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The annual JAMB examination is fast approaching and the question on the lips of anyone who wishes to register for this exam is How Much Is JAMB 2021?
For those intending candidates who haven’t heard the news, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the JAMB form for 2021, will now be sold for N3,500. This announcement is a relief for candidates, as the price was slashed from N5,000 to N3,500 and for foreign candidates the price was reduced as well from $100 to $20.
As you make your plans to register for JAMB, there is other information to know, like general JAMB requirements, when the JAMB form will be out, and when registration will close. This article will shed some light on this information.
- How much is Jamb
- When will Jamb Form Be Out for 2021
- Jamb Registration 2021 requirements
- When is Jamb form closing?
- How To Register For JAMB
- General JAMB guidelines
How Much Is Jamb 2021
The price for Jamb 2021 form is N3,500.
However you will need to purchase other items like the JAMB CBT Centre Registration for N700 (for candidates who want to practice JAMB CBT), and JAMB Mandatory Textbook for N500.
When Will Jamb Form Be Out For 2021?
The JAMB registrar announced that the JAMB Form for 2021, will be out on January 13th 2021.
This announcement also means that registration for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board examination, will automatically begin in full swing at the given date.
If you are still planning to register for JAMB, then you should find an approved centre near you to do so.
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Jamb Registration 2021 Requirements
Usually, JAMB releases a list of general requirements which candidates should meet. General jamb registration 2021 requirements are as follows:
- Five O’level credit passes including Mathematics and English Language.
- National Identity Number (note: this was asked for in 2020, check if it’s still a requirement)
- Register yourself at an accredited JAMB or Computer Based Test (CBT) centre.
- Have your valid email address for easy communication with the JAMB body. If you don’t have an email address, please create one.
- Create a JAMB profile via SMS, Directly on the JAMB portal, or on the JAMB Android App.
- Check your JAMB Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System to check which programs you are eligible for and which universities’ requirements you meet.
- Get your JAMB E-pin from either paying at a JAMB approved bank, the JAMB portal, the Nigerian Post Office (NIPOST), via ATM,or with your phone’s banking app. The JAMB E-pin costs N3500 to get.
- Do you fingerprint biometrics at an approved registration or CBT centre. Submit either your O’level or A’level result, you can use the awaiting result or a complete result.
- Get your JAMB E-slip. The JAMB E-slip serves as an entry passcode for writing the exam and contains other important details you need.
When Is Jamb Form Closing?
JAMB form will close on February 17th, 2021, as that is the given deadline.
How To Register For JAMB
JAMB registration is an easy process, and if you have the required documents and information, your registration should be smooth. However, in case you’re not quite sure about the process, here is how to register for JAMB exam:
- Create a JAMB profile by sending your Full Name (Surname, Middle Name, and First Name) to 55019, at an SMS cost of N50.
- Your Full name for the JAMB profile should be a maximum of 38 characters, plus 2 spaces given between your names then text to 55019. Do not omit your first name and surname, as they are compulsory.
- Get yourself a new email address and personal number, if you don’t already have one. Make sure you still remember the password to your email.
- Pay for your JAMB E-pin registration.
- Visit an approved CBT center with your personal data, JAMB profile and evidence of payment.
- At no extra costs CBT centres or the JAMB state office gives you the selected reading text and a CD containing:
- e-brochure of admission guidelines, list of schools and their list of available programs.
- e-syllabus for the JAMB examination.
- Guide on how to complete the JAMB application form.
- A message from the registrar of JAMB demonstrating how to use 8 keys for the UTME examination without a mouse ( this is for candidates who have limited knowledge of computers).
- Complete the online application form by providing information like your name, email address, Local Government Area (LGA), academic qualification, etc.
- Your ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and uploaded at the CBT centre.
- Provide your O’level and or your A Level result. You can either submit one or both.
- If you are awaiting results, as soon as the said result comes out, upload it to JAMB’s official portal.
- Collect your E-slip at the end of the JAMB registration, as evidence that you did register.
General JAMB Guidelines
First time JAMB candidates can feel overwhelmed by the JAMB registration process, especially if they are doing it on their own.
Below are some general JAMB guidelines which can help you:
- Do not disclose your password to anyone.
- Avoid double registration.
- Don’t take both UTME and DE for the same year, instead if you need to, you can upgrade it for free.
- Only JAMB should correct your mistakes, don’t give this to anyone else to do.
- Registration for both UTME and DE close on the same day.
- Text resend to 55019 to get back your lost JAMB profile code.
- Reset your lost or forgotten JAMB profile password by sending password (space), email address to 55019.
As part of the admission guidelines for entry into any University, College or Polytechnic in Nigeria, then you need to take the JAMB exam, that’s how important this exam is to you. To ensure that you are in line with, and up to date with things regarding JAMB, always be on the lookout for JAMB news.
Furthermore, we hope this article has been able to answer some of the questions you had about JAMB.