1.0 2022 UTME/DE APPLICATION
1.1 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.
2.0 REGISTRATION PERIOD (UTME/DIRECT ENTRY)
2.1 The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from Saturday, February 19th, 2022.
2.2 PIN vending ends Saturday, March 26th, 2022
3.0 ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
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
4.0 GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
4.1 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 Café).
4.2 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
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.
4.3 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.
4.4 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.
4.5 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.
4.6 ORDER OF CHOICE OF INSTITUTIONS (Any Institution can be first choice)
4.1 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
5.0 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
iii. 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.
Foreign candidates visit www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility
- create a profile
- Login to the profile
- On the menu on the left pane, click on 2022 Foreign UTME/DE registration
- Go through guided questions until the payment page
- Make payment using any of the authorized cards
- Complete the registration directly online
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
I. REGISTRATION CENTRES
i. Registration is carried out only at the accredited Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) and Professional Registration Centres (PRC)
ii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre. The list of the accredited centre is on the board’s website (www.jam.gov.ng) and JAMB offices with his/her profile code and e-PIN
iii. facilities exist is some designated JAMB state offices for self service
J. REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:
Candidates must PERSONALY present his/her profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration. Candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprint) would be captured at the CBT centre
Candidates are to:
i. Note that the service charge of N700 hitherto paid to CBT centres for registration (NOT MOCK) is now part of the registration fee as such,candidates are not to pay for registration. During registration, no other payment is required.
ii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
iii. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
iv. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
v. 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. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB 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)
vi. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
vii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
(a) Mock examination (optional). For mock, candidates will pay the centre on the day of the mock exam.
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
viii. Review entries and confirm correctness
ix. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your finger print removes blames of error from CBT centres. Candidates are to check before confirming with their finger prints
x. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
xi. 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.
K. 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 hhis/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
K. 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 conrm this appropriately during registration.
L. BIOMETRIC CHALLENGES
I. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.
ii. No other CBT centre is allowed to register such candidates
iii. They will also sit for their JAMB examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja
Iv No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall or sit the examination if his/her biometrics is not verified.
v. The system will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification
vi Candidates with biometric abnormality can only register and take the examination at the JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. The Board will facilitate the travels of the candidates.
6.0 DATES AND VENUE FOR UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION
6.1 The 2022 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, 6th May and end on Sunday 15th, May, 2022. Candidates preparing for the exam are advised to download the 2022 JAMB CBT software or the 2022 JAMB CBT Mobile App to get familiar with the CBT environment and cover JAMB Past questions.
6.2 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. NOTE THAT CHOICE OF A GROUP OF TOWNS IMPLIES THAT YOU CAN BE POSTED TO ANY OF THE TOWNS IN THE CHOSEN GROUP
7.0 REGISTRATION FEE/PROCUREMENT OF REGISTRATION ePINs
7.1 For the 2022 UTME, candidates are required to pay Four Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira (N4,700) only; including the regulated sum of Seven Hundred Naira (N700) charged for CBT centre service charge to be paid to the CBT centre. Three Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N3,500) as the registration fee. Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira only is paid to obtain the reading text “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli for UTME candidates and for DE candidates. Seven Hundred Naira (N700) is regulated and charged for CBT Centre service charge and $20 is the application fee for candidates from the eight foreign centres
7.2 A CD containing JAMB eSyllabus, eBrochure and other vital materials is also given free
7.3 Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable
7.4 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. No centre is allowed to request for or accept a candidate’s password.
8.0 OPTIONAL MOCK-EXAMINATION
8.1 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.
8.2 The date for MOCK examination shall be from Saturday 16th April, 2022
8.3 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
9.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
9.1 All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
9.2 The registration fee is non-refundable
9.3 TWO NEW SUBJECTS: THE BOARD THIS YEAR HAS INTRODUCED COMPUTER STUDIES AND PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION AS UTME SUBJECTS
CANDIDATES SITTING FOR THE UTME CAN NOW PICK COMPUTER STUDIES AND PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION AS PART OF THEIR FOUR UTME SUBJECTS IF THEY SO DESIRE AS DICTATED BY THEIR PROGRAMME PREFERENCE.
9.4 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. He or she is to also sign an MOU on ethical standards
9.5 Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified and prosecuted.
9.6 Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of programme of study, they will also be tested on a general text “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli for UTME Candidates and DE candidates are also expected to read the text.
9.7 Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed
9.8 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.
9.9 Examination malpractice is a criminal offence that attractes in addition to cancellation of results, publication of names and prosecution of such offenders.