Everything you need to know about 2017 UTME,Direct Entry

As part of our duties to update every concerned person with relevant educational updates in Nigeria, team at BSN has prepared this page to give you detailed information about this year UTME and DE.


The period of sale/registration  for UTME is from Monday 20th March to Wednesday 19th
April 2017 while registration closes on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
For DIRECT ENTRY, the application will be on sale from Sunday 23rd April, 2017 


  • Each candidate must have personal e-mail address and mobile phone number.
  • Each candidate is to use his/her func␣onal and valid personal e-mail address.  The system would reject at the point of registra␣on any already used e-mail address. 
  • Each candidate must personally create a JAMB profile on the JAMB portal through JAMB Mobile App available on Android, Windows and iOS platforms OR visit a Bank, NIPOST to create his/her JAMB profile on the JAMB portal: www.jamb.org.ng . Name, date of birth, personal e-mail address and place of origin are required to create the profile.
  • Payment for JAMB’s E-PIN-registra␣on and the recommended reading text is done at the banks and NIPOST. Banks have also agreed to make these services available at CBT centres and JAMB State Offices. 
  • Each Candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited CBT centres are on our website i.e. www.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment. 
  • The CBT centre or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing: 

a)    e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions    and available programmes of study.

See Also

JAMB Syllabuses for UTME 2017

b)    Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination.
c)    Step by step guide on completing the application form.
d)    A video messages from the Registrar of JAMB and
a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for UTME examination without mouse.(For candidates with little familiarity with Computers)

  • Each Candidate is to complete the online application form by supplying the required details such as name, e-mail address, L.G.A., academic qualifications, etc.
  • At the CBT centre, Candidate’s ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and uploaded.
  • O/L and/or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting result should supply the result online as soon as the results are available on JAMB’S portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not supplied his/her O/L result on the portal of JAMB.
  • Each Candidate is to collect his e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration.
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There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real life online registration. No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State office. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.


Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a)    A minimum of five (5) GCE/WASCE credits at not more than two sittings with at least two Principal or Advanced level G.C.E. and the others.
(b)    Two passes at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination, Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognised institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS).
(c)    Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Educa␣on Courses) and ND. Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject for those taking courses in Education.
(d)    Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma including the O’Level requirements.
(e)    Candidates are to note that they will be required to provide their JAMB registration number which they used in gaining admission to NCE, Diploma etc for Direct Entry admission.

>>>See Detailed JAMB Subject Combinations for all Courses from 2017.<<


  On the 2017 registration platform, Candidates are to note that their 1st choice
can be a College of Education, University, Innovative Enterprise Institutes, Polytechnics/Monotechnics, NDA (Nigerian Defence Academy) or Nigeria Police Academy.


  •  The 2017 UTME will commence on 6th May and end on 20th May, 2017 (excluding May 12, 2017 because of Candidates sitting for WAEC’s Further Mathematics examination).
  • The venue of the examination will be at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town.


 Registration fee for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination or
Direct Entry is Five Thousand Naira (₦5,000) only.
Candidates are also, as usual, to pay Five Hundred Naira (₦500) only to obtain the reading text- ‘In Dependence’ for UTME candidates and ‘‘The Last Days at Forcados High School’‘ for Direct Entry Candidates.
7.2    Candidates should note that e-PINS being purchased are ␣ed to individual profile and are not transferable.
7.3    Candidates are advised to keep as confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, e-mail addresses and E-Pins.


The Board will mount a mock examination in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise INTERESTED Candidates with the CBT environment. Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examina␣on during the registra␣on process. The CBT Centres are allowed to collect through their (CBT Centres)bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only, for this exercise a␣er no␣fica␣on of centre has been received by the Candidate.

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The payment for mock examination shall be made to the centres to which the candidate is assigned a␣er the no␣fica␣on of assigned centres for the mock examination. No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of JAMB.
NOTE: Do Not pay for Mock un␣l JAMB assigns you to a CBT centre. The mock examination shall take place on Saturday 8th    April, 2017.


 In line with the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited
Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB States and FCT Offices will be allowed to register candidates. This is to avoid exploitation, off-line registration, mismatch of candidates’ particulars and other registration-irregularities.

Read Also: List of Approved CBT centers

General Information

  • The registration fee, once paid is non-refundable.
  • Registration
    for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is available
    at the CBT centres and JAMB Offices The accredited centres have been
    empowered to assist in this regard.
  • As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as registration Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions.
  • All
    CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating These
    banks are to be presentin their premises for the purposes of collecting
    all fees. No centre-staff is allowed to conduct cash transaction with
    the candidates.
  • Candidates are advised to read and understand
    the guidelines on admission and instructions on how to complete the
    online registration before commencing the process of registration.
  • Multiple registrations are not Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified.
  • Candidates should note that their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their result slips and admission
  • Candidates
    are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or
    method of testing, they will also be tested on a general text: “In Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates.
  • Candidates are warned that the Board has not authorised or solicited the services of ANY establishment/group or individual other than the accredited CBT centres for this registration exercise.

 Read Also: JAMB Introduces A New Book For 2017 UTME Candidates – “In Dependence”


PHONE: 08123658955, 08166335513
Website (1) http://www.jamb.gov.ng (2) http://www.jamb.org.ng Contact our Support Centre at support.jamb.org.ng


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