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JAMB 2020/2021 Sales of UTME/DE Form Begins – See Registration Guideline & Exam Details

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB 2020/2021 Registration Form is out, Examination and Closing Date announced.

JAMB Registration 2018/2019 Form

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the sales of the 2020 UTME/DE registration form. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to Higher Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for academic sessions beginning in 2020.

UTME 2020 – How To Register for JAMB (Step by Step)

JAMB 2020 registration has commenced and will end on 17th February 2020. (Update: JAMB 2020 Registration Closing Date is 17th Feb.)This article is for applicants that have not yet apply or are finding it hard to understand how to register for JAMB 2020 UTME.

  • Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3, 500) Naira Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira only, is paid to obtain the reading text “Sweet Sixteen” by Bolaji Abdullahi for UTME Candidates and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A. H. Mohammed for DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign centres
  • A CD containing JAMB eSyllabus, eBrochure, and other vital materials is also given free
  • Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable
  • 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 or accept a candidate’s password.
  1. One Cell (mobile) number (SIM) can be used by one candidate only. The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2020 Application, Examination/Admission. NOTE THE SIM-NUMBER USED. IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION
  2. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname First-Name Middle- Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be a maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to 55019 e.g Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu. Surname and first name are mandatory
  3. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) 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 ( 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 summarizes the nature of the complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send them.

  1. JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS The ePIN outlets are:
  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
  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:
    • 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 candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for completion of registration. The name of the candidate as typed by the candidate on his/her phone when registering the profile comes up automatically on the input of the e-PIN by the CBT centre.

Candidates are to:

  1. Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
  2. Provide Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, among others
  3. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (disciplines)
  4. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
  5. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result
  6. O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply the results online 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 supplied his/her result on the portal of JAMB
  7. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
  8. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
    • Mock examination (optional)
    • Examination for UTME (actual examination)
  9. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
  10. Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
  11. Review entries and confirm correctness
  13. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text, and CD
  14. Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
  15. 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.
  1. All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
  2. The registration fee is non-refundable
  3. As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as registration Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions
  4. All CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating banks, MMOs, MFBs, etc. These financial institutions are to be present at the CBT centres for the purpose of collecting all No CBT centre staff is allowed to conduct direct cash transaction with the candidates
  5. 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
  6. Multiple registrations are not Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified
  7. Candidates should note that they are required to be present and take live photographs which will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters. No scanned/stapled passport photograph is allowed
  8. Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study, they will also be tested on a general text: “Sweet Sixteen” by Bolaji Abdullahi for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates
  9. Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with a wristwatch, Phone, electronic device, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed

Candidates are warned that the Board does not require nor authorize the services of ANY cyber cafe or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise

How to Apply for 2020 JAMB Form in Foreign Countries.

  • The registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or it’s equivalent in each of the eight countries
  • Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website ( complete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.

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142 thoughts on “JAMB 2020/2021 Sales of UTME/DE Form Begins – See Registration Guideline & Exam Details”

  1. Am also a jamb aspirant kindly add me on whatsapp if u re a art student lets shares more knowlegde abt xzams and post utme

    1. Leopard, this is my number, lets share ideas together……. 0902168xxxx thank u…….. and for other pals that wants us to share ideas together, that’s my number add me and i will create a group chat for us to learn more ……. thank u

      1. Hello Samuel,
        I appreciate your trying to share ideas with fellow Jambites, but we have a lot of SPAMMERS & Scammers online and we don’t share phone numbers here. But if there is enough interest from Leopard and others. I will gladly share your phone number(s) and also join the group to share vital information.
        I hope you Understand 🙂
        Best of Luck.

      2. samuel, here’s my number 08172*****. Am not on whatsapp but am on facebook. Am a science student. And i will pertake in this year jamb. I really need past question paper. I will be glad to hear from u. Thanks!

      3. I’m one of you.. I wish to be added in your group Chats.
        these my first experience as jambite .
        pls carry me along.

  2. when is direct entry form be on sale? and i have diploma in computer science, can i apply for geography because i want to change my course

  3. Jamb decision is very nice but 4 dos dat will take cos as 4 me am already a lioness unn aspirant i believe my admin is sure dis year so sorry jamb but i av no money 4 u guys anymore

    1. The sales of form was supposed to commence 30th August. We will inform you when it OFFICIALLY on sale.
      Please stay with us.

    1. We are making arrangement for Jamb past questions, where you can access it from your mobile phone/PC/desktop system anytime. Please check again in 2 weeks from now.


  4. Here is my number if you want us to share ideas and learn more together…… 09021681xxxx………………….. this year’s Jamb will be d last d participant of this year are going to write IJN………… you wont join your juniors to write next year.

  5. wow fank God i surfed google now and am seeing what am suppose to see lately earlier… i will share it wit my fwends…

  6. Ndifreke isidore paul

    Pls legend can i av d past question 4 jamb. Am praying dat God shud com n c me 2ru dis yr 4 i av cried alot, n i bliv dat God wil help me IJN AMEN

  7. I mistakenly wrote another state instead of my original state of origin during the registration pls wat can I it advisable to obtain another 1 or do affidavit instead

    1. Well, good news! The Registration has been extended to 5th February. Take advantage of it before it is too late.

  8. pls sir i wrote jamb on 29 feb, 2016 uptill now no result yet i checked it online pls help me, is it advisable to go to any cyber cafe to check it my reg. no is 66054610IJ

  9. Please can I registered jamb without having Commerce in my o level result and I wanted to study economics in university

  10. I am an art student and I am keen to write jamb next year but I don’t know the books or novels to read based on literature in English

    1. Hello Moslad,
      The registration date has not been announced. Nigeriaschool will inform you the moment the form is on sale.

  11. I enter google nw am seeing wat my eyes suppose to see since does days d jamb 2017 registration we start on november 11 2016 pls dnt stress ur self anymore dats d actual date of d registration

  12. pls am in need of a science student who is very good in physics,let’s share ideas together,you can call me on this no:09079606567

  13. How do I know the true position of jamb form 2017/18 sale commencement date and closing date with cost and processes.

  14. Any Nursing students here in UNN pls add me on Facebook am a jambite so that we can be friends there Ella Oragwa

  15. oguntade testimony

    badmus akorede you can register jamb since you have maths, english, account, economics and either government or marketing

  16. Hello! I was told that one is not allowed to chose two public universities, for example, choosing UI as first choice and UNILAG as second choice. Is it true?

  17. Please I need urgent answer to this, can a jupeb candidate sit for current jamb and as well to purchase a direct entry form whenever its out?

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