Recently, prospective undergraduates have had questions concerning the upcoming JAMB registration for the 2019/2020 exams. The questions range from the price of the registration form to the requirements for needed for a student to take the exams.
So, if you are one of such candidates, then you are in luck as we have done the hard work and will provide the answers needed concerning the JAMB 2019/2018 examinations. Read on till the end of this article to get all the information you may need.
When will the JAMB Registration Form for 2019/2020 be Out?
The sale of the application forms will begin on the 10th of January, 2019 and will end on the 20th of February.Prof. Ishaq Oloyede revealed this information in a stakeholder meeting on plans concerning the sale and registration of the 2019 JAMB applications.
He added that the registration process would last for two months. He also added that the examinations would begin around March 2019.
However, candidates are advised to check the board’s website, download the JAMB app and brochure to get the latest news.
How Much is the JAMB form for 2019/2020?
In recent news as seen on dailypost, Chairman of JAMB governing board, Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe announced to newsmen, his words – “You are aware that the federal government has reduced the cost of JAMB forms from N5,000 to N3,500 but it is going to take effect from next year.
“Therefore, if we start selling the forms today, we will still sell at the cost of N5,000 because the approval does not cover for now, that is why we have shifted the sale of the forms to any date from first of January.
“It is a very good move from the federal government based on our recommendations.
“Even though we are returning money to the coffers of the Federal Government, our primary objective is not just to make money.
“That money is coming from somewhere and it is difficult for some people to raise that money and pay for the forms, even though JAMB form is among the cheapest in the whole world,”
Apart from the form, you will need to pay some separate charges of about N1,200 for the complete registration. The charges include a CBT registration fee of N700 and a JAMB 2019 textbook which costs N500.
You will make the payment for the CBT registration at the CBT centre. Ensure you have received a notification from your centre before you make any payments.
How can I Register for JAMB 2019/2020 Examination?
Before you begin with the registration for the UTME 2019 exams, you should have the following details. These include a personal e-mail address and a mobile phone number.
Here are the steps and guidelines you will need to complete your registration process.
- Register Your Profile
You can register your profile by validating your email address on the JAMB portal. During this process, you will need to input some details into the spaces required. Once, you have confirmed and sent your information; the board will send a code to your email box. Read the full profile registration process here.
You can also register your profile via mobile phone. First, send a text containing your name, middle name, and surname to 55019. Ensure you add two spaces between the names. Next, you will receive a code of 10 characters. Candidates will need the code to get the ePiN.
- Make ePIN Registration Payment
Next, you need to make a payment to procure an ePIN. You can make payments at major banks, NIPOST or via electronic platforms.
Banks involved in the registration process include Access, Ecobank, First Bank, FCMB, Fidelity and Jaiz Banks. Other financial institutions involved are Skye, Sterling, Union, Unity, and Zenith Banks.
You can make payments on electronic platforms such on the JAMB portal. The CBT centres also provide POS terminals where you can make secure payments.
Ensure you have the code which you obtained in step 1 before you make any payment. It’s advisable you write it down in a safe place.
Once you make your payment using any of the methods listed, you will get an ePIN. However, should you misplace the pin, you can retrieve it by only sending [UTME PIN] to 55019 for UTME candidates. DE candidates should send [DE PIN] to the same number. The pin will be sent immediately to your phone.
- Visit an accredited CBT Centre
Finally, go to any registered JAMB CBT centre with your biodata and ePin. The registration process at the centre includes:
- A payment of N 700 for the service charge.
- Provision of your personal information, choice of examination town, credentials and a biometric enrolment. You will also have your picture captured by the CBT staff.
- Printing of an eSlip as an evidence of payment.
After the process, the centre will give you some material which consists of the recommended reading text and a CD containing:
- a) an e-brochure showing guidelines on admission with a list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study.
- b) Syllabus for the examination.
- c) Step by step guide on completion of the JAMB application form.
- d) A video message from the Registrar of JAMB and a demo on how to use the eight keys during the examination.
When will the sale of the JAMB 2019 Form end?
As earlier mentioned, the sale will end on the 20th of February, 2019. However, there might be an extension of the deadline.
We hope you find this article helpful during your JAMB registration process for 2019/2018. However, you can check the board’s website for additional information. We wish you success in your exams.