How to Find and Register at JAMB CBT Centres 2024
If you are planning to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or the Direct Entry (DE) exam in 2024, you will need to find and register at a JAMB accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centre near you. In this post, I will explain what JAMB CBT centres are, how to locate them, how to register for the exams, and some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the process.
What are JAMB CBT Centres?
JAMB CBT centres are venues where candidates can register and take the UTME or DE exams online using computers. JAMB introduced the CBT mode of examination in 2013 to improve the quality and efficiency of the testing process, as well as to curb malpractice and fraud. Since then, all candidates are required to take the exams at approved CBT centres only.
JAMB accredits and approves CBT centres in all states of Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. These centres must meet certain criteria and standards set by JAMB, such as having adequate facilities, equipment, security, and personnel. JAMB also monitors and supervises the activities of the CBT centres to ensure compliance and quality assurance.
How to Locate JAMB CBT Centres?
JAMB publishes the list of accredited CBT centres for each academic session on its official website www.jamb.gov.ng. You can also access the list by clicking on your state of choice from this link. The list contains the names, addresses, and contact details of the CBT centres in each state.
You can use the list to find a suitable CBT centre near your location or preference. You can also visit the centres physically to inspect their facilities and confirm their availability. However, you should note that not all CBT centres may be open or operational at the time of your visit, so it is advisable to contact them before you go.
How to Register for JAMB Exams at CBT Centres?
To register for JAMB exams at CBT centres, you will need to follow these steps:
- Create a JAMB profile code by sending your name (Surname, First Name and Middle Name) as an SMS from your unique GSM number to 55019. You will receive a 10-digit profile code on the same number.
- Buy a JAMB e-PIN online or from any of the authorized outlets such as banks, mobile money operators, online payment platforms, etc. You will need to provide your profile code and pay the required fee of N3,500 for UTME or N5,000 for DE.
- Visit any accredited CBT centre with your personal details, profile code, e-PIN, and other required documents such as passport photograph, O’level results, etc. You will be registered and given a printout of your registration slip which contains your exam date, time, and venue.
- Prepare for your exam by studying the syllabus and past questions provided by JAMB. You can also take a mock exam at any CBT centre for a fee of N700.
- On your exam day, go to your assigned CBT centre with your registration slip and any valid ID card. You will be verified and allowed to enter the exam hall. You will take your exam on a computer following the instructions and guidelines given by JAMB.
FAQs about JAMB CBT Centres
Here are some common questions and answers about JAMB CBT centres:
- Q: When will JAMB registration for 2024 start and end?
- A: JAMB registration for 2024 will start on January 14th and end on February 22nd, 2024.
- Q: When will JAMB exams for 2024 start and end?
- A: JAMB exams for 2024 will start on April 25th and end on May 2nd, 2024.
- Q: Can I register or take my exam at any CBT centre of my choice?
- A: No, you can only register or take your exam at an accredited CBT centre assigned by JAMB. You cannot change your CBT centre after registration.
- Q: Can I use my phone or any other device during my exam?
- A: No, you are not allowed to use any electronic device during your exam. You will be searched and screened before entering the exam hall. Any device found on you will be confiscated and you may be disqualified.
- Q: What if I have any problem or complaint about my registration or exam?
- A: You can contact JAMB through any of their channels such as phone numbers, email addresses, social media handles, etc. You can also visit their zonal or state offices for assistance.
JAMB CBT centres are venues where candidates can register and take the UTME or DE exams online using computers. JAMB accredits and approves CBT centres in all states of Nigeria, including the FCT, Abuja. Candidates can find the list of accredited CBT centres on JAMB’s website or by clicking on their state of choice from this link. Candidates can register for JAMB exams at CBT centres by creating a profile code, buying an e-PIN, and providing their personal details and documents. Candidates can prepare for their exams by studying the syllabus and past questions provided by JAMB. Candidates can take their exams at their assigned CBT centres on their exam date and time. Candidates can contact JAMB for any problem or complaint about their registration or exam.