How to Avoid Common Mistakes During JAMB 2024 Registration

The 2024 JAMB Registration is proving to be one of the easiest, and cheapest when compared to previous years, because JAMB has reduced registration fees, totally cancelled CBT centres fees, etc.

However, during registration, I’d love to highlight the most common mistakes made by candidates during their JAMB registration, which may likely affect their admission for the 2024/2025 academic session.

These potential errors can easily be erased and avoided if you follow through with these guides, and yes, these errors may likely affect your chances of completing the registration process. Candidates should avoid these pitfalls to experience a smooth registration experience.

jamb registration mistakes to avoid

This article highlights some of the most frequent mistakes that candidates make during their JAMB UTME/DE registration phases, not only highlighting them but also providing you with the best tips on how to navigate far from these errors.

JAMB registration may not be difficult, but there are candidates whose errors have caused them an extra year at home, waiting for the next registration, all because they were not informed or know how perilous these errors were.

This article will supply you with important pointers, information and strategies to help you prevent making these costly blunders and make the registration procedure as easy as possible.

Understand JAMB Registration Requirements First.

Some candidates, who may either be working, or coming from far places to any JAMB-accredited CBT Centres, will find it difficult to provide the needed requirements for registration first, which may be a costly mistake because they’ll want to proceed with the registration at any cost that day.

If you wish to register for the 2024 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination here in Nigeria or as a foreigner, these are all the requirements you need to know about. These are the things you need to have and do before your registration can be successful.

  1. National Identification Number (NIN): The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) management has made it mandatory that each candidate must have a valid NIN issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). This is a unique number that identifies you as a Nigerian citizen and mandatory that every candidate must have one before their registration becomes successful.
  2. Personal Details: Candidates are required to provide their full name, date of birth, email address, phone number, and home address during the JAMB registration (either UTME/DE) candidates. Make sure these details are accurate and match the information on your NIN, it is important.
  3. O’Level results: The JAMB registration board has made it mandatory that all candidates who wish to register for the exercise, should provide their O’Level results, either your SSCE/WAEC/GCE/NECO or equivalent qualifications. However, if you partook in the O’level exam this year, you can choose AW (which means Awaiting Result).
  4. Choice of Institution and Course: Each candidate must select an institution and course you want to apply for, before your JAMB registration will be successful. This choice of Course will determine the subject you select during the registration process.
  5. Registration Fee: The JAMB registration fee is a mandatory fee that all candidates must pay, to complete their JAMB registration. The amount may vary from year to year. However, for the 2024 JAMB registration, this is the current fee → JAMB Breakdown of Approved Fees for 2024 UTME/Direct Entry Registration

Providing Accurate Details During Registration.

This is one of the main errors that will be a gigantic issue for you when you get admitted for the 2024/2025 academic session if you use the wrong details during your registration.

To prevent problems that may hinder your admission in the near future, ensure that you provide the right details during your Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration process.

Not only providing your accurate/correct details, but ensuring that you double-check your personal information, such as your complete name, date of birth, and other relevant facts, to confirm that everything is correct and matches the information on your official papers.

Finally in this section of providing your accurate details, usually before the JAMB staff responsible for registering you submits the form, you’ll be asked to review the form, I’ll recommend that carefully review your information before giving him/her the go-ahead.

The Right JAMB Subject Combination During Registration.

One of the previous challenges faced by candidates during their Registration, is choosing the appropriate JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) subjects. Thanks to the ibass introduced by the JAMB board, which can help you choose the perfect subject combination for your course,

However, here are some suggestions for selecting your JAMB subjects with care:

  1. Choosing the right Specifications: Candidates should know that Most Nigerian universities have subject-specific admission requirements for different courses. This means that the UNN course requirement for Law may be different from the UNIBEN course requirement for Law. Ensure you are aware of these prerequisites before selecting your courses. CLICK HERE to choose the right course using JAMB iBass tools.
  2. Choosing a Course that Aligns with Your Passion: Please, endeavour to always choose a courses corresponding to your strengths and interests. Candidates who go for any course offered to them in their JAMB Caps, are likely to drop out.
  3. Carefully Choosing Your Career Objectives: For candidates you have a specific career (course) in mind, I’d highly recommend you choose a courses that are related or specifically focused on that career. This will give you an advantage in future studies and employment opportunities.
  4. For candidates who have the fortune of having a caring and thoughtful teachers, guidance counsellors, or other professionals who can provide them with valuable advice, do not hesitate to consult them and let them know the choices you’re making.

JAMB Profile Registration for UTME/DE.

I have written a detailed guide on How to create a JAMB Profile account directly from the comfort of your home, CLICK HERE to read about it. If your email address is not linked to the JAMB Profile, CLICK HERE to learn how you can link it. If you are a Direct Entry (DE) candidate, Click Here to read through the official JAMB Registration guides for you.

To avoid committing errors during your JAMB Profile registration, be sure to read and adhere to all JAMB instructions attentively. I’d recommend that you gather together, all the required documents and information in advance to complete the registration procedure without any issues.

Important Tips to Note During Registration.

Candidates who are yet to register for the upcoming JAMB examination, should know that there are quite a avoidable errors that could cause problems in the future. To accomplish this, be sure to read and adhere to all registration instructions and guidelines. As earlier disclosed, endeavour to verify the accuracy of your personal information, including your first name, middle name, surname, date of birth, and contact information as requested by the JAMB board.

The JAMB registration number is assigned to each candidates and it plays the most vital role during your JAMB examination, during your years spent in school, and even in your NYSC year. The JAMB registration number will be used throughout the complete examination procedure, and is the official NUMBER specifically assigned to you by the JAMB board, to identify you.

The JAMB registration number is given to you after you’ve successfully registered for JAMB. Make sure that you store your JAMB registration number in a safe and secure location, so you can quickly retrieve it if necessary. registration process.

How to Check/Retrieve Your JAMB Registration Number

Usually after registration, candidates are given a specific number known as the JAMB Registration Number. If for any reason you lost yours, or you don’t know how to find it, here’s a straightforward procedure on how to see your JAMB registration number:

STEP 1: Visit the JAMB portal: The first step is to visit the JAMB official portal at jamb.gov.ng.


jamb login page

STEP 2: Once your registration is successful, you must be given a login details to login to the JAMB portal. You can Login by typing your email address and password and click on the “Login” button.


STEP 3: After you’ve successfully login, you’ll automatically be taken to your JAMB profile page. Look for the “Print UTME Examination Slip” button and click on it. It will look similar to this:

jamb profile page

This is How your JAMB Dashboard will look like when you’ve successfully logged in.


STEP 4: Immediately you click on the button, your JAMB registration number will be displayed on the slip. You can simply copy the registration number to somewhere safe and store it. With this method, there’s no possible ways you can lose your JAMB registration number.


Why is Double-Checking Your Details Important During Registration?

One of the main reason why I keep on hammering on this specific double-checking your details, is that the JAMB staff are stressed, and having been typing in candidate’s details for hours, and days, and fatigue can play a quick one on the mind.

Although the introduction of the NIN has made JAMB registration easier, since it automatically collects your personal details directly from the NIN database. However, double-checking your JAMB registration details can save you from a lot of stress and complications later on.

JAMB registration is the #1 step towards gaining admission into any tertiary institution in Nigeria, and any mistake or error in your registration details can lead to serious problems that may cause you, your admission. Make sure that your personal information tallies with that of your WAEC, NECO registration details too. E.g, date of birth, names, etc.

This double-checking ensures that all the information you have provided is correct and accurate, including your first, middle and surname, date of birth, gender, state of origin, choice of course and institution, among others. Candidates who had mistake or error in their registration may even be rejected for admission, even if their JAMB score is 400/400.

How to Double-Check Your JAMB Registration Details.

This is for candidates who have successfully registered for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination. You can easily double-check your registration details by going through your JAMB profile. Here’s how to do that:

  1. First, goto the official JAMB official website at www.jamb.gov.ng.
  2. Click on the “e-Facility” button, and it will take you to the official e-facility page.
  3. When the JAMB e-Facility page loads up, type in your JAMB registration number and password in their appropriate column and click on the “Login” button.
  4. After you’ve successfully logged in, click on the “UTME registration” button.
  5. Next, select the “Print Registration Slip” option.
  6. Finally, carefully go through the details on the slip carefully, and check your name, date of birth, exam centre, and subject choices.
  7. If you notice any errors or discrepancies, contact JAMB immediately to make corrections. You can make correction by paying the mandatory JAMB correction fees. Here’s how to do this yourself → JAMB Correction Center 2024

Final Conclusion.

Finally, I’d love to conclude by wishing you, the very best in the upcoming JAMB examination. If you follow these steps, there’s no possible way that your JAMB registration details won’t be accurate and up-to-date. The only obstacle holding you from succeeding and getting admitted this year, is you. Read through the JAMB Past Questions on your subjects, and answer the questions correctly.

Don’t forget that JAMB 2024 Examination is 100% CBT.

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