.

Cost of JAMB Form

In Nigeria:

Check the table below for the cost of the JAMB form for UTME and DE Candidates:

Items Amount (₦)
UTME Application Fee 3,500
Compulsory Reading Textbook FREE
CBT (Examination) Service Charge 1,500
Registration Centre Service Charge 700
Bank Charges 500
CBT Centre Service Charge for Mock 1,500
Grand Total With Mock 7,700
Grand Total Without Mock 6,200


Foreign Centres: Thirty United States Dollars ($30).

2024 UTME Order of Choice of Institution (Any Institution can be the first choice)

On the 2024 registration platform, Candidates are to note that their 1st choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovative Enterprise Institutes, Polytechnics/Monotechnics, NDA(Nigerian Defence Academy) or Nigerian Police Academy.

2024 JAMB UTME General Entry Requirements

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. In addition, credit in Mathematics is required for science-based and social science programmes.

How to Obtain 2024 JAMB Form & General Instructions

Unique Phone Number Requirement for Registration:

  • Each candidate must use a unique mobile phone number (SIM) for registration. This number is exclusive to one candidate only.
  • The chosen number (SIM) becomes your permanent identifier for all current and future dealings with the Board.

National Identification Number (NIN) Submission:

  • Candidates must send their NIN via text (SMS) to either 55019 or 66019 from their personal GSM number.
  • Format: Type “NIN”, add a space, then your 11-digit NIN (e.g., NIN 00123456789).
  • Ensure the number has not been previously used for UTME/DE registration.
  • Avoid using post-paid or special bundle package lines unless they are specially credited.

Profile Code Receipt:

  • A 10-character Profile Code will be sent to the candidate’s phone (SIM) number.
  • Returning candidates will receive the same profile code on the previously used number.
  • The profile remains constant for present and future applications with the Board.

Importance of the Mobile Number:

  • The mobile number used for the text message becomes linked to the candidate’s name.
  • It will be used for all 2024 and future communications regarding Application, Examination, and Admission.
  • Candidates must remember the SIM number used for vital future communications with the Board.

Procurement of Application Document:

  • Candidates must present the profile code at the time of application document purchase (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners).
  • An e-PIN will be sent to the candidate’s phone as a text message.

Registration at JAMB Accredited CBT Centre:

  • Candidates must present the Profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB Accredited CBT Centre to complete registration.

Completion of Application:

  • Biometric capture (all ten fingers) and physical photograph taking are mandatory.
  • Successful biometric and photograph capture allows printing of the e-registration slip.
  • Fingerprint verification is needed for any further transactions on the candidate’s profile.

Self-Service Option:

  • Computer-literate candidates can register unaided at JAMB Offices/PRCs.
  • Group registration is not permitted.

Examination Eligibility:

  • Only candidates who pass biometric verification on the examination day will be allowed to sit for UTME/DE.
  • No parent or proxy can transact on the candidate’s profile.
  • Candidates with biometric challenges must register at JAMB National Headquarters, Abuja, through JAMB State Offices. They will sit the examination in Abuja on the last day of the national examination calendar.

Retrieval of Profile Code and Self-Service (In Case of Mistake/Loss):

Profile Code Retrieval:

  • To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send “RESEND” from the same mobile number to 55019 or 66019 as a text message.
  • To reset a lost or forgotten Profile Password, send “PASSWORD” space, followed by the email address from the same mobile number, to 55019 or 66019.

Ticketing (Free Complaints):

  • For all JAMB process complaints, create a support ticket at JAMB’s website.
    • Go to Quicklinks, then select Ticket/Support.
    • Provide your email, name, phone number, and the nature of the complaint.
    • Choose a complaint area from a drop-down menu and summarize the complaint.
    • Attach supporting documents if available.
  • Note: Complaints from third parties are only noted. Writing letters is not necessary; use the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.
  • For NIN-related issues (e.g., no response or wrong data after messaging 55019 or 66019), use the same process on the ticketing platform and select “2024 NIN-related issues.”

JAMB e-PIN Selling Points:

  • Outlets include NIPOST, Banks, MMOs, MFBs, and other participating financial institutions.

Duties of Participating Banks/Outlets:

  1. Collect Profile Code from the candidate’s phone.
  2. Collect payment and vend e-PIN by SMS to the candidate’s phone (not dictating or copying).
  3. Facilitate payment through POS, if necessary.
  4. Issue evidence of payment.
  5. Deliver e-PIN to candidates electronically (not handwritten).

Modes/Methods of Payment/Purchase of e-PIN for Registration:

Options include Banks, Mobile Money Operators, and Financial Switches.

Steps for Payment:

  1. Present Profile Code and pay by cash or ATM card (N7,700 with Mock or N6,200 without Mock-UTME and DE).
  2. e-PIN is delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number.

Candidates should note:

Fees Included:

  • Centre and bank charges (N2,700/N4,200 respectively) included in the total fee for the pin.
  • No additional fees should be paid at the centre.

Registration Requirements:

  • Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study).
  • Provide a valid and functional personal email address.
  • Provide qualification with grades and dates; upload certificates if not awaiting results.
  • Provide O/L and/or A/L grades; candidates awaiting results should upload them on JAMB’s portal once available.
  • Institutions cannot request new photographs, biometrics, or results uploads.
  • Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for Mock and UTME.
  • Review entries for correctness.
  • Print Registration Slip using biometric authentication.

Biometric Challenges:

Registration and Examination:

  • Only register at JAMB National Headquarters in Abuja.
  • Examination also in Abuja at JAMB National Headquarters.
  • The system requires biometric verification; no entry to examination hall without it.
  • Candidates with biometric abnormalities must register and take exams in Abuja; the Board facilitates travel.
  • Examination on the last day of the national examination calendar.

 How to Recover Lost e-PIN After Payment:

If e-PIN is not received or lost:

  • Send “UTMEPIN” from the unique number to 55019 or 66019 for UTME.
  • The e-PIN will be retrieved and delivered to the candidate’s unique phone number.

After obtaining e-PIN:

  • Candidates should proceed to any JAMB-accredited CBT Centre to complete their registration.

Registration Centres:

Where to Register:

  • Registration only at accredited CBT Centres and Professional Registration Centres (PRC).
  • Visit any accredited CBT centre (list available on JAMB’s website and JAMB Offices) with profile code and e-PIN.
  • Self-service facilities available in all JAMB State Offices for digitally skilled candidates.

Concluding the Registration Process at CBT Centres:

Personal Presentation Required:

  • Candidates must personally present their Profile Code and e-PIN at any JAMB-accredited CBT Centre.
  • Photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprints) captured at the CBT centre.

How to Apply for the 2024 JAMB Form in Foreign Countries

Registration Fee:

  • $30 in the local currency of each of the nine foreign countries.

Registration Process:

  • Download application documents from JAMB’s website, complete and submit with the fee at designated centres in the country, as indicated on the website.
  • Conduct of registration and UTME in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, London, or Berlin.
  • Contact the Nigerian Mission (Embassies) in each centre for guidance on registration and examination.

Inclusivity for Special Needs Candidates

Blind Candidates:

  • Indicate by typing “BLIND” and choose the examination format (Braille, Recorded, Read Aloud).
  • Select a designated town closest to residence for examination.

Deaf/Mute Candidates:

  • Confirm this condition during registration for special attention.

Other Special Needs:

  • Indicate if having Albinism, Down Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD for assignment to JAMB Equal Opportunity Group (JEOG).

Donation of Free Application Documents

Governments, individuals, or organisations interested in distributing free application documents can contact the Board:

Dates and Venue for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

  • The 2024 UTME is scheduled to start on Friday, 19 April 2024, and conclude on Monday, 29 April 2024. This includes all nine foreign centres.

Examination Venue:

  • The exam will take place at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town.
  • JAMB does not allocate candidates to any examination town or group of towns other than the one selected by the candidate at the point of registration.
  • Candidates are urged to register promptly before spaces in their preferred town or group of towns are filled.
  • Examination towns with fewer than four centres are not permitted due to collusion cases among some CBT centres. Consequently, many towns have been merged. Selecting a group of towns means a candidate can be posted to any town within that group.

Optional Mock-UTME

  • The Board will conduct a Mock-UTME at all accredited CBT centres for interested candidates.
  • Candidates wishing to take the Mock-UTME should express their interest during registration, provided they register early.
  • The Mock-UTME is set for Thursday, 7th March 2024.

General Information As Regards 2024 JAMB Form

  • Profile Registration:
    • Candidates must register their profiles through text messages as detailed before buying the e-PIN.
  • Registration Fee:
    • The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Guidelines and Instructions:
    • Candidates should read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions for online registration. This includes scanning the QR Code for detailed instructions.
    • They must also sign an MoU on ethical standards.
  • Multiple Registrations:
    • Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified, disqualified, and prosecuted.
  • General Text for All Candidates:
    • Regardless of their programme choice, all candidates will be tested on “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jall. This text is now available as a free e-Book.
  • Distribution of Free e-Book:
    • For 2024, due to economic conditions, the Board will issue a free e-copy of the reading text through:
      • JAMB Website
      • Candidate’s email
      • Candidate’s Profile
      • QR code on Registration Slip
      • QR code on newspaper advertisements
  • Prohibited Items in Examination Centre:
    • Candidates and officials cannot enter the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or pens/biros. Only pencils are permitted.
  • Accredited Centres:
    • The Board does not require or authorise the services of any cybercafé, school, or establishment other than its accredited CBT centres for this exercise.
  • Examination Malpractice:
    • Malpractice is a criminal offence leading to result cancellation, publication of names, and prosecution of offenders.

No Regularisation of Illegal Admission

Procedure for Valid Admission:

  • All admissions offered by institutions must be from the JAMB website.
  • Any admission offer from a tertiary institution without a JAMB Admission letter is illegal, null, and void.
  • Accepting admission outside CAPS is at the candidate’s risk, as such admissions will not be recognised or regularised by the Board.

For more details, download the 2024 JAMB registration document.

For candidates aspiring to partake in the 2024 UTME, understanding these guidelines and adhering to the registration process is key to a successful application. Stay informed and follow these instructions for a smooth UTME experience.

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