Requirements for JAMB Registration

Preparing for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or Direct Entry (DE) involves meeting specific requirements before heading to the accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centres for registration. This article outlines the key documents and items needed for a smooth JAMB registration process in 2023.

List of Requirements:

  1. National Identification Number (NIN):
    • Obtain your NIN before registration.
    • If you’ve misplaced it, retrieve it by dialing *346# using the number used during NIN registration.
  2. Profile Code:
    • Required at CBT Centres before purchasing the JAMB PIN.
    • The profile code is crucial for accessing the JAMB profile before registration.
  3. JAMB E-PIN:
    • Purchase your E-PIN before registration, as many CBT Centres prefer candidates to have it beforehand.
  4. O’ Level Results (WAEC or NECO):
    • UTME Candidates must bring their WAEC or NECO results to CBT Centres.
    • Details such as grades will be inputted into the JAMB portal during registration.
  5. A’ Level Results:
    • Direct Entry candidates should bring results such as JUPEB, IJMB, Cambridge, RN, RM, NCE, ND, HND, or BSC.
    • Candidates awaiting results can register with ‘Awaiting Result’ and upload their results later.
  6. Bio-Data:
    • Extracted from your NIN, including names, date of birth, local government area, and state of origin.
    • Alternatively, write it out on paper and take it to the CBT Centres.
  7. List of Four Subject Combinations:
    • Determine the correct subject combination for your intended course using the JAMB brochure.
    • Include Use of English and three other subjects according to the prescribed combination.
  8. List of Institutions and Courses:
    • Select at least four institutions as first, second, third, and fourth choices.
    • Ensure alignment with your preferred courses, avoiding courses not offered by certain institutions.
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Why Are These Documents/Items Required for Registration?

  • Compulsory for processing JAMB registration.
  • Facilitate the creation of a unique student page accessible via JAMB CAPS.
  • Contribute to minimizing examination malpractice.


These requirements are essential for a successful JAMB registration process. Make sure to gather all the necessary documents and items before heading to the accredited CBT Centres. If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to use the comment box below.


  1. What if I don’t have a National Identification Number (NIN)?
    • Visit the National Identification Management Office (NIMC) to enroll and obtain your NIN.
  2. How can I retrieve a misplaced NIN?
    • Dial *346# using the number used for NIN registration and follow the instructions promptly.
  3. Can I register for JAMB without purchasing the E-PIN in advance?
    • While it’s possible, it’s advisable to buy the E-PIN before registration, as many CBT Centres prefer candidates to have it beforehand.
  4. What should I do if I’m awaiting my A’ Level results?
    • You can register with ‘Awaiting Result,’ and later, when the results are out, return to any CBT Centre to upload them to the JAMB portal.

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