The JAMB Portal for 2016/2017 UTME
registration has been enabled, signifying the
official commencement of registration for the
We are creating this thread to guide candidates
on the registration process to avoid the usual
mistakes associated with registering for an
external examination like this.
Candidates are advised to read the instructions
below carefully before proceeding with the
1. Obtain the JAMB registration scratch card
from any of the following banks; Zenith Bank,
Sky Bank and First Bank at the cost of N5000
(Five Thousand Naira). You will be expected to
pay additional N500 (Five Hundred Naira) to
obtain the textbook, “The Last Days at Forcados
High School”. Making it N5,500 (Five thousand
Five Hundred Naira). However, if you already
have the book, you need not pay for it.
The book will be issued to candidates who paid
for it at the point of registration after showing
evidence of payment. All candidates will be
tested on this book during the examination.
2. After obtaining the scratch card, candidates
are to download a pdf file copy of the 2016
UTME Registration template at the end of this
post before proceeding to an accredited JAMB
You are expected to fill the template carefully
and correctly. The information on the template is
what will be uploaded as your details on JAMB
portal during registration.
It is important to note here that details like your
name, Date of Birth, State of Origin, Gender and
Examination Town cannot be changed after
submitting your application.
3. You are advised to check and ensure that
your chosen course is offered by your choice
institution. You can ascertain that via this link.
4. It is also important that you consult the JAMB
Brochure as to know the specific UTME Subject
combination for your particular course. The
brochure is available online now via this link:
JAMB Latest Brochure
5. After completing the template, candidates are
to proceed to an accredited JAMB Registration
Centre. . The list of JAMB accredited JAMB
registration Centres in your area can be
accessed via this link: JAMB Accredited
6. Ensure that you have a recent Passport
Photograph (not older than 3 months) before
visiting a Registration Centre.
7. Check through the information entered by
whoever that is assisting you on the registration
to avoid given a wrong information that will
affect you later during admission exercise.
Candidates are therefore advised to stay with
the person assisting them on the registration all
through the process.
8. Ensure that your Biometrics Fingerprints data
is captured during the process
Note: The deadline for sales of form is January
15, 2016. While the registration website is
expected to close January 19th, 2016.
Like you must have known, The UTME will be
100% Computer Based Test (CBT).