JAMB News Update: JAMB 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is an entrance examination which ushers students into Institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.
Though there are other means one can get into the higher institution in Nigeria, the UTME is the major route.
The examination is a yearly one and so if you fail to make it and gain admission, you will have to wait for another one year to have a resit and probably get admitted.
As a result, you need all the information you can get to make the process a smooth one for you.
Of course, that is why I’m here to help you.
Obviously, I know that in the course of your form purchase, registration and other preparations, you might encounter some challenges that would arouse some questions in you.
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Those questions are what I’m going to answer here.
However, this list of JAMB frequently asked questions (FAQs) is an endless one.
So if you have any question not captured in this list, do well to ask through the comment box and i will answer them.
Before I dive in, I want you to know that passing JAMB is not as difficult as people portray it.
With the right information at your disposal, you will pass and gain admission this year.
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Now let’s take a look at some of these questions and their answers:
- 1 When is JAMB 2021 registration starting?
- 2 What is JAMB’s Official Website/Portal?
- 3 When is JAMB Exam Date 2021?
When is JAMB 2021 registration starting?
As earlier announced by the JAMB Registrar, JAMB registration for 2021/2022 academic session will start on the 10th of January, 2021.
This was made known during a stakeholders meeting involving the registrar of the board and CBT centres owners.
How much is JAMB form 2021?
JAMB form for 2021 UTME will be sold at N3,500 only. An additional N700 will be for registration which will be paid at the point of registration.
That is to say that the total amount for the form and registration will be N4,200.
Recall that the form was sold for N5000 in 2018 including extra N700 for registration. This year, the price has reduced and that is good news.
Nevertheless, I advise you go with at least an excess of N1000 in case of any other miscellaneous expense.
Where can I register for JAMB 2021?
You are strongly advised to do your registration in an accredited JAMB CBT centre.
They are the only ones who have all it takes to register you successfully.
JAMB had warned candidates against patronizing illegal registration centres as any candidate who does so is at his/her own risk.
Before now, any cyber café can register candidates but JAMB has stopped it. Instead, only accredited centres are licensed to register candidates.
Check the list of official CBT centres nationwide state by state here. The list is in both text and pdf formats. Make use of the one most convenient for you.
Where can I buy JAMB Form 2021
The JAMB form can be purchased in any recognized Nigerian Bank, accredited CBT centres, JAMB state offices and NIPOST.
What is JAMB’s Official Website/Portal?
The second one which is www.jamb.gov.ng is mostly used for the circulation of news and other JAMB related information.
When is JAMB Registration Closing Date for 2021?
The registration process is expected to last for six weeks starting from 10th January according to JAMB. So by my calculation, the closing date for JAMB registration will be on 21st February, 2021.
The registration may be extended but you are advised to beat the deadline.
When is JAMB Exam Date 2021?
The examination date has not officially been fixed. However, if you subscribe to our newsletter, you will get updated.
I will let you know once the official examination date is announced.
How can I create JAMB Profile for 2021 registration ?
You can create a profile by sending your surname, first name and middle name to 55019 via sms.
How can I Create a Profile using a Phone?
To create a profile using a phone, send your name in this format: [Surname First Name Middle Name] to 55019. An access code will be sent to you which you will use to make e-payment.
Remember to keep the code safe as it will be needed to complete your registration.
What are the Requirements for JAMB Registration 2021?
The basic requirements for JAMB registration are:
- Your O’Level result
- Your personal details and
- Your thumbprint.
How can I pass JAMB 2021?
The easiest way to pass JAMB is to know what to do, how and when to do it.
Passing JAMB is not all about reading (though reading is a part of it), it also involves other things which I have explained deeply in this article.
How can I Retrieve my profile Code?
To retrieve your lost profile code, send an SMS in this format: “Resend” to 55019. Ensure you send the SMS using the same phone number you used in creating your profile.
To retrieve your JAMB e-pin, send an SMS in this format “UTMEPIN” or “DEPIN” to 55019. Note that UTMEPIN is for UTME while DEPIN is for Direct entry candidates. Also ensure you send the SMS with the phone number used in creating the e-pin.
How can I correct my name in e-pin Payment?
To correct your name, send an SMS in this format: [CORRECT Surname FirstName MiddleName] to 55019.
I have done justice to this topic, but like I said earlier, this list is an endless one so, if you have a question which was not captured in this list, feel free to ask using the comment box and I will reply you as soon as possible.
I wish you good luck.
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