Everything you should know about Jamb and UTME 2024
Dec 21 2023 1:31:00 PM
Things to know about Jamb
Before you dabble your hands into anything it is pertinent that you possess little knowledge
about what that thing entails. Do you want to write the UTME Exams? I would implore you to
have the basic information if not sufficient information about what Jamb- an examination
body has for you and your responsibilities as a stakeholders.
We will go through everything you should know about Jamb in the table of content below:
Everything has its root and origin. Therefore it is of necessity you know the origin of Jamb.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is an entrance examination conducted in Nigeria.
It is conducted for tertiary level institutions.
The board (JAMB) conducts entrance examination called UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination)
for students who want to get admitted into Nigerian universities.
You see, it is obvious that we have been confusing UTME for Jamb. I have also been guilty of using the word Jamb in place of UTME
It is worthy to note that Jamb being a board conducts and organizes the examination which is called UTME
(Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination). So I want to point out the correction.
You do not say I want to write Jamb rather you say I want to write UTME.
I hope you can make a difference after reading this post.
JAMB was established in 1977 (Jamb Bulletin). The board is also charged with the responsibility to
administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigeria public and private universities,
Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
It is important you know that before you partake in
the registration of UTME exam you must have written and passed your WASSCE
West African Senior School Certificate Examination or its equivalent, National Examination Council (NECO). Although times have changed
you do not need to expressly have your O'level result (SSCE, GCE etc) before registeringto write Jamb as one can now
register based on awaiting result.
Every year, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) conducts an examination called UTME.
The result a student have will determine whether he or she will be admitted to higher education
(University, Polytechnics, and College of Education etc.).
Recently, more than 2.1 million candidates (source: Jamb Bulletin) registered for the examination.
The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is only valid for a year and the grade is a between 0 and 400.
With the introduction of the Computer Based Test (CBT).
Student now have the privilege to write their exams using the computer unlike how it was few years ago
when students have to use paper and pencil (PPT).
Jamb CBT (Computer Based Test) centers are the various locations and centers in Nigeria
approved by Jamb for the registration of the UTME examination.
The Jamb CBT centers are scattered around the 36 state of Nigeria with the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) inclusive.
Jamb mission statement
It is worthy of note that Jamb mission statement is to pursue with integrity,
vigor, commitment, dedication, transparency and selflessness the realization of the objective
of a uniform standard in the conduct of matriculation examination and the placement
of suitably qualified candidates into the nations tertiary institutions.
You can visit jamb official website to know more at jamb.gov.ng
Also, jamb has documented that its vision is to be a highly-rated first class and Impartial Matriculation
and Admissions Board. Jamb also made its core value available and this include selfless, service, integrity, transparency, dedication, commitment, equity, inclusiveness, zero tolerance for malpractice, personnel development.
Having understood the mission, vision and core values of Jamb, as a stakeholders,
it is necessary you do everything to ensure you are in line with their mission statement and goals,
else one will be penalized. For example if you are caught cheating in the examination hall definitely,
Jamb has a special sanction for you which is backed up by their law, remember you consented that
you will abide by their rules and regulation during registration.
Therefore, Jamb will use this to sanction such persons accordingly.
Among the tools Jamb use to facilitate admissions is the Jamb CAPS (Central Admissions Processing System).
The joint admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has developed the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS)
to automate the Admissions process into the tertiary institutions.
The development of CAPS have been able to streamline the admissions processed,
addresses the challenges associated with the manual approach,
restores the autonomy of the tertiary institutions with respect to admissions,
make candidate the focus and empowers them with information on available choices of institutions and programmes.
Below are the functions of Jamb Central admissions processing systems
Central Admissions Processing Systems (CAPS) helps streamline the admission process.
Central Admissions Processing Systems (CAPS) addresses the challenges associated with the manual approach
Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) restores the autonomy of the tertiary institutions with respect to admissions
Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) makes candidates the focus and empowers them with information
on available choices of institutions and programmes
Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) expands admission opportunities,
eliminates multiple admissions and provides easily retrievable data for decision making and research
on the Education Sector in the country
One important thing to note is that Jamb Caps have captured many
stakeholders who are involved in the admissions process.
Jamb CBT Centers
Jamb is very careful and meticulous in choosing any center that will act on their behalf via Jamb
registration and the conduct of the examination. Importantly jamb do visit CBT center for proper accreditation
exercise to establish the readiness of the centers for the registration exercise.
Any centers that do not meet or pass the integrity test will be rejected. So I implore you to be very
careful of the center you visit for the registration process.
If you are in doubt of the registered CBT center and want to know if the center you choose to do your Jamb registration is registered with Jamb you can download the pdf by
It is important to note that JAMB would not hesitate to sanction those CBT centers that run foul
of its rules of engagement. Jamb has warned that any center that tampered with its CCTV cameras
and as such failed to cover any of its allotted examination sessions would have the results of such sessions
cancelled in line with the policy of “No CCTV, No Result, No payment”.
Any center that also tampered with its CCTV system or router would pay
for its reconfiguration and resetting of the router.
It is important to note that CCTV camera must cover all areas of the examination center
including the Biometrics Verification Point, Holding Rooms, Walkway (if there is any),
Examination halls, Server Room etc.
Necessary requirements for Jamb registration
Jamb as a body conduct Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) every year and over
millions of students register for the examination yearly.
This is another year and probably you came across this post because you want to register for the Examination.
Now, I will brush you through all the information that need to be in your disposition
before you register for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
We will go through them below you can also click on some of them to read more about them
National Identification number (NIN)
Valid Email address
Personal phone number
State of origin
Local Government Area
Preferred state of Exam
Date of Birth
1st choice (Degree/ND/NCE)
Programme of Study
Second Choice (Institution)
Second Choice programme of Study
Third Choice (Institution)
Third Choice programme of study
Fourth Choice (Institution)
Fourth Choice programme of study
UTME subject combination (4)
Name of secondary school attended
O’ level result (Optional)
As a prospective Jambite you should know that the aim of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
syllabus is to prepare the candidate for the board’s examination.
In other to ensure that student does not beat around the bush, Jamb always prepare the syllabus for each
subject and this syllabus contain topics student must be familiar with and also study before writing
the (UTME) exams. For me, this is beautiful, it is just as if you have been given a hint to the answer;
well I see it that way.
I want to encourage you to thoroughly go through the syllabus of each subject combination
you would be writing in your forthcoming UTME exams. There is a saying that opportunity meets preparation.
Below are the subjects Jamb sets questions from. Find your subject combination then download the syllabus so
that you can start preparing. You need not download all the subject. Simply download the syllbus for your subject
combination. Do remember that Use of English is compulsory for all student who wants to write UTME.
Do you want to download Jamb syllabus for all subject? Click on any of the subject below to download the subject syllabus in pdf format
Now that you have seen the syllabus, I implore you to start going through them topics by topics.
Like I said before, Jamb will not go over the board to set questions not associated with the syllabus.
Yes, that is a plus for you.
Prohibited items which would not be allowed into the examination hall
Like any other organization, Jamb has some lay down rules and regulation guiding the conduct of its examination.
Jamb prohibits the use of some items in the examination hall. I want to strongly encourage you to adhere to the
instruction else one would be prosecuted accordingly.
To ensure the Board’s examinations meet best global practices, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (Jamb)
has prohibited the use of the following items during its examinations.
Candidates are hereby advised in their best interest not to bring these items close to the examination venue.
I sincerely advise you to follow this directive because any breach might prevent you from taking the examination.
Items you should stay away from include:
Mobile phone or similar electronic devices
Spy reading glasses which should be scrutinized
Calculators or similar electronic devices
USB, CD, Hard disks and or similar storage devices
Books or any reading/writing materials
Face caps, Beanie caps, and other form of caps or hats
I implore you to follow this directive in other to avoid telling stories that touches the heart.
Remember to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
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3 Comments on "EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT JAMB AND UTME"
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 05:18:11 GMT
We want more of this.
Nzube Nkemka Says:
Tue, 04 Apr 2023 20:20:38 GMT
Please sir/Ma can I know everything I need to know about Jamb slip reprinting.
Admin replied Nzube Nkemka:
Wed, 05 Apr 2023 01:58:01 GMT
You see, a few weeks before the commencement of your UTME exam, you would have to reprint your Jamb slip which will contain the date you would be sitting for the exam. You always get a reprint in the nearest cyber cafe.
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