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Things Allowed/Disallowed in the JAMB UTME Hall

20 Items JAMB Disallows in the UTME Centres/Venue


Do you want to know the list of items JAMB will not allow at CBT centres during UTME? Will JAMB allow calculators, mathematical sets, books, papers, pens etc. at the venue of UTME? Here is a post that guides you on the latest update on the items you shouldn’t take into the exams hall, as recently released by the body's spokesman.

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Is it Real that JAMB Prohibits Taking Some Items to Exams Venue?

I’ve got some calls from candidates asking this question.

The answer is yes, it's real.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board had made it clear that they must disallow these items from being taken into the venue to prevent the likely exams malpractices that may ensure therefrom.

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The board has enlisted the items candidates must not be found with during the exams in order to ensure that its examinations meet best global practices.

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The board has prohibited the use of the following items during its exams:

  1. Parents, guardians and relatives
  2. Watches
  3. Pens or biros
  4. Mobile phones or similar electronic devices
  5. Spy reading glasses
  6. Calculators
  7. Hard disks or similar storage devices
  8. Books or any reading material
  9. Cameras
  10. Recorders
  11. Microphones.
  12. Earpieces, ink or pen readers,
  13. Mart lenses
  14. Smart rings or jewellery
  15. Smart buttons
  16. Bluetooth devices
  17. Keyholders
  18. Erasers
  19. ATM Card
  20. Automated Teller Machine cards
  21. Wallet or Purse
  22. Mathematical set
  23. Head warmer
  24. Face mask
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What Candidates Should Do If in Possession of These Items at the Venue

  1. Consider safekeeping your possessions with appropriate personnel at the centre if any.
  2. Don’t give your things to just anybody you don’t know
  3. You can keep your things with a friend (from home) who has written his or her exams before yours or who schedule to write after yours.
  4. Where possible, don’t come to the venue with any item. 

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Items Not Disallowed at the Centre

  1. Exam slip (compulsory)
  2. Nose Cover/Nose Mask
  3. Cash or money
  4. JAMB exams schedule slip
  5. Pencil
  6. Handkerchief
  7. Ijab, Islamic veil or head ties
  8. Medicine or pills
  9. Recommended Glasses

Important Notice

If you're in possession of items prohibited above at the centre and before the exams start, you may just be asked not to take them in. If however, you're caught with any of the items while you're already in the hall, you will be discontinued from writing your exams and sent away.

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  1. Is henna drawing allowed

    1. Lol. Nothing should be wrong with that. It's part of your dressing if you don't have something hidden in there.

    2. Is hair braids allowed? Like the use of attachment?

    3. Sir can I wear Ankara to the hall

  2. Please sir hope they allow hair dread in jamb center like a guy having hair dread.

  3. Please, what would happen if u mistakenly do not submit the instruction rough sheet

  4. You don't have to worry about that.

  5. Is it advisable for one to solve mathematics in a rough paper before answering the question

  6. Can I wear short jean nicker to jamb exam hall?

  7. Sir can I use dreadlocks for jamb

  8. Do they allow a guy with dread

  9. Can I bring mathematical sect or rough paper to solve before equation in jamb center?

  10. Hi is the use of attachment allowed?

  11. hi, I used attachment to make my hair and I wear hijab, will my hair be checked before entering the exam hall and is attachment allowed?


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