How to create profile and get ePINS for 2018 UTME


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has published the Registration Steps and guidelines for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

These include how candidates are to create their JAMB Profile and obtain ePINs.

Prospective Candidates, Parents and all concerned stakeholders are advised to go through these guidelines to understand the registration process for 2018 UTME.

Please note that JAMB 2018 Registration has NOT commenced. It is expected to commence November 22nd, 2017. This piece of information is to guide you on what to do once the registration begins.

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

1. Candidate Sends his/her Surname, First Name & Middle Name (where applicable). This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to JAMB short code of 55019
2. One cell number (mobile number) can be used by one candidate only
3. A confirmation code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number which will be used to procure the ePIN

Profile self help in case of mistake / loss

  • 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 confirmation code, resend a text message (from the registered number) RESEND to 55019 .
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JAMB ePIN selling points

  • Participating Banks
  • Mobile Money Operators including eTranzact (Paga, Cellulant, Teasy Mobile e.t.c.)
  • Registered Microfinance Banks – (Ifesowapo, Regent, FUDMFB, Welfare MFB)
  • Online Payment – Remita & Interswitch (Switches)
  • POS (Citi-Serve)
  • ATM (Interswitch)
  • USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) – for mobile (Internet/online) banking

Payment through banks including microfinance banks

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

Payment through mobile money operators, including eTranzact

  • This is available at CBT Centres & Other Agent Outlets
  • Present confirmation 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 confirmation code & pay
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
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Online Payments Using Remita / Interswitch

  • Log on to JAMB website:
  • Click Registration
  • Enter confirmation 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#)
  • Enter confirmation code
  • Select bank & follow the prompts to complete payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment self help

  • If ePIN is not Received or Lost , send a text message from the registered telephone number “UTMEPIN” or “DEPIN” to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively
  • The ePIN would then be retrieved

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.

2018 JAMB registration process at CBT Centres

  • The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of registration
  • Candidate is expected to pay not more than N700.00 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
  • Provides biodata
  • Choice of institutions and programmes
  • UTME subjects
  • Picture capture (no passport photography
  • Biometric capture
  • Print Registration Slip using biometric authentication
  • Collect reading text & CD
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Payment and Registration Flow

1. Use text to create profile from your phone (only one number per candidate)
2. Receive confirmation code in your phone
3. Buy form ePIN using the code in your phone
4. Register with your ePIN at any CBT Centre

If you would like to download this information on a PDF format, CLICK HERE


  1. Gud day, pls I wrote my waec in 2005 thru sch, I went back to d school to ask for my result but was told dey didn’t send it to the school with d others because there was an issue dat happened then dat is y it not been sent to d school or it been cancelled, though I av d statement of result from school, I want to know if I can still get it nw.

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