JAMB ePIN 2024: How and Where to Purchase JAMB ePIN 2024

JAMB registration is easier than ever, thanks to the JAMB board for constantly updating the portal and making registration accessible and easier for interested persons.

To those who are not aware, the JAMB ePIN is mandatory and compulsory for the registration of JAMB. However, the good news is that you can easily buy the JAMB ePIN at accredited CBT Centres nationwide.

You can also reach out to us via our Contact US form to help you purchase a JAMB ePIN for the same official price. We won’t be adding extra fees or processing fees.

A majority of these CBT Centres will prefer you buy your E-PIN before coming for the JAMB registration because it would help them to efficiently manage time, and fasten your registration process.

This page covers in step-by-step detail, a guide on the following:

  • How and Where to Purchase JAMB ePIN,
  • How To Recover Lost ePIN,
  • Different Methods of Payment/Procurement of JAMB Pin for Registration,
  • What is JAMB ePIN,
  • How Much is JAMB ePIN?
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Where To Purchase JAMB ePIN.

Candidates who do not know where or how to buy the JAMB UTME Pin, can do so using any of these payment platforms and authorized channels listed below:

i. NIPOST and eleven Participating Banks, namely (FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, POLARIS, ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, STERLING, UNION, ZENITH, and UNITY BANK).

ii. Mobile Money Operators like TEASYPay, Packway Projects (Readycash), Paga, and e-Tranzact (PocketMoni) sells the JAMB ePIN.

iii. Candidates can also purchase the JAMB ePIN from any of these Microfinance banks: Regent MFB (Abuja) and FUD MFB (Dutse).

iv. Online payment platforms such as Interswitch (Quickteller) and Remita sell the ePIN for the official JAMB prize.

v. ATMs of banks listed in the participating banks above.

vi. USSD (NIBSS AND ERCAS) for mobile banking.

vii. Nigeria Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg, and London (United Kingdom).

How to Pay for the JAMB ePIN for JAMB Registration 2024.

i. Banks / Microfinance Banks Payment.

When purchasing the JAMB ePIN, you’ll be required to present your profile Code, phone number and any other required details (if any) and pay the required amount by cash or card. After a successful payment, the JAMB PIN will automatically be sent to the candidate’s phone number provided when procuring the ePIN.

ii. POS Payment Procedures.

Although I don’t highly recommend this method, because some individuals working at these POS centres don’t know how to purchase these ePINs. However, if you want to buy the PIN via POS, ensure you provide your profile Code and pay by card. After your payment has been confirmed, the JAMB PIN will be sent to the candidate’s phone number.

Please take note that the POS method of payment is available at JAMB State Offices, or any other POS outlets and the JAMB CBT Centre that demands it.

iii. ATM Payment Method.

Purchasing the JAMB ePIN via ATM is easy, once you know how to operate the ATM. I believe operating an ATM is common knowledge and can be operated by anyone. The guide below will show you, how you can easily buy the PIN for JAMB registration.

  • First, ensure your Card (Verve, Visa, or MasterCard) has the required amount needed for the purchase of the PIN.
  • Next, insert your card into the ATM, input your ATM PIN, then select Bill Payment and after that select JAMB from the drop-down options presented to you.
  • Enter your profile Code and proceed to make the payment.
  • After a successful payment, the JAMB PIN will be sent to your phone number.

Take note that this method is available on all working ATM outlets of the Participating Banks listed above.

iv. USSD CODE (NIBSS/ERCAS)

  • Dial *565*6*55019# (UTME) or *565*6*66019# (DE)
  • Enter your JAMB profile Code
  • Select the bank and carefully follow the instructions displayed on the screen to complete or make a payment.
  • The JAMB-PIN will then be delivered to the candidate’s unique mobile number.

It is crucial to note here that there are two codes while using this method. This USSD Code *565*6*55019# is ONLY for JAMB UTME Candidates, While *565*6*66019# is for Direct Entry (DE) candidates.

v. JAMB Portal.

This is the method frequently used by these JAMB CBT centres.

  • The first step is to visit the JAMB CBT website @ jamb.gov.ng
  • Next, click Purchase of 2024 Application Document.
  • Enter your profile Code in the blank box provided.
  • Select any of the payment methods (InterSwitch or Remita)
  • Proceed and make Payment either online, or offline, depending on the option that suits you best.
  • If online, it is usually instant. However, once your payment is confirmed, the JAMB-PIN will be sent to the candidate’s mobile phone number.

IMPORTANT NOTE: However, if you do not want to buy the JAMB ePIN yourself, you can visit any of the JAMB accredited centres near you, and pay the sum of N7,700 (Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Naira only) for the procurement of JAMB-PIN and registration.

What Next After Buying JAMB ePIN?

After you have obtained the JAMB-PIN, the next option is to complete the JAMB registration process in any of the JAMB accredited CBT centres near you. I have updated this list with the current 2024 JAMB Accredited Centres in the 36 states of Nigeria, and the Federal Capital, FCT Abuja.

>How To Retrieve or  Recover Lost ePIN After Payment.

Its not rare to lost the ePIN. Although for any reason you lost it, there are simple means you can use to immediately retrieve a lost ePIN.

If you have forgotten or lost your JAMB ePIN, you can recover it by sending an SMS (text message) in this format as shown below:

[UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 or 66019 with the same number you provided when you bought the ePIN. See example below;


Example on How JAMB UTME Candidates can recover their ePIN;

1. Send an SMS in this format UTMEPIN to this number 55019. Endeavor to have atleast, 50 Naira airtime balance on the simcard you’ll be using to send this message.

2. Immediately after that your ePIN will sent to your unique mobile number.

3. After that, the ePIN is delivered to your unique number.


Example on How Direct Entry Candidates can recover their ePIN;

1. send an SMS in this format DEPIN to this number 66019. I’ll recommend that you have atleast, 5o Naira airtime on the phone number you’ll be using to send this message, to ensure that JAMB receives it.

2. Immediately after that your ePIN will sent to your unique mobile number.

3. After that, the ePIN is delivered to your unique number.


What is JAMB ePIN?

The word e-PIN means Electronic Personal Identification Number. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) ePIN  is a unique digit number that the board has made compulsory for JAMB candidates. The ePIN is required a candidate can successfully register for the JAMB UTME/DE. Without the JAMB ePin, it is practically impossible to register for JAMB.

How Much is JAMB ePin?

This usually depends on the year of purchase and the price fixed by JAMB. However, since we’re in 2024, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially disclosed that the price for the JAMB ePIN stands between N5, 500 to N7,700.

That means for candidates to purchase the ePIN they will have to pay the stimulate amount mentioned above, but it ranges from N5,000 to N7,700, and this usually depends on the platform you’re buying it from.

However, the JAMB ePIN price should not be above N7,700.

Final Conclusion.

As earlier disclosed, the JAMB ePIN has been made mandatory by the JAMB board for candidates who will be registering for JAMB UTME/DE this year. However, before you buy the JAMB ePIN, you have to first create a JAMB Profile, because you its ONLY through your profile code that the JAMB PIN can be processed.

Use this guide and create JAMB Profile yourself without paying anyone.

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