JAMB CBT Registration Requirements, Instructions

The jamb registration for the 2021 academic session has commenced, and all interested applicants, parents of registrants, and guidance should take note of the following important instructions, requirements that are detailed on this page. Following the instructions provided on this page will ensure a successful registration.

Using this medium, the africastatus.com team wishes to inform the Nigeria public, that applications are currently been invited from suitably qualified candidates, applying for admission into Nigeria Tertiary Institutions, which includes (Federal and State Universities, Federal and State Polytechnics, College of education, etc) through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for the 2021 academic session.


All interested candidates should take note that the jamb cbt registration is billed to start at the ending of January 2021.

While the website for registration will be closed within 30 – 60 days of registration.


All candidates who wish to register for the forthcoming JAMB CBT examination should take note that the general entry requirements, which is approved for admission into the following listed below;

  • First Degree,
  • National Diploma (ND),
  • National Innovation Diploma (NID),
  • Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programs,
  • in Universities,
  • including other degree-awarding Institutions,
  • Monotechnics,
  • Polytechnics,
  • Innovation Enterprise Institutes,
  • Colleges of Education.

Take note that all this information are now available in the Brochure which accompanies registration materials.

All JAMB CBT registration 2021 candidates should note that a matriculated student in any university is not eligible and qualified to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) except those who are transferring from foreign Universities (Universities outside Nigeria).

Guidelines For Direct Application (DE) Candidates

All applicants, who are using the Direct Application (DE) should note that one of the following qualifications which are listed below may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

  1. All Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least two at the Principal or Advanced level of the G.C.E. and the others, at credit level of the SSCE/GCE, NTC/NBC.
    Please be aware that no subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced levels.
  2. Importantly, two (2) passes are required at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination or Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognized institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS).
  3. The jamb board made it necessary that all applicants are required to have passed in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E, NTC/NBC credits, or equivalents in THREE other subjects (This is mainly for Education Courses). Education may be accepted as a third A’Level subject for all applicants who are taking courses in Education.
  4. It is very important for all applicants/candidates to note that they will be required to provide their registration number, which they used in gaining admission into their NCE, Diploma, etc.


  1. The JAMB cbt examination has been scheduled to commence when the board released the date.
  2. While the venue of the cbt center depends solely on each candidate’s choice. The venue of the examination will be at the candidates’ chosen town, which the candidate filled in, during their on-line registration.


The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (utme) management has disclosed that the JAMB Registration fee for the 2017 exam is Five Thousand Naira (₦5,000).

All interested persons, Applicants, and candidates are also required to pay the sum of Five Hundred Naira (₦500.00) only to obtain the textbook, titled “Sweet Sixteen”

The only criteria in which candidates will be issued this “book” at the point of registration, is ONLY if they showed evidence of payment. The UTME Board has also made it public, that they have concluded an arrangement to provide this book to avoid the challenge of availability and piracy as experienced in the last jamb registration, where candidates purchased the book for a higher price.

The Board also announced through her Public Relations Officer that they will be sustaining the last year’s regulated registration format where only the Jamb Computer Based Test (CBT) centers, state offices nationwide were authorized to register candidates. Other registration centers are fake and candidates should avoid such centers.

The reason why the board is sustaining last year’s registration format of using ONLY the cbt registration centers, state offices, is to avoid a situation where candidates are being exploited, prevent the incidence of impersonation and other acts of malpractice by dubious persons. So far, this has produced positive results, as there is fewer claim of exploitation from candidates.

While the Registration forms and cards are now available in the following Banks and NIPOST Nationwide.

  1. Zenith Bank Plc
  2. Skye Bank Plc
  3. First Bank


When buying the jamb e-registration scratch cards and registration forms, please take note that the following documents which are listed below shall be made available for collection by every candidate. That is to say while registering, if you are not provided with the below documents, kindly ask the registrar to provide you with them, because it’s your right as a candidate to have these documents.

  1. The complete Syllabus for the examination, which will be given to you in soft copy.
  2. The Procedures on admission (comes in a Brochure format) in soft copy, which displays the list of Tertiary Institutions and available programs of study.

Another important details about the above mentioned documents is that they come at NO EXTRA cost to the candidates, and the writing materials and calculator will also be made freely available to candidates on the day of the examination.


Following the directives of the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres will be allowed to register candidates for the exercise, to avoid exploitation of interested registrants.


  1. This is the important information all candidates are required to know about the CBT registration fee, and that is, once you’ve paid, the money is non-refundable. So we advise you to please, before going for registration, you should know what you want to do.
  2. Registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is done online (through the internet) and the board has made it clear, that all interested applicants are to register by themselves. All required information must be provided before they can be successfully registered.
  3. All interested applicants are advised to read and understand the instructions and guidelines (tips) on how to complete the on-line registration before visiting any CBT center, you can know more about the jamb registration requirements here.
  4. All candidates should study the guidelines on admission before registration, this will give you, a deeper insight into how the admission works.
  5. Candidates who damage or lose their scratch cards before registration will have to purchase another scratch card because ONLY through their scratch card, will a candidate have his/her own identity on the jamb portal.
  6. Multiple registrations is not allowed. All applying candidates who register more than once will have their entire results canceled (please, avoid multiply entries while registering for the cbt exercise).
  7. All applying candidates should note that their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their JAMB result slips and Original Jamb Admission Letters.
  8. All interested candidates should note that they can easily access the Board’s website on www.jamb.org.ng for registration using the registration scratch card. Please take note that Registration for the CBT examination can be done on the website at any time within the specified registration period through any of the accredited and authorised CBT centers.
  9. All candidates are to take note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or method of testing, they will also be tested on a general book. The name of the general book is; Sweet Sixteen.

All interested applicants should be informed that there might be no extension of the date of registration.

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