Will Direct Entry (DE) Students Print Slips, Write JAMB?

Direct Entry Candidates Writing Post DE
Are DE candidates meant to write UTME/exams?
This question of whether Direct Entry candidates will write the exam keeps cropping up. I think it’s time I answered this burning concern.

Before 2024 Direct Entry (DE), They Were Not To Write Exams

Yes, you read that rightly.

Candidates who sought admissions through Direct entry, in years before 2024 were not subjected to any exams by JAMB. Hence, they’re left out of exams thing.

Up till 2023, the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was an exam meant to test applicants for 100-level admissions i.e. UTME candidates. For DE candidates, who were proposing 200-level admissions, the JAMB exam or UTME didn't affect them

However, back then and to date (by some universities, e.g. UNILORIN), DE candidates can be subjected to writing a post-DE test.

Starting in 2024, Direct Entry Students Will Be Writing UTME Too

JAMB has recently come to the conclusion that the DE aspirants would also be required, from the 2024 admission exercise, to participate in the JAMB CBT.

As earlier noted, the JAMB exam was only for UTME candidates. However, from now on, DE candidates will equally be subjected to the national admission exam.

Source: The Guardian Nigeria

JAMB has said that the new policy was to ensure that the DE candidates justify the possession of their A-level certificates. The new policy change was also to holistically address all loopholes giving rise to abuses in the DE admission processes.

Direct Entry Candidates May Write Post-DE

Even though this is not general among all universities, candidates seeking admission into the 200-level through JAMB DE may be required to partake not only in the registrations of the universities' post-DEs but also in the entrance exams.

I detailed this in my post, “Do Direct Entry (DE) Applicants Have to Write UTME or Post DE?”.

With admissions through DE, candidates should be prepared to write entrance exams to universities such as the University of Ilorin, the Federal University of Technology Akure, and a few others.

Will DE Applicants Reprint JAMB Slips?

Direct entry students may be wondering if they also need to reprint slips when their UTME counterparts are doing the same. Yes, you’re to reprint slips.

For your information, the purpose of the reprint is for candidates to know their exam centers, dates, times, and seat numbers. Hence, since you're also writing exams, it’s also your concern.


As a DE applicant, you’re required to reprint the slip for JAMB and go for the JAMB exams. Furthermore, your universities of choice still ask you to write a post-DE test which is institution-based rather than JAMB.

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  1. Good day sir! Please when is DE screening for jamb 2021?

    1. Do you mean when is the DE form coming out? If yes, no date announced yet. Subscribe to this blog to receive an email notification for when it's out.

  2. Hello... Please when will jamb 2021 be out

  3. I'm a student of fabotas college sir, will I apply for jamb for direct entry again, because I didn't enter with jamb sir.

    1. Yes, you will in order to secure your own JAMB registration number needed to register DE.

  4. Hello sir!! I registered for DE in UNIABUJA! How do know if am admitted

  5. Good day sir
    When registering for d.e is jamb old registration pin important

    1. Your JAMB number for the NCE/ND admission will be required.

  6. I registered for DE ,do I need reprint slip and how will know if am admitted or do
    I need to seat for JAMB

    1. Obviously, you didn't read the post before you commended. Kindly read.

  7. You talked about DE candidates writing an institution based poste Utme exam, will it be written during the JAMB UTME exams or during POST UTME exams?

  8. Sir I only did jamb regularization for my ND which I was given jamb number please can I apply for a direct entry


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