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Jamb Registration 2024 | Exam Dates and Deadline

See when the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration for 2024 will begin.

It is not unthinkable that numerous questions about the UTME registration have started coming in. A lot of persons have been asking to know when the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration will start.

People are really interested in registering the UTME on time to avoid late registration and its consequences.

Usually, once the UTME registration begins every year, they’re a lot of challenges encountered by applicants which most times lead to the extension of the closing date for registration. And sometimes, some interested applicants may not be opportune to register for that year.

Also, considering the limited number of examination centres available for each state in Nigeria, late registration does warrant that some candidates will be posted to write their examination outside their state of origin, sometimes, even across their region.

This is usually tedious but they have no option of changing their examination centres. As a result, they have to go to wherever they are posted to, to ensure that they write their examination.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had announced that registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) will take place in 700 ComputerBased Test (CBT) Centres nationwide will commence by January 15, 2024.

In this post, I will be sharing with you the actual date for the commencement of the JAMB registration and the deadline for the registration.

I will also show you the processes that are involved in the registration. If you are interested in JAMB registration 2024, this article will be very vital for you. I advise you to read it carefully to the end.

Date to start JAMB registration for 2024

Registration of UTME/Direct Entry for 2024 starts on 14th January, 2024.

Note that this is the authentic date and it is subject to change by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

Deadline for JAMB Registration

The last date for 2024 UTME/DE registration is 14th February, 2024.

Date for UTME Mock Examination

The 2024 UTME Mock examination has been scheduled by JAMB to hold on 7th March, 2024.

Date for 2024 UTME Main Examination

The 2024 UTME has been scheduled to start from 19th April, 2024 to 12th May, 2024.

Each candidate shall be notified about the reprinting of their respective JAMB Slip after their registration so as to know the actual date for their examination.

Be informed that every candidate is not going to write the 2024 UTME Examination on the same date.


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Requirements for UTME registration

Before one will be allowed to apply for UTME, there are certain criteria that such an individual must meet. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is not a kind of examination that anybody can just apply and sit for.

You must be eligible for the examination before your registration can be accepted. Those eligibility criteria for registration of UTME are what I am going to show you in this section of the article.

To qualify for UTME registration, you must;

  • Have finished your secondary school education
  • Have written your WAEC examination (or even if you have not gotten the certificate, you have to be sure that the result will be available after writing the examination.

There is always a period that JAMB usually gives for those who registered with awaiting results to upload their results to the JAMB portal. Without this upload, no admission will be considered for such student)

  • You must have finished at least one NCE, HND, ND or Degree Programme for those who want to apply for Direct Entry
  • You must have a functional email address
  • You must have a functional phone number
  • You must have a valid National Identification Number (NIN)

See: How to Score Above 300 in JAMB

Cost of UTME registration

In this section, I am going to give you a breakdown of the cost of JAMB registration.

This is to enable all the intending applicants to get themselves prepared financially as they wait for the date that the registration shall begin. The breakdowns of costs of UTME are given below:

Cost of purchasing the PIN = NGN3500

Cost of processing = NGN700 (Sometimes, it is usually dependent on the registration centre you have gone to)

Cost of Text = NGN500

Total = NGN4700

Where to register for JAMB

You can only do your JAMB/UTME registration at the official JAMB accredited CBT Centres. On this note, you have to be aware that fraudsters do mask themselves as the real JAMB officials to get your money from you.

You must be certain that the centre you have gone to for registration is the right or JAMB accredited CBT Centre before you proceed with your registration processes.

Note that it is not every computer centre or cyber cafe that are JAMB accredited Centres.

Procedure for JAMB registration

You might be asking “how do I register for the JAMB?” as a novice, but that is never a big problem.

Although you are going to be guided by those who are going to process your registration at the JAMB accredited CBT Centres, it is also important that I let you know about the procedures that are involved in JAMB registration.

Make sure that you ask questions very well if the person who is registering you miss any of these procedures that I am going to show you. To be successful in your JAMB registration, you have to undergo these processes:

Step 1: Create an Email address if you do not have a functional one.

Step 2: You have to create a profile with JAMB. The processes involved in step include;

  • Getting a personal phone number (preferably the one that has not been used for JAMB registration previously)
  • Use your mobile phone with that your phone number in it and type Your NIN+space+The 11 digits NIN number and send it to 55019 (NIN 76842356781 send it to 55019)
  • Your JAMB profile code which is usually 10 digits will be sent to your number as an SMS.

Step 3: Check Jamb iBass: According to Jamb, it is recommended that check your eligibility before you proceed to register for the 2024 UTME examination.

Step 4: Go to the bank, POS or any other place where you can purchase the JAMB e-pin for registration.

Where To Get Jamb e-PIN

Candidates can approach or use any of the under listed selling points to purchase their e-Pin.

NIPOST: Check with post offices nationwide

Participating Commercial Banks:

  • UBA bank
  • Access Bank
  • EcoBank
  • Sterling Bank
  • JAIZ
  • Skye Bank
  • Zenith Bank
  • First Bank
  • Unity Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • USSD partners
  • POS
  • Microfinance Banks
  • First City Monumental Banks (FCMB)
  • Heritage Banks
  • Union Banks

Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)

Participating Micro Finance Banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)

Online Payment Platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller) POS (Citi-Serve)

ATMs: Use the ATMs of banks listed above (InterSwitch)

USSD: (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking

Embassy: Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London

You can also get the JAMB e-pin via online as follow:

  • Go to the JAMB official website at: www.jamb.gov.ng
  • Click on Purchase of 2024 application documents
  • A space where you will be required to put your profile code will be displayed. Make sure that you input it correctly.
  • Select payment method (Remita)
  • Use your ATM card to make your payment through the Remita platform
  • You will receive your JAMB e-pin as an SMS

Step 5: Take the JAMB e-pin that you have purchased to the accredited CBT Centre where you will complete your registration.

  • Submit all the required documents like O’ level results/certificate. OND, NCE, HND AND DEGREE CERTIFICATE for Direct Entry candidates.
  • Ensure that your biometrics are properly captured (your 10 fingers’ prints)
  • Ensure that your photograph is captured. A passport is not required for the registration
  • Collect the recommended text

Step 6: Print your registration slip.

JAMB Cut-off Mark for 2024

The JAMB Cut-off Mark for every year is usually announced after the examination has been taken. It is usually dependent on how JAMB candidates performed after the examination. For now, the 2024 cut-off JAMB Cut-off Mark is yet to be published.


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Please note that this article shall be updated as the registration dates, deadline and other vital information are published by the Joint Administration And Matriculation Board (JAMB) management.

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