All About Jamb 2014/2015 JAMB Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB invites qualified applications for admission into Nigeria Tertiary Institutions through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for the 2014/2015 academic session which shall be in three forms

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Dual Based Test (DBT)
  3. Paper Pencil Test (PPT)

Registration Period

The registration period is 4th November, 2013 to 14th March, 2014 and the website closes on Tuesday, 25th March, 2014.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements approved for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID), and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Institutions, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutes and Colleges of Education are available in the Brochure which accompanies registration materials.

Please note that matriculated student in any university is not eligible to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) except those who are transferring from foreign Universities.

Entry by Direct Application (DE)

Applicants with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

  • A minimum of five (5) subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least two at the Principal or Advanced level of the G.C.E. and the others, at credit level of the SSCE/GCE, NTC/NBC. No subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced levels.
  • Two passes at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination or Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognized institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS).
  • Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E, NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses). Education may be accepted as a third A'Level subject for those taking courses in Education.

Change of Courses and/or Institutions.

  • Change of course(s) and/or institutions shall be allowed by the Board after the release of results.
  • The fee for change of course(s) and/or institutions is N2,500.00 (Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira only).

Date and Venue for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

  • The date for the conduct of the examination is Saturday, 5th April, 2014(now changed to 12th April, 2014) for Paper Pencil Test (PPT) and Dual Based Test (DBT). The date for Computer Based Test (CBT) will be announced later.
  • The venue of the examination will be at the candidates' chosen town during on-line registration.

Registration Fees

Registration fee for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is Four Thousand Naira (N4,000) only payable in cash in any of the approved banks listed below:

  • Union Bank Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc
  • Skye Bank Plc

Application documents can also be obtained from any of JAMB Offices across the country with Bank Draft addressed to THE REGISTRAR, JAMB and made payable in Abuja.

Registration Documents

At the point of purchase of the e-registration scratch cards, the following documents shall be made available for collection by every candidate.

  • Writing Materials and Calculator. These should be kept and brought to the examination centre on the day of the examination.
  • Syllabus for the examination in soft copy.
  • Guidelines on admission (Brochure) in soft and hard copies, detailing list of Tertiary Institutions and available programmes of study.

Please note that the items listed above are at NO EXTRA cost to the candidates.

Registration Centres

  • The Board has obtained the list of accredited cyber-cafes throughout the country from the National Communication Commission (NCC).
  • All cyber-cafe owners who are interested in the UTME registration exercise should visit JAMB's website for necessary documentation.
  • Documentation of cyber-cafes is compulsory as it is being introduced to prevent fraudulent practices that can jeopardise the interest of the candidates.
  • Candidates are advised to register at such cyber-cafes only for a fee not more than Seven Hundred Naira (N700.00).

General Information

  • The registration fee, once paid is not refundable.
  • Registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is On-line (via internet) and all applicants are advised to register by themselves. All required information must be provided.
  • Applicants are advised to read and understand the instructions on how to complete the on-line registration before visiting any cybercafe that has flatbed scanner or digital camera to handle passport photograph capture.
  • Candidates should study the guidelines on admission before registration.
  • Candidates who damage or lose their scratch cards before registration will have to purchase another scratch card.
  • Multiple entries are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will have their entire results cancelled.
  • Candidates should note that their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters.
  • Candidates can access the Board's website on for registration using the registration scratch card. Registration can be done on the website at anytime within the stipulated registration period through any of the accredited and authorised internet cafes.
  • Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or method of testing, they will also be tested on these two general books.
    • The Successors by Jerry Agada
    • The Potter's Wheel by Chukwuemeka Ike

Candidates are to note that there will be no extension of the date of registration.

All About Jamb 2013/2014 JAMB Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is to end its paper and pencil based examinations by 2015. Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa'i, stated this at the inauguration of the board's of the computer-based testing in Abuja, on a Thursday. Rufai expressed the hope that in the next three years, all JAMB's conducted examinations would be computer based. She said, "This is an effort by JAMB to ensure that we have computer-based testing. The computer based testing has many advantages which includes the elimination of examination malpractice. "It is our hope that by 2015, all JAMB examinations will be computer-based and students will have their scores instantly." Earlier, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said the board would construct   five testing centres with 150 terminals in five states in 2013. According to him, candidates will, for now, have the option of using either the paper-pencil or the e-testing option or both for all JAMB-related examinations. On the recent pilot test carried out with 600 students in Abuja, Ojerinde said it was a testimony to the viability of the e-testing in line with global best practices for such examinations. He said, "The e-testing option which we have test run and found effective has many advantages. "It ensures prompt delivery of raw scores; it eliminates cases of incomplete results; eliminates result blackout and checks examination malpractice." Currently, Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examinations conducted by JAMB are manually assessed. Candidates are subjected to a written multiple choice test and they are provided with special answer sheets and HB pencils. The questions are also manually marked.


  • SCAM ALERT!!! Please be informed that JAMB has not authorized any persons/individual/agent /affiliate whatsoever to transact on it's behalf with regards to obtaining access codes. Please DO NOT disclose your access code to anyone and disregard any information by mean of SMS or email other than that on the JAMB portal. Necessary information will be passed via the portal ONLY.
  • Registration cannot be done in just any cyber cafe. Only accredited cafe's are allowed to partake in this year's registration process. To check the list of accredited centers in your area Click Here !
  • JAMB has set a maximum price of 700 naira should be collected for the registration process including two print out of your e-slip. Any cafe that charges you more than 700 naira should be reported immediately.


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is Nigeria's official entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. The examinations being administered are available for most students who choose to apply to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and universities.

The government, under the leadership of General Olusegun Obasanjo during his military reign in 1976 established six additional universities to the exixting onces in the nation and set up a national committee on university entrance under the chairmanship of Mr. M. S. Angulu


It is usually said that admission start from application. The experience I have had in admission processing over the year has proven this statement to be true. Statements like "if I had known when I was applying …" or "I never knew this before my application" is very common. At that point though, they have already lost the admission. So, the point I am making is that, if you want to win the battle of admission, you have to start from application now.

The ideal time to start the battle of admission is during JAMB application. Many would-be-students do not arm themselves with enough information that will guarantee their admission success. Many apply without formal orientation. Using the trial-and-error method, they fumble their way through Universities and courses selection. The result in most cases is failure.

It is especially important that prospective candidates for 2013 JAMB UTME give special attention to application as JAMB will be providing two modes of taking this years examination.

Your knowledge about this and many more questions may be the only thing needed to pass 2013 JAMB UTME. Before you go online and register on you need to fortify yourself with the knowledge of what you would meet there.

This modern approach JAMB is acquiring will, in a way, if properly implemented reduce the amount of errors in scores and make it faster for candidates to see their result and according to JAMB's Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, "those who take their examination using CBT will be able to check their result 30 minutes after the exam".