Step-by-Step Guide for JAMB Direct Entry Exam Registration

The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has officially opened the registration process for the 2024/2025 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Direct Entry (DE) candidates. In a recent meeting with media executives in Lagos State, JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede assured a smooth registration process for all interested candidates.

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Registration Timeline

The registration process has been structured in a step-by-step manner to ensure clarity and ease for prospective candidates. The key dates for the Direct Entry registration are as follows:

  • Start of DE Application and E-PIN Vending: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • Closing Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Important Points to Note Before Applying

Before diving into the registration process, candidates must be aware of the following key points:

  1. Distinction Between DE and UTME: The JAMB Direct Entry form is distinct from the JAMB UTME form and is intended for candidates seeking admission into the first year of a university program.
  2. Registration at JAMB Offices Only: Registration for both UTME and DE can only be done at JAMB offices.
  3. Exclusive Registration: Candidates cannot apply for both JAMB DE and UTME in the same year.
  4. Online Application: The DE form is an online application available on the JAMB portal.
  5. Qualifications/Certificates: JAMB only recognizes and accepts twelve qualifications/certificates.
  6. Validity of Statement of Result: Statement of result is accepted for registration only within three years of the date of award.
  7. Upgrade from UTME to DE: Upgrade is available for candidates whose DE results are pending at the point of UTME registration or for those awaiting A-level results.
  8. Registration Fee: The DE registration fee for the 2024/2025 session is N3,500. Additional charges include N700 for CBT Centre registration service, N1,500 for CBT Centre service charge for mock/UTME, and N500 for bank charges/commission. The total cost is N6,200 for candidates not taking the MOCK examination and N7,700 for those taking the MOCK examination.
  9. National Identification Number (NIN): A National Identification Number is mandatory for registration.
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Payment Methods

Interested candidates have various payment methods to choose from:

  1. Bank Payment: Use the e-PIN generated on the JAMB portal to pay at any bank.
  2. Online Payment: Use an ATM card or USSD code on the JAMB portal.
  3. POS Payment: Pay with POS at any accredited CBT or JAMB office.

Step-by-Step Registration Guide

1. Create Your JAMB Profile

  • Text your NIN to 55019 or 66019 in the format: ‘NIN [space] your 11-digit NIN.’ For example, ‘NIN 00123456789.’
  • Receive a confirmation code.

2. Log into the JAMB Portal

  • Use the received code to log into the JAMB portal.

3. Obtain JAMB e-PIN

  • Visit any accredited bank, CBT Centre, or embassy (for candidates in foreign countries) with your confirmation code.
  • Pay the required fee to obtain the JAMB e-PIN.

4. Receive Confirmation Message

  • After sending the NIN, receive a confirmation message with a 10-digit profile code, registered name with NIMC, and the total cost for UTME with or without MOCK and DE.

5. Procure Form

  • Present the profile code at the point of form procurement (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners).
  • The e-PIN is sent as a text message to you.

6. CBT Centre Registration

  • Present the e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration.

Retrieving Lost Profile Code or e-PIN

To Retrieve Lost Profile Code

  1. Send [RESEND] to 55019 or 66019 from the same registered cell phone number.
  2. The Profile Code will be retrieved and delivered to your registered cell phone number.

To Retrieve Lost e-PIN

  1. Send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 or 66019 for UTME or DE respectively from the registered cell phone number.
  2. The e-PIN will be retrieved and delivered to the candidate’s registered cell phone number.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to follow this comprehensive step-by-step guide to ensure a smooth and successful registration process for the 2024 JAMB Direct Entry examination.

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