If you have been asking the question, “when will JAMB Registration start?”, “Has JAMB 2021/2022 registration started?” Or “How to register for JAMB 2021/2022 form”, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will be discussing the registration process for JAMB 2021 examination form, Price of the form, requirements and date of the examination.
Info On Previous JAMB Examination: This is to inform the General public that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has just release her 2020/2021 examination form. The examination body is therefore inviting interested applicants to quickly purchase the form from any recognized JAMB CBT center or even in any nearby JAMB office. The registrar of the examination board has also warned candidates not to apply for JAMB form through a Cyber Cafe or Computer center to avoid fraud or mistakes.
Consequently, JAMB will not be responsible if candidates make the mistake of registering in a computer center or cyber Cafe which is not recognized by the board. It is recommended that you go directly to an accredited JAMB CBT center for registration.
To avoid any problem, don’t also give out money to anybody to help you register as that can jeopardise your chances of gaining admission in 2020/2021 academic session.
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Is JAMB Registration Form for 2021/2022 out?
No! The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has not yet release her 2021/2022 registration form for candidates to purchase. Consequently, as at the time this post was written, nobody can apply for JAMB 2021/2022 examination.
Below is the official tweet from JAMB confirming that application form for this year has not been released:
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
This is to inform the general public that no date has been fixed for 2021 UTME registration. Kindly disregard any tweet from a fake account that stated otherwise. The general public will be duly informed when the date is fixed. Thank you.
— JAMB (@JAMBHQ) March 2, 2021
In answering the question as to when JAMB registration will start, i must let you know that there is no actual in time that has been stipulated for jamb registration to commence.
However, following from school activities this year, one can say that jamb registration for 2021/2022 start on or before August, 2021.
It is also pertinent to note that the registration might not also start in August exactly. I strongly advise candidates to continue reading their books so that they will perform well in the examination. Trust me; that is the best thing you can do for yourself currently.
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Price for JAMB Registration Form?
JAMB CBT registration is N5,700 (Five thousand, seven hundred naira) in total. This money is segment in three places as shown below:
- Registration Fee 4,500
- Compulsory Reading Text 500
- Service Charge for Registration 700
Note that registration for JAMB mock examination is not compulsory for every candidate. Thus, it is to your discretion to register for JAMB mock examination or not.
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Steps to Register for JAMB 2021/2022 Examination
Basically, there are three stages in the process of registering for JAMB in this article. They include the following:
1. PROFILE REGISTRATION
2. PURCHASE OF JAMB ePIN
3. REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES
As we continue, I will carefully go through all the stages and explain to you the steps to take in every stage. It is also important to pay good attention to every information shared in this page to avoid making deadly mistakes. If you find this information confusing, don’t hesitate to use the comment section below this post.
STAGE 1: PROFILE REGISTRATION
The first and foremost thing do if you wish to register for JAMB in 2020/2021 is to create a profile. Below are some of the things you will need to create a valid JAMB profile:
Email address: Your email could be a Gmail or Yahoo mail. This email is very important because it is the only way JAMB can contact you or provide with information like, your registration center, registration number, payment receipt etc. Also, If you want to check your result even after the examination, you might also need your valid JAMB email.
Phone number: You also need an “always active” phone number to register for your JAMB. I personally recommend that candidates should use their personal phone number during registration.
Mobile phone: Lastly, you also need a tell phone to start the registration.
Now that you know all the requirements for creating a valid JAMB profile, let’s quickly look at how to create the profile step by step.
Creation of JAMB profile:
To create your JAMB profile, kindly send your Surname, First-Name and Middle-Name (if any) to 55019 by text (SMS).
In doing this, the number of characters should not exceed 38 + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all. Below is a clear example of what you should do:
“Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka”
NOTE: Surname and first name are mandatory
Immediately, after you step above, you will receive a Profile Code of 10 characters on the same telephone (SIM) number. This telephone number will be used to purchase your JAMB Epin so you are expected to keep it safe.
You can purchase JAMB Epin from any accredited JAMB CBT center near you. Just like I noted at the beginning of this work, you are not supposed to go to any cyber Cafe or computer center to purchase your epin.
HOW TO CORRECT MISTAKES MADE DURING PROFILE CREATION
JAMB knows that some candidates will likely make mistakes during the first stage above, so they provided a tentative procedure to correct errors during JAMB profile creation.
If you made a mistake in your name or order of your name before sending it to 55019, kindly send the [CORRECT Surname First-Name Middle-Name] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number.
Also, if you misplaced your JAMB profile code, you can still retrieve it by sending [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number.
Lastly, if you wish to reset your lost or forgotten Profile Password on your registered cell phone don’t hesitate to send: “[password] space [email address]” to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number.
Hope the above information is clear? If you did not understand any part of this tutorial so far, kindly let me know using the comment section before we continue.
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STAGE 2: PURCHASE OF JAMB ePIN
The next stage is the purchasing of your JAMB ePin. Note that an ePin is a set of numbers that is automatically generated by the computer for the purpose of enabling someone have access to something.
JAMB ePin cannot be gotten from any cyber Cafe or computer center. Below are the only places from which you can purchase your JAMB epin:
NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, Stanbic IBTC, STERLING, UNION and UNITY).
Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment
Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, Obeledun MFB and Regent MFB
Online Payment Platforms: System Specs (Remita),InterSwitch (Quickteller) Upper-link, e-Transact and United Payment Services (UPS)
Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
Others: Unique ICT, Digital Partners Network
ATMs of banks listed in (1) above (InterSwitch)
USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking
Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London
All you have to do is to go to any of the places above, and request for a JAMB ePin. Note that you will be required to provide your Profile Code of 10 characters, which was obtained in stage 1 above.
After collecting your profile code, they will also collect payment for the pin before vending the ePIN by SMS to you phone.
JAMB has advised centers where ePin is sold to dictate or copy the pin for candidates. It can only be sent automatically to your mobile phone.
How to retrieve lost JAMB epin
If after purchasing your ePin, you misplaced or lost your JAMB ePin, you can still recover it back by sending [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number.
Before 1 hour after the above step, your ePIN would be retrieved and delivered to your unique number.
STAGE 3: REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES
The last and most important stage in the process of registering for JAMB examination is the final registration at an accredited JAMB CBT center. In this stage, candidates will be required to present the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for completion of registration.
More so, 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.
Below are the steps to take to complete your registration in a recognized JAMB CBT center:
Step 1: Go to any recognized JAMB CBT center near you with your JAMB epin, email, phone number, and profile code.
Step 2: You will then be required to pay the some of N700 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre.
Step 3: Provide valid details about you as they will be used for the registration process. You will have to disclose your original Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, among others.
Step 4: Enter your choices of institutions and programmes you wish to enroll into. More details about JAMB choice of institution will be provided on this page.
Stage 5: Provide you SSCE qualiﬁcations with grades and dates if not awaiting result. JAMB currently accepts WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB or any of its equivalent.
For candidates using awaiting results to register for JAMB UTME, the examination body recommends that the awaiting results should be supplied online as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal.
If you fail to do this, it will be difficult or even impossible for you to see your name in JAMB CAPS as JAMB will not offer admission to candidates that do not supply their certificates.
Step 6: Direct Entry applicants are expected to supply their JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates. For more details about JAMB DE registration, please check here.
Step 7: Now you have to provide your UTME subject combination and choice of examination town(s) for the examination. Candidates are to note that JAMB Mock examination is optional. Thus, nobody should force you to register for it.
Step 8: At this stage, JAMB will get more significant information about you. You will be required to do picture capturing (no scanning of passport photograph) and Biometric enrolment (ten ﬁngers).
Step 9: You have to review entries and conﬁrm correctness of the information you provide.
Step 10: Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION
Step 11: Collect the recommended JAMB reading text, CD for the year and your e-slip to show that you have completed your registration for the examination.
Watch the video for a clearer explanation of the process of registering for JAMB 2021/2022 examination:
Notice: There is nothing like registering for JAMB offline now because all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real time online registration. Don’t make the mistake of leaving you details with someone to help you register.
Lastly, I must restate it clearly again that JAMB CBT registration can only be done in an accredited CBT centre. 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.
GENERAL NOTICE TO ALL JAMB CANDIDATES
- All candidates must mandatorily register their proﬁles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN.
- The registration fee is non-refundable
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.
- 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.
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.
- Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will be identiﬁed and disqualiﬁed
- Candidates should note that they are required to be present and take live photograph which will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters. No scanned/stapled passport photograph is allowed.
- 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.
- Candidates/Ofﬁcials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with wristwatch, Phone, electronic device, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed.
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So far, i have disclose the price for JAMB Registration for 2020/2021, the commencement date for the examination and even explained how to register for JAMB examination. With this, I don’t think there is any other thing you need to know about the impending JAMB examination registration process.
That notwithstanding, if you feel you have any question, don’t hesitate to drop it in the comment section. I will give you a reply as soon as I can. Alternatively, ask for help directly from JAMB by creating a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with your name and email address registered on the Board’s site.
Don’t also forget to provide name, phone number and the nature of issue, select a complaint area on a dropdown and then summarize the nature of complaint.
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Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka ACMC, is a Law Student and a Certified Mediator/Conciliator in Nigeria. He is also a Developer with knowledge in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and React Native. Samuel is bent on changing the legal profession by building Web and Mobile Apps that will make legal research a lot easier.
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