JAMB Form: Are you considering pursuing a higher education in Nigeria? The 2024 JAMB form is now out, signalling the beginning of a critical period for prospective university/polytechnic/monotechnic/college/IEI students. But what are the most important things to remember while registering?

JAMB FormThis comprehensive guide covers all you need to know about biometric validation, form costs, and the importance of selecting the correct examination town.


Are you prepared to take the first step towards securing your place in a higher education institution? Keep reading to learn more!


Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Form 2024

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially launched the sale of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Form.

You must understand that JAMB-accredited facilities and JAMB State Offices have only done that registration. To guarantee your safety and the authenticity of your registration, avoid visiting any cybercafes or computer facilities that are not officially recognised by JAMB.

The UTME, conducted by JAMB, is a vital entry-level examination for individuals seeking admission to various higher institutions. It is critical for a candidate to stay current on the registration procedure and required documents.

How to fill out a JAMB form:

1. Begin by getting a JAMB registration form from an official JAMB registration centre or online.

2. Enter your personal information accurately, including your name, date of birth, gender, nationality, and state of origin.

3. Please include your email address and phone number for communication.

4. Choose your chosen examination town and subject combination.

5. Select the course or programme you want to pursue at the university or other academic institution.

6. Provide details about your O’Level qualifications and grades, such as your WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB scores.

7. Please indicate whether you have any disabilities or special needs that require assistance during the assessment.

8. Review all of the information entered into the form to ensure accuracy and make any required changes.

9. Pay for the JAMB form online or at a recognised bank institution.

10. Finally, after making your payment, print out the confirmation slip and store it for future reference.

Who Needs a JAMB Form?

1. Prospective students seeking admission to Nigerian universities, polytechnics, and institutions of education.

2. Students who have completed secondary school and meet the admission standards for postsecondary institutions.

3. People who want to continue their education and take numerous undergraduate courses or programmes.

JAMB Form Registration Period and Cost

REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR UTME ONLY (Candidates must have a valid and functional personal email address before beginning the procedure.)

The registration period for UTME candidates, including those from foreign countries, runs from Monday, January 15, 2024, to Monday, February 26, 2024.

PIN vending for UTME begins on Monday, January 8, 2024, and ends on Saturday, February 24, 2024.
REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR DIRECT ENTRY ONLY (Candidates must have a valid and functional personal email account before beginning the procedure.)

The Direct Entry application period would run from Wednesday, February 28th, until Thursday, March 28th, 2024. Registration for DE would only be available at the Board’s State and Zonal offices.

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

ItemsAmount (₦)
UTME Application Fee3,500
Compulsory Reading TextbookFREE
CBT (Examination) Service Charge1,500
Registration Centre Service Charge700
Bank Charges500
CBT Centre Service Charge for Mock1,500
Grand Total With Mock7,700
Grand Total Without Mock6,200

NOTE: However, candidates are to specify the type of e-pin required at the point of purchase as no refund will be made.

Completing the Jamb Registration | Step-by-Step Process

Below is the step-by-step process for registering for Jamb:

Step 1: Create a JAMB profile

Before registering for the JAMB UTME, you must first create a profile on the JAMB platform. Take these steps:

  • Visit the official JAMB website at www.jamb.gov.ng.
  • Click the button that says, “Click here to create a JAMB profile.”
  • Enter your valid email address and password. JAMB will interact with you using your email address, so be sure it is functioning and immediately available.
  • After filling out your information, click “Sign Up.”
  • You will receive an email with a confirmation link.

Step 2: Get your NIN (Nigeria National Identification Number)

  • The Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is required for JAMB registration.
  • You can obtain your NIN by visiting the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office or downloading the NIMC mobile app.
  • Before proceeding with the registration, ensure that you have your NIN.

Step 3: Buy the JAMB Registration e-PIN.

  • To obtain your JAMB registration e-PIN, perform these steps:
  • To purchase the e-PIN, visit any recognised bank, JAMB office, or JAMB-authorized online portal.
  • Please provide your NIN at the designated outlet.
  • Pay the registration fee, which varies each year; check the JAMB website for the latest fee.
  • Collect your JAMB Registration e-PIN and the e-Brochure, which contain important information regarding the registration procedure.

Step 4: Register for JAMB UTME

Once you receive your JAMB Registration e-PIN, take these steps to complete your registration:

  • Access the JAMB portal (www.jamb.gov.ng).
    Click “UTME Registration.”
  • Please enter your 10-digit NIN and the e-PIN you purchased.
  • Fill out the registration form with accurate personal information, such as your name, date of birth, and address.
  • Upload a current passport photo and your biometric information.
  • Choose your favourite exam town and state.
  • Review all of the information provided to check its accuracy.
  • Print your registration slip, which includes your examination information.

Step 5: Pay for the Mock Exam (optional)

If you want to take the JAMB mock exam, you can express your interest during registration. A additional cost is required for the mock exam.

It is a useful practice examination that allows you to become acquainted with the exam format and atmosphere.

Step 6: Prepare for the Main Exam

Following successful registration, it is time to prepare for the JAMB UTME. Obtain a copy of the JAMB syllabus, practice past exam questions, and register for a JAMB tutoring programme. Create a study plan to guarantee you are well-prepared for the exam.

Requirements to Print or Reprint Your 2024 JAMB Exam Slip 

Before starting the JAMB exam slip printing/reprinting procedure, make sure you have the following conditions in place:

  • JAMB registration number, email address, or phone number
  • Internet-connected desktop computer or smartphone.
  • Printer or printing location.


Changes and Corrections

Ensuring that your personal information on your Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) profile is correct is critical for a successful registration procedure.

Things you should make appropriate repairs and modifications to:

  • Correcting the JAMB name details
  • Name Change Procedure for 2024 JAMB Candidates
  • An important remark about name changes.
  • Changing the date of birth
  • Biodata and NIMC
  • Update emails and phone numbers.

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