JAMB Registration 2023: How To Register For JAMB

Are you looking for updates, requirements and guidelines on how to go about your JAMB registration 2023?

In this guide,

You will see the latest updates on JAMB registration with step-by-step guidelines on how to get the form and register for JAMB this year.

ALSO SEE: How To Pass JAMB Without Studying Hard or Cheating

Take note.

JAMB 2023 registration is quite different from that of last year and each step has been explained in this guide.

How much is JAMB form?

The price of JAMB form is Three Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N5,700) only.


What you get after buying JAMB form

Immediately after buying your JAMB form from the designated outlets,

You’d be given an ePIN which will be used to complete your JAMB registration (details below).

What to do before you register for JAMB

  1. Get your NIN

NIN is an acronym for “National Identification Number” it is required for your JAMB 2023 registration.

To get your NIN,

Visit any of the NIMC registration centres near you to fill out their form, get your NIN and link it to your phone number(s).

  1. Know your course

Decide on a course that you wish to study in the tertiary institution.

You should have AT LEAST two or more courses in mind so that if your school of choice isn’t offering a particular course, they’d offer the other one.

  1. Know your schools of choice

Decide on the institution that you wish to study your desired course in.

Be sure to pick the right schools, especially as your first and second choice in JAMB because any mistake here can cost you your admission.

  1. Know the subject combination

Know the subject combination for your course in your school because some schools require different JAMB subjects for different courses.


Check your JAMB CD to see the courses in all the schools with their correct subject combination.

How to register for JAMB

Follow these procedures below to start and complete your JAMB registration.

  1. Get your JAMB profile code
  2. Get your JAMB ePIN
  3. Complete your JAMB registration

Let’s explain each step in detail…

1. Get your JAMB profile code

This is the first step that begins your JAMB registration and it requires the least effort. All you have to do is:

  • Send your “NIN” to 55019

And within a few minutes, your JAMB profile code of 10-digit will be sent to your phone number.

Take note.

Use a SIM that has not been used before for JAMB by someone else. And the SIM must be linked with NIN.

2. Get your JAMB ePIN

This is the next step in your JAMB registration and may require you to visit any of the physical locations listed below.

  • NIPOST and any of these 11 Banks — Access bank, Ecobank, First bank, FCMB, Fidelity, JAIZ, Skye bank, Sterling bank, Union bank, Unity bank and Zenith bank.
  • ATMs of the banks listed above (InterSwitch)
  • Any of these 2 Micro Finance Banks — FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
  • Any of these 4 Mobile Money Operators — Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
  • Any of these 2 online Payment Platforms — SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller).
  • POS (Citi-Serve).
  • USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking.
  • Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London.

Take note.

Your JAMB ePIN is connected to your JAMB profile code which means that you cannot use someone else’s ePIN to complete your registration.

Method of payment / procurement of your ePIN for JAMB registration

  1. Payment through banks
  • Visit any of the commercial or microfinance banks listed above.
  • Present your JAMB profile code.
  • Pay with cash or card.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through POS
  • Visit the JAMB office in your State or any JAMB accredited centres near you.
  • Present your profile code.
  • Pay with cash or card.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through Mobile Money Operators
  1. Payment through ATM
  • Visit the ATM of any commercial bank listed above.
  • Select “Bill Payment”.
  • Select “JAMB”.
  • Enter your profile code.
  • Make the payment
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through JAMB portal
  • Visit JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
  • Click on “Purchase of 2023 Application Document”.
  • Enter your profile code.
  • Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita).
  • Make the payment.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.
  1. Payment through USSD
  • Dial *565*6*55019#
  • Enter your profile code.
  • Select the bank
  • Follow the prompts to make payment.
  • Get your ePIN sent to your phone number.

Take note.

The payment for your JAMB ePIN is N5,700 only. But banks and other outlets may include some charge for their services.

3. Complete your JAMB registration

After getting your JAMB profile code and JAMB ePIN,

Visit any of the JAMB accredited centres near you to complete your JAMB registration procedure.

During this your final step, you’d be asked to provide the following details.

  • Your profile code

This is that 10-digit code which was sent to your phone in our step 1.

  • Your ePIN

This was the one you took your profile code and N5,700 to get at the JAMB designated outlet.

  • Your full name

Your name here should be exactly the same (in words and format) with the one you used in getting your NIN.

  • Your date of birth

Day. Month. Year.

  • Nationality

Nigerian (or not).

  • State of origin / Local government

The State / Local Government in Nigeria where your village is located.

  • Your Email

Provide a valid Email address that you have access to and which has not been previously used by someone else for this current or any other JAMB registration.

  • Choice of institution

Select your first, second, third and fourth choice of institutions that you wish to study in.

  • Course of study

Select the preferred course you wish to study in your selected institutions.

  • Subject combination

Select the JAMB subjects required by your institutions for that course you wish to study.

  • O/level or A/level result

Take the hardcopy of your O/level or A/level result along with you to the JAMB registration centre because you will be required input your grades and upload a copy to JAMB.

Should you forget to take it along, go back later to complete the upload.

And if you don’t have any O/level or A/level result yet, you can use “Awaiting result” for your JAMB registration.

  • JAMB mock exam (optional)

Do you wish to write JAMB mock examination?

Tell the staff attending to you on time so that he/she can click on the box next to “mock examination” and register you for that too.

  • Choice of Exam town

Which town within your State would you like to write your JAMB mock exam or the main JAMB exam in?

  • Photo capture

No scanning of passport.

You must be present to take live photographs that will be embossed on your exam slip, result slip and admission letter.

  • Biometric enrollment

Fingerprints of all your ten fingers.

  • Direct Entry candidates

Provide your JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates.

  • Password

Use a simple password that you can easily remember like your “surname + year of birth”.

Take note.

The JAMB registration centre will charge a service fee NOT more than N700 and N500 for the JAMB novel.

Protect your security details such registration numbers, email, ePIN, ATM Card numbers and passwords. Keep them private and confidential.

No centre is allowed to request or accept your JAMB profile password.

What you get at your JAMB registration centre

1. After paying the service fee, you’d get their assistance with the completion of your JAMB registration.

2. After paying for the JAMB novel, you’d be given (The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar) for UTME and DE candidates.

3. You will get a free CD containing JAMB syllabus on all subjects and the complete brochure of tertiary institutions in Nigeria with their courses and requirements.

4. After the end, you will get an e-slip as the physical proof of your complete registration.

After JAMB registration, what next?

  • Read the JAMB novel

Remember the JAMB novel you will be given at your registration centre? Read it as soon as possible.

Make sure you digest the book and get a good summary of the JAMB novel because 10-15 of your JAMB questions on English will be from that novel.

  • Study JAMB past questions

Past questions are the real expo and after your JAMB registration comes a better time to study.

Get the hardcopy from a nearby bookstore for about N500 or download free JAMB past questions on your subjects and study them thoroughly.

  • Practice JAMB CBT

JAMB exam is CBT and you will be given only 2 hours to answer a total of 200 questions. So you don’t just need to finish well, you also need to finish on time.

And the best way to get that speed plus accuracy is through practicing CBT.

Many CBT app will you ask you to pay some “Activation fee” but we found JAMB prep CBT app to be completely free of charge and offline too.

And if you don’t have a phone for CBT app, see this traditional way to practice JAMB CBT without a phone or app and many other smart ways to prepare for your JAMB. 

  • Reprint your exam slip

This second examination slip (also called JAMB reprint) is to be reprinted within a week or two before the start of JAMB exam.

The announcement will be sent by JAMB to the Email you used to register for JAMB. And unlike your first e-slip, this JAMB reprint will contain your JAMB exam date, time and venue.

  • Main JAMB exam

At your appointed date and time, go to the JAMB centre assigned to you and write your exam.

Make photocopies of your JAMB reprint and remember to submit the original at your centre immediately after your exam.

  • Check your JAMB result

Within 2 days to 1 week after writing your JAMB exam, you will be able to check your JAMB result online or through the phone number you registered for JAMB with.

How to register for JAMB in Foreign Countries

The JAMB 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:

  1. Download the Application from the JAMB website (www.jamb.gov.ng).
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Submit it with the fee at any of these eight designated centres — Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London.


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