JAMB 2020 Registration Procedures & Guidelines


It is our joy to inform you the portal for registration of the 2020/2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is now concluded for all candidate seeking for admission into the Nigerian tertiary institutions home and abroad.

To ensure that you have hitch-free registration processes, here is an article that contains all that you need to know regarding the examination form, the registration procedures and how to check your result.

when is jamb 2020 registration starting

The 2020 Registration will commence on 13th January, 2020. While the examination will hold between March 14 and April 4, 2020.

The UTME 2020/2021 Selection of Choices of Institute

The 2020 portal allows candidates to select any tertiary institution according to their choice of preferences. This implies that, a candidate can prefer to make either, university, polytechnics, College of education, Monotechnics, Innovative Enterprise Institute, Nigerian Police Academy and Nigerian Defence Academy as first or second choice.

General Requirement for Unifified Tertiary Matriculation Examination 

The general prerequisite for gaining admission to obtain either a first degree, National Innovative Diploma, (NID), National Diploma (ND), and Nigeria Certificate Education (NCE) in Nigerian university, Innovative Enterprise Institutions, Polytechnics, College of Educations and other degree-awarding Institutions are minimum of five credits in their O’level certificate with English Language and Mathematics inclusive.

The UTME 2020 Date of Registration and Examination Venue 

The exam venue will be within the selected examination town of all candidate but the candidates’ examination centre will be randomly done by the UTME officials.

It is important to know that UTME does not post any candidate to an exam town he/she has not chosen. It is therefore advised that all interested candidates should register before their desired examination town will be flooded such that their will be no space to accommodate you in your desired examination town.

Things to Know to Have a Stress Free Registration Procedures

It is of utmost priority have the following knowledge before taking any registration step.

UTME charge 4000 for the registration of each candidate; of which 3500 is for the e-pin, and 500 for the recommended literature (Bolaji Abdullahi’s “Sweet sixteen” and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” written by A. H. Mohammed for the Direct Entry Candidates). The registration cost $20 for candidates who will register using any of UTME foreign examination centres.

A compact disc which encompasses the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination’s syllabus, an e-Brochure and some important materials are also provided and collected at the point of registration.


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All e-pin bought by all candidate are attached to their personal profile. So, it cannot be transferred by means. It is advisable that candidate should confidentially protect security data like e-pins, Registration numbers, ATM Cards numbers, passwords and emails.

To ensure the security of the vital information above, No centre is allowed to request or accept a candidate’s password.

No registration centre is permitted to ask for any candidate login details. So, you don’t give it to anybody. Instead, you can rather input it yourself if the need arises.

UTME 2020 Registration Procedures

After understanding the above important information, the following details will be required to complete your registration.

1. Registration Of Your Profile

One mobile phone number can only be used by a candidate. The telephone number adopted by the candidate to receive text is tied to the candidate profile automatically.

This phone number will as well be the point where UTME will reach you concerning any exam-related issues or 2020 UTME registration form. The phone number that is used should be noted and functioning as all information will be subsequently sent to the contact number.

2. Sending Of Name

After creating a profile using a reachable and functional phone number, the next procedure is that you send your name for registration. This name is sent using the format; Surname, First Name and Middle name ( if you have one). When typed, it is to be sent to 55019 as SMS.

This name must not exceed forty characters including the two spaces that is expected to be between the surname and first name then between first name and middle name. It is important to know that your Surname and first name are compulsory.

3. Registration Confirmation

On the same phone number used for the above processes, UTME will send a profile code which consists of ten characters. This is a confirmation of your registration.

The profile code is presented at the form procurement centre (Banks, MFBs, USSD Partners, Switches) the candidate e-pin is forwarded as text the registered profile number. The e-pin received as text is presented at the accredited CBT centre for registration completion.

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