JAMB Registration Start and End Dates

Nigeria Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced the key dates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on December 20.  In this info-article, you’ll find out about the JAMB registration and JAMB UTME dates.

Here is everything you need to know about UTME dates and JAMB Registrations.


JAMB Registration Start and End Dates - the Key dates for JAMB UMTE this year in summary.
JAMB EventDate (2023)
Registration starts14th January
Registration ends14th February
DE Registration starts20th February
DE Registration ends20th April
UTME Mock16th March
UTME starts19th April
UTME ends12th May

JAMB Registration Date

The JAMB registration for will start on Saturday, 14th January and end on Tuesday 14th February. Students and schools have 31 days for registration.

According to JAMB (Nigeria’s Exam Board), the Direct Entry Registration will take place between 29th February 20, to 20th April.

Read the latest on JAMB Results, click here

www.jamb.org.ng result checker portal


According to the statement, JAMB fixed the:

  • optional mock UTME for Thursday, March 16.
  • UTME starts on Saturday, 29th April and ends on Monday,12th May. (This date was rescheduled to 25th April)

How much is JAMB Fee?

Candidates will pay an N1,000 service charge for the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres for the conduct of mock examination at the point of registration.

The fee is meant to prevent candidates from indicating their interest in doing the mock UTME at exam centres pull out on the day of the examination

Create JAMB Registration Profile

The Board advises the UTME candidates to immediately create their JAMB profile (creation of profile code) before the start of the JAMB registration.

JAMB advised that it is likely to be a ‘bottleneck’ effect at the last minute when everyone rushed to create their profile.

Therefore, candidates must create their JAMB profile – the creation of the JAMB profile code – so that they do not have to face any restraints at the start of registration.

How to Get JAMB Profile Using Code

You’ll need your phone to send an SMS to generate a unique profile code prior to creating the JAMB profile. You’ll receive a 10-characters profile code which you’ll need to create your JAMB profile.

Here is how to get the profile code:

  • 1: Open the SMS pad on your phone.
  • 2: Enter your NIN in this format – NIN (one space) enter your 11-digit NIN number, see the *example.
  • 3: Send to 55019 or 66019

For *example, if your NIN number is 12345678912 must enter NIN 12345678912 and hit send.

How to avoid error messages?

If you do not get the SMS text, please be patient. Wait for the SMS alert, your 10-character profile code will be sent to your phone.

Sending another message can complicate things. Also, when you send another message you’ll be charged an additional network fee of #50.

Knowing that the network will be slow when busy and waiting patiently will help you avoid error messages and incurring additional charges.

Here are the past JAMB Results Release Dates to check out while your do your registrations.

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