JAMB Direct Entry Form 2017 Registration guidelines

The instructions provided on this site will guide you to fill the registration form. Make sure you understand every step in the instruction before filling.

Candidates are strongly advised to study the Brochure  carefully before proceeding to fill the registration form. This is to avoid making mistakes in filling the form.

The Sign In module enables you to validate your PIN and allows you to supply your basic personal details including biometrics and Passport Photograph. Note that your Biometrics, Passport Photograph and other Registration details can be captured online or offline. These details shall be verified on first visit (Sign-In) and shall not be required subsequently.

Note that you are liable for misplacement of your card as your details can be accessed by someone else if found. YOU ARE ADVISED TO KEEP YOUR SCRATCH CARD.

On successful Sign-In, you shall be redirected to the registration page, if you have not registered. If your complete registration details including your Examination Town were captured offline, these shall be loaded for re-verification. The only Test option available is (Computer Based Test) which can be selected during offline registration and also available online. If you have otherwise submitted your form, you shall be redirected to the home page  so that you can have access to other facilities on your profile.

Please note that on the Registration form, the red asterics (*) appearing besides some text boxes of the forms is an indication that the option is compulsory and must be filled with valid data.

Note that you cannot change your Exam Town after you have submitted your form.

Note also that Multiple Registration is not allowed and may be punished.

After filling the form, on the confirmation Page, you will see Discard and Submit buttons.

Clicking the Discard button means you still have intention to re-visit your form and may make further changes. Note that your form gets to JAMB ONLY when you click on Submit button. On submission, you shall be redirected to Registration Slip page for printing.

Note: If you did not submit your form before the close of registration, your entry is forfeited.

2.0     Registration of Candidates

2.1 Registration Prerequisite

    • Purchase your Scratch Card from any of the approved selling points


    • Download the e-registration form template


    • Fill it and get your recent (Not more than 3 months) Passport Photograph scanned into JPEG format


    • Take the filled form along with you to any of the approved Registration centres and ensure that your two (2) thumbs prints are captured (Biometrics).


    •  This can be done (with DIGITAL PERSONA Scannner ONLY) online or offline


    •  No Licence is required for DIGITAL PERSONA Scannner


    • Biometrics details and complete registration details can also be captured offline


    • Your PIN and Serial Number shall be required during Offline and Online registration


    • For ease of registration, you are advised to capture your Biometrics and complete Registration details offline


    • After offline data capture, please confirm that the captured data has been processed before going online

2.2     Registration of Candidates

On the default page, go to the Sign-In box, enter the PIN and Serial Number on the Scratch Card purchased

The system validates the PIN and Serial Number

  • First timer: If you are visiting the portal for the first time, the system validates the PIN and checks if your data processed offline is stored. If found, you shall not be required to re-supply those details but to confirm them. The Online Fingerprint capture page shall be skipped. Once the account creation page is confirmed by you(Note: You will NOT be able to change your Names, Date of Birth, Gender and Origin), the system redirects you to the Registration page . If you did complete data capture during offline registration, all your details will be loaded on the registration page. You will then be required to select your Testing option (Computer Based Test, Paper & Pencil Test or Dual(Computer/Paper) Test), and your Examination State/Town.
  • Subsequent Visit: Subsequently, the system still validates your PIN. If you have not submitted your form, you shall be taken to the registration page. If you completed your registration data capture offline or you have filled your form online but did not submit, your data will be loaded on the page.
  • Confirmation: Once your form is filled, click on the Preview button to preview your form. The system validates the data supplied and redirects to confirmation page once all the data are valid. On the confirmation page, your form can be editted by clicking on the Edit Registration link. Click the Submit button ONLY when you are ready to submit your form.
  • Registration Slip Printing: Upon submission of your form by clicking on Submit button, your shall be redirected to Registration Slip Printing page. From the default page, the Slip can also be printed by supplying the Registration Number or PIN. You may as well print the Slip by signing in and click on Print Slip link on the Home page.


3.1     Template Form

To download the registration template form:

Launch the www.jamb.org.ng website from Internet Explorer

You will see a link to Download the Template form on the Default Page

Click on Registration Template

Click Save to save the downloaded file to a specified location or

Click Open to open and View/Print the registration template

Click Cancel to cancel the downloading Process

4.0     Using The Online Brochure

The online brochure is built to be dynamic. It can help you easily locate your course, institution, catchments area for an institution. You may also download parts of the brochure.

To download the brochure

Launch the www.jamb.org.ng website from Internet Explorer

SignIn with your PIN and Serial Number

Click Brochure link

Click Search Brochure or Browse through the Brochure or Download Brochure as you may require.

The Search Brochure link lets you:

• Locate the institutions offering a specified course. You can achieve this by selecting the course and select a state. The system will find all the institutions in that state that offer your selected course. Alternatively, you can specify course and select ‘All’ from school list box, the system will check through all the institutions registered with Jamb that offer your selected course.

• Locate catchments for state. In this option you will be required to specify the state, the system will display catchments institutions of the selected state. Selecting the ‘Click’ option beside an institution will display all courses available in the institution. To know the requirement for each course, Click ‘Requirement’ link beside the course.

The Browse through brochure displays all the faculties in the institutions. You can select a faculty to see the courses and their requirements. This option is similar to the manual way of searching through hard copy brochure. Courses are arranged faculty by faculty in a tabular form with requirements The Download: This provides users to download copies of the brochure may be for future use.

The brochure is broken into faculties, such that users will only download the faculty that concerns and to reduce time it will take to download the entire brochure which may be difficult to handle.

To download the brochure:

Click on faculty

Click Save to save the downloaded file to a specified location or

Click Open to open and View/Print the registration template

Click Cancel to cancel the downloading Process

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