JAMB Registration 2021: How To Get Your Form And Register For JAMB

Are you looking for updates, requirements and guidelines on how to go about your JAMB registration 2021?

In this guide, you will see the latest updates on JAMB registration 2021 with step-by-step guidelines on how to get JAMB form and register for JAMB.

SEE ALSO: How To Pass JAMB 2021 Without Studying Hard or Cheating

Starting with…

JAMB registration 2021 updates

Is JAMB form 2021 out? — The answer in NO. JAMB form 2021 is not officially out and so JAMB registration 2021 has not started.

When will the JAMB form 2021 be out? — The JAMB form for 2021 is expected to be out by March, 2021.

We will update you on this guide immediately the form is out to start your JAMB 2021 registration.


You should see the JAMB registration procedures for last year which are likely to be required for your JAMB registration 2021

They include

  1. Price of JAMB form
  2. What you need for JAMB registration
  3. How to register for JAMB
  4. What you get after JAMB registration
  5. What to do after your JAMB registration
  6. Free JAMB past questions, CBT app and many more.

NOTE — these information were applicable for JAMB 2020 but many of them will also be applicable for your 2021 JAMB registration.

How much is JAMB form?

The price of JAMB form is Three Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N3,500) only.


You will also be asked to pay an extra Five Hundred Naira (N500) for JAMB novel and Seven Hundred Naira (N700) service fee at your JAMB registration centre.


What you get after buying your JAMB form

Immediately after buying your JAMB form from the designated outlets, you’d be given an ePIN which will be used to complete your JAMB registration (details below).

What to do before you register for JAMB

  1. Get your NIN

NIN is an acronym for “National Identification Number” and JAMB has announced that your NIN will be required for your JAMB 2021 registration.

To get your NIN, visit any of the NIMC registration centres near you to fill out their form and get your NIN ready.

And right before you start your JAMB registration, make sure you have also known the following because any mistake will either cost you extra money to correct or even worse, cost you your admission.

So pay attention now…

  1. Your course of study

Decide on a course that you wish to study in the tertiary institution.

You should have AT LEAST two or more courses in mind so if your school of choice isn’t offering a particular course, they will likely be offering the other one.

  1. Your school of choice

Decide on the tertiary institution that you wish to study your desired course in.

Be sure about which school you are choosing as your first choice of institution and which school your second choice.

Some schools, especially Federal Universities do not accept being chosen as the second choice.

  1. The subject combination

Know the subject combination for your course in your school of choice because many schools require different JAMB subjects for different courses.


Check your JAMB CD or use the link below to see all the courses in all the schools and the correct subject combination for all courses in each school.

How to register for JAMB

To start and complete your JAMB registration, you will need to follow these 3 simple procedures explained in steps.

  1. Get your JAMB profile code
  2. Get your JAMB ePIN
  3. Complete your JAMB registration

Let’s explain each step in detail…

Step 1. Get your JAMB profile code

This is the first step that begins your JAMB registration and it requires the least effort. All you have to do is:

  • Send your “NIN” to 55019

And within a few minutes, your JAMB profile code of 10-digit will be sent to your phone number.

NOTE — the phone number you use to get your JAMB profile code becomes automatically connected to your JAMB profile.

Step 2. Get your JAMB ePIN

This is the next step in your JAMB registration and may require you to visit any of the physical locations listed below.

  • NIPOST and any of these 11 Banks — Access bank, Ecobank, First bank, FCMB, Fidelity, JAIZ, Skye bank, Sterling bank, Union bank, Unity bank and Zenith bank.
  • ATMs of the banks listed above (InterSwitch)
  • Any of these 2 Micro Finance Banks — FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
  • Any of these 4 Mobile Money Operators — Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
  • Any of these 2 online Payment Platforms — SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller).
  • POS (Citi-Serve).
  • USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking.
  • Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London.

NOTE — your JAMB ePIN is automatically connected to your JAMB profile code which means that you cannot use someone else’s ePIN to complete your registration.

Method of payment / procurement of your ePIN for JAMB registration

  1. Payment through banks
  • Visit any of the commercial or microfinance banks listed above.
  • Present your JAMB profile code.
  • Pay with cash or card.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through POS
  • Visit the JAMB office in your State or any JAMB accredited centres near you.
  • Present your profile code.
  • Pay with cash or card.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through Mobile Money Operators
  • Visit any JAMB accredited centres near you.
  • Present your profile code.
  • Pay with cash or card.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through ATM
  • Visit the ATM of any commercial bank listed above.
  • Select “Bill Payment”.
  • Select “JAMB”.
  • Enter your profile code.
  • Make the payment
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through JAMB portal
  • Visit JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
  • Click on “Purchase of 2020 Application Document”.
  • Enter your profile code.
  • Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita).
  • Make the payment.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through USSD
  • Dial *565*6*55019#
  • Enter your profile code.
  • Select the bank
  • Follow the prompts to make payment.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.

NOTE — the payment for your JAMB ePIN is Three Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N3,500) only. But banks and other outlets may include an extra charge for their services.

How to recover lost ePIN after payment

If your ePIN is not Received or Lost, send the following code from the same phone number that you got your JAMB profile code.

  • For UTME candidate — send [UTMEPIN] to 55019
  • For Direct Entry candidate — send [DEPIN] to 55019

And your ePIN would be retrieved and delivered to that same phone number.

Step 3. Complete your JAMB registration

Once you have gotten your JAMB profile code and JAMB ePIN, visit any of the JAMB accredited centres near you to complete your JAMB registration procedure.

During this your final step, you’d be asked to provide the following details.

  • Your profile code

This is that 10-digit code which was sent to your phone in our step 1.

  • Your ePIN

In our step 2. This is the one you took your profile code and N3,500 to get at the JAMB designated outlet.

  • Your full name

Your name here should  be exactly the same (in words and format) with the one you used in getting your NIN.

  • Your date of birth

Day. Month. Year.

  • Nationality

Nigerian (or not).

  • State of origin / Local government

The State / Local Government in Nigeria where your village is located.

  • Your Email

Provide a valid Email address that you have access to and which has not been previously used by someone else for this current or any other JAMB registration.

  • Choice of institution

Select your first and second choice of the tertiary institutions (University / Polytechnic / Colleges) that you wish to study in.

  • Course of study

Select the preferred course or programme that you wish to study in your selected institutions.

  • Subject combination

Select the 4 JAMB subjects required by your selected institutions for that course you wish to study.

  • O/level or A/level result

Take the hardcopy of your O/level or A/level result along with you to the JAMB registration centre because you will be required input your grades and upload a copy to JAMB during your registration.

Should you forget to take it along, go back later to complete the upload. And if you don’t have any O/level or A/level result yet, you can use “Awaiting result” for your JAMB registration.

  • JAMB mock exam (optional)

Do you wish to write JAMB mock examination? Tell the staff attending to you on time so that he/she can click on the box next to “mock examination” and register you for that as well.

  • Choice of Exam town

Which town within your State would you like to write your JAMB mock exam or the main JAMB exam in?

  • Photo capture

No scanning of passport. You must be present and take live photographs that will be embossed on your exam slip, result slip and admission letter.

  • Biometric enrollment

Fingerprints of all your ten fingers.

  • Direct Entry candidates

Provide your JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates.

  • Password

Use a simple password that you can easily remember like your “surname + year of birth”.

NOTE — the JAMB registration centre will charge a service fee NOT more than Seven Hundred Naira (N700). Plus Five Hundred Naira (N500) for the JAMB novel.

Protect your security details such registration numbers, email, ePIN, ATM Card numbers and passwords. Keep them private and confidential.

No centre is allowed to request or accept your JAMB profile password.

What you get at your JAMB registration centre

Firstly, upon your payment of the service fee, you’d get their assistance in the completion of your JAMB registration.

Secondly, upon your payment for the JAMB novel, you’d be given (Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi) as a UTME candidate or (The Last Days at Forcados High School by A.H. Mohammed) as a Direct Entry candidate.

Thirdly, you will get a free CD containing JAMB syllabus on all subjects and JAMB brochure of tertiary institutions in Nigeria with their courses and subject combination for each course.

Lastly, after the completion of your JAMB registration, you will get an e-slip as the physical proof of your complete registration.

After JAMB registration, what next?

  • Read the JAMB novel

Remember the JAMB novel you will be given at your registration centre? Read it as soon as possible.

Make sure you digest the book and get a good summary of the JAMB novel because AT LEAST 10 of your JAMB questions on English will be from that novel.

  • Study JAMB past questions

Past questions are the real expo and after your JAMB registration comes a better time to study JAMB past questions.

Get the hardcopy from a nearby bookstore for about N500 or download free JAMB past questions on your subjects and study them using a smartphone or computer.

  • Practice JAMB CBT

JAMB exam is CBT and you will be given only 2 hours to answer a total of 200 questions. So you don’t just need to finish well, you need to well on time.

And the best way to get that speed plus accuracy is through practicing JAMB CBT.

Many CBT app will you ask you to pay some “Activation fee” but we found JAMB prep CBT app to be completely free of charge and offline too.

And if you don’t have a phone for CBT app, see this traditional way to practice JAMB CBT without a phone or app and many other smart ways to prepare for your JAMB. 

  • Reprint your exam slip

This second examination slip (also called JAMB reprint) is to be reprinted within a week or two before the start of JAMB exam.

The announcement will be sent by JAMB to the Email you used to register for JAMB. And unlike your first e-slip, this JAMB reprint will contain your JAMB exam date, time and venue.

NOTE — you are advised to register for JAMB on time to avoid being assigned to an exam centre far away from where you stay.

  • Main JAMB exam

At your appointed date and time, you will be required to go to the JAMB centre assigned to you and write your JAMB exam.

Make photocopies of your JAMB reprint and remember to submit the original at your exam centre immediately after writing your exam.

  • Check your JAMB result

Within 2 days to 1 week after writing your JAMB exam, you will be able to check your JAMB result online or through the phone number you registered for JAMB with.

How to register for JAMB in Foreign Countries

The JAMB 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:

  1. Download the Application from the JAMB website (www.jamb.gov.ng).
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Submit it with the fee at any of these eight designated centres — Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London.


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