JAMB Unveils Updates: UTME Registration Fee, Mock Exam, and Profile Codes undergo Modifications for 2024

JAMB Initiates Significant Changes for 2024 UTME and DE Registration. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has unveiled a series of noteworthy adjustments to the registration process for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) candidates, signaling a proactive approach to enhance the efficiency and integrity of the examination system.

1. UTME Registration Fee Modifications: One of the key alterations is the revision of the UTME registration fees. As communicated through the official JAMB handle on X (previously Twitter), the new fee structure is bifurcated into N7,700 (inclusive of the mock exam) and N6,200 (without the mock exam). Additionally, foreign candidates are required to pay $30 for the application documents. The board clarified that the adjustment in fees is a response to the escalating costs associated with conducting the examination, maintaining service quality, and securing candidates’ data.

The registration fee encompasses various components, including registration and reading materials, examination fees, biometric verification, result checking, JAMB admission letter, JAMB admission status, and the optional mock exam.

2. Introduction of Mock Exam Option: In a bid to provide candidates with an opportunity to assess their readiness, JAMB has introduced the option of a mock exam. Scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2024, candidates opting for the mock test will incur an additional fee of N1,500. It is imperative for candidates to express their interest in the mock exam during the registration process, and the board emphasized that participation in the mock test is voluntary and not mandatory.

3. Profile Code Creation: Prospective candidates are now able to initiate the creation of their profiles on the JAMB website. The profile code, a unique 10-digit identifier, plays a crucial role in the registration and examination process. To obtain a profile code, candidates are required to send their names (Surname, First Name, and Middle Name) as a text message to 55019. The board issued a cautionary note, urging candidates to use their own phone numbers for this process and emphasizing the confidentiality of the profile code, which must be presented during both registration and examination.

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