2023 JAMB Form | Registration Instructions & Guidelines

2023 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Form › Registration Instructions and Guidelines.

  • This is to inform the general public that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the commencement of 2023 registration for UTME and Direct Entry candidates.
  • The form is available to candidates that wish to sit for the 2023 UTME in Nigeria and Foreign countries.
  • Fees associated with the 2023 UTME and DE applications:
    • UTME/DE APPLICATION FEE — ₦3,500.00
    • READING TEXTBOOK — ₦500.00
    • CBT CENTRE SERVICE CHARGE(WITHOUT MOCK) ₦1,700.00 OR ₦2,700.00 WITH MOCK
    • REGISTRATION CENTRE SERVICE CHARGE — ₦700.00
    • CBT (EXAMINATION) SERVICE CHARGE — ₦1,000.00
    • GRAND TOTAL WITHOUT MOCK — ₦5,700.00
    • GRAND TOTAL WITH MOCK — ₦6,700.00
    • DE APPLICATION FEE — ₦4,700.00
  • For you to have a hitch-free registration, we have compiled the list of registration centres where you can register, the JAMB form amount, entry requirements, recommended textbooks, syllabus and many others below.


Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Form

The sale of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Form has commenced. Please note that registration can only be performed only by JAMB accredited centres and JAMB State-Offices. For your safety, don’t patronise any Cyber café or computer centres other than the ones published by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by JAMB, is a uniform entry-level examination for candidates seeking tertiary education.

Before you proceed, Download JAMB CBT Practice Software from Here to get a high score in the forthcoming examination.

Direct entry candidates should also check (2023 JAMB Direct Entry Form Application Details) to obtain JAMB DE form and register.

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.

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Below are some important links you should check before you proceed with 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

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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 Saturday, 14 January 2023, to Tuesday, 14 February 2023.
  • PIN vending for UTME ends on Tuesday, 14th February 2023, while registration closes on Friday, 17th February 2023.

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 Monday, 20th February, to Thursday, 20th April 2023. Registration for DE would only be at the Board’s State and Zonal Offices.

Direct entry candidates should check the 2023 JAMB Direct Entry Form Application Details page for the procedure to obtain JAMB DE form and register.

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 500
CBT (Examination) Service Charge 1,000
Registration Centre Service Charge 700
CBT Centre Service Charge with Mock 2,700
CBT Centre Service Charge without Mock 1,700
Grand Total With Mock 6,700
Grand Total Without Mock 5,700

NOTE

  • THE BOARD HAS RESOLVED TO MAKE HENCEFORTH THE UTME AND DE-REGISTRATION PROCESS CASHLESS TO PUT A STOP TO ACTS OF EXTORTION.
  • AS ALREADY EFFECTED FOR UTME AND DE EXERCISE, THE BOARD WOULD BE COLLECTING THE APPROVED N700 REGISTRATION FEE, N1000 CBT (EXAMINATION) FEE AND N1000 MOCK UTME SERVICE CHARGE ON BEHALF OF THE VARIOUS COMPUTER-BASED TEST (CBT) CENTRES ALONG WITH ITS UTME REGISTRATION FEES AND THEN REMIT WEEKLY WHATEVER IS DUE TO EACH REGISTRATION CENTRE. ( I.E., THERE WILL BE 2 PINS AVAILABLE: N6,700- UTME APPLICATION DOCUMENT WITH MOCK OR N5,700 WITHOUT MOCK UTME) AS SHOWN ABOVE.

Foreign Centres: $20.

2023 UTME Order of Choice of Institution (Any Institution can be the first choice)

On the 2023 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 Nigeria Police Academy.

Proceed to download the 2023 JAMB UTME registration template.

2023 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 Create JAMB Profile

  1. Every candidate would require the use of a unique phone (mobile) number (SIM) for the process of registration. The unique phone number can be used by one candidate only (Note: This number (SIM) remains your unique identification for all your transactions with the Board.
  2. The candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 or 66019 from his/her personal GSM number, e.g. write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word “NIN” and your 11 digit NIN (Note that another person must not have used the number to register for UTME/DE in the past). Do not use postpaid or special bundle SIM cards; They don’t work unless specially loaded with credit.
  3. The candidate receives a Profile Code of 10 characters on the same telephone(SIM) number.
  4. The phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s 2023 application, Examination and Admission. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SIM NUMBER USED; IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION WITH THE BOARD BY OBTAINING UTME/DE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS; A CANDIDATE HAS ACCEPTED TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES FROM JAMB (55019 or 66019) EVEN WHEN THE “DO NOT DISTURB” IS ACTIVATED
  5. The candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent as a text message to the candidates’ Phone numbers.
  6. The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration.
  7. The Application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometric (all ten fingers) is captured and photographed physically (No submission of passport photograph). The successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorise a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip. The fingerprint shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidate’s profile.
  8. Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on examination day will be permitted to sit the UTME. No parent or proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidates’ profile.
  9. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja. The arrangement will be made for this through JAMB state offices

How to Obtain 2023 JAMB Form & General Instructions

Candidates are advised to read the information below carefully to be able to obtain their JAMB UTME form:

  • Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3, 500) Naira Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira only, is paid to obtain the reading text “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali for UTME and DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the nine foreign centres.
  • Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable.
  • Candidates are advised to keep private and confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, email addresses and ePINs. No centre is allowed to request or accept a candidate’s password.
  • Candidates are not permitted to register more than once. In the event of any error during the registration process, such candidates are to seek correction from the Board and not to obtain a fresh application as doing so would attract sanction.
  • Nobody, including parents/guardians or any proxy, is allowed to transact any business on any candidate’s profile. The Board monitors the registration process and all activities on candidates’ profiles, and defaulters shall be severely sanctioned. Any candidate who makes their password, profile code or other security codes available to another person (parents, friends, tutorial teachers, fraudsters etc.) is liable for any alteration done by such person(s). DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYBODY, INCLUDING JAMB OFFICIALS. These security codes are not to be demanded at any registration centre by any person for any purpose.

SELF-HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE:

  1. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 or 66019 as a text message from the same mobile number
  2. Candidates can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [password] space [email address] to 55019 or 66019 as a text message from the same mobile number

Candidates who are computer literate can register directly unaided at some designated JAMB offices and PCRs

(FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING: 

For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of the issue, select a complaint area on a drop-down and then summarise the nature of the complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send them. Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Instead, all complaints should be channelled through the ticketing system for prompt attention and documentation.

For complaints relating to NIN (e.g. a candidate sends a message to 55019 or 66019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives incorrect data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing and click on 2023 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop-down).

NOTE THAT YOUR PASSWORD SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED TO ANYONE. JAMB CAN ONLY HELP ON PROFILE-PASSWORD, NOT E-MAIL-BOX-PASSWORD. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK YOUR ADMISSION STATUS ON JAMB IBASS APP ON YOUR PHONE. DO NOT CHECK AT ANY CYBER CAFÉ THAT WOULD DEMAND YOUR PASSWORD, WHICH IS THEN USED TO STEAL YOUR RECORDS. “TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED

Candidates and the public are to note that nobody can help with admission or upgrade of scores; they would only deceive and defraud those who patronise fraudsters.

JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS The ePIN outlets are:

The ePIN outlets are:

  1. NIPOST, Banks, MMOs, MFBs and other participating financial institutions.
  2. Candidates can buy the e-pins from banks or vending agents through their e-wallets
  3. Foreign Candidates are to visit the Nigerian Embassy for guidance on how to apply in any of the following countries
    1.  Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
    2. Accra, Ghana
    3. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    4. Beau, Cameroun
    5. Cotonou, Benin Republic
    6. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    7. Johannesburg, South Africa
    8. London, United Kingdom
    9. Berlin, Germany

DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS:

  1. Collect the Profile Code from the candidate’s phone
  2. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)
  3. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
  4. Issue Evidence of Payment
  5. Delivery of ePIN to candidates. (This should not be Handwritten)

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, card or through e-wallet (either N6,700 with Mock or N5,700 without Mock) for UTME as DE is N4,700
    • 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 the JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
    • Click Purchase of 2023 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. PAYMENT PROCEDURE AT FOREIGN CENTRES
    • The registration fee for candidates from the nine foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the nine countries’ local currency.
    • Candidates from the nine 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 nine designated centres as indicated on the website.
      OR
    • Foreign candidates visit www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility
    • create a profile
    • Login to the profile
    • On the menu on the left pane, click on 2023 Foreign UTME/DE registration
    • Go through guided questions until the payment page
    • Make payment using any of the authorised cards
    • Complete the registration directly online

DONATION/OFFER OF FREE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

  • Any government, person or organisation that wishes to distribute free application documents to prospective applicants should contact the Board on +2348027641663 OR e-mail: fabbenjamin@gmail.com for special offer.

HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT:

  1. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 or 66019 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.

REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:

Registration is carried out only at the accredited Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) and Professional Registration Centres (PRC). Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre with his/her profile code and e-PIN

Candidates must PERSONALLY present his/her profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration. The candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprints) would be captured at the CBT centre

Candidates are to:

  1. Note that the service charge of N700 payable to the Board for CBT centre registration as well as UTME (Examination ) fee of N2000 (including mock) or N1000 (without mock) are now part of the registration fee as such candidates are not to pay any other fee at the CBT centre.
  2. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
  3. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not, awaiting result
  4. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
  5. Provide O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply (upload) the results online on CAPS (JAMB) as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. JAMB will consider no recommendations from any Institution if the candidate has not uploaded his/her result on the portal of JAMB. No institution is allowed to take a new picture/photograph, biometrics or require any other upload of the result. All results are downloadable by institutions from the Board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse)
  6. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only.
  7. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
    1. Mock examination (optional)
    2. Examination for UTME (actual examination)
  8. Review entries and confirm the correctness
  9. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid fingerprint (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your fingerprint removes blames for errors from CBT centres. Candidates are to check before confirming their fingerprints.
  10. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text
  11. Collect the e-slip after registration as evidence of registration.

NOTE: 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. 

BLIND CANDIDATES:

  • Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also picking the option of writing their examination through CBT mode or Read Examination Aloud. A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual.
  • During registration, once a candidate indicates that he or she is blind, there would be a drop-down box for the candidate to select the town closest to his/her residence to write the exam. The towns available for the blind candidates are as follows: Abuja, FCT; Bauchi, Bauchi State; Benin, Edo State; Ekiti, Ekiti State; Enugu, Enugu State; Kano, Kano State; Kebbi, Kebbi State; Lagos, Lagos State; Oyo, Oyo State; Plateau, Plateau State; Yola, Adamawa State.

DEAF/MUTE CANDIDATES:

  • A special indicator for the deaf/mute has been created to differentiate them for special attention at the examination hall. Deaf candidates are, therefore, to confirm this appropriately during registration.

BIOMETRIC CHALLENGES:

  • Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.
  • No other CBT centre is permitted to register such candidates
  • They will also sit for their examination at JAMB Headquarters in Abuja
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall or sit for the examination if his biometrics is not verified
    • The system will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification.
    • Candidates with Biometric abnormality can only register and take examinations at the Abuja headquarters of the Board. The Board will facilitate the travel.
    • Candidates with biometric challenges would sit for the examination in Abuja on the last day of the national examination calendar.

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. Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions, as shown on the scan QR Code, on how to complete the online registration before commencing the process of registration. He or she is also to sign an MoU on ethical standards.
  4. Multiple registrations are not permitted. Candidates who register more than once will be identified, disqualified and prosecuted.
  5. Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of programme; they will also be tested on a general text: ‘The Life Changer‘ by Khadija Abubakar Jali. All Candidates are also expected to read the text.
  6. Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed.
  7. Candidates are warned that the Board does not require nor authorise the services of ANY cyber café, school or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise.
  8. Examination malpractice is a criminal offence that attracts, in addition to the cancellation of results, publication of names and prosecution of such offenders.

How to Apply for the 2023 JAMB Form in Foreign Countries

  • The JAMB Registration fee for candidates from the nine foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the nine countries.
  • Candidates from the nine 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 nine designated centres as indicated on the website.

Foreign Candidates are to visit the following foreign missions;

  1.  Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
  2. Accra, Ghana
  3. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  4. Beau, Cameroun
  5. Cotonou, Benin Republic
  6. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  7. Johannesburg, South Africa
  8. London, United Kingdom
  9. Berlin, Germany

Procedure for registration at the nine foreign centres only is as follows:

  • Registration fee for candidates from the nine foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the nine countries local currency
  • Candidates from the nine 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 nine designated centres as indicated on the website.

Foreign candidates visit www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility

  1. create a profile
  2. Login to the profile
  3. On the menu on the left pane, click on 2023 Foreign UTME/DE registration
  4. Go through guided questions until the payment page
  5. Make payment using any of the authorised cards
  6. Complete the registration directly online

Date and Venue of the 2023 JAMB UTME

The 2023 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, April 29 and end on Friday, May 12, 2023. Foreign centres’ UTME is scheduled for Monday, 30th May 2023, at all nine foreign centres.

The venue of the examination will be at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town(s)

JAMB DOES NOT POST ANY CANDIDATE TO ANY EXAMINATION TOWN (OR GROUP OF TOWNS) OTHER THAN THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE CANDIDATE AT THE POINT OF REGISTRATION. CANDIDATES ARE, HOWEVER, ADVISED TO REGISTER ON TIME BEFORE THE AVAILABLE SPACES IN THEIR TOWN OF CHOICE OR GROUP OF TOWNS ARE EXHAUSTED. DUE TO DISCOVERED CONSPIRACY AMONG SOME CBT CENTRES, NO EXAMINATION TOWN WITH FEW CENTRES IS ALLOWED. MANY TOWNS HAVE BEEN MERGED

JAMB Mock Examination (Optional)

The Board will also conduct a mock examination in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise INTERESTED Candidates with the CBT environment. Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during registration, provided they register early enough.

The date for the MOCK examination shall be from Thursday, 16th March 2023.

FAQ as Regards JAMB Form 2023

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) by JAMB candidates. We have tried our best to provide the most accurate answers possible.

How Much is JAMB UTME Form?

The cost of the JAMB UTME form without a mock exam is Five Thousand Seven Hundred Naira (N5,700), while the cost of the application form with a mock exam is Six Thousand Seven Hundred Naira (N6,700).

Where can I do my JAMB UTME registration?

Candidates are advised to complete their registration at JAMB-accredited CBT centres nationwide and JAMB offices.

When will the 2023 JAMB registration end?

The period of registration for UTME candidates, including those from Foreign Countries, is from Saturday, 14 January 2023, to Tuesday, 14 February 2023.

What is the duration for the 2023 JAMB UTME (CBT Exam)?

The 2023 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, April 29 and end on Friday, May 12, 2023. Foreign centres’ UTME is scheduled for Monday, 30th May 2023, at all nine foreign centres.

How can I create a JAMB profile?

Send your National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 or 66019 from your personal GSM number, e.g. write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11-digit NIN Number and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word “NIN” and your 11-digit NIN.

How can I retrieve my profile code?

Send [RESEND] to 55019 or 66019 as a text message from your registered mobile number.

What’s the recommended text for the 2023 JAMB UTME?

The recommended textbook to be read by all UTME candidates is  “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali. Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of programme; they will be tested on a general text. All Candidates are also expected to read the text.


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