JAMB Proposed dates for UTME/DE Registration and Examinations

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has communicated through its recent stakeholders meeting that Candidates should bear in mind the following guidelines;

1) Registration of UTME/D.E will starts January 13, 2020 and ends February 17, 2020

2) Registration will only last for five (5) weeks.

3) Mock Examination is scheduled to February 18, 2020

4) Main Examination has been scheduled to hold 14th of March to April 4, 2020

2020 ePIN Payment Process by Candidates

  1. Each candidate must have obtained the NIN as earlier directed JAMB; 
  2. The cell (mobile) number used for NIN enrollment can be used by one candidate only. The cell phone number used for sending NIN message is automatically tied to the candidate’s name supplied by NIMC and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2020 Application/Examination 
  3. Write the word ‘NIN’ then space and add your 11 digit NIN number and send to 55019 from your phone number used for NIN registration
  • e.g [NIN 00123456789]. 
  • There should be a space between the word ‘NIN’ and your 11 digit NIN
  1. After sending a message to 55019, candidate will receive on his/her phone:
    • 10 digit profile code
    • registered name with NIMC
    • NIN confirmation
    • IBASS (Alert) for pre-registration checking
  2. The candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidate
  3. The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration


Candidate is expected to pay NOT more than N700.00 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre. Once profile code is entered, candidate’s read-only biodata appears on the form 

  • Names
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • L.G.A. (can be required to fill in if blank (vacant)
  • State of origin
  • Gender 
  • Picture (no more picture & biometric data capture)

Candidate Provides:
(i) Choice of institutions & programmes (Disciplines)
(iii) Qualification with grades/dates, if not awaiting result
(iv) UTME subjects & choice of examination town for
(a) Mock examination (optional)
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)

Review entries & confirm correctness

Print Registration Slip only by BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger-print (UTME+DE)

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