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How To Correct Mistakes Made During JAMB Registration

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One important thing candidates registering for JAMB UTME are advised to do is to ensure that their details are correct before submission. However, we are still humans and mistakes can be made and some of the mistakes may not be detected until it is late. Now, what if you found out after submitting your online JAMB registration form that there is a mistake you ought to have corrected? Is it possible to correct mistakes made during JAMB Registration?

Well, the answer is yes! That is the essence of this post. Now, what are the possible mistakes one can make during JAMB registration. Let’s outline them;

  • Mistake on Names
  • Mistakes on Date of birth or Age
  • Mistakes on State/L.G.A
  • Mistakes On Gender
  • Mistakes on Institution and course of study.

How To Correct Mistakes Made On Names, Date of Birth/Age, State/L.G.A And Gender During JAMB Registration

For mistakes on names, date of birth/age, State/L.G.A as well as gender, you can correct these mistakes online by following the steps below;

  • Go to and login with your email address and password
  • Once logged in, you will be taken to the landing page where you will see all available services.
  • Select “Correction of Data”. This is available on the side bar.
  • Click on the data you want to change under menu items
  • Once you select this service, a Transaction ID is generated for this service. This will be displayed on the confirmation page screen.
  • Review the details displayed on the Confirmation Page. Also, note the Transaction ID displayed in a bold red font. The Transaction ID is useful for all future references concerning the Transaction. A copy of this transaction ID will be sent to your registered email address.
  • Click on the Continue button if you wish to pay with your card immediately (Two Thousand Five Hundred Naira, N2,500 will be charged for any of these services). If you wish to use other payment channels like ATM, Cash at the Bank or Quickteller, please note the transaction ID as it will be required.
  • On the Interswitch Payment page, enter your card details and click on the Pay button.
  • The status of your payment will be displayed on the “My Payment Section” An SMS and email containing your unique Transaction Identification and payment status will be sent to you after payment. Click on the Continue button.
  • Once payment is completed, you will be asked to provide the following:
    a. Year of Exam and
    b. JAMB Registration Number
  • After entering the information correctly, your details will now appear.
  • Please provide the new information in the boxes provided.
  • After submission, an Indemnity Form will be displayed for printing.
  • This is to be filled and taken to your institution for Approval.
  • Your institution will be responsible for submission of the approved form to the JAMB state office.
  • Once received, the Approved form will be uploaded to your profile. You will receive a notification when this is done.
  • JAMB will now process your application. If Approved, your details will be changed as requested.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not know how to go about this. Do not try to do it by your self. Visit any accredited centre or JAMB offices nation wide, they will help you carry out the process to avoid making another mistake while trying to correct the previous one.

How To Correct Mistakes Made On Choice Of Institution And Course

The process of correcting or making changes on choice of course and institution selected during JAMB registration form (Change of course/institution) is equally done online via the JAMB portal. However, due to the sensitiveness of this process, we have dedicated a whole post on explaining the reasons you may need a change of course and institution and how best to go about it. So for proper guidance on change of course and institution, click on this link: JAMB Change Of Course And Institution – When And How To Apply For It



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  1. I want to change my email,how can i

  2. Pls my school uploaded my wrong date of birth for nysc simply bcos there was a mistake on my jamb that I wrote 2012, should I register with the wrong date of birth for my nysc or what can I do

  3. Prince chinedu

    Can i change my centre..

  4. I filled in wrong exam no during registration can it be corrected?

    • If you mean wrong O’level exam number, No it cannot be corrected now. We do not know if JAMB will allow a change on that later. But even if that does not happen.There’s really no big deal since you will have the opportunity to present the correct one during your school’s admission screening exercise

  5. It won’t affect me in gaining admission abi?

  6. pls admin, i made a mistake in arranging my names, instead of I shld write Adeniyi Olabisi sodiq and dis is the name on my profile @ schl, I wrote Adeniyi sodiq olabisi in jamb pls can it be corrected kindly assist me on how 2 go abt it

    • For now it cannot be corrected. However, even if JAMB does not provide an opportunity for you to correct that again, I do not think it is much of an issue. It is not like the names are wrong, just that they are not arranged properly.

  7. okay thanks, am afraid b4 coz i taught it might affects me during my NYSC service bcoz d names are nt properly arranged

  8. Please I try to change my schools of choice but am unable to change it why?

  9. Pls I want to change my waec result to neco in my correction of data……bcus I realize dat I need at least credit in chemistry in which I did not ave in my waec but I ave it in my neco……can dis be done

    • JAMB may likely enable the portal for candidates with awaiting result to upload their results. However, if that does not happen, you can apply for admission screening of your school using the NECO result.

  10. Pls I made a mistake in o’leve year that I filled when I register..can correct it

    • JAMB may allow you an opportunity to do that later. However, if that does not happen, when applying for your school’s admission screening, you can make the needed changes.

  11. Afolabi omolola

    Pls what can I do, my bro filled his correct date of birth during profile creation and it was send to his email correctly,after paying for the registration the print out we printed came with 2nd Nov instead of 3rd Nov that was filled on his profile,when will logged in back to his profile we still saw 3rd Nov boldly written but again after the result was out,we printed it again we saw 2nd Nov instead of 3rd,I just paid 2500 for the change of date through remitta generated but the space where will suppose to choose 2017 utme and login with his exam no is not bring it up,its only showing previous years…what else can we do

    • At the moment changes are not allowed on other data. You are only allowed to change your course and institution. However, I do not think this is a big deal. Wait till the printing of JAMB Original result slip commences. If the date that shows on the result slip is the wrong one, then you may need to get a court affidavit and attach it to the other documents during admission screening.

  12. Pls sir! can I change my waec subject combination during screening from math ,English, government, lit and economics to math, english, government, literature and Crs… it’s still one sitting oo… because I want to have higher chances of admission… I had A1 in my Crs and c6 in my economics

    • You mean your o’level result? if so, you can change the subjects during screening provided the subjects are relevant to your course of study.

  13. Pls,i made mistake in my l.g.a of origin instead of ifelodun i choose moro.pls what do i do b4 screening?

  14. olayinka lateef

    Pls,i made mistake in my l.g.a of origin instead of ifelodun i chose moro.pls what do i do b4 screening?

  15. I did GCE for my o level but during jamb registration my registrar couldn’t find GCE instead he put other and then fill in my score, hope that’s no problem

  16. Please help… I paid for regularisation and after the payment I saw my indemnity form and then it just went off…and the payment status says approved not used

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