JAMB 2020 Registration Form Out


The awaited jamb 2020/2021 registration portal has been open for successful registrations.

Prospective candidates who wish to apply for 2020/2021 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) are adviced to read through as you will be provided with all the necessary information and also the step by step guidelines on how to register. 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially announced that the sales of JAMB registration form for 2020 UTME will commence on January 10th, 2020. The announcement was made by JAMB’s Registrar Professor Oloyede during a meeting with owners of JAMB Computer Based Test Centres at the University of Lagos.

According to professor Oloyede, the sales of form will start January 10th and last for 6 weeks. Followed by the examination in March. He further disclosed that the board will not allow Cyber Cafe operators to register candidates because they are extorting candidates and overcharging them and also engaging in services that they do not have the capacity to do.

The professor urged all prospective candidates to do their registration and access the board’s major services in any of its 718 accredited centres in the country. He assured that the general elections would not affect the sale of forms, adding that the board had adjusted its examination schedule ahead of the election. 

With this announcement, all prospective candidates are urged to kick start their preparation towards the 2020 UTME. For a start, candidates are advised to use the 2020 JAMB Brochure, to confirm the courses they intend to study, requirements and schools that offer such courses. Also, the 2020 JAMB Syllabus  will help guide you on the topics you are required to cover for each of the subjects you will be taking in 2020 UTME.

Above all, get the 2020 JAMB CBT Practice Software. These will enable you to cover all JAMB past questions as well as get familiar with the JAMB CBT environment before the exam.

Schools, Institutions, Tutorial Centres, Business Centres & Cafes can equally act as JAMB CBT Agents and Training Centres to help train students for the upcoming exams. 

Prof Oloyede equally revealed that there will be special centres for visually impaired candidates. He added that the board was already considering the introduction of a new technology for smooth conduct of the examination for such candidates.

He finally warned that the board would not tolerate any JAMB-related materials in all the centres, especially question papers, as most often turned out to be fake, thereby duping innocent candidates. He said that JAMB would also not hesitate to blacklist any centre that attempted to undermine the integrity of its examination through infractions.

Jamb Cost of Form and Registration Deadline.

  • Cost of Registration. PIN: #3,500
  • Compulsory Reading Text: #500
  • Service Charge for Regn: #700

Total: #4,700.

Registration Deadline: The Registration will last for 6 weeks, from 10th January.

NOTE: Candidates are advised in their own interest to register at JAMB Accredited CBT CENTRES Nation wide and JAMB OFFICES only.

 The CBT centres are allowed to collect, through their bank accounts, a separate ₦700 for this exercise from interested candidates after notification of centre has been received by the candidate.

Read Also: NIN Registration Procedure for Jamb Candidates 2020/2021

How to Register JAMB 2020 

  1. PROFILE REGISTRATION: 

One Cell (mobile) number can be used by one candidate 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

Candidate sends his/her name [Surname, First-Name, Middle-Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to this should be 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)

A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number

  1. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE/LOSS OF PROFILE CODE:
  • 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
  • To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number
  1. JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS The ePIN outlets 
  • NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, SKYE, STERLING, UNION, UNITY and ZENITH)
  • Four Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
  • Two participating Micro Finance Banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
  • Two online Payment Platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller)
    POS (Citi-Serve)
  • ATMs of banks listed in 5C (i) above (InterSwitch)
  • USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking
  • Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London
  1. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/OUTLETS:
  • Collect the Profile Code from candidate’s phone
  • Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone
  • Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
  • Issue Evidence of Payment
  • Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre
  1. SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENT/ PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)
  • A – PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS
    • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
  • B – 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
  • C – 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
  • D – 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
  • E – ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
    • Visit JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
    • Click Purchase of 2018 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
  • PAYMENTS USING USSD (NIBSS/ERCAS)
    • Dial *565*6*55019#
    • Enter Profile Code
    • Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
    • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Read Also: Jamb Mock 2020 (Importance of Writing JAMB Mock)

  1. HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT
  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

AFTER SUCCESSFUL PAYMENT AND OBTAINING ePIN, CANDIDATE SHOULD PROCEED TO ANY OF THE JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES TO COMPLETE HIS/HER REGISTRATION.

  1. REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:

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

N/B: Candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State office. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.


PROCEDURE FOR THE EIGHT FOREIGN CENTRES ONLY IS AS FOLLOWS:  

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.ngcomplete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website

How to Recover Lost ePIN after Payment

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

After successful payment and obtaining ePIN, candidate should proceed to any of the jamb accredited CBT centres to complete his/her registration

  1. In line with the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB Offices will be allowed to register candidates

iii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.

Read Also: Download Jamb Syllabus for English Language 2020 PDF

Registration Process at CBT Centres

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

  • (a) Mock examination  (optional)
  • (b) 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

12). Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION

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.

Read Also: Download Jamb Syllabus for Physics 2020 PDF

JAMB General Information for Candidate

  • 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 fee. Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions
  • ll 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 fees. No CBT centre staff is allowed to conduct direct cash transaction with the candidates
  • andidates 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: “In Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.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
  • Candidates are warned that the Board does not require nor authorise the services of ANY cyber cafe or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise

Precious Leko

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