JAMB 2018: Registration Steps, ePIN, UTME Date/ Venue, Mock exam & Sale of Registration Period

Before we shall proceed in details with the business we've at hand, let's quickly remind ourselves that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a Parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Education with the mandate to conduct Matriculation Examinations for the placement of suitably qualified candidates into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, as provided by the JAMB Act 1989, Cap 193, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
JAMB 2018: Registration Steps, ePIN, UTME Date/ Venue, Mock exam & Sale of Registration Period
The Board in the discharge of its mandate is inviting Applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for Academic Session beginning in 2018. 

2018 JAMB FORM SALE/REGISTRATION PERIOD
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has officially announced the sale/registration period of her 2018 registration form for both the UTME/DIRECT ENTRY candidates including those from foreign countries.

According to JAMB, the period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from 6 December, 2017 to 6 February, 2018.

2018 JAMB GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
If you're among the individuals who wish to register for the 2018 JAMB, this section is very vital for you. 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 Institutions and Colleges of Education are five (5) O'Level Credit passes including Mathematics and English Language.

It'll interest you to know that details are available in the eBrochure which would be given to each Candidate at the accredited CBT centres and JAMB State-Offices.

It is available for download on www.jamb.gov.ng and on Android Mobile App from the Google Play store.

JAMB 2018: DATES AND VENUE FOR UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION
All intending 2018 JAMB candidates are to note that;
- The 2018 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Friday 9th March and end on 17th March, 2018.

- The venue of the examination will be at any centre in the candidate's chosen examination town(s)

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT JAMB DOES NOT POST ANY CANDIDATE TO ANY EXAMINATION TOWN (OR GROUP OF TOWNS) OTHER THAN THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE CANDIDATE AT THE POINT OF REGISTRATION. CANDIDATES ARE, HOWEVER, ADVISED TO REGISTER ON TIME BEFORE THE AVAILABLE SPACES IN THEIR TOWN OF CHOICE OR GROUPOF TOWNS ARE EXHAUSTED AND THEREFORE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

JAMB 2018 GENERAL INFORMATION AND WARNING
- The registration fee is non-refundable
- All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
- As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (N700) only as registration fee. Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (N700) 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 fees. No CBTcentre 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: “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 CBTcentres for this exercise.

THE UNIQUE CELL (PHONE) NUMBER WITH ASSOCIATED PROFILE CODE HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO PUT CANDIDATES IN CONTROL OF ALL COMMUNICATION IN RESPECT OF REGISTRATION AND EXAMINATION AND PREVENT EXTORTION BYUNSCRUPULOUS PEOPLE. DO NOT SURRENDER THE CONTROL OF YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS AND MAKE YOURSELF VULNERABLE TO UNTOWARD PRACTICES.

All candidates are expected to take note of the following:
i. Pay NOTmore than N700 as Service Charge to the CBTCentre
ii. Provide Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, among others
iii. Provide choice of Institutions and Programmes (Disciplines)
iv. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
v. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result
vi. 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
vii. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
viii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for (a) Mock examination (optional) (b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
ix. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
x. Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
xi. Review entries and confirm correctness
xii. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION xiii. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
xiv. Collect e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
xv. 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.

2018 OPTIONAL MOCK-EXAMINATION 
- As was done last year, the Board will also conduct a mock examination in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise INTERESTED Candidates with the CBTenvironment
- Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during registration provided it is on or before 31st December, 2017.
- The MOCK examination shall commence from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th January, 2018.
- The CBT Centres are allowed to collect, through their bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred Naira (N700) only, for this exercise from only interested candidate after notification of centre has been received by the candidate.
- The payment for mock examination by the candidate shall be made to the centre to which the candidate is assigned after the notification of assigned centres for the mock examination.
- No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of JAMB PLEASE

NOTE: DO NOT PAY FOR MOCK UNTIL JAMB ASSIGNS YOU TO A CBT CENTRE. NO ONE SHOULD PATRONISE FRAUDSTERS, MANY OF WHOM ARE NOW IN CUSTODY FOR DEFRAUDING PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES. ONLY JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES CAN DO VALID REGISTRATION AND SERVE AS EXAMINATION CENTRES

Direct Entry Candidates Requirements
Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry: i Aminimum of O'Level credit pass in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects (for each discipline) at Principal or Advanced level. No subject shall be counted twice at both Ordinary and Advanced Level

ii Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects

iii 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. For Education courses, Education may be accepted as a third A' Level subject iv Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O'Level requirements

- DE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR JAMB REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH WHICH THEY GAINED ADMISSION TO NCE/NID/DIPLOMA AND PREVIOUS DEGREE PROGRAMMES.

- QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PRIOR JAMB NUMBER

REGISTRATION IN THREE BROAD STEPS
The following is an abridged Process Flow for the Three (3) Broad Steps required to register.
- STEP 1: PROFILE REGISTRATION
- STEP 2: PROCUREMENT OF ePIN
- STEP 3: COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION AT CBT CENTRE

We shall be taking them one after the other. So, continue reading...

STEP 1: PROFILE REGISTRATION, FROM YOUR UNIQUE CELL (PHONE) NUMBER
The profile registration is as simple as sending a text to JAMB Short Code 55019 from any of the Mobile Phone Networks. To register your profile:
i. Send Your Name [Surname First-Name Middle-Name (if any)] as text (SMS) to 55019. Example, Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu
ii. AProfile Code of 10 characters is received on your telephone number used in (I) above

NOTE: 
- The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to your name and will be used in all communications related to your 2018 Application/Examination

- Surname and First Name are mandatory while Middle Name is optional - Name could be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters

NOTE: 
How do I correct a mistake in my Name?
- Send [CORRECT Surname First-Name Middle-Name] to 55019 as a text message from your mobile number used for Profile Registration in Step 1(i) above
- How do I Retrive a lost Profile Code?
- Send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number

STEP 2: WHERE AND HOW TO PAY AND PROCURE
ePIN REGISTRATION FEE/PROCUREMENT OF REGISTRATION
ePINs Registration Fee is Five Thousand (N5,000) Naira Only. Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira Only is paid to obtain the reading text “IN DEPENDENCE” for UTME Candidates and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” for DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign centres. There are different channels for procurement of ePIN. Candiddates should choose the one convenient for him/her.

The ePIN procurement options are:
i. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, SKYE, STERLING, UNION, UNITY and ZENITH)
ii. Four Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
iii. Two participating Micro Finance Banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
iv. Two online Payment Platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller)
v. POS (Citi-Serve) - This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it
vi. ATMs of banks listed in (i) above (InterSwitch) -
vii. USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking
viii. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London
 
Payment Procedures: 
REGISTRATION CENTRES REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES: 
i. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS/POS/MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS
- Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
- ePINis then delivered to your unique telephone number

ii. PAYMENT USING ATM
- Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
- Enter Profile Code and pay
- ePINis then delivered to your telephone number

iii. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
Visit JAMB website:www.jamb.gov.ng
- Click Purchase of 2018 Application Document
- Enter your Profile Code - Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita)
- Make payment
- ePINis then delivered to your unique telephone number

iv. PAYMENTS USING USSD (NIBSS/ERCAS)
- Dial *565*6*55019#
- Enter Profile Code
- Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
- ePINis then delivered to the candidate's unique telephone number

v. 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.ng) complete and submit it with the fee at the their designated centre as indicated on the website

HELP: How do I recover my lost ePIN after payment?
- Send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from your unique telephone number
- The ePINwould then be retrieved and delivered on your unique number

STEP 3: WHERE ARE THE CBT CENTRES AND HOW TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION 
REGISTRATION CENTRES 
- The Registration Exercise is regulated by the Board and only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB Offices will be allowed to register candidates

- The list of accredited centres is on JAMB's website (www.jamb.gov.mng)

REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES: 
After procuring ePIN, you proceed to any JAMB accredited CBT Centre of your choice for completion of registration. Your name as typed by your phone when registering the profile comes up automatically on the input of the ePIN by the CBTcentre

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