JAMB PIN 2021 How to Buy JAMB PIN Online for UTME/DE Registration

Filed in Exam, Jamb News by on June 18, 2021

JAMB PIN 2021 – Do you know that you can now buy the 2021 JAMB UTME/DE registration PIN from the comfort of your home? In this article, you will see how to do that without going to the bank as it can be done through interswitch and other platforms. Continue reading to see  more details below.


We have made available for you on this article vital information about the 2021 JAMB PIN. The price of JAMB epin, various selling points, different methods of payment, how to recover lost epin and many more.

Do well to read and understand a little about the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) below before you go on to see all about the ePIN.

About Joint Admission 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 charged with the responsibility of administering similar examinations for applicants of the Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

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

Price and Selling Points of JAMB 2021 PIN

JAMB officially said the registration epin (scratch card) will go for the price of N3,500 (three thousand five hundred naira only).

Payment for JAMB’s registration e-pin and the recommended reading text is done at the banks and other payment platforms. The banks have also agreed to make these services available at CBT centres and JAMB State Offices.

JAMB PIN Selling Points

The selling outlets where you can get JAMB ePIN are:

  1. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks (ACCESS, FCMB, FIDELITY, FIRSTBANK, JAIZ, Polaris, Stanbic IBTC, STERLING, UNION and UNITY).
  2. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Transact, Pocket Moni, TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions.
  3. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, Obeledun MFB and Regent MFB.
  4. Online Payment Platforms: System Specs (Remita), InterSwitch (Quickteller) Upper-link, e-Transact and United Payment Services (UPS).
  5. Cooperative Society: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society.
  6. Others: Unique ICT, Digital Partners Network.
  7. POS (Citi-Serve).
  8. ATMs of banks listed in (1) above (InterSwitch).
  9. USSD (ERCAS) for mobile banking.
  10. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Beau, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London.

Price and Selling Points of JAMB 2021 PIN

Duties of Participating Banks/Outlets

1. Collect the Profile Code from the candidate’s phone.

2. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone (Not dictating or copying)

3. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary

4. Issue Evidence of Payment

5. Delivery of ePIN to candidates. (This should not be Handwritten)

Methods of Payment/Procurement of JAMB PIN



  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

2. PAYMENT THROUGH POS: This is available at State Offices of JAMB and CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it

  • Present Profile Code and pay by card
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

3. PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS: This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets

  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

4. PAYMENT USING ATM: This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in C(I) (InterSwitch Channel)

  • Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
  • Enter Profile Code and pay
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


  • Visit the JAMB website: jamb.gov.ng
  • Click Purchase of 2021 Application Document
  • Enter your Profile Code
  • Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita)
  • Make payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number


  • Foreign candidates visit www.jamb.gov.ng/efacility
  • create a profile
  • Login to the profile
  • On the menu on the left pane, click on 2021 Foreign UTME/DE registration
  • Go through guided questions until the payment page
  • Make payment using any of the authorized cards
  • Complete the registration directly online

How to Recover Lost E-pin After Payment

1. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number

2. The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s unique number


Methods of Payment/Procurement of JAMB PIN

How to Get JAMB E-pins via Interswitch

Prospective candidates intending to register for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now obtain their ePINs from Thursday, April 8 2021, from enabled Interswitch platforms such as:

  • Quickteller Mobile App/Web
  • Quickteller Paypoint (Agents)
  • via payment with Interswitch WebPAY on JAMB’s website
  • payment using Interswitch Paydirect at any bank branch nationwide.

The Interswitch platforms simplify the registration process and eliminate the cumbersome JAMB registration process faced by many candidates nationwide.

For a seamless registration process, prospective candidates including those registering from foreign countries should follow these easy steps:

  1. Candidates should obtain the National Identification Number (NIN), this is mandatory.
  2. SMS ‘NIN’, space, & your 11-digit NIN number to 55019 e.g [NIN 00123456789]. Note that there should be a space between the word ‘NIN’ and your 11-digit NIN.
  3. You’ll receive an SMS with your 10-digit profile code and your registered NIN name.
  4. Visit the JAMB website, click purchase of 2021 application document, and enter your 10-digit.
  5. Select ‘Pay Online’ to pay on the website via Interswitch or pay via the Quickteller website/app or at the nearest Quickteller Paypoint outlet.
  6. Your ePIN will be delivered to your registered telephone number.

The cost of registration is N3,500 as directed by Federal Government since 2018. However, each candidate will also pay an additional N500 for reading text to be provided by CBT Centres at the point of registration.


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