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11 Questions on JAMB UTME/DE Registration and Answers

JAMB UTME/DE: 11 Answers to 11 Questions
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Most of your concerns have been addressed in my post, "JAMB UTME/DE: Answers to the Questions Bothering Admission Seekers". Yet, some questions keep coming up. Hence, I see reasons to break things down a little further. Below is a quick look at what a UTME or DE applicant may want answers to.

1. What is the JAMB Profile Code?

This is the code you will generate by sending NIN followed by your 11-digit NIN as an SMS to 55019. This will be done through a candidate’s PERSONAL phone number. After sending the SMS to 55019, like this NIN 97162190123, you will receive a 10-digit number. This is your profile code. For example, a profile code looks like this - 1960000111

2. What is the JAMB Profile?

Each candidate will have access to his or her JAMB profile after completing biometric registration at a CBT centre. This profile can be logged in here. You must remember your email and password before you can log in.

It's through this profile, candidates will be able to perform a series of activities that will follow the release of UTME results. Through the profile, you will be able to check JAMB result, do the JAMB change of data, follow admission stages, accept admission through CAPS, print original JAMB result and admission letters, etc.

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3. What are the JAMB Email and Phone Numbers?

These are the emails and phone numbers you use to generate the profile code and create your profile at the CBT centres.

The phone number or the email may be different from the ones you use for other daily purposes and it can be the same.

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4. What is JAMB e-PIN or PIN?

The two terms are the same. This is the 15-digit number that will be vended for you at the bank, online, NIPOST, café, CBT centre, etc in order to register for UTME or DE. This can also be called your JAMB or DE form. The e-Pin or PIN looks like this 2186 1100 4277 000.

This will be needed by a CBT centre to register your UTME or DE.

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5. What are JAMB Accredited CBT Centers?

These are JAMB-approved centers that admission seekers should visit to register their UTME or DE. These centers can perform other services apart from the registration of UTME/DE. Other services include:

  1. Conducting UTME and other JAMB supervised exams
  2. Corrections of data
  3. JAMB regularization
  4. Conduct of JAMB exams
  5. Uploading of O'level results
  6. etc.

6. How Can I Speak to JAMB Officials or Supports?

JAMB has made all her branch offices across the nation open for candidates to seek support. Other available channels are well discussed in my post, “JAMB Supports: How to Contact JAMB for Helps If You Have Issues”.

Another medium is to book an appointment with the nearest JAMB office. This though is only open to those who had completed their JAMB registration - because you will need the attached phone number to book the appointment.

You can as well send JAMB direct messages through a dedicated ticket-based platform. Experience has shown that this is more effective.

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7. Can I Make Corrections to My JAMB Profile or Registration Details?

Yes. You can.

But it all depends on the kinds of errors that need corrections. You will find the two posts below resourceful for your questions.

I have covered a great deal of these possible errors and how to correct them in my post:

  1. UTME/DE: Errors with Name, Email, Date of Birth, Gender, Local Government, Subjects Combination and Solutions 
  2. What Candidates Should Do With the Wrong Subjects Combination

8. What are JAMB's Recommended texts (books) for this year's UTME?

Below are the links that take you to all the books JAMB has prescribed for all UTME candidates to prepare for their papers.

  1. UTME: List of Textbooks Recommended by JAMB for English and Mathematics
  2. UTME: List of Textbooks Recommended by JAMB for Physics, Chemistry and Biology 
  3. UTME: List of Textbooks Recommended by JAMB for Government, Literature, IRS and CRS
  4. UTME: List of Textbooks Recommended by JAMB for Agric, Geography and Home Economics
  5. UTME: List of Textbooks Recommended by JAMB for Accounts, Economics and Commerce
  6. UTME: List of Textbooks Recommended by JAMB for Music, Arabic, History and Art 
  7. UTME: List of Textbooks Recommended by JAMB for France, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo 

9. Will I be Given the “THE LIFE CHANGER” at a CBT Centre, Bank, NIPOST?

All other selling points or centers are not to provide you with the book after selling you the form. Only CBT centers where you register your UTME/DE will give you the literature book.

It doesn't matter whether you buy the form at the CBT center or otherwise, JAMB has given them more than enough books to share with you. In other words, you will collect the literature book where you register not where you buy the form e.g. cafe, NIPOST, Remita, etc.

However, if you buy the form at a CBT center, the same CBT center registers you, you will collect the book there as well.

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10. What is the Sure Way to Study and Pass JAMB UTME?

You will find, "5 Recommended Tips to Prepare and Pass UTME Within Days", helpful for your exam preparation. And "Getting Set to Process Admissions in Nigeria Institutions" will also prepare you beyond writing and passing the exam.

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11. Where Can I Get an Updated JAMB Brochure to Study for my Choices?

Read my post, “JAMB UTME/DE Brochure: Right Subjects Combination for All Courses

You can also see the official JAMB brochure here. You will need a desktop computer or laptop to open the JAMB brochure correctly.

For a quick way to know you're qualified for a school and the course you're proposing there, read, Check Institution and Course of Choice Eligibility on the JAMB Portal 

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  1. why should jamb on hold regularization process when you know that direct entry students without jamb number will need to regularise to enable them compete their registration, jamb body should do something before you close jamb/D.E registration, thanks you.

    1. You can still register DE while waiting for regularization approval or without that.

      Check the post below.



    2. Please sir if I collect DE from by this January can I get admission by March.

    3. No. Admission usually comes towards the end of the year or earlier the following year.

  2. Hi sir when getting the profile code it brings no record found so I followed your procedure over here but I forget to add something to the subject in the email I only wrote UTME instead of UTME/DE hope it doesn't mean anything cause I applying for DE

    1. It doesn't mean. Try resending for your code tomorrow. If the error occurs again, send the email again until they send your code through the SMS

  3. Can I still buy DE pin cos I mistakenly bought an UTME pin instead of direct entry pin.. can I still purchase the DE pin

  4. Please can I still Buy DE forms if I missed the deadline

    1. Once the form is closed, you can't buy it again.

  5. Sir am having trouble in registering my DE number for online screening what can I do, and sir profile code the same as DE number

    1. Kindly let an experienced café/CBT centre handle the registration for you

  6. Sir pls I have problem of NIN CHANGE OF NAME, Though I have done same but NIN center said the corrections have not reflect on their portal but that it will soon, can I still buy DE form and as a DE student am I writing Exams

  7. Hi sir, please can we used awaiting result for Direct entry if our results isn't out yet.


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