JAMB CBT Examination Date 2021 See UTME Starting Date and Updates

Filed in Exam, Jamb News by on June 13, 2021

JAMB CBT Examination Date – When is the JAMB CBT test commencing? This is a common question asked by prospective candidates. Here, we have provided answers to that question. The exam body has made known the actual JAMB CBT examination starting date. Read on to see the date below.

JAMB CBT Examination Date 2021

The general public and especially candidates who will write the 2021 JAMB UTME exam are hereby informed that the registration and examination date has been announced by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB.

Do well to read and understand a little about JAMB below before you go on to see when the 2021 JAMB exam is starting.

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

Date & Preparation Tips for JAMB CBT Examination

Answering the question, you should know that the 2021 JAMB UTME exam is starting on the 19th of June, 2021. The examination is scheduled to hold between June 19 and July 3, 2021, when it will come to an end.

JAMB Board has disclosed that registration for the 2021 UTME and sale of forms will begin on 8th April 2021 and close on 29th May 2021.

JAMB 2021 mock exam will hold on 29th May 2021.

Preparation Tips

JAMB examination date has been announced. While waiting to write the exam, you, however, need to prepare and put some things in order before the examination. Here are some of the things you need to do below.

 Before you can participate to write the JAMB UTME exam, you need to register for it. To register, see how to get JAMB 2021 registration form here.

– After registration, you need to start preparing for the JAMB UTME examination. Get the JAMB syllabus here so you know which topics to study. The syllabus will help you to prepare effectively.

– You also need to study past questions and answers before your JAMB exam date so you can get used to and familiarise yourself with the kind of questions that JAMB sets. Download the JAMB CBT Practice App here.

Date & Preparation Tips for JAMB CBT Examination

JAMB Registration Period, Cost and Institution Choice

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


Check the table below for the cost of JAMB form:

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

Choice of Institution

On the 2021 registration platform, Candidates are to note that their 1st choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovative Enterprise Institutes, Polytechnics/Monotechnics, Nigerian Defence Academy or Nigeria Police Academy.

How to Obtain 2021 JAMB CBT Form

Candidates are advised to read the information below carefully to be able to obtain their JAMB UTME form:

– Registration Fee is Three Thousand Five Hundred (N3, 500) Naira. Additional Five Hundred (N500) Naira Only is paid to obtain the reading text and $20 for Candidates from the eight foreign centres.

– A CD containing JAMB eSyllabus, eBrochure and other vital materials is also given free.

– Candidates should note that ePINS purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable.

– Candidates are advised to keep private and confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password/numbers of ATM Cards, email addresses and ePINs.

Profile Registration

1. One Cell (mobile) number (SIM) can be used by one candidate only.

  • The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2020 Application, Examination/Admission. NOTE THE SIM-NUMBER USED.

2. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname First-Name Middle-Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be a maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to 55019.

3. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone (SIM) number.

4. The candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form- ePIN is then sent as a text message to the candidate.

5. The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration.

JAMB ePIN 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.

Methods of Payment/Procurement of ePIN


  • 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 + 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 2020 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


  • Dial *565*6*55019#
  • Enter Profile Code
  • Select the bank and follow the prompts to complete the payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Recover Lost ePIN 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


How to Obtain 2021 JAMB CBT Form

Registration Process at CBT Centres

The candidate is to present the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for completion of registration.

The name of the candidate as typed by the candidate on his/her phone when registering the profile comes up automatically on the input of the e-PIN by the CBT centre

Candidates are to

1. Pay not more than N700 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre.

2. Provide Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, among others.

3. Give the choice of institutions and programmes (disciplines).

4. Make available qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result.

5. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result.

6. O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply the results online as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal.

  • No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not supplied his/her result on the portal of JAMB

7. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only.

8. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for

  • Mock examination (optional)
  • Examination for UTME (actual examination)

9. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph).

10. Go on with Biometric enrolment (ten fingers).

11. Review entries and confirm correctness.


13. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD.

14. Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration.

15. There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real-time online registration.

  • No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.


FAQs on JAMB CBT Examination Date

FAQs on JAMB CBT Examination Date

1. When is the 2021 JAMB UTME exam starting?

Ans = The 2021 JAMB UTME exam is starting on the 19th of June 2021.

2. How long will the 2021 JAMB examination be?

Ans = The examination is scheduled to hold between June 19 and July 3, 2021, when it will come to an end. That is for two weeks.

3. When will the registration for JAMB UTME begin?

Ans = JAMB Board has disclosed that registration for the 2021 UTME and sale of forms will begin on 8th April 2021 and close on 29th May 2021.

4. How much does the 2021 JAMB registration form cost?

Ans = The registration fee costs #3,500, compulsory reading text is 500 and the service charge is #700. Sum total is #4,700 naira only.

5. Please, I need to know the JAMB approved CBT centres for the 2021 registration?

Ans = There are diverse approved JAMB CBT centres across Nigeria. Click here to see them.

Get updated information at the right time about JAMB CBT Examination date by kindly providing us with your phone number and email address in the comment box below. Also, feel free to ask any questions pertaining to this guide.

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  1. EGBE, IFEYINWA U. says:

    Pls how do I check JAMB result?

  2. Ohaeri Onyebuchi Esther says:

    Please is d timetable for 2018 out?

  3. Muhammad A ibrahim says:

    When we are going to reprint our jamb registration slip

  4. chinenye onyekwere says:

    i made a mistake when filling my jamb form, ad i cancel it i hope dat will be a problem

  5. omolola says:

    please i need 2018 timetable for jamb

  6. Jubrin umar says:

    When are they going to start exam

  7. chaabby says:


  8. Oloyode Peter says:

    I’m one of the candidates who encounter technical problem during there exam and I heard that they are going to reschedule us again please can you help me out to tell me when are they going to send another centre for us?

  9. wisdom favor says:

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  10. shuaibu bala A says:

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  12. Kola says:

    Am a candidate and I heard that JAMB commence exam yesterday 13th may 2017. However, i didn’t receive any notification for the exam date. Kindly advice please…..

  13. Johnifesinachi says:

    Pls when will my center number,seat and how will i identify when my exam will take place

  14. don’t kw hw to check my email

  15. I don’t kw hw to check my email n kw d date n venue of d exam

  16. King Ayebatariworio Nyananyo says:

    pls can someone help me with Jamb update on venue and date of the exam. The info reaching us here is that jamb will commence on 13th and end on 20th. This is an open info. Be specific with dates and venues so that I will not be wasting my money on cybercafe to check my inbox. Thanks.

  17. Please were is my exam center located and when

  18. Moses says:

    pls my seat, date and number has not been sent to my mail

  19. Oluwasiku Odunayo Ayodeji says:

    Pls Hv Nt See Anytin In My Email

  20. Chidalu Nwankwu says:

    How are my to know my seat number for JAMB????????….
    And when would the exam centers be designated????????..:-/:-/:-/:-/

  21. osaymwen osaivbie vivian says:

    please when is jamb exam date .

  22. david samuel says:

    Pls when is my exam date going to be sent

  23. alimot says:

    when is jamb 2017 date

  24. Ignatius says:

    JAMB has not yet sent me my center name, please why is it so?

  25. Ahenakaa S Clinton says:

    I have E8 in physics B3 in chemistry C5 in mathematics C6 in English C5 in geography B3 in economics B3 in agriculture but I need electrical engineering at fed uni agric mkd. But I intend to provide another result next year

  26. av nt see my exam date nd time Ooo even centa

  27. Hannah says:

    Ave nt been sent my exam date and center whyyyy

  28. I need jamb latest vs news

  29. olamilekan says:

    pls wen is jamb commencing and wen will we see our exam date and centre

  30. ebere chinasa says:

    When are we having another reprinting cos I went late on 30 so they ask me to come back

  31. thankgod says:

    pls wen are we writing jamb cos dey have nt send me timetable and d date and i dont no my center

  32. john-kele philip says:

    when will timetable be out

  33. mondex says:

    when will I get inform about my jamb reprinted

  34. eze stanley says:

    piz I need more information base on jamb reprint… date?

  35. What am i going to do now pls

  36. Item patience samuel says:

    Why is it that my center is not send uptill now, day an the time.

  37. How can i manage to get to okene early am living in egbeda_egga

  38. felix okpalaeke says:

    I have not receive my jamb registration center. Pls help me i base in akwa ibom eket

  39. DaniJ says:

    I want to study food science and Technology at Federal UniAgric Makurdi
    the subject combination I used is
    is this OK for the course at FUAM.

  40. Deorti micheal terhemba says:

    The date and centre for jamb examination have not been sent me pls i need some help

  41. MUSA MUHAMMED says:


  42. MUSA says:


  43. when did candidates will be alocate with their venue (cbt centre) and date?

  44. abraham bulus lakur says:

    I want to study medicine in unijus what score do I need? pl jamb help me.

  45. fahad umar says:

    jamb will start by next mounth insha allah.

  46. Momoh Abdullah says:

    when isjamb starting there exams??

  47. fahad umar says:

    samuel if you are illiteracy on computer go and practice on it.

  48. Samuel says:

    am new here alight me more on jamb

  49. fahad umar says:

    we shall keep praying allah will help us.

  50. fahad umar says:

    i wish goodluck for all of us.

  51. Nnamdi says:

    Notify me when de time table is finally out pls, i mean for jamb o

  52. Tobiloba says:

    God will help every1 of us ijn u pass our jamb exam

  53. lawalhashim says:

    kofar ashehu
    Igabi gov.t
    kaduna state

  54. yahya garuba says:

    i wil come in time for my jamb rejistration

  55. kinosly says:

    pls i cant access my m
    ock slip whyyyyyyyy

  56. olagbenro says:

    pls….d paqe isn’t reachn

  57. Adedokun morenikeji says:

    Wat score do i nid for mass comm@ uni of ibadan or LASU

  58. Destiny Linus says:

    What score do i need for Computer science and engineering





  61. Nwafor gerald chiebonam says:

    what combination should i do, for me to get micro biology.

  62. Samson Stephen says:

    Pls what are the requirements for 2017 jamb exams?

  63. maren ephraim joseph says:

    what combination should i do for me to get political science

  64. Elijah chinenye martha says:

    Which subjects do i need, if iwant to study chartered accounting.

  65. DANIEL says:


  66. sochi says:

    jamb timetable and syllabus

  67. Kingdom B Esuiku says:

    Am not good at computer can I be able to write jamb effectively? Also how many point do I need to attend business admin or political science.

  68. christian says:

    i need jambs’ latest update

  69. paul friday says:

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  70. Junior osita says:

    Am new and want to know more about jamb

  71. samuel says:

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  72. Frank says:

    What score do I need to apply for engineering in delsu

  73. Peter Tsua says:

    Please inform me when the time table is out. And the registration fees please.

  74. awaji says:

    what are requirement subject for business administrstion

  75. JOHN PHILIP says:

    so when will the reqistration stop?

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