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How to Register for JAMB & DE Exam (April 2024)


How to Register for JAMB & DE Exam (April 2024)

How to Register for JAMB or UTME 2023 has been made very easy with this step-by-step guide you are about to read.

Embarking on the journey towards higher education in Nigeria begins with mastering the registration process for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Direct Entry (DE) examinations.

This essential guide, titled “How to Register for JAMB & DE Exam” is crafted to provide aspiring students with a clear, step-by-step tutorial on navigating the registration landscape efficiently.

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Whether you’re a first-time applicant or looking to further your studies through Direct Entry, this article demystifies the entire process, from creating a JAMB profile to obtaining your National Identification Number (NIN), purchasing the JAMB registration e-PIN, and completing your application.

With the latest updates and expert tips, we ensure you’re well-prepared to secure your spot in Nigeria’s tertiary education system.

Step 1: Create a JAMB Profile

  1. Navigate to the official JAMB website at http://www.jamb.gov.ng.
  2. Select the option to create a JAMB profile.
  3. Input a valid email address and password, using an email you regularly check.
  4. After completing the form, confirm your email via a verification link sent to you.

Step 2: Obtain Your NIN (Nigeria National Identification Number)

National Identification Number

Acquiring a NIN is mandatory for JAMB registration. Visit any National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office or use the NIMC mobile app to get yours.

The following are the prerequisites that must be met to obtain a NIN number for your JAMB registration:

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  • Birth Certificate
  • Local Government of Origin Certificate.

Step 3: Purchase the JAMB Registration e-PIN

  1.  e-PINs can be bought at accredited banks, JAMB offices, or authorized online platforms.
  2. Provide your NIN and pay the registration fee. Fees vary yearly, so consult the JAMB website for the latest information.
  3. Collect your e-PIN and e-Brochure outlining the registration details.

Step 4: Complete Your JAMB UTME Registration

  1. With your e-PIN, visit the JAMB portal to access the “UTME Registration” section.
  2. Enter your NIN and e-PIN to fill out the registration form with your personal details.
  3. Upload a recent photo and biometric data, choose your exam location, and ensure all information is accurate.
  4. Print the registration slip, which includes your exam specifics.

Step 5: Opt for the Mock Exam (Optional)

During registration, you can decide to take the JAMB 2024 mock examination for an additional fee.

The mock exam will provide an opportunity for candidates to familiarize themselves with the examination process, identify areas of strength and weakness, and make necessary adjustments before the actual examination.

This topic is of great interest to students, parents, and educators, as the mock examination can have a significant impact on the performance of candidates in the actual UTME, which in turn affects their chances of gaining admission into tertiary institutions.

Step 6: Gear Up for the Main Exam

After registering, focus on preparing for the UTME by reviewing the JAMB syllabus, practicing with past questions, and possibly joining a tutorial program. Develop a study strategy to excel in the exam.

By following these steps diligently, you’ll navigate the JAMB registration process effectively. It’s crucial to double-check all provided information for accuracy. Thorough preparation and focus are your keys to success in the JAMB UTME and your pursuit of higher education in Nigeria.

Must read: JAMB | Everything You Need to Know Before Registering for the Exam

FAQs: How to Register for JAMB & DE Exam

As with any registration process, there may be questions that candidates have regarding the process, requirements, and other related matters.

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This is where FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) come in handy.

FAQs provide answers to common questions that candidates may have regarding the JAMB registration process.

These questions range from eligibility criteria, registration fees, documents required, and other relevant information that candidates need to know.

In this way, FAQs serve as a valuable resource for candidates, helping them navigate the JAMB registration process with ease.

1. How much is JAMB UTME Form?

The cost of the JAMB UTME application form without a mock exam is ₦6,700, while the cost of the application form with mock exam is ₦7,700.

2. Where can I do my JAMB UTME registration?

Candidates are advised to complete their registration at JAMB-accredited CBT centers and JAMB offices across the country.

3. When will the 2024 JAMB registration end?

JAMB ePIN vending for the UTME Registration ends on Monday, January 15th, 2024, and registration closes on Monday, February 26th, 2024.

4. What is the duration of the 2024 JAMB UTME (CBT Exam)?

The 2024 CBT EXAM will begin on Friday, April 19th, and will end on Monday, April 26th, 2024.

5. How can I create a JAMB Profile?

Text your National Identification Number (NIN) to 55019 or 66019 from your personal GSM number, for example, write “NIN” then space and add your 11-digit NIN number, and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). Between the word “NIN” and your 11-digit NIN, there should be a space.

6. How can I retrieve my JAMB profile code?

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

7. How Much is JAMB 2024 Registration Fee?

The JAMB UTME application form without a mock exam costs ₦7,700, while the same form with a mock exam costs ₦8,700.

8. What’s the recommended text for the 2024 JAMB UTME?

“The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali is the recommended textbook for all UTME candidates. Candidates should be aware that regardless of the program they choose, they will be tested on a general text. All Candidates must read the text as well.

9. Is JAMB Form Out?

Yes, the JAMB Form for 2024 is now officially available; sales of this year’s JAMB form began on Saturday, January 15th, 2024.

10. When is Sales Of JAMB Form Ending?

The deadline for JAMB form 2024 sales is Tuesday, February 26th, 2024.

If you plan to take this year’s JAMB, you must submit your application on or before this date.

11. Where can I register for JAMB?

You can sign up for JAMB at any approved CBT center near you. Keep in mind that JAMB registration cannot be completed at any random CBT center.

There will also be no offline registration because all accredited CBT centers have been authorized for online real-time registration. Students who register for the CBT outside of a JAMB-approved CBT registration center will be disqualified.

12. Can I register for JAMB with my phone?

No, you cannot register for JAMB 2024 using your mobile phone; if you must register for JAMB, you must do so at a JAMB CBT registration center.

However, there are some things you can do with your mobile phone that are also required for JAMB registration, such as requesting your JAMB profile code. Connecting an email address to a JAMB profile, and so on.

13. Can I register for JAMB with my laptop?

No, you cannot register for JAMB using your laptop or personal computer, nor can you register for JAMB at a cyber cafe; if you must register for JAMB, you must do so at a JAMB-accredited registration center.

14. Can I register for JAMB myself?

No, you cannot register for JAMB on your own. Even if you go to a cybercafé, you won’t be able to register for JAMB. You can only register for JAMB at an approved CBT center.

15. Is JAMB registration still on?

Yes, JAMB 2024 registration will still be open until February 26th, 2024.
This means that if you have not registered for JAMB by this time, you will have to wait until the portal reopens for another JAMB registration.

Wrapping up

In conclusion, navigating the registration process for the JAMB and DE exams is a pivotal step towards achieving your academic ambitions in Nigeria’s higher education landscape.

This comprehensive guide has equipped you with all the necessary information and strategies to successfully register for the JAMB & DE exams, highlighting the importance of early preparation, attention to detail, and adherence to official guidelines.

By following the outlined steps, from securing your NIN to submitting your final application, you’re now ready to take the next big leap in your educational journey.

Remember, success in the JAMB & DE exams opens doors to numerous opportunities in tertiary institutions, setting the foundation for a promising future.

Consider reading: How to Prepare for JAMB UTME Exams [Ultimate Guide]

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