How to Get JAMB e-PIN On Your Mobile Phone 2021 [PHOTOS]

Steps By Steps Guide to Purchase/Buy or Obtain the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) e-PIN Code for both UTME & DE Students Using Your Mobile Phone Online and via USSD Code for 2021/2022 [PHOTOS]

This is to inform candidates who wish to purchase the JAMB UTME and Direct Entry forms that they can now purchase their forms using their mobile phones and numbers from the various/respective financial partners or sales points.

See Also: JAMB UTME & Direct Entry Registration DO's & DONT's

JAMB Financial Partners/ Sales Points for 2021 UTME & DE Purchase of Forms or e-PINs

The ePIN outlets are:
i. NIPOST and fourteen Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, HERITAGE, JAIZ, KEYSTONE, POLARIS, STERLING, TAJ, UNION,UBA and UNITY)

ii. Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash) and Xpress payment solutions

iii. Participating Micro Finance Banks: Trust MFB, Zazzau MFB, and UNICAL MFB.

iv. Online Payment Platforms: Capricorn Digital Ltd, Cloud Interactive Associates, e-Transact, Funds and Electronic Transfer, InterSwitch (Quickteller), Upperlink, Itex Integrated Service, System Specs (REMITA) and Unified Payment Service UPS.

v. Cooperative Society are listed below: JAMB Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
vi. Other outlets are listed below: Digital Partners Network, payvantage, PayCom and Cottage Assets. vii. Point Of Sale (POS) outlet: Citi-Serves 
viii. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) cards of all banks listed above and InterSwitch
viii. Foreign Candidates are to visit the following foreign missions;
  • Nigerian Embassy in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
  • Nigerian High Commission Accra, Ghana
  • Nigerian Embassy/permanent mission, Addis Ababa, Ethopia
  • Nigerian Consulate, Beau, Cameroun
  • Nigerian Consulate , Cotonou, Benin Republic
  • Nigerian Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nigerian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nigerian High Commission, London, United Kingdom


2021 JAMB ePIN Generation / Purchase / Payment Process by Candidates

Latest Update: The general public is invited to note that contrary to the earlier release, candidates can send their NIN from any SIM of their choice provided the SIM has not been used by another candidate to register for UTME/DE in the past.
 
1. One Cell (mobile) number can be used by one candidate only. The Cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate's name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2021 Application/Examination
2. Candidate will send his/her National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 from his/her personal GSM number. E.g. write the word "NIN" then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 in this format (NIN 00123456789). There should be a space between the word 'NIN' and your 11 digit NIN (Note that the number must not have been used by another person to register for UTME/DE in the past)
OR
Candidates are to dial *55019*1*NIN# using their mobile phones on a SIM that have never been used to register for UTME or DE in the past.
NB: Sending of message or dialing any of the code will cost the sum of N50.00 and will be deducted via airtime. Please make sure you have enough airtime before following the process.
3. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number
4. After sending a message to 55019, candidate will receive on his/her phone:
• 10 digit profile code
• IBASS (Alert) for pre-registration checking
5. The candidate presents the profile code to the point of procurement of form (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, USSD Partners). The form ePIN is then sent as text message to the candidate
6. The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration

RECOMMENDED: How to Buy JAMB e-PIN on Remita & Quickteller [Simple Steps].

DETAILS OF PAYMENT METHODS (STEP BY STEP)

Choose only ONE

1. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICROFINANCE BANKS

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

2. PAYMENT THROUGH POS (CITI-SERVE)

✓ Present Profile Code & pay by card
✓ ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

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

3. MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS (MMOs) 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

4. 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

5. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL (REMITA / INTERSWITCH)

✓ Visit JAMB website: https://jamb.gov.ng/
✓ Click Purchase of 2021 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

6. PAYMENTS USING USSD (NIBSS / ERCAS)

✓ Dial *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

After successful payment & obtaining ePIN, candidate should proceed to any of the accredited CBT Centres to complete his/her own registration

The list of accredited Centres is available on: www.jamb.gov.ng

SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE OR LOSS OF PROFILE CODE

✓ To correct a mistake in candidate’s name, send the [CORRECT Surname First-name Middle-Name] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
✓ To retrieve a lost profile code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number

SELF HELP ON ePIN

✓ If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the registered cell phone number
✓ The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s registered cell phone number

REGISTRATION PROCESS

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

At CBT Centres
✓ Candidate is expected to pay NOT more than N700.00 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
✓ Once profile code is entered, candidate’s read-only biodata appears on the form
- Names
- Date of birth
- Nationality
- L.G.A. (can be required to fill in if blank (vacant)
- State of origin
- Gender
- Picture (no more picture & biometric data capture)
The candidate presents the ePIN & Profile Code at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of registration
✓ Candidate Provides:
(i) Choice of institutions & programmes (Disciplines)
(iii) Qualification with grades/dates, if not awaiting result
(iv) UTME subjects & choice of examination town for
(a) Mock examination (optional)
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
✓ Review entries & confirm correctness
✓ Print Registration Slip only by BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to
confirm valid finger-print (UTME+DE)
✓ Collect reading text & CD
✓ NO OFFLINE REGISTRATION, as all accredited CBT Centres have been empowered for real time online registration

JAMB Payment and Registration Flow

1. No candidate should proceed to any CBT centre without first creating a profile or getting their Profile Code. Candidates are advised to create a profile by sending their National Identification Number (NIN) by text (SMS) to 55019 from his/her personal GSM number. E.g. write the word "NIN" then space and add your 11 digit NIN Number and send to 55019 in this format (NIN 00123456789).

2. After which a 10 digit profile code would be sent to their telephone number. This code will then be used to purchase the application document at the point of purchase (Banks, MMOs, MFBs, USSD Partners etc).

3. A form e-pin would then be sent to the candidate via SMS. The candidate is to present the e-pin at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration.

BIOMETRIC CHALLENGES

  • Candidates with biometric challenges can ONLY register at JAMB Headquarters in Abuja
  • No other CBT centre is allowed to register such candidates
  • They will also sit their examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja
  • In all cases of biometric verification, use Futronics FS80H Fingerprint Scanner