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2019 UTME/DE: Errors with Subjects Combination, Name, Email, Date of Birth, Sex, Local Govt. and Solutions

Since the sales of JAMB UTME/DE form began, I’ve been receiving a series of complaints from admission seekers. Lots of Issues have come up that needed to be attended to.

Without any doubt it’s high time I addressed the problems including:
  1. CBT centre made mistake in my email during UTME registration, what should I do about it?
  2. They picked Male for me instead of Female and vice versa, can I correct that?
  3. I made mistake in the spelling of or misarranged my names, how do I correct that?
  4. I picked wrong state and local government of origin, how can I correct it?
  5. Do I need to do corrections at a café or a CBT centre?
  6. They picked wrong subjects for my UTME, what should I do?
If you’re in any of the situations above, you’re the right page brother.
Let’s dive into it.

Correcting Email address Wrong Entered at CBT Centre?

Some candidates gave their correct email addresses to them at CBT centers but the operator or the attendant entered wrong spellings. For example a student of mine gave them, the CBT centre entered Do you see the error?

The bad news is that you or the CBT centre can’t correct this error. They will only tell you “sorry”.

I have a suggestion for you. Kindly create the wrong email they entered for you. This will let you claim the email for yourself. It can save you some headache in the future. The correct email is useful too but not for your JAMB again.

  1. Ensure you don’t forget your JAMB profile email and the password so that there won’t be need to face issues with the wrong email.
  2. Whenever you need to log into your profile, you will continue to use the wrong email and the profile password. It will enter.
  3. If you don’t forget you JAMB profile password, you won’t have any problem with your admission processes.
  4. If you should forget your password, that may be the end to your admission.
  5. Don’t consider buying a new form. It will lead to double application since your registration has already being done.

Spelling and Mis-arrangement Mistakes in UTME Names

This kind of errors is as result of carelessness on the part of a candidate not CBT centre. This is because you’re the one who use sent your names to 55019 to get profile or confirmation code in the first place.

If you fall to this category but you have to register UTME before you noticed, I advise you buy another form. You can’t correct the errors immediately and if CBT must help you to correct names, you will spend around N3000.

Since the form is N4000, why not just use another email and another phone number to send your correct names. Then, use the new profile code to buy another form with no errors in the names.

Sex Error: CBT Centre made Mistake in the choice of Gender

This error can be corrected before JAMB is done or after. I will advise you wait till after JAMB result is out. There are two reasons to that:
  • CBT may not be available to handle errors like this, this time that the population of applicants is beyond what they can handle within the time given.
  • Sex type may not be relevant if after you see your score, it is not enough to pull or gain admission for the year.
If you don’t want to wait, you can still effect this change at a CBT centre at a price around N3,000. The price will still be the same if you wait till your result is out.

Correcting State and Local Government of Origin

This can be corrected any time after your JAMB result is released.

Couples of days after JAMB result is officially released, the body will open what is called, “Change of Data Exercise” During this time; you can change anything in your JAMB details except the subject combination. I will address that below.

At this stage you can do change of local government and state. Interestingly, you don’t have to go back to CBT centre to do the change of State and Local Government. A café around you is allowed to do that for you.

Visit the nearest and professional café and seek their service. The price for change of State and local government is N2,500 excluding the Remita charge and café service charge.

NOTE: Be sure you can get the local government identification or certificate of the local government you want to change to. You will need it during post UTME or after being offered admission.

Correcting Wrong Subject Combination for UTME

Needless to say, you need to combine the right subjects for your proposed course in the university, polytechnic or college of education before you can be offered admission.

Candidates with wrong subject, even with 350 score may remain at home while a colleague with 150 and the right subjects find his way to the campus.

In order to correct your subject combination error, return to any CBT centre before the time JAMB exams schedule slip will be ready for printing. This is why all candidates must study JAMB brochure to avoid this type of errors.

If you find out you had written wrong subjects after writing the exams or result already released, kindly read my dedicated post, “What Candidates Should Do With Wrong Subject Combination in UTME

Corrections You can Do at Café and CBT Centres

Below are the corrections you can make at CBT Centers that Cafés can’t do.
  • Change of Name
  • Correction of wrong subjects for UTME
  • Correction of Date of Birth
Correction of you can make at café which CBT centre can do too.
  • Correction of State and Local Government of Origin
  • Correction of Institutions and courses of choice
  • Change of JAMB profile password
Note that both CBT centres and cafes can’t correct error in the spelling of email used during UTME registration.


These are few of issues that may arise when the registration for UTME is ongoing. However, if you must do change of institutions/courses, you must read this post instead. It is dedicated for change of institutions and courses both before admission is given or after.

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