2022 JAMB: How To Make Hitch-Free Registration
The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB 2022/23 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) Registrations commence on Saturday, February 19th and end on the 26th of March 2022.
Below are the details and procedures for candidates to register with ease.
The period of registration for all (UTME/DE) candidates including those from Foreign Countries
is from Saturday, 19th February 2022. PIN vending ends on Saturday, 26th March 2022.
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 DE exercise, the board would be collecting the approved N700 registration fee on behalf of the varius Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres along with its UTME registration fees and then remit weekly whatever is due to each registration centre.
Candidates are advised to check their eligibility for chosen programmes and institutions on
https://www.jamb.gov.ng select quick link, and then 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.
No Double Registration
Indeed it is a sanctionable infraction to obtain two application documents in the same year. Double/multiple registrations attract outright cancellation and prosecution.
According to the Board, candidates are not permitted to register more than once. However, the Board explained that n the event of any error during the registration process, such candidates are to seek correction from the Board and not to obtain a fresh application as doing so would attract sanction.
Creation Of Profile
Every Candidate would 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. Candidates are to note that his/her number (SIM) remains a unique identification for all your transactions with the
Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to either 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).
Candidates are advised not to use Postpaid or special bundle package because they do not work unless specially loaded with credit.
A Profile Code of 10 characters will be received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) number.
The phone (mobile) number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s name and will be used in all communication relating to each candidate.
JAMB advises candidates to note and always remember the sim-number used, saying it is of utmost importance for subsequent communication with the board.
Any candidate that obtained the UTME/DE application documents, such a candidate has accepted to
receive text messages from JAMB (55019 or 66019) even when the ‘do not disturb” is activated.
The candidate will present the profile code at the point of procurement of application document from Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). An ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidate’s phone.
Registration Proper, No Submission Of Passport Photograph
The candidate will present the Profile code and ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for
The Board warned that the application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometrics (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph).
Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorise a candidate to print his/her registration slip. The fingerprint shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidate’s profile.
Only candidates whose biometric verification is successful on examination day would be
permitted to sit the UTME.
No To Parents Or Proxy
The Board emphasised that no parent or any proxy would be allowed to make any transaction on the candidate’s profile.
Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.
Arrangements should be made for this through JAMB-state offices.
Retrieval For Loss, Correction Of Mistakes, Loss Of Profile Codes Self-Service
To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send the word [RESEND) from the same mobile number to 55019 or 66019 as a text message.
The registration process and all activities on candidates profiles are being monitored by the Board and defaulters shall be severely 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
JAMB warns candidates not to share password to anybody including its’ officials, saying the codes are not to be demanded at any registration centre by any person for any purpose.
Choice Of Institutions
JAMB said any Institution can be the first choice that could be a College of Education, University,
Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy or Police Academy.
Foreign Candidates are to visit the Nigerian Embassy for guidance on how to apply in any of
the following countries: Abidjan, cote Delvoire, Accra, Ghana, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Beau, Cameroun, and Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Orders are Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Johannesburg, South Africa, London, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany.
Registration Procedure At Nine Foreign Centres:
Registration fee for candidates from the nine foreign countries is Twenty United States Dollars(20) or it’s equivalent in each of the eight countries local currency
(6) Candidates from the nine foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (https://www.jamb.gov.ng), complete and submit it with the fee at the designated 3.544 pt centres in the country as indicated on the website.
Method, Modes Of Payment
Banks/ Micro-Finance Bank:
Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number.
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 and ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number.
Mobile Money Operators
This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets as above in banks.
Payment Using ATM
This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks by selecting Bill Payment and then pick JAMB, enter Profile Code and pay.
ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number.
Online Payment On JAMB Portal
Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
Click purchase of 2022 Application Document, enter your Profile Code, select payment method and make payment. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number.
Offer Of Free Application Documents
JAMB directs any government, person or organisation that wishes to distribute free application
documents to prospective applicants is required to urgently procure the bulk-pins
from either JAMB or any of the approved sale outlets
i. Candidates who want to enjoy any of these offers are advised to visit the sponsor’s designated bank(s) or office (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 ePIN.
JAMB advises such applicants should refrain from multiple registration.
How To Recover Lost E-pin After Payment
send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] from the Unique number to 55019 or 66019 for UTME or DE respectively
The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered to the candidate’s unique phone number.
AFTER SUCCESSFUL PAYMENT AND OBTAINING ePIN, CANDIDATE SHOULD PROCEED TO ANY
OF THE JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES TO COMPLETE HIS/HER REGISTRATION
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 accredited centres is on the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng and JAMB offices), with his/her profile code and e-PIN.
ii. Facilities exist in some designated JAMB state offices for self-service
Registration Process At CBT Centres
Candidate must visit approved CBT centres, present his/her profile Code for registration. The candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all the ten fingerprints) would be captured at the CBT centre.
Candidates are to note that the service charge of N700 hitherto payable at the CBT centre for registration
(NOT MOCK) is now part of the registration fee as such candidates are not to pay for
During registration, no other payment is required.
ii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates.
Provide O/L and /or A/L grades. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply (upload) the results online on CAPS (JAMB) as soon as they are available. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate does not upload 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
vi. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
vi. Provide UI ME Subjects and choice of examination town(s) for optional mock For mock, candidates pay the centre on the day of the mock examination.
Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also pick the option of sitting for
the examination through CBT mode or Read 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
dropdown box for the candidate to select the town closest to his/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 States.
A special indicator for the deaf/mute has been created to differentiate them for special
attention at the examination hall. Deaf candidates are therefore required to confirm this
appropriately during registration.
Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja. No Other centre is permitted to register such candidates they will also sit tor their examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja
Candídates with Biometric abnormalities can only register and take the examination at the Abuja headquarters of the Board. The Board will facilitate the travels.