jamb,jamb 2021

Before proceeding in details to the our topic of interest (Everything You Need To Know About JAMB 2021 Utme Exam) we need to make some important notice 2021 JAMB .

  1. The Jamb 2021 novel  sweet sixteeen still remain the same despite the fact there is rumour going around that the novel has been changed
  2. The previous jamb portal (http://jamb.org.ng) has been moved to another landing page which (http://jamb.gov.ng) i emphasized in my previous post (How to navigate through jamb portal in 2021)

Let’s head back to the topic that brought us here in the first place.

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Firstly, The Jamb form for 2021/22 form is not yet out, this was made known by jamb registrar oloyede in an interview by a popular Nigeria newspaper.As we all know that many school lost 2020/21 admission COVID-19/ASUU STRIKE ,yesterday in the news jamb said he will proceed with the selling of form for 2021/22 Utme Exam.

The following is our table of interest;

  1. How to study efficiently so as to pass Utme Exam in 2021
  2. Important Utme Dates
  3. Will JAMB Hold In 2021?
  4. JAMB 2021 commencement date :What you should expect
  5. Centres to register for the utme
  6. The Process
  7. The fees and charges

How to study efficiently so as to pass Utme Exam in 2021

Utme has been a challenge to many student in the nation as a whole,because passing utme is not an easy task for the fact that it is cbt and many student are not used to it .

Hardly anyone who perform well in UTME escape without putting together these three things that will be mentioned below. It excludes those that choose examination malpractice as their way of getting through the challenge posed by utme . As for doing of exam malpractice, these are usually regretted in the future. At the end, it is better to work hard and reap the results of hard labour.

To pass Jamb, you need to apply certain  principles used by those that are successful. These principles are being discussed in the post i will recomended below;

Important Utme Dates

Knowing the commencencement of registration for UTME is very crucial, the commencement of selling registration form, also aware of the closing date of the registration form, the date of commencement of examination, and the closing date for the examination.

a. Registration  Date is not yet officialy announced

b. Registration ends Not yet communicated to the public,

c. NOT YET ANNOUNCED: Examination begins March 16th, 2019, extended to 11th of April, 2019

For foreign candidates, and applicants, they must understand that the dates are all the same as those that are not foreign. The commencements of the registration form, examinations, and the closing dates has not been announced yet.

Will Jamb Hold in 2021?

In an interview with Prof Ishaq Oloyede which is the present Jamb Registar ,he confirmed it that he will proceed with selling as many schools lost 2020/21 academic session.

Jamb registration this year is being  delayed because some Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria are yet to send  admission lists to JAMB for uploading on caps. This is also due to the recent nationwide COVID-19 Lockdown.

JAMB will hold this year 2021, JAMB portal is now officialy www.jamb.gov.ng, JAMB UTME and Direct Entry form will be out for sale at the same time. You will be informed the exact day and time JAMB will commence selling of forms for this year exam.

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JAMB 2021 commencement date: What you should expect

You should expect something new in Jamb 2021  which include reintroduction of National Identification Number (NIN) for JAMB Registration and platform to book an appointment before visiting JAMB office.

There will be approval of more JAMB CBT Centres as said earlier this year by the body. UTME And Direct Entry form will be on sale the same day as said earlier.

You should expect changes in the way JAMBprofile is created and a few modifications to the JAMB registration process. You should expect JAMB examination to take fewer days since more centres would be introduced. JAMB number of questions will remain the same.

JAMB 2021 will remain computer-based-test as it always be, there will be CCTV cameras in all the JAMB  accredited examination centres, reprinting of  slip for exam date, time and venue will be done at least a week to the examination and 2021 results will be released 3 days  of writing the Examination.

Does Jamb have Theory? No… Jamb sets only Multiple Choice Questions. Jamb will surely not set theory in 2021 UTME and there will not be practical, it is only by o-level exam body.

Jamb Direct Entry is for admission directly into 200 level and is for those who already have ND, HND, JUPEB, IJMB, or other A-Level programs Certificate.

Where to register for JAMB 2021?

This is a popular question among JAMB student  are searching for “where to buy JAMB 2021 registration form” and “how to fill the form up”

These questions have been treated in several occasion, but some students still fail comprehend, that is not welcoming at all.

We should all understand that JAMB has canceled all cybercafe from registering students for the JAMB, and only approved accredited JAMB CBT centers are authorized to register for candidate.

The Process

NO candidate will like to risk his/her admission by  registering at any center other than the accredited CBT center and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centers will be automatically disqualified.

The candidate must provide the ePIN at any JAMB  accredited CBT Centre bought in bank for validation and completion of registration.

Interested candidates are to:

i. Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to any of the accredited CBT Centres (Make sure you did  not accept to leave your particulars for proxy registration. It will disqualify you)

ii. Provide your NIN number, which will fetch your Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, telephone number, among others (It is wait and get service).

iii. Provide your preffered institutions and desired course.

iv. Provide  your qualification with grades and dates as you have it in your o-level result, if not awaiting result.

v. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable in both UTME and Direct Entry (DE)

vi. O-Level and or A-Level grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are using awaiting results should supply the results  on CAPS  as soon as it is available. Recommendations from any Institution will not be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not uploaded his/her result on the CAPS yet.

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vii. Give in your JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only

viii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
(a) Mock examination (optional)
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)

ix. Snapped a passport with the provided camera

x.Enrooll for biometric enrollment (all your ten fingers)

xi. Review your entries and confirm if there is no error

xii. Collect the printout of you registration slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your thumb removes blames of error from the CBT operators. Check before you confirm with your thumb.

xiii. Collect, without paying a dime, the reading text and the packaged CD

xiv. Each candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration

xv. The registrationis strictly online, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real time online registration.



According to JAMB, all candidates, including those registering in foreign countries are to register for the exam by the date communicted by JAMB Note that the sale of JAMB e-Pin Closes when the Jamb form will close.


Check the table below for the cost of JAMB form:

Items Amount (₦)
Registration Fee 3,500
Compulsory Reading Text 500
Service Charge for Registration 700
Total 4,700


  1. One Cell (mobile) number (SIM) can be used by ONLY one candidate. The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name  and biodata and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2021 Application, Examination/Admission.
  2. Candidate sends his/her name in this order [Surname First-Name Middle- Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to 55019, e.g. Ayuba Mustapha Olamide. Surname and first name are mandatory since they are your identity.
  3. A Profile Code of 10 characters will be received by the candidate on the same telephone  number
  4. The candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent as a text message to the candidate
  5. The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration


  1. To correct a mistake in candidate’s name, send the [CORRECT Surname First-Name Middle-Name] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
  2. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
  3. Candidate can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [password] space [email address] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number

(FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING: For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of the issue, select a complaint area on a dropdown and then summarize the nature of the complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send.


  1. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, Stanbic IBTC, STERLING, UNION and UNITY)
  2. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
  3. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, Obeledun MFB and Regent MFB
  4. Online Payment Platforms: System Specs (Remita), InterSwitch (Quickteller) Upper-link, e-Transact and United Payment Services (UPS)
  5. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
  6. Others: Unique ICT, Digital Partners Network
  7. POS (Citi-Serve)
  8. ATMs of banks listed in (1) above (InterSwitch)
  9. USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking
  10. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London
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  1. Collect the Profile Code from the candidate’s phone
  2. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)
  3. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
  4. Issue Evidence of Payment
  5. Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre
  6. ePIN is to be delivered electronically to candidates and not to be handwritten


    • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
  2. PAYMENT THROUGH POS – This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it
    • Present Profile Code and pay by card
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
  3. PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS – This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets
    • Present Profile Code and pay by cash
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
  4. PAYMENT USING ATM – This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in C(I) (InterSwitch Channel)
    • Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
    • Enter Profile Code and pay
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
    • Visit the JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
    • Click Purchase of 2020 Application Document
    • Enter your Profile Code
    • Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita)
    • Make payment
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
    • Dial *565*6*55019#
    • Enter Profile Code
    • Select the bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


  1. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number
  2. The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s unique number



  • The JAMB Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries.
  • 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.

Candidates that have obtained their JAMB form can share their experiences with others via the comments section below.

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