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How To Correct Mistakes Made During JAMB Registration – Data Correction

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 sidebar.
  • 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 the 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 nationwide, 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 the choice of course and institution selected during the 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. Egbo Joseph ifeanyi

    I have applied for the change of name as explained here but my problem right now is that the jamb office of school (state is right not not working) can I take it to head office in Abuja’s cos some one recommended that .pls I need ur help

  2. Please I went for correction of name and date of birth but jamb sent me a message that they are not convinced with the date of birth am changing so they won’t change it what should I do and also the change of name hasn’t reflected why they didn’t send me any email concerning the name only data of birth

    • Fawole Olaitan Oluwatoyin

      Please when did you apply for the correction of name and date of birth because I’ve applied for it since January 2021 and haven’t received any mail from Jamb

  3. Please I corrected some profile details on my jamb profile.. the jamb agaent didn’t do the right thing.. can I correct it again please?

  4. Please sir during my jamb regularization the name of the head of register of my sch is wrong on my form can I change it

  5. Pls is it to late to change my jamb email

  6. And please when is the deadline for Correction of Data 2020?

  7. Please I don’t understand these lines

    * After submission, an Indemnity Form will be displayed for printing.

    *This is to be filled and taken to your institution for Approval.

    Does it mean I have to take the form to UNN (my choice of institution) for approval? Or which institution are you talking about.

    Please help me out here thank you.

    • Oyinkuro Teibowei Success

      Am also confused like you oh cause they did not tell me anything about it when I corrected my profile

  8. danielemilolorun

    Pls I also made mistake in my subject combination..
    I pick
    To study business administration
    The subject combination was wrong I tried to correct this data
    it’s not bringing out the correction portal link
    I can find it anywhere..
    Pls how can I go about it

  9. My SIM card which I use in registering Jamb is missing pls how can I change my number

  10. Can i change my mobile number

  11. pls I made mistake by putting wrong gmail address
    how can I change it

  12. please sir does dat means if I put my State school it will be easy for me to gain admission

  13. Bisong Felix Osowomuko

    Please I want to change my subject and course, could it be possible again

  14. Onigbinde Abosede Grace

    Please i have mistake on name and someone told me that i should go to jamb headquarter to correct but he later said maybe he will not correct it for me and he said i should go an register another one and have registered another but the money i use before did jamb we give me back if i send my account number to jamb website

  15. what if the person in the CBT centre filled in the wrong exam town how can they rectify it

    • I told the person that did my registration that I have my O’Level result and I have uploaded.
      He said he has to put awaiting result because he is not the one that uploaded the result
      That it doesn’t matter

      But I’m scared seriously and worried

  16. How can I correct my e-mail address

  17. how do I know where I was posted for mock jamb

  18. U have mistake in my date of birth

  19. I made mistake in my subject combination.i want to study accounting so I chosed account instead of government. Can the mistake be corrected and how?

  20. Please I made a mistake in my subject combination
    I chose irk instead of government and I want to study business education… Please is it going to affect me or I should go and change it instead

  21. how do i correct mistake made on EMAIL?

    • Pls I really made a mistake on my email I do I get it corrected

      • Please when I registered for jamb this year, the person that scanned my O’Level result was different from the person that did registration and entered my Bio-data for me.
        So, the person that entered my bodiate filled it as A/R instead of my O’LEVEL result

        Please can I rectify it?
        Before or after post utme?

  22. There’s a mistake in my Email address, and I haven’t received anything in my email yet

  23. Pls I made mistake on my state of exam and town pls wat can I do

  24. Etim Emilia Effiong

    I make mistakes in my subject combination and my surname

  25. I made mistake in the subject I choose, how can I correct is

  26. Sir I used the number I used last time wen registering jamb and same email and it work please hope it will not affect me later..


    I made a mistake in my email address pls I need to correct it

  28. Emeluwa Emmanuel

    I didn’t put my last name on my jamb registration will it affect my admission

  29. Sir please while registering for my de I used my center’s JUPEB number instead if my national examination number
    Please hope it won’t affect my admission

    • Please how am I to open the email address given to me while registering at the CBT center? I tried to login but it’s not working, but when I log in to the Jamb e facility it worked.

  30. Sir,I did jamb regularization and I made a mistake in my post utme course(the courses I wrote during jamb exam).I put biology I stead of mathematics will it affect me in any way?

  31. Please, I did my jamb registration before waec so I used
    A/R ,I ended up not doing some subjects in which I listed in jamb in my waec.
    I’m yet to upload results. Will I have a problem due to change in listed subject when later uploading my olevel on my jamb portal?

  32. please i dont know what to do

    I registered for jamb on the 19th of december 2017 and i also indicated that i will write the jamb mock but till now i haven’t received any mail from jamb

  33. Olayemi Matthew Samson

    Please what is the meaning of reference number on jamb correction of data form ?

  34. Grace unekwu-ojo Solomon

    Please sir there was a mistake in subject while registring Jamb for this year it was literature instead of government please can it be changed

  35. How do I correct mistakes on my D.E sir
    I mean this 2018
    The center I registered made mistake on my year of graduation
    They didn’t even ask me to check through the form before submission
    Just like that they printed out with a contradicting date
    Am out sir
    Help out
    How do I rectify this.

    • I don’t think that can be rectified now. You only have to hope it does not affect your admission. But to me, that shouldn’t affect your admission.

  36. I please sir during registration the operator upload 7 out of 9 olevel result hope it doesn’t affect

  37. I used ikpoba okah as the LGA during my jamb registration but my LGO is Owan east hope dere is no problem cuz I don’t know if I was suppose to use Owan east as d LGA??

    • It may likely affect you later. May be during you physical screening or NYSC registration. I advise you proceed to correct it now

  38. Pls, I want to correct my mistake but have one encounter. What is the name given to general studies on DE portal??. I urgently need your response. Thanks

  39. Am seriously concerns about when the data correction portal will be make available for DE applicants?? Pls address this comment. Thanks

    • It is already available. Login to your JAMB profile Dashboard and Click on “Registration” you will find a link for that.

  40. I changed my date of birth for like a month nw,submitted my indemnity form at the jamb office but it’s nd reflecting in my profile.pls wot do I do?

  41. I made a slight mistake in the name on my JAMB profile. Instead of Michael which is the name on my SSCE, I have Mike on my JAMB result, which now reflects on my Post Utme registration form.

    How costly is this error and how do I fix it?

  42. when i was creating my jamb profile my LGA IFE CENTRAL so i choose IFE NORTH, i have done change of LGA but is not changing, they gave me a form to fill that after filling that i should go to jamb office, i went to jamb office they said i should bring my LGA Certificate before it can change. sir is it still important to change it or live because some people are telling me that is not important that it will not affect me. sir please i need your answer

  43. Pls, i made mistake in my NCE subjects upload during my application, can data correction be used for such an error. your response is needed. Thanks in anticipation.

  44. plz what can i do to change waec awaiting result to neco awaiting result

  45. Pls admin. I made a mistake when paying for my jamb regularisation online, I choose2008 ume instead of 2008 monOtechnic, polytechnic. Now I can’t fine find school option, I went to a poly ib. Only universities Were Been displayed. What can I do to correct this to polytechnic.

    • I advise you visit the closest JAMB office to see if there’s a way to resolve it. If not, you will have to make another payment and start afresh.

  46. Chidiebere Okoro

    Sir, please I am currently doing change of name and I am a jambite.. This is because I used a different surname in my o’level and jamb.. I successfully paid and I was given an indemnity form. The problem is that I am not in school yet which institution will I submit the indemnity form to?

    • You do not indemnity form for change of name. If you have made payment for the change of name, Just go to any CBT centre or JAMB office to effect the change

      • Chidiebere Okoro

        seriously, I was given an indemnity form…

        • Now I understand. I think you are to presnet the indemnity form to your school after you have been admitted. However, I will advise you are to visit the closest JAMB office for clarification.

  47. I want to use neco instead of waec awaiting result is it possible

  48. I want to use neco instead of waec awaiting result

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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?

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

  53. 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.

      • Godwin allahkayi Jeremiah

        My name is Godwin allahkayi Jeremiah
        But I made a mistake by sending
        Surname ….. Godwin
        First name… allahkayi
        Second Name…. Jeremiah
        Pls I hope it will not affect me

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

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

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

  59. 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.

    • Please Sir I made a mistake while arranging my name during registration
      Instead of Owolabi Pelumi Ibrahim I registered with Owolabi Ibrahim Pelumi
      Hope am on a safe side

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

  61. 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

  62. Prince chinedu

    Can i change my centre..

  63. 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

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

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