As prospective candidates of the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination 2017 otherwise known as the JAMB UTME 2017 is yet to commence, candidates are eager to get information as to what the JAMB UTME 2017 examination process would entail.


Because information is what we stand for, we have gathered all the information that prospective candidates for the JAMB UTME 2017 examinations need to know.

Last year’s JAMB UTME examinations had about 1.5 million candidates and this year Jamb expects between 1.7million to 2 million candidates to register for the JAMB UTME 2017.

Also Read: 2017/2018 WAEC Timetable For May/June Examinations

Due to the above mentioned figures, JAMB UTME 2017 examination centres are expected to have hall(s) with 250 functional desktop or laptop computer systems with 25 as backups. Computers must have a minimum of 15 inches screens and must be connected to robust servers with the capacity to carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently.

Due to space constraints, prospective candidates for the JAMB UTME 2017 are advised to register as soon as the registration commences to ensure they are not transferred to other states for their examinations.

JAMB has also assured all prospective candidates that the JAMB UTME 2017 examinations in all centres would not last more than seven days.

According to Jamb Registrar, all approved examination centres for the JAMB UTME 2017 are equipped with examination computers and CCTV cameras to track down any form of examination malpractices within and outside the halls.

The JAMB UTME 2017 would be a complete Computer-Based Test (CBT). Prospective candidates are advised to spend time in studying and preparing adequately for the examination rather than look for avenues to cheat, as any form of cheating would be discovered and would lead to canceling such a candidate’s result.

Meanwhile for those who have no idea of what a Computer-Based Test (CBT) feels like, mock UTME would be conducted, as it will help them have a feel of what the main examination will look like.

If the government enforces the bill passed into law on October 13, 2016, the result candidates get from this year’s JAMB UTME will be valid for three years and not one year as it has always been in previous years.

Ahead of the JAMB UTME 2017, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has agreed on a harmonized timetable with other examination bodies in the country to have a hitch free examination.

 The bodies agreed that for the purpose of the 2017 UTME, JAMB will shift its examinations forward to allow students write WAEC, NECO and NABTEB examinations.

Contrary to the insinuation that candidates awaiting results were disqualified from registering for the JAMB UTME 2017, JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin has cleared the air and made it known that such candidates can register for the UTME, adding that they must also ensure that their results are ready and uploaded on JAMB and institution’s website before admission.

According to Dr Fabian Benjamin:

They can register, but at the point of admission, if your status is still indicating awaiting results, you will not be recommended for admission. For instance, if you write the exam in May, and in June, your results is on our website, by August when we will be going for our policy technical meeting, your result is there, you will be considered for admission.”

“As soon as you get your results, you should upload it on our website or the institutions’ website. No recommendations from the institution will be coming to JAMB without the candidate’s results.”

Candidates would be able to select different examination years and examination type when combining their O’Level results on their Personal JAMB Profile.

In the past, when choosing the four subjects for UTME, some candidates were allowed to make English Language optional, but now, English Language MUST be among the four subjects to be written.

To be properly registered for the JAMB UTME 2017, prospective candidates must have created his/her personal JAMB profile and the candidates’ ten fingers print must be captured for biometrics.

To create your personal JAMB profile, candidates must do the following: Visit JAMB official website, click the ‘Click To Log In’ button. A new tab would open, click on the ‘Create An Account’ button and you will be required to fill in the following details: e-Mail Address, confirm e-Mail address, Select a secret Question, Secret Question Answer and Confirm Secret Question Answer.

Alternatively, you can use this link to create your personal Jamb Profile:

JAMB UTME 2017: Personal Profile

Once you’ve provided this information, click on ‘Verify e-Mail’ and a expect a verification email from JAMB, which you must receive before you can continue the process.

After the creation of the account, login to view your created profile by following these steps: Visit JAMB official website, click the ‘Click To Log In’ button. A new tab would open, enter your email address and password in the space provided and click the ‘Login’ button.

As contained in the new Jamb policy, candidates have an option of choosing two first degree institutions and any two of ND, NCE or IEI. Candidates can also make their choices to include four IEI or three NCE and one ND or degree

Prospective candidates for the JAMB UTME 2017 are hereby advised not to fall prey to scammers out there selling fake JAMB registration forms and scratch cards as there will be no sales of scratch cards for registration.

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