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JAMB 2017: Vital Things You Need to Know About The UTME Examination

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has recently commenced its UTME registrations for candidates seeking for admission to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for the 2017/2018 academic session.
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JAMB 2017: Vital Things You Need to Know About The UTME Examination

However, the period of sale / registration for UTME form has commenced since Monday 20th March, 2017 to Wednesday 19th April 2017 while registration closes on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
DIRECT ENTRY applications will commence its sale from Sunday 23 April, 2017.
STEPS FOR 2017 JAMB REGISTRATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION
  1. Candidate should visit any accredited CBT Centre with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.
  2. Candidate must have a personal e-mail address and mobile phone number.
  3. Candidate is to use his/her functional and valid personal e-mail address. The system would reject at the point of registration any already used e-mail address.
  4. Candidate must personally create a JAMB profile on the JAMB Portal through JAMB Mobile App available on Android, Windows and iOS platforms OR visit a Bank, NIPOST to create his/her JAMB profile on the JAMB portal: www.jamb.org.ng. Name, date of birth, personal e-mail address and place of origin are required to create the profile.
  5. Payment for JAMB’s E-PIN-registration and the recommended reading text is done at the banks and NIPOST. Banks have also agreed to make these services available at CBT centres and JAMB State Offices.
  6. The CBT centre or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing: 
    1. The CBT centre or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing:
    2. e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study.
    3. Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination.
    4. Step by step guide on completion of the application form.
    5. A video messages from the Registrar of JAMB and a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for
    6. UTME examination without mouse. (For candidates with little familiarity with Computers)
  7. Candidate is to complete the online application form by supplying the required details such as name, e-mail address, L.G.A., academic qualification, etc.
  8. At the CBT centre, Candidate’s ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and uploaded.
  9. O’ Level and/or A’ Level grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting result should supply the result online as soon as the results are available on JAMB’s portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not supplied his/her O/L result on the portal of JAMB.
  10. Candidate is to collect his e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration.
There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real life online registration. No 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.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR JAMB 2017

The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Institutions, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation, Enterprise Institutes and Colleges of Education are available in the e-Brochure which would be given to each Candidate at the accredited CBT centres and JAMB state offices.

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

  • A minimum of five (5) GCE/WASCE credits at not more than two sittings with at least two Principal or Advanced level G.C.E. and the others.
  • Two passes at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination, Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognized institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS).
  • Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject for those taking courses in Education.
  • Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma including the O’Level requirements.
  • Candidates are to note that they will be required to provide their JAMB registration number which they used in gaining admission to NCE, Diploma etc for Direct Entry admission.
JAMB 2017 DATE AND VENUE (UTME)
The 2017 UTME will commence on 6th May, 2017 and end on 20th May, 2017 (excluding May 12, 2017 because of Candidates sitting for WAEC’s Further Mathematics examination).

The venue of the examination will be at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town.

REGISTRATION CHARGES
Registration fee for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination or Direct Entry is Five Thousand Naira (₦5,000) only. Candidates are also, as usual, to pay Five Hundred Naira (₦500) only to obtain the reading text- “In Dependence” for UTME candidates and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” for Direct Entry Candidates.

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Candidates should note that e-PINS being purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable.

Candidates are advised to keep as confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, e-mail addresses and E-Pins.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The registration fee, once paid is non-refundable. Registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is available at the CBT centres and JAMB Offices Nationwide. The accredited centres have been empowered to assist in this regard.

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. All CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating banks. These banks are to be present in their premises for the purposes of collection all fees. No centre-staff is allowed to conduct 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 their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters.

Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or method of testing, 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.

 
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  1. Bose Bukola says

    My name is Bose. Please is Jamb mock exams compulsory? And when is the date?

    1. My Education says

      Hello Bose,

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    2. Hello Bose,

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  2. Anonymous says

    please when is the date of JAMB Mock 2018 and also the main JAMB exam

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