List of items JAMB banned from exam halls


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has released a list of items banned from examination halls in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME).

This means that the listed items are not allowed into the exam hall for 2018 UTME.

Candidates found with the banned items risk penalties which may ultimately lead to cancellation of their results.

While the Mock UTME coming up on February 26th, 2018 is not compulsory for all, the banned items are not be found on candidates writing it.

The ban also extends to main exam which comes up from March 9th 2018.

List of items JAMB banned from exam halls

The banned items include

  • Wrist Watches,
  • Pen/Biro,
  • Mobile Phones Or Similar Electronic Devices,
  • Spy Reading Glasses,
  • Calculators Or Similar Electronic Devices,
  • USB,
  • CD,
  • Books Or Any Reading/Writing Material,
  • Cameras,
  • Recorders,
  • Microphones,
  • Ear Pieces,
  • Ink/Pen Readers,
  • Smart Lenses,
  • Smart Rings/Jewellery,
  • Smart Buttons And Bluetooth Devices.
  • Hard Disks And/Or Similar Storage Devices.

If you have to leave home with any of the items on the examination date, ensure you have somewhere outside the exam hall to keep them safely. No excuse may be accepted for mistakingly going into the hall with such items.

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Regarding medicated eye glasses (for candidates that have sight issues), the examination officials will have to scrutinise it and where convinced that such an item may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the examination official would have to confiscate it.

This means that if you are a candidate that has eye issues and need to wear your glasses for the exam, make sure the glasses are medicated. Otherwise, you won’t be allowed to wear it into the hall.

JAMB staff not exempted

Not even JAMB members of staff are exempted in this. Any staff found to be in possession of such items listed above will be guilty of examination sabotage and necessary disciplinary action will be taken against against such staff.

All candidates that will be participating in the forthcoming mock exam on 26th February, 2018 and the main exam which comes up on March 9th – March 17th, 2018 are therefore advised not to go to the exam hall with any of the banned items above.

Remember that you can start practicing for the exams using CBT software on your computer today. Click here to read more about that and download the software.

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We wish you all the best in the forthcoming exams!

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