How to create profile and get ePINS for 2019 UTME


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released details of the guidelines for registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) billed to commence from 10th January, 2019. presents you this post to guide candidates on how to create their JAMB Profile and obtain ePINs. The steps are almost similar to those of the 2018 UTME.

Prospective Candidates, Parents and all concerned stakeholders are advised to go through these guidelines to understand the registration process for 2019 UTME.

Please, note that JAMB is always coming up with something to improve on its services every year. Don’t assume entirely that what you used to know in 2018 still fully applies in the 2019 Registration.

How to generate e-PIN for the 2019 UTME registration

Based on guidelines released by JAMB, candidates are expected to generate their e-PIN. It is with the e-PIN that a candidate go on to make payment for registration. Every candidate can do this on their own.

Profile creation from Home by Candidates Using Cellphones – Text (SMS)

  1. Candidate Sends his/her Surname, First Name & Middle Name (where applicable) to JAMB short code of 55019. This should be a maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all
  2. A profile code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number which will be used to procure the ePIN
  3. Candidate presents the Profile Code at the point of purchasing the registration form.
  4. Candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for registration.
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NOTE: Only one mobile number can be used by one candidate.

Self help in case of mistake or loss of Profile Code

  • To correct a mistake in candidate’s name, resend a text message (from the registered number) CORRECT Surname First name Middle name to 55019
  • To retrieve a lost profile code, send a text message (from the registered number) RESEND to 55019 .

JAMB ePIN sale points

Candidates can pay for the UTME registration after generating the ePIN and creating their profile as stated above through the following outlets.

  • NIPOST and Participating Banks – Access, Eco, FCMB Fidelity, GTB, Jaiz, Polaris, etc
  • Mobile Money Operators – Paga, eTranzact (PocketMoni), Packway Projects (Readycash), Express Savings etc
  • Participating Microfinance Banks – (Zazzau, Obeledu etc)
  • Online Payment Platforms – UPS, Remita & Interswitch
  • POS (Citi-Serve)
  • ATM (Interswitch of the participating banks
  • USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) – for mobile (Internet/online) banking

Payment through Banks and microfinance banks

  • Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
  • ePIN is delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment through POS (CITI-SERVE)

This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, Other POS Outlets & any CBT Centre that demands it

  • Present profile code & pay by card
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
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Payment through mobile money operators, including eTranzact

This is available at CBT Centres & Other Agent Outlets

  • Present profile code & pay by cash
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment Using ATM

This is available at all ATM outlets of participating Banks (Interswitch Channel)

  • Select Bill Payment & then pick JAMB
  • Enter profile code & pay
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Online Payments on JAMB portal (Remita / Interswitch)

  • Log on to JAMB website
  • Click Purchase of 2019 Application Document
  • Enter Profile Code
  • Select payment Method e.g. Interswitch or Remita
  • Make payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payments using USSD (NIBSS / ERCAS)

  • Dial USSD code (e.g. *565*6*55019#)
  • Enter profile code
  • Select bank & follow the prompts to complete payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

What follows after payment

After successful payment & obtaining ePIN, candidate should proceed to any of the accredited CBT Centres to complete his/her own registration. Click here to view the list of the centres.

2019 UTME registration process at CBT Centres

The candidate presents the ePIN at any of the 715 JAMB accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of registration.

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Candidate is expected to pay NOT more than N700.00 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
Candidate provides:

  • Biodata: Date of Birth, Nationality, LG/State of Origin, Gender, email address, telephone
  • Choice of institutions and programmes (disciplines)
  • Qualification with grades/dates, if not awaiting results
  • UTME subjects and Choice of Examination Town for (a) Mock examination (optional) (b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
  • Picture capture (no scanned passport allowed)
  • Biometric capture (ten fingers)

Print Registration Slip only by using biometric authentication

Candidates are expected to:

  • review all entries computed by the CBT Centre official before final submission as any later correction attracts a some additional charges.
  • collect reading text & CD and use these in the build up to preparing for the exams.

It is advisable that each candidate had gone through the JAMB brochure before approaching the CBT Centre so as to avoid any mistakes. Click here to view the brochure.

We wish you all the best in this attempt to gain admission for higher education.

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