JAMB 2022 UTME Registration Complete Detail Guide and Instruction

By | November 9, 2023

Here is the JAMB UTME/DE registration procedure and the process to follow for 2022. Step by step Details on how to successfully register for 2022 UTME and Direct Entry.

Before we start, please note that E-Pin purchase and registration officially begins on 19th February and ends March 26th, 2022. The exam begins May 6th, 2022 and ends May 15th, 2022. It will cost a total of N4,700 (or $20 for foreign candidates) to complete the registration.

The official book to read this year is “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jalli for UTME candidates and for DE candidates. JAMB Mock Exam will be conducted on 16th April, 2022. There are a lot of important details, so you have to read all the information on this page below.

Process for 2022 UTME/DE Registration 

Step 1. Creation of Profile 

Every candidate is required to use a unique phone (mobile) number (SIM) for the process of registration. The unique phone number can be used by one candidate only (Note: This number (SIM) remains your unique identification for all your transactions with the board.

Candidates can use the USSD OPTION by Dialing *55019*1*NIN#

Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 or 66019 from his/her personal GSM number e.g write the word “NIN” then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 or 66019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word “NIN” and your 11 digit NIN (Note that the number must not have been used by another person to register for UTME/DE in the past). Do not use post paid or special bundle SIM cards, They don’t work unless specially loaded with credit.

A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone(SIM) number

The phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the candidate’s 2022 application, Examination and Admission.

Step 2: Purchase E-Pin

Candidate will present the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidates Phone number.

Step 3: Complete Registration at Approved CBT Centre 

Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for completion of registration.

The application cannot be completed until the candidate’s biometric (all ten fingers) are captured and photograph taken physically (No submission of passport photograph). Successful capture of biometrics and photograph will authorize a candidate to print his/her e-registration slip. The finger print shall be required for any further transaction with JAMB on the candidates’ profile.

Only candidates whose biometrics verification is successful on examination day will be permitted to sit the UTME. No parent or any proxy is allowed to make any transaction on the candidates’ profile.

Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters Abuja. Arrangement will be made for this through JAMB state offices


i. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 or 66019 as text message from the same mobile number

iii. Candidate can reset lost or forgotten Profile Password on their registered cell phone by sending [password] space [email address] to 55019 or 66019 as a text message from the same mobile number

Candidates who are computer literate can register directly unaided at some designated JAMB offices and PCRs

C. (FREE COMPLAINT) TICKETING For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of issue, select a complaint area on a drop down and then summarize the nature of complaint.

He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available) then send. Complaints from 3rd parties are merely noted. Letter writing is not encouraged. Rather all complaints should be channeled through the ticketing system for ppompt attention and documentation.

For complaints relating to NIN (e.g a candidate sends a message to 55019 or 66019 to create a profile but does not receive any response or receives wrong data, he/she can follow the same process on the ticketing and click on 2022 NIN related issues then select the related topic on the drop down).

JAMB ePIN Selling Points

The ePIN outlets are:

  1. NIPOST offices Nationwide
  3. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions
  4. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB and UNICAL MFB
  5. Online Payment Platforms: Capricorn Digital limited, cloud interactive Associates, e-transact, Funds and electronic Transfer, Interswitch (Quickteller), Upperlink, Itex Integrated Services, System Specs (Remita) and Unified Payment Services (UPS)
  6. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
  7. Others: Digital Partners Network, payvantage, PayCom and Cottage Assets
  8. POS (Citi-Serve)
  9. ATMs of banks listed in 5D (i) above and InterSwitch

Foreign Candidates are to visit the following foreign missions;

  • Nigerian Embassy in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
  • Nigerian High Commission Accra, Ghana
  • Nigerian Embassy/permanent mission, Addis Ababa, Ethopia
  • Nigerian Consulate, Beau, Cameroun
  • Nigerian Consulate , Cotonou, Benin Republic
  • Nigerian Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nigerian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nigerian High Commission, London, United Kingdom, Berlin, Germany

Procedures for ePIN Purchase 

Payment Through Commercial Banks and Micro Finance Banks

  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment Through POS 

This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it.

  • Present Profile Code and pay by card
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment Through Mobile Money Operators

This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets

  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment Using ATM 

This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5D (I) (Interswitch Channel)

  • Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
  • Enter Profile Code and pay
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Online Purchase on JAMB Portal

  • Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
  • Click purchase of 2022 Application Document
  • Enter your Profile
  • Select payment method (Interswitch, Remita, e-Transact, Unified Payment Solutions, Upper-link or Paga)
  • Make payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Procedure for Registration for Foreign Candidates 

Procedure for Registration at the eight foreign centres only is as follows:

Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries local currency

Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng) complete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.


Foreign candidates visit www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility

  • create a profile
  • Login to the profile
  • On the menu on the left pane, click on 2022 Foreign UTME/DE registration
  • Go through guided questions until payment page
  • Make payment using any of the authorized cards
  • Complete the registration directly online

How to Recover Lost ePIN after Payment 

If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 or 66019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number

The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s unique number

Registration Centres 


Registration is carried out only at the accredited Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) and Professional Registration Centres (PRC)

Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre with his/her profile code and e-PIN

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Candidates must PERSONALY present his/her profile code and e-PIN at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration. Candidate’s photograph and biometrics (all ten fingerprint) would be captured at the CBT centre

Candidates are to:
i. Note that the service charge of N700 hitherto paid to CBT centres for registration (NOT MOCK)is now part of the registration fee as such,candidates are not to pay for registration. During registration, no other payment is required.
ii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
iii. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
iv. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
v. Provide O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply (upload) the results online on CAPS (JAMB) as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not uploaded his/her result on the portal of JAMB. No institution is allowed to take a new picture/photograph, biometrics or require any other upload of the result. All results are downloadable by institutions from the board’s website (and the download is tracked to avoid abuse)
vi. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
vii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
(a) Mock examination (optional). For mock, candidates will pay the centre on the day of the mock exam.
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
viii. Review entries and confirm correctness
ix. Print Registration Slip using BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid finger-print (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your finger print removes blames of error from CBT centres. candidates are to check before confirming their finger print
x. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD

xi. Collect the e-slip after registration as evidence of registration.

NOTE: There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real time online registration. No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.


Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also picking the option of writing their examination through CBT mode or Read Examination Aloud. A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual


A special indicator for the deaf/mute has been created to differentiate them for special attention at the examination hall. Deaf candidates are therefore to conrm this appropriately during registration.


I. Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.
ii. No other CBT centre is allowed to register such candidates
iii. They will also sit for their JAMB examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja

Iv No candidate will be permitted to sit the examination if his/her biometrics is not verified.

v. The Board will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification

vi Candidates with biometric abnormality can only register and take the examination at the JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. The Board will facilitate the travels of the candidates.


The 2022 CBT EXAMINATION will commence on Saturday, 6th May and end on Sunday 15th, May, 2022.

The venue of the examination will be at any JAMB accredited CBT centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town(s)

Good Luck!

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