7 Dangerous Mistakes JAMBITES Make While Registering JAMB

Filed in Education by on May 28, 2021

Dangerous Mistakes JAMBITES Make 2021 – As a JAMB agent for the past years, I have observed that there are some common dangerous mistakes JAMBITES make during JAMB registration. I decided to share them here so as to help our readers who will register for the 2021 JAMB avoid. Read on!

Before you go on to the seven (7) most dangerous mistakes made by JAMBITES while registering for JAMB, read a little about the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to know more about the examination body.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.

The board conducts the entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

The board is also responsible for administering similar examinations for applicants of the Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of education.

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) mission is to reliably measure candidates’ abilities and determine their suitability for higher education. READ MORE

Dangerous Mistakes JAMBITES Make while Registering JAMB

Below are seven (7) of the most dangerous mistakes usually made by JAMBITES during JAMB registration.

1. Don’t select one university and polytechnic as first and second.

2. Do not choose State University as first choice and federal university as 2nd choice.

3. Get the correct UTME requirement for your course before selecting any subject in JAMB.

4. All management students must select mathematics in JAMB.

5. Fill only the genuine information about yourself in JAMB e.g. state, age and local government.

6. Don’t select a course you don’t have the complete requirement for in your O’level, except you are planning to obtain them later.

7. Finally, know the school fees of the particular institution you want to select in JAMB.

Now that we have out the dangerous mistakes JAMBITES make above, see the 2021 general information on registration below.

General Information on Registration

1. All candidates must mandatorily register their profiles through text messages as illustrated above before proceeding to buy the ePIN.

2. The registration fee is non-refundable

3. As it is the practice, centres are allowed to charge not more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) only as registration. Any centre that charges more than Seven Hundred Naira (₦700) should be reported to JAMB for appropriate sanctions.

4. All CBT centres have been mandated to select any of the participating banks, MMOs, MFBs, etc.

  • These financial institutions are to be present at the CBT centres to collect all No CBT centre staff is allowed to conduct direct cash transaction with the candidates.

5. Candidates are advised to read and understand the guidelines on admission and instructions on completing the online registration before commencing the registration process.

6. Multiple registrations are not Candidates who register more than once will be identified and disqualified.

7. Candidates should note that they must be present and take live photographs that will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters. Scanned/stapled passport photograph is not allowed.

8. All candidate should note that irrespective of their choice of course of study, they will also be tested on a general text:

  • “The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar Jali for UTME Candidates and DE candidates are also expected to read the text.

9. Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter the examination centre with a wristwatch, Phone, electronic device, or any pen/biro. Only the common pencil is allowed.

10. Candidates are warned that JAMB does not require or authorise ANY cyber cafe services or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise.



– Candidates who are blind are to indicate by typing BLIND and also picking the option of writing their examination through CBT mode or Read Examination Aloud.

– A candidate is either blind or sighted. It is important to be factual.


– A special indicator for the deaf/mute has been created to differentiate them for special attention at the examination hall. Deaf candidates are therefore to confirm this appropriately during registration.


– Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

– No other CBT centre is allowed to register such candidates

– They will also sit for their JAMB 2021 examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja

– No candidate will be permitted to sit the examination if his/her biometrics is not verified.

– The Board will not permit or process any examination without biometric verification

– Candidates with a biometric abnormality can only register and take the examination at the JAMB Headquarters, Bwari Abuja. The Board will facilitate the travels of the candidates.

About JAMB Application Form

According to JAMB, all candidates, including those registering in foreign countries are to register for the exam between Thursday, April 8th 2021 and Saturday, May 29th 2021.

PIN vending ends Friday 10th May while the registration portal closes on Saturday 29th May 2021.

However, the JAMB Exam Starting Date is the 5th of June 2021 and it ends on the 19th of June 2021.


Check the table below for the cost of the JAMB form:

Items Amount (₦)
Registration Fee 3,500
Compulsory Reading Text 500
Service Charge for Registration 700
Total 4,700

NOTE: The JAMB Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or it’s equivalent in each of the eight countries.

Click here for the complete registration procedure.

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CSN Team

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  1. Gwadue kumawuese success says:

    I have registered for business admis and maths is not included and again i used D7 subject among the four subjects.So what do i do now?

  2. uwadia susan says:

    I have D7 in english nd I want to study computer science, can I use awaiting result in registering jamb. Then write another o level exam?

  3. sir.splendid says:

    Thanks alot 4 revealing these mistakes..actually,1 of it apund 2 me dis yr.

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