2018 JAMB Direct Entry Registration: Instructions & Guidelines

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB Direct Entry form for year 2018 is now on-sale. The price of the scratch card is N5,000. More details are available below.

JAMB Direct Entry Form

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially announced that the  2018 JAMB Direct Entry Registration will commence from 6th December, 2017.

JAMB Direct Entry is mainly for those that already possess a diploma certificate and wishes to go for a degree programme in the university. Normally, those who gained admission into the university via direct entry will start from part 2 or 200 level in their university of choice provided they were offered admission.

Before you proceed, check:

JAMB Direct Entry Eligibility.

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

  • A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects (for each discipline) at Principal or Advanced level. No subject shall be counted twice at both Ordinary and Advanced Level
  • Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects
  • Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. For Education courses,Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject
  • Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements

DE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR JAMB REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH WHICH THEY GAINED ADMISSION TO NCE/NID/DIPLOMA AND PREVIOUS DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PRIOR JAMB NUMBER.

How to Apply for 2018 JAMB Direct Entry.

  • Registration Fee is Five Thousand (N5,000) Naira Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira Only is paid to obtain the reading text  “The Last Days at Forcados High School” for DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign centres
  • 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
  • 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

A. PROFILE REGISTRATION

  1. 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 2018 Application/Examination
  2. 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
  3. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number

B. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE

  1. 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
  2. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number

C. JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS The ePIN outlets are:

  1. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, SKYE, STERLING, UNION, UNITY and ZENITH)
  2. Four Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
  3. Two participating Micro Finance Banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
  4. Two online Payment Platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller)
  5. POS (Citi-Serve)
  6. ATMs of banks listed in (1) above (InterSwitch)
  7. USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking
  8. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London

D. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS

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

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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

F. HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN 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.

G. 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
    • 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.

H. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
  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 Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions
  4. All 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 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 on how to complete the online registration before commencing the process of registration
  6. Multiple registrations are not 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: “In Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by H. Mohammed 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

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

How to Apply for 2018 JAMB Direct Entry in Foreign Countries.

  • 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.ng) complete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.

Closing Date: 6th February, 2018.





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