JAMB (fully pronounced as the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board) is a board which oversees the organization and conduct of the examination for tertiary-level admissions in Nigeria. Specifically, the examination is described as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and is conducted for Nigerian aspirants of universities, polytechnics or colleges of education.

It is noteworthy that JAMB also oversees the administering of examinations for candidates of private and public monotechnics in Nigeria. While UTME represents the passport examination for tertiary-level admissions, it is reckonable that UTME applicants are expected to have passed West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or any alternative examination such as GCE and NECO.

JAMB (CBT) Examination

Precisely regarded as Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), JAMB’s CBT examination is a yearly exercise organized by JAMB in order to evaluate candidates’ eligibility for tertiary education. It is worthy of note that the examination records no less than 1 million candidates every year. For the current year (2020), JAMB registered more than 2 million applicants for the said examination.

The Release of JAMB Results

JAMB results refer to an aggregate of candidates’ performances at any given CBT examination. It is notable that JAMB often releases candidates’ results few hours after their exams.

Admittedly, JAMB results constitute the requirements for candidates’ successful admission into the Nigerian universities/polytechnics of their choice. While 400 is the highest attainable score in a candidate’s JAMB result, 150 is JAMB’s benchmark for university admission with 100 being the benchmark for polytechnics and colleges of education.

However importantly, you should note that several Nigerian universities stipulate 200 as the minimum JAMB score a candidate must attain before being considered for their admissions. Also, admissions into various highly sought after university courses demand special JAMB scores usually fixed by university authorities.

JAMB Exam Centres

JAMB exam centres are the locations (widely spread across Nigeria’s 36 states) specialized for the conduct of JAMB’s examinations. Notably, such locations are generously equipped with the needed facilities for the smooth conduct of JAMB’s CBT exams.

JAMB 2021/2021 Registration Form

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, under the stewardship of its Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, stipulated 13th of January, 2021 as the date for the commencement of JAMB (2021) form sale. Professor Oloyede noted that the form sale would last over a 4-week period and that the subsequent examinations would last from 14th of March to 4th of April, 2021.

JAMB Application Process

Below are the general instructions for JAMB registration:

  • Every candidate is required to create a JAMB profile by forwarding their details to the number 55019. The details include the candidate’s surname, first name and middle name and should be sent as a text message to the said number
  • Following the above, the candidate will receive a 10-digit profile code which is required for the purchase of their JAMB application form at an MFB, MMO, Bank or other JAMB-authorized outlet
  • The candidate will receive a text message containing their form e-pin
  • Subsequently, the candidate is expected to visit any JAMB-authorized CBT centre and submit the e-pin for their registration

How to Check 2021 JAMB Result.

Check JAMB Result Via SMS.

This is the first method you can use in checking your JAMB result for 2021. All candidates can now send RESULT, via SMS to 55019 using the same phone number that was used for their UTME registration. (Note that you need at least, a minimum of N50 credit balance before you’ll receive your result). The result will be sent as a reply after you’ve been charged N50.

The following are the responses candidates should expect:

  1. If a candidate sends “result” to “55019” via a phone number that was not used for JAMB 2020 registration, a message will be sent similar to this: “This phone number was not used for registration.”
  2. A candidate who used the phone number for registration and followed the above guide will receive the message: “Dear Mr/Miss X, your result is as follows: (and the four subjects you choose with your performance will be provided).”
  3. If a result is withheld, a message reading “Result Withheld” will be sent to the candidate.
  4. If a candidate’s result is still be processed or undergoing possible malpractice verification, the message to the person will be: “Result withheld pending the upload of clarifications/document required from you.”
  5. If a candidate was absent, s/he would get “CANDIDATE ABSENT” as a reply.
  6. Candidates who sat for the examination but didn’t get verified by biometric will get “ABSENT WITH REGISTRATION NUMBER also CANCELLED” as a reply.
  7. If a candidate who gained unauthorized access to the examination hall, they will receive an “Invalid Entrance into the Exam Hall” when trying to check JAMB result with SMS.

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Check JAMB UTME Result Online.

Use these four (4) simple step by step tutorial outlined below to check your 2020 JAMB UTME result online without scratch card. Checking JAMB 2020 result is 100% FREE.

  1. Go to the JAMB result checking portal at www.jamb.org.ng/eFacility/ChfeckUTMEResults.
  2. When the page loads, type in your JAMB Registration Number/Email Address in the blank box provided.
  3. Click on “Check My Results
  4. The portal will load your result if it’s ready, your performance and the total score will be displayed on your screen.

JAMB Result Checker Portal 2021.

Candidates who participated in the recently concluded UTME 2021 are required to visit the JAMB portal to see their results. You can check your result 5 times without buying any scratch card or PIN number.

The official portal to check the 2021 JAMB result is https://www.jamb.org.ng.

Is JAMB UTME 2021 Result Out Online?

Yes!. Candidates who sat for the examination, starting from the first date, are expected to check their results 24 hours later. All 2021 UTME/DE participants should note that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB have released the 2021 UTME results.

Candidates who participated in UTME exams can now check their results using their JAMB Registration number or email address provided during registration.

Is It Possible To Upgrade My UTME Result?

The answer is NO!. I would love to emphasize on this issue, because thousands out of desperation and bid to impress, have fallen victims to these cheap scams. Do not pay anyone to upgrade your result for you, because it is impossible and they have no access to the JAMB center.

Speaking on this issue, the JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq has disclosed that there is punishment for candidates who are trying to upgrade their results. Even after you’ve been admitted or graduated, if you upgraded your result, your certificate will be void.

JAMB 2021 Result Checker Infographic.

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Image Source: MYJAMB.ORG

When Will JAMB UTME Result Be Released?

Participants should be expecting their result 24 hours after sitting for the examination, except otherwise stated by JAMB. I advise you to check back later on this site for more JAMB latest news.

What Do I Need To Check My UTME Result?

You need the following listed below

  • Your JAMB registration number. It’s mostly referred to as JAMB reg. number.
  • Your email address.
  • Your JAMB profile login. (You can actually login to your JAMB profile account and check your performance/total score.)

How To Check My JAMB UTME Result?

I outlined the steps above. There are three methods you can use in checking your JAMB results, and they are:

  • UTME official portal. (FREE)
  • SMS method (charges N50)
  • JAMB Profile (FREE)

JAMB Aggregate Score.

The JAMB policy discloses that all candidates must write a total of 4 subjects which tallies with their selected course. Each subject has a total of 50 marks.

This means that the four (4) subjects marks, when calculated, 50 × 4 = 400. Therefore, the JAMB aggregate score is a total of 400 marks. It is impossible for a candidate to score above 400.

Candidates with a high JAMB score stand a higher chance of getting admitted into their school of choice/courses.

JAMB UTME Result Statistics 2021.

The general performance of candidates is yet to be released by the board. However, once the statistics are released, we’ll publish them here.

How Many Times Can I Check My JAMB Result For Free?

The JAMB board had previously disclosed that each candidate can FREELY check their JAMB result for a maximum of 5 times. However, after checking your result 5 times, you will be required to buy the JAMB result checking scratch card.

The JAMB result checker card allows you to print your original JAMB result which has your photo on it. However, the scratch card be used 5 times per candidate. You can easily buy the JAMB scratch card through your JAMB profile account using remita.


We strongly believe that reading the information above has exposed you to all you should know about JAMB and the application process for its UTME. If you however require more information about JAMB or its exam registration process, you may ask questions using the comment section below.

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