JAMB ePIN: How and Where to Purchase JAMB ePIN 2024

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of purchasing the JAMB ePIN for your UTME or DE registration. The ePIN, or Electronic Personal Identification Number, is a crucial requirement for anyone looking to register for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams.

Where to Purchase JAMB ePIN:

You can obtain your JAMB ePIN through various channels for your convenience. These include:

    • NIPOST and eleven participating Banks
    • Mobile Money Operators (TEASYPay, Packway Projects, Paga, and e-Tranzact)
    • Micro Finance Banks (Regent MFB and FUD MFB)
    • Online payment platforms (Interswitch and SystemSpecs)
    • ATMs of participating Banks
    • USSD (NIBSS AND ERCAS) for mobile banking
    • Nigeria Embassies in specified locations

Different Payment Methods:

There are several methods to pay for your JAMB ePIN:

i. Banks / Micro Finance Banks Payment: Present your profile Code and pay in cash or by card at the bank.

ii. POS Payment Procedures: Use your profile Code to pay by card at State Offices of JAMB, POS outlets, or JAMB CBT Centres.

iii. ATM Payment Procedures: Insert your card, enter your ATM pin, select Bill Payment, choose JAMB, enter your profile Code, and make payment.

iv. USSD CODE (NIBSS/ERCAS): Dial 565655019# for UTME or 565666019# for DE, enter your profile Code, select the bank, and follow instructions to complete the payment.

v. JAMB Portal: Visit the JAMB website, click on the purchase of the application document, enter your profile Code, choose a payment method (InterSwitch or Remita), and make payment.

  1. How to Retrieve Lost ePIN After Payment: If you lose or forget your JAMB ePIN after payment, you can recover it by sending an SMS in the format [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 or 66019, depending on your exam type. Your ePIN will be sent to the mobile number you used for purchasing.
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  • For UTME Candidates: Send SMS “UTMEPIN” to 55019.
  • For Direct Entry Candidates: Send SMS “DEPIN” to 66019.
  1. What is JAMB ePIN: JAMB ePIN is an Electronic Personal Identification Number, a unique 10-digit number that candidates must purchase before registering for JAMB UTME/DE. It is a mandatory requirement for the registration process.
  2. How Much is JAMB ePIN: The cost of the JAMB ePIN is officially between N5,500 to N7,700. The actual amount may vary depending on where you purchase it, but it should not exceed N7,700.


Ensure you create a JAMB profile before purchasing your ePIN, as it is through your profile code that the JAMB PIN will be processed. This guide aims to simplify the ePIN purchase process for JAMB candidates. For more information, visit [Your Blog URL].


Q: Can I purchase the JAMB ePIN at an accredited center without doing it online? A: Yes, you can visit any JAMB accredited center and pay N7,700 for the procurement of JAMB ePIN and registration.

Q: What should I do if I lose my ePIN after payment? A: You can recover your lost ePIN by sending an SMS in the specified format to either 55019 (UTME) or 66019 (DE) with the same number used for purchasing.

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