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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Register for JAMB UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is a crucial examination for Nigerian students seeking admission into tertiary institutions. To participate in this examination, you must go through the registration process. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to register for JAMB UTME successfully.

Step 1: Create a JAMB Profile

  1. Before you can register for JAMB UTME, you need to create a profile on the JAMB portal. Follow these steps:

  2. Visit the official JAMB website (
  3. Click on "Click here to create a JAMB profile."
  4. Fill in your valid email address and password. Ensure you use a functional and easily accessible email address, as JAMB will communicate with you through it.
  5. After filling in your details, click on "Sign Up."
  6. A confirmation link will be sent to your email. Click on this link to verify your email address.

Step 2: Get Your NIN (Nigeria National Identification Number)

The Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is a requirement for JAMB registration. You can get your NIN by visiting the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office or using the NIMC mobile app. Ensure you have your NIN before proceeding with registration.

Step 3: Purchase the JAMB Registration e-PIN

  1. To get your JAMB Registration e-PIN, follow these steps:
  2. Visit any accredited bank, JAMB office, or online platforms authorized by JAMB to purchase the e-PIN.
  3. Provide your NIN at the designated outlet.
  4. Pay the registration fee, which is subject to change each year, so check the JAMB website for the current fee.
  5. Collect your JAMB Registration e-PIN and the e-Brochure that contains vital information about the registration process.

Step 4: Register for JAMB UTME

  1. Now that you have your JAMB Registration e-PIN, follow these steps to complete your registration:
  2. Visit the JAMB portal (
  3. Click on "UTME Registration."
  4. Enter your 10-digit NIN and the e-PIN you purchased.
  5. Complete the registration form with accurate personal information, including your name, date of birth, and address.
  6. Upload a recent passport photograph and your biometric data.
  7. Select your preferred exam town and state.
  8. Review all the information provided to ensure accuracy.
  9. Print your registration slip, which contains your examination details.

Step 5: Pay for Mock Exam (Optional)

If you wish to take the JAMB mock examination, you can indicate your interest during registration. A separate fee is required for the mock exam. It's a helpful practice test that allows you to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and environment.

Step 6: Prepare for the Main Exam

After successful registration, it's time to prepare for the JAMB UTME. Obtain a copy of the JAMB syllabus, practice past questions, and consider enrolling in a JAMB tutorial program if necessary. Make a study plan and ensure you are well-prepared for the examination.

Registering for JAMB UTME is a crucial step in your journey to gaining admission into a Nigerian tertiary institution. Follow the steps outlined in this guide carefully, and remember to double-check all the information you provide during registration. With adequate preparation and dedication to your studies, you'll be well on your way to achieving your academic goals through the JAMB UTME. Good luck!