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5 Things JAMB Candidates Should Do To Secure Admission

While it is true that the factors that determine who gets admitted through JAMB and who does not is quite complicated, it does not mean that there is nothing a candidate can do to increase his or her chances of securing admission.

This post is to highlight some of the things a JAMB candidate can do to ensure he or she has a very high possibility of securing admission.

If you are preparing for the upcoming JAMB UTME, you are advised to carefully read this post and follow the recommendations to increase your chances of gaining admission.

Below are a few factors that will increase your chances of gaining admission.

1. Complete/Right O’level result

JAMB has made it clear last year that henceforth, no candidates will be admitted with incomplete O’level results. A candidate that does not have the complete O’level results for his or her chosen course of study is not qualified for admission. This does not mean that candidates that are are still waiting for the release of their O’level result cannot apply for JAMB using awaiting results. However, such candidates are to ensure they upload their complete O’level results before admission commences.

2. Correct JAMB UTME-Subject Combination

Just the same way an incomplete/wrong O’level results can disqualify you for admission, the same way a wrong UTME subject combination can equally disqualify. UTME Subject combination is the combination of subjects related to your intended course of study that you are expected to take during the JAMB examination. Candidates are expected to go through the JAMB Brochure to know the exact UTME subject combination for their chosen course of study or check our list of courses and their UTME subject combinations to avoid making this mistake. Though last year, JAMB allowed candidates with such a mistake to make the correction later but we are not sure if that opportunity will be given this year. So take this seriously.

5. Apply for a School That Your State of Origin Is Within Its Catchment Area:

Each Federal University has its own catchment areas. These catchment areas are states connected to that particular federal university. If your state of origin is recognized as part of the catchment area of the federal university you applied to study, you will stand a better chance of securing admission into that university than someone else whose state of origin is not recognized as part of the university’s catchment area. 35% of the available spaces are reserved for candidates whose state of origin falls within the catchment area of the federal university of their choice. So it is advisable to apply for admission to an institution that has your state of origin as part of its catchment area. For a list of federal universities and their catchment areas, CLICK HERE.

3. A High JAMB Score

Though a high JAMB score does not automatically mean that you will gain admission, but a high JAMB score will help boost your chances of securing admission especially if your intended course of study is a competitive course like Medicine, Law etc This is why you should study well for the upcoming examination.

4. A High Post-UTME Score

Similar to the last point I made, a high Post JAMB score equally gives a candidate a high chance of gaining admission. So don’t just aspire for a high score in JAMB exam, also aspire for a high Post-UTME score as well. That way, you have a better chance of securing admission.

All these I have mentioned above will surely give you a high chance of gaining admission and with God on your side, your admission is sure.


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  1. Please I had
    Biology B3
    Chemistry B3
    Physics C6
    English B3
    Can I study medicine and sugry in uni

  2. Please sir, can i print my registration slip in any cyber cafe after registration in cbt center.

  3. No, your subject combinations are maths, English, financial accounting and commerce

  4. Is there a WhatsApp group we can easily get update like this??

  5. Pls i you the phone number and email address for last year jamb and i can not access my profile account

  6. Plz i choose these subject for jamb combination
    English,government,irs ,lit in English. I my not made a mistake sir? Mass comm.

  7. Pls sir I got d7 in Economics can I study civil engineering with that result

  8. Pls sir I wasn’t given password at my cbt centre and I didn’t see it on my mail
    pls what would I do because I heard it is very important

  9. Good day please i registered successfully but I remember at the CBT centre my email did no go through so a new Email was used to open and I was told to open that same email , I’ve done that but I’m not sure if its correct. Is this very important or I can go ahead?? Will this be a problem for admission??

  10. Good afternoon,
    Please I choose medicine as my first choice and pharmacology as my second choice
    Sorry how would I go for my second choice if I didn’t make first choice

  11. I want to study accounting..can I do maths..english .. economics Nd commerce in jamb

  12. Pls i have finger print problem on jamb and they told me that i can’t register and they said i should go and wait jamb ll call me..
    Till now i av not received any call and jamb is closeing soon pls sir what can i do because i don’t want to miss this jamb pls sir…

  13. Please I didn’t put my o’level result in my jamb form but I have the result is that gonna affect anything if I was to get admission or in the process

  14. Pls I added English,CRS literature and government
    I was to study public administration but I found out that economics is needed, what will I do now?

  15. Pls I have UTME 160 post UTME 176 Average 168 , iam Apply North West University but still Admission net yet given

  16. Good morning please I don’t have further mathematics in my o’level result can I still get admission into unilag for petroleum engineering and screening in

  17. Good am please I don’t have further mathematics in my o’level result can I still get admission into unilag for petroleum engineering

  18. I applied DE with lower credit into university of Maiduguri in veterinary medicine faculty my past OND result is obtained from animal heath and production technology also know animal science is there any possibility for me to get admission

  19. Good morning please what do we do if there is no correct option from the options provided

  20. I choose business administration and my combination are engl, maths history and economic is that one acceptable UniAbuja

  21. Please had reg for this coming utme and thy are asking for another account profile which I have one while I set for last year jamb is that abnormal

    • Please sir, I choose this subject combination to study linguistics and communication.
      Gov, lit in Eng, CRS and English language.
      Please I want to know if am correct.

  22. please can I study accountancy with this O’level result
    mathematics c5
    English c6
    accounting. b3
    commerce. b3
    Yoruba. b3
    economics. c5

    and choose maths, use of English, economics, and account for my jamb combination?

  23. Please can I study Agricultural Economics with d7 in Physics at unn

  24. Nwafam Chukwudi C

    Can I do international relations with this my result
    English C4
    Maths. C6
    Igbo. D7
    Civic. C4
    Govt. A1
    C.r.k. A1
    Data. C4
    Agric. D7
    Literature. D7


    I haven’t got any response from Jamb about my exam centre
    And d Jamb mock is 1st of February 2018

  26. pls i got D7 in my physics , pls what course can i study?

  27. Please, why is JAMB asking for the “password” of one’s email in CBT registration procedure even when not creating a new account?

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