JAMB 2021/2022 Registration Form, Exam date, Form Closing Date, Form Price And FAQs

Jamb registration 2021/2022

On this page you will get answers to all your questions regarding latest updates on 2021/2022 JAMB registration form, the examination date, the registration price, the form closing date and some other related questions regarding JAMB registration.

Alert: This is to bring to your notice that the 2021/2022 JAMB registration form has been released in JAMB portal. The form has been made accessible to very qualified prospective candidates who intend writting the 2021/2022 JAMB examination as earlier announced by Prof Is-haq Oloyede that the registration for the UTME will start on  February 16, 2021 and end on March 17, 2021.

UPDATE: Please NOTE The registration form is NOT YET out. Therefore you must disregard any other information that might have stated otherwise, online or offline.

Please also note that JAMB has also implemented that every person who want to register for the 2021/2022 JAMB examination must have his NIN. Therefore you must be quick to obtain your NIN today to make you an eligible candidate to register for the exam.

But I have a Good NEWS for you on this, JAMB as actually suspend the use of NIN for some underlining reasons. Check out this link for further information on the reason why it was suspended.

Why JAMB Suspend The Use of NIN for 2021/2022 Exam

The JAMB screening exercise date as well as the JAMB mock examination date has also been announced by the registrar.

According to the recent information on JAMB portal, the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) will hold between March 14, 2021 and April 4, 2021.

The 2021 JAMB mock examination date has been fixed to hold on February 17, 2021.

All these are the aforementioned announcements were made by the JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday in Abuja, where he met with Commissioners for Education from the 36 states.

Jusy like I said earlier, I will tell you all you need to know on JAMB registration and that’s not all, I will also give you a detailed guide on how to do the following;

  • Register for JAMB [New way]
  • filling your JAMB form details.

This page will as well extensively cover the following topics and FAQs;

  1. Is 2020/2022 JAMB registration form out
  2. How much is 2020/2022 jamb form
  3. When is jamb 2021/2022 starting
  4. Those eligible to register for the 2021/2022 JAMB exercise
  5. Can I write JAMB for another person
  6. How to create JAMB profile
  7. Can I write JAMB in 2021/2022 if I failed in 2020/2021
  8. Can I register for 2021/2022 JAMB with a previously used number?
  9. Can I get back a lost JAMB reg pin
  10. When is the JAMB registration closing
  11. When is 2020/2022 jamb form sales closing
  12. How many times can I write JAMB
  14. Can I register for 2020/2022 jamb myself.
  15. Mistakes you must not make while registering for 2020/2022 jamb. And many more.
  16. Can I Register For JAMB 2021/2022 In SS1
  17. Basic requirements for 2020/2022 JAMB registration
  18. How to Register for jamb 2021/2022

Without much ado, let’s go straight to unmask this article with a good mind of solving all the questions bothering you about the subject matter.

Yippee! Let’s move!

Has 2020/2021 JAMB Registration Started ?

JAMB 2021/2022 registration as kick-started and therefore you can start buying your form from any CBT nearest to you.

Don’t worry on the hitch of going through the registration processes because I will take you on any easy journey to register for it.

How Much Is JAMB 2021/2022 Form ?

The 2021/ 2022 JAMB form will be sold for three thousand five hundred naira only [#3500] against the initial price of 5000+ in previous years.

Do note that the total fee for the form and registration is approximately four thousand seven hundred naira [#4,700] and the I will give you a breakdown on how it was calculated in a tabular form below

ItemsAmount (₦)
Registration Fee3,500
Compulsory Reading Text500
Service Charge for Registration700

The reason for this reduction in the price of the University Tertiary Matriculation Examination [UTME] form fee was however stated by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board [JAMB] in their last meeting.

The Board said that the reduction in the form and registration fee was brought about simply to alleviate the heavy burden of the cost of the examination on parents.

According to the Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin He said this in a statement on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, while reacting to the reduction as earlier announced by the Federal Government.

When is JAMB 2021/2022 Starting ?

LATEST UPDATE: JAMB 2021/2022 examination date finally been announced.

The JAMB 2021 examination date has been announced.

The UTME exercise for 2021/2022 session will finally hold between March 14, 2021 and April 4, 2021 at various JAMB accredited centres nationwide.

Who are those Eligible to Register for 2021/2022 JAMB Screening Exercise ?

Can I Register For JAMB 2021/2022 In SS1 ?

No! Students Who are still in SS1 may not be able to register for the 2021/2022 JAMB examination exercise.

According to the JAMB registrar, Oloyede, He said,

It is difficult to say the exact number of applicants we are expecting this time. We expect to crash the number because many of those who are taking the forms are not even prepared or qualified for the exam. Some are SS1 students, who are just trying, contributing N5,000 unduly to our purse. We are putting in some checks to make people who want to apply to be minimally qualified. We are not interested in the money. We are interested in having adequate preparations for those who are genuine students.

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede

Logically, speaking, the reason is undoubtedly genuine and it isn’t advisable to write the JAMB exam while you have not had an idea of the secondary school scheme of work. Therefore it is very wrong to consider writting the JAMB examination while still in SS1.

Can I Register For JAMB 2021/2022 In SS2 ?

Of course students in SS2 Can take part in the upcoming university Tertiary Matriculation Examination [UTME]. It is of no doubt that they aren’t just going to register to enrich the JAMB pocket but that they have something to offer upstairs in terms of eventual result/performance. Therefore every students in SS1 are eligible candidate to write the 2021/2022 JAMB examination.

Can I write JAMB for another person ?

No you cannot write the JAMB exam for another person. This is obviously an act of examination malpractice and hence, if caught in the act may call for discipline by the law.

Basic Requirements You need to Register for 2021/2022 JAMB registration

The basic information you need to register for 2021/2022 JAMB Screening process are;

  1. Your correct personal details
  2. JAMB Profile code
  3. Valid Email Address
  4. Valid Phone Number

Detailed Guide to Obtain 2021/2022 JAMB Form & General Instructions on how to Register

NOTICE: All Candidates who intend to take part in the 2021/2022 screening exercise are thereby advised to read the information below carefully to be able to obtain their JAMB UTME form:

  • Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3, 500) Naira Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira only, is paid to obtain the reading text “Sweet Sixteen” by Bolaji Abdullahi for UTME Candidates and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A. H. Mohammed for DE Candidates and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign centres
  • A CD containing JAMB eSyllabus, eBrochure and other vital materials is also given free
  • Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable
  • Candidates are advised to keep as private and confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, email addresses and ePINs. No centre is allowed to request for or accept a candidate’s password.


Detail Guide On How To Create JAMB PROFILE

  1. One Cell (mobile) number (SIM) can be used by one candidate only. The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2020 Application, Examination/Admission. NOTE THE SIM-NUMBER USED. IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR SUBSEQUENT COMMUNICATION
  2. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname First-Name Middle- Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to 55019 e.g Olowomeye Temitope kolawole.
    Surname and first name are mandatory
  3. Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) number
  4. Candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidate
  5. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration

NOTICE: according to JAMB, no candidate should proceed to any CBT center or register without first creating a profile. Candidates are therefore strongly advised to create a profile by sending their name (Surname First-name and Middle-name) via SMS to 55019


You must not make the mistake of using the same SIM card previously used by another candidate to register for yourself.

A statement of fact from the media man himself Dr. Fabian Benjamin, he quote;

No two persons must use a single GSM number in commencing the registration process as it will not be acceptable. The way it is configured is one individual to one telephone number that will remain exclusive to that single individual for the purpose of the entire examination process. Not even siblings are allowed to share a particular telephone number for this purpose.

JAMB Head of media– Dr. Fabian Benjamin.

What if you have a profile with JAMB before but you lost it, then you need not to create another one because you can actually get it back. Juat follow the flowing few steps to get your lost JAMB PROFILE code

Easy Steps to Retrieve a lost JAMB Profile Code 2021/2022

I have earlier published an article on this topic you can check it below.

How to Retrieve a lost JAMB Profile Code


For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of issue, select a complaint area on a drop down and then summarize the nature of complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send.



After you have successfully created or retrieved your jamb profile code, the next thing is to buy your E-PIN and this is only available at the JAMB accredited centres, approved banks and NIPOST.

APPROVED places to Buy JAMB ePIN

Note that this is very important as it is an integration to replace the initially used scratch card system which of no doubt better than than it. The following are the approved center to obtain your JAMB ePIN.

  1. IPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, Stanbic IBTC, STERLING, UNION and UNITY)
  2. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
  3. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, Obeledun MFB and Regent MFB
  4. Online Payment Platforms: System Specs (Remita),InterSwitch (Quickteller) Upper-link, e-Transact and United Payment Services (UPS)
  5. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
  6. Others: Unique ICT, Digital Partners Network
  7. POS (Citi-Serve)
  8. ATMs of banks listed in (1) above (InterSwitch)
  9. USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking
  10. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London


  1. Collect the Profile Code from candidate’s phone
  2. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone
  3. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
  4. Issue Evidence of Payment to verified successful payments
  5. Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre
  6. Deliver ePIN to candidates


The below are the six options for you to choose from if you want to purchase your jamb ePIN.


  1. Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
  2. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it

  1. Present Profile Code and pay by card
  2. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets

  1. Present Profile Code and pay by cash
  2. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5D (I) (Interswitch Channel)

  1. Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
  2. Enter Profile Code and pay
  3. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


  1. Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
  2. Click purchase of 2020 Application Document
  3. Enter your Profle Code
  4. Select payment method (Interswitch, Remita, e-Transact, Unifed Payment Solutions , Upper-link or Paga)
  5. Make payment
  6. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


  1. Dial *565*6*55019#
  2. Enter Profile Code
  3. Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
  4. ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

What if you lost your jamb ePIN, the you can simple recover it by following the procedures below


There are basically four simple ways to go about doing this

1. By SMS

  • To retrieve your jamb confirmation code, Send Resend as an SMS from your unique GSM number to 55019.
  • Then your ePIN code will be sent as sms directly to your phone

How to Recover Your Lost JAMB UTME Pin or Email Address

2. Via USSD Code

  • To recover your already purchased UTME PIN via USSD code, send UTMEPIN as an SMS from your unique GSM number to 55019.
  • Then your ePIN will be sent to you in a matter of minutes

3. Online Method: this is actually very simple to do, don’t think it’s hard. But if you can’t do it yourself, you can always go to the nearest CBT center right close to you and they will be glad to do it for you without collecting a dime. And the simple steps are;

  • Visit JAMB E-Facility
  • Select the option that says “Retrieve Pin”
  • Input confirmation code
  • Click on get UTME Pin or Get DE Pin.
  • And you’ll get your ePIN right away.

Those are the simple and straight forward ways to get your ePIN directly without stress. Well, I haven’t seen any other way to do that though but if there is, I will surely update it on this page.



The candidate should then Personally presents the ePIN at any accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of JAMB registration. The name of the candidate as typed by the candidate on his/her phone when registering the profile comes up automatically on the input of the e-PIN by the CBT centre

Candidates are to:

  1. Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
  2. Supply Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, among others
  3. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (disciplines)
  4. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
  5. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result
  6. O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply the results online as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not supplied his/her result on the portal of JAMB
  7. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
  8. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
    • Mock examination (optional)
    • Examination for UTME (actual examination)
  9. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
  10. Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
  11. Review entries and confirm correctness
  13. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
  14. Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
  15. There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real time online registration


These are the simple steps you need to follow for you to register for JAMB if you are from another country different from Nigeria;

  • Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries.
  • Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng) complete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.

IMPORTANT:No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.

General Instructions from JAMB to ALL candidates

  • All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN
  • The JAMB registration fee is non-refundable
  • As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as JAMB registration fee. Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions
  • All CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating banks, MMOs, MFBs, etc. These financial institutions are to be present at the CBT centres for the purpose of collecting all fees. No CBT centre staff is allowed to conduct direct cash transaction with the candidates
  • Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions on how to complete the online JAMB registration before commencing the process of registration
  • Multiple registrations are not allowed. Candidates who complete JAMB registration more than once will be identified and disqualified
  • Candidates should note that they are required to be present and take live photograph which will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters. No scanned/stapled passport photograph is allowed
  • All candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study, they will also be tested on a general text: Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates.
  • Candidates/Offcials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or any pen/biro. Only common pencil is allowed
  • Candidates are strongly warned that the Board does not require nor authorise the services of ANY cyber cafe or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise.

JAMB Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Can I write 2021/2022 JAMB with my previous E-mail ?

Of course yes! You can use an existing profile you have used before to register for your 2021/2022 exam. But I will advice you don’t do such, try as much as possible to register with a new one. Creating an email is very easy and since you can have multiples of emails so you have no excuse to not creating a new one.

Can I Register For JAMB 2021/2022 With a previous JAMB PROFILE ?

Of course yes! You can register for JAMB 2021/2022 with your existing JAMB PROFILE consisting of your (e-Mail, Telephone Number, Profile
code) which cannot be changed or transferred to another candidate.

When will JAMB 2021 registration end?

According to Chairman of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe the 2021/2022 JAMB registration will close on on February 17, 2021.

Can I Register for 2021/2022 JAMB With Awaiting Result?

Definitely! You can register for the JAMB exam with an awaiting WAEC or NECO result.

Is JAMB mock exam compulsory?

The JAMB mock exam is not compulsory, it is optional for all candidate but it is however advisable for all candidates to be part of the mock exercise but not an extra mark for those who will write it.

When will JAMB registration 2021/2022 start?

The 2021/2022 JAMB registration will start on January 13, 2021 according to the registrar

When will 2021/2022 JAMB registration form close?

According to the JAMB registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the registration will end on February 17, 2021.

Is NIN compulsory for JAMB registraion?

No, it is not compulsory according to JAMB registrar Prof Ishaq Oloyede. He had previously announced the introduction of NIN for JAMB registration. However, that policy has been suspended on the 11th of January, 2021 due to various complaints and issued faced by candidates while trying to obtain their NIN.

What will happen if I did not fill my JAMB registration in 2021?

Then you won’t be able to sit for the exam, which is on the 14th of March 2021. No registration, No exam. As simple as that.

How can I register for jamb 2021/2022 with ease?

The simple way to register for JAMB 2021 without stress is to follow the following three instructions. First, by creating an online jamb profile. Second, proceed to buy you JAMB ePIN from any of the JAMB accredited outlets, then finally, look for any JAMB accredited centre [CBT] to complete your registration, as easy as ABC. I have also discussed this extensively in the article

Can i register for JAMB 2021/2022 myself?

No! You are not advised to do self registration even if you have all the aforementioned requirements and materials. The right place for you to register for jamb is the JAMB accredited CBT center.

Please if you have any question regarding this article, kindly drop it in the comment session and we will be glad to give you a quick reply. Also if you have any complication in the course of your JAMB registration 2021/2022, feel free to drop it here for a convincing solutions to them. Thanks for reading.