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JAMB 2018: 5 Steps For a Successful UTME/DE Registration

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The 2018 JAMB UTME/DE Registration has commenced. We would like to guide you through the necessary steps that will ensure a successful registration.

It is important you take note of these steps to avoid making the usual mistakes many candidates often make during UTME Registration.

The step by step process for a successful registration is outlined below;

1. Profile Creation

You need to create a profile before starting the registration process. To create profile;

-Send your name [Surname First-Name Middle-Name (if any)] (This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all) by text (SMS) to 55019 e.g Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu (Surname and first name are mandatory)

-A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number

Note: One Cell (mobile) number can be used by one candidate The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2018 Application/Examination

2. Obtain the JAMB Registration PIN

There are six different method of making payment and procuring the JAMB Registration ePIN.

  • PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS (Access, ECOBANK, First Bank, FCMB, Fidelity, Jaiz, Skye, Sterling, Union, Unity and Zenith) INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS (FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)

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


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


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


This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5C(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


-Visit JAMB website:
-Click Purchase of 2018 Application Document
-Enter your Profile Code
-Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita)
-Make payment
-ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


-Dial *565*6*55019#
-Enter Profile Code
-Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
-ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

3. JAMB 2018 Registration Template

After you have obtained your registration PIN, do not be in a hurry to proceed to an Accredited CBT Centre for registration.

Please ensure you first download, print and fill the JAMB 2018 Registration Template, click here to do so. It is important to get this template before going to the CBT Centre for registration to avoid mistakes. Also ensure you check the JAMB Brochure to know the exact subject combination and the institutions that offer your intended course of study.

4. Registration at Accredited CBT Centres

After you have correctly filled the 2018 UTME Registration Form template, you are to proceed to the closest JAMB Accredited CBT centre with your ePIN for registration.

For List of Approved CBT Centres,  CLICK HERE

5. After Registration

Registration is done online and you will be personally attended to at the CBT centre. Each Candidate is to collect his or her e-slip or Registration Print-out. This serves as evidence that you have successfully completed the registration process.

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  1. KAMALUDDEEN Abdullahi

    I sent my surname first name nd middle to 55019 since 9am but up to now I didnt received anything nd I resent it still no issue can I send it to my another call number or I should be wait

  2. This process is very cumbersome…. What about those in villages?

    What kinda country is this

    • Let’s be optimistic and be patient with JAMB.
      Guess they’re fine tuning the process.
      This, I guess is better as at least even those in the rural areas can afford to access a phone.

  3. Why do I keep getting “insufficient balance” as a reply? I have more than enough balance for this message.

  4. Abdulhameed kamaluddeen

    Is DE not yet ready for broadcast?Abdulhameed kamalidden

  5. Pls, how much is the form ?

  6. Following the start of registration of UTME, I want to know if Direct Entry Registration will also go on concomitantly with UTME ?

    • From the official information released by JAMB, I think the two registrations will run simultaneously because the board did not announce a different date for DE candidates like they did last year.

  7. Schoolnews, I Need You To Help Me Out With This. I Sent My “Surname Firstname Middlename” To The Code According To Jamb Process But Each Time I Send It, Its Replying [FAIL TO SEND] what will i do?

  8. Osunde Owie Isaac

    Can’t one create a profile apart from sending through the short code. That is the way we did it last year?

    • This year process is different from that of Last year.

      • Okay so I went to jamb’s website and I saw a “create profile” spot where I just had to provide my name and email and they sent me a 10-digit code via email for me to use at a cbt centre for registration. Is that alright?

  9. i just did mine today I avnt gotten any pin yet …..i sent my name already and i got these reply………the first reply I got was that …..we are processing it this service will only cost #50……………
    the second reply was DAT the surname and the first name must be supplied .kindly adhere to the format [surname first name and middle name]

    does DAT mean I should wait for the pin or I should kindly resend it ?

    • it means that you didnt input your data correctly at first.maybe you didnt follow the format before,try again and follow the format this time

  10. Muhammed Abdullateef Olarewaju

    For more than a week, I was told that JAMB is holding my pin And has not been released. I’m tired and don’t know what to do.

  11. please is it possible to fill the form with awaiting result?

  12. is it possible to fill the template with awaiting result?

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