Here is the JAMB UTME/DE registration procedure and process flow for 2022. Details on how to successfully register for 2022 UTME has been released. Buy of pins and registration officially begins on 19th February and ends March 26th, 2022.
The exam begins May 6th, 2022 and ends May 15th, 2022. It will cost a total of N4,700 (or $20 for foreign candidates) to complete the registration. The official book to read this year is “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli for UTME candidates and for DE candidates.
JAMB Mock Exam will be conducted on 16th April, 2022. There are a lot of important details, so you have to read all the information on this page below.
2022 UTME/DE APPLICATION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2022/2023 Academic Session.
THE BOARD HAS RESOLVED TO HENCEFORTH MAKE THE UTME AND DE REGISTRATION PROCESS CASHLESS TO PUT A STOP TO ACTS OF EXTORTION.
FROM THE 2022 UTME AND D.E. EXERCISE, THE BOARD WOULD BE COLLECTING THE APPROVED N700 REGISTRATION FEE 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.
REGISTRATION PERIOD (UTME/DIRECT ENTRY)
√ The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from Saturday, February 19th, 2022.
√ PIN vending ends Saturday, March 26th, 2022
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
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. Details are available in the eBrochure which would be given to each Candidate at the JAMB accredited CBT centres and State-Offices. The e-brochure is also available for download ibass.jamb.gov.ng and on Android Mobile App(JAMB IBASS) from the Google Play store.
DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD to any centre (or Cyber Cafe).
Direct Entry (Note: DE registration closes on the same date with UTME Application)
Candidates with any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a) A minimum of O’Level credit pass in five (5) SSCE subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects [for each programme (course of study)] at Principal or Advanced level.
(b) Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each course of study) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with other 3 credits passes in SSSC
(c) Credit passes in two major subjects in the NCE with 3 other credit passes in SSSC NTC/NBC (mainly for Education/Technical programmes).
(d) 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 PROGRAMMES.
¶ REGISTRATION FOR DE CANDIDATES SHALL NOT BE EXTENDED BEYOND THE PERIOD ALLOTTED TO BOTH UTME/DE
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.
¶ Candidates are not permitted to register more than once. In the event of any error during registration process, such candidates are to seek correction from the Board and not to obtain a fresh application as doing so would attract sanction.
¶ Registration can only be done at the centres listed on our site (www.jamb.gov.ng) and pasted at JAMB offices across the country. Anybody who registers outside these centres does so at his/her risk.
¶ Non-candidates, including parents/guardians or any proxy is allowed to transact any business on any candidate’s profile. The registration process and all activities on candidates’ profile are being monitored by the Board and defaulters shall be severly sanctioned. Any candidate who makes his 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.
ORDER OF CHOICE OF INSTITUTIONS (Any Institution can be first choice)
Every candidate is to note that the 1st choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy or the Police Academy.
PROCESS FOR 2022 UTME/DE REGISTRATION
A. CREATION OF PROFILE
i. Every candidate will 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)
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 the number must not have been used by another person 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.
A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone(SIM) number
The phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s 2022 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
Candidate will present the profile code at the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners).An ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidate’s Phone number
Candidate will present the ePIN and profile code at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration
The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometric (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph). Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorize a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip. The finger print shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidates’ profile.
Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on examination day will be permitted to sit the UTME. No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidates’ profile.
Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters Abuja. Arrangement will be made for this through JAMB state offices
B. RETRIEVAL IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE
i. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 or 66019 as text message from the same mobile number
ii. Candidate can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [password] space [email address] from the same mobile number as a text message to 55019 or 66019
Candidates who are computer literate can register directly unaided at some designated JAMB offices and PCRs
C. TICKETING (FREE COMPLAINT) For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, a candidates should create a support ticket at (https://www.jamb.gov.ng ) by selecting the quick link ad then ticket/Support with his/her email address with the board. Candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of the complaint, selects a complaint area o a drop down and then summarises the nature of the compliant. He/She should also attach supporting documents (if available). Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Rather all complaints should be channeled 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 wrong data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing and click on 2022 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop down).
NOTE THAT CANDIDATES’ PASSWORD SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED TO ANYONE. JAMB CAN ONLY HELP ON PROFILE-PASSWORD, NOT E-MAIL-BOX-PASSWORD. CANDIDATES CAN ALSO CHECK THEIR ADMISSION STATUS ON JAMB PORTAL, ON CAPS MOBILE APP ON THEIR PHONE. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT CHECK AT ANY CYBER CAFÉ THAT WOULD DEMAND FOR THEIR PASSWORD WHICH IS THEN USED TO STEAL THEIR 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 patronize fraudsters.
D. JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS
The ePIN outlets are:
i. NIPOST and other Participating Banks ( FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, STERLING, TAJ, UNION and UNITY)
ii. mobile money Operators/Microfinance Banks/Online Platforms listed below: Paga, e-Transact, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions, Zazzau MFB, Capricorn Digital limited, cloud interactive Associates, Funds and electronic Transfer, Interswitch (Quickteller), Upperlink, Itex Integrated Services, System Specs (Remita) and Unified Payment Services (UPS), JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society, Digital Partners Network, payvantage, PayCom, Nomiworld and Cottage Assets and Global Accelerex
Foreign Candidates are to visit the Nigerian Embassy for guidance on how to apply in any of the following countries
√ Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
√ Accra, Ghana
√ Addis Ababa, Ethopia
√ Beau, Cameroun
√ Cotonou, Benin Republic
√ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
√ Johannesburg, South Africa
√ London, United Kingdom
√ Berlin, Germany
E. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS
i. Collection of Profile Code from candidate’s phone
ii. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)
iii. Facilitation of payment through POS, if necessary
iv. Issuance of Evidence of Payment
v. Delivery of ePIN to candidates electronically. (This should not be Handwritten)
SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENTS / PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)
i. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS
(a) Present Profile Code and pay through cash or card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
ii. PAYMENT THROUGH POS
This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iii. PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS
This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iv. PAYMENT USING ATM
This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed above (Interswitch Channel)
(a) Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
(b) Enter Profile Code and pay
(c) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
v. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
(a) Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
(b) Click purchase of 2022 Application Document
(c) Enter your Profile
(d) Select payment method (Interswitch, Remita, e-Transact, Unified Payment Solutions, Upper-link or Paga)
(e) Make payment
(f) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
vi. Procedure for Registration at the eight foreign centres only is as follows:
(a) Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries local currency
(b) 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.
G. OFFER OF FREE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Any government, person or organization that wishes to distribute free application documents to prospective applicants is required to urgently procure the bulk e-pins from either JAMB or any approved sale outlets.
Candidates who want to enjoy any of these offers are advised to visit the sponsor’s designated banks or other e-PIN outlets (NOT ANY CBT centre) to collect the e-PIN after individually creating their profiles as illustrated above.
No refund would be made to any candidate if he/she had earlier purchased the application document before being offered free e-PIN. Such applicants should refrain from multiple registrations.
H. HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT
i. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 or 66019 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
√ 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 MOCK examination shall be from Saturday 16th April, 2022
√ Non-JAMB CBT owned Centres are allowed to collect, through their bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only, for mock exercise from only interested candidate(s) after notification of centre has been received by the candidate(s). The payment for mock examination by the candidate shall be made to the centre to which the candidate is assigned after the notification of assigned centres for the mock examination. No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of JAMB.
DO NOT PAY FOR MOCK UNTIL JAMB ASSIGNS YOU TO A CBT CENTRE. NO ONE SHOULD PATRONISE FRAUDSTERS. ONLY JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES CAN SERVE AS EXAMINATION CENTRE