2021 JAMB Mop-Up Exam Date, Eligibility & Re-printing of e-Slips

Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination [UTME] Supplementary/Mop-Up Examination Date, Eligibility and Reprinting of Exam Slips Notice for 18,000 Candidates Slated for 6th August, 2021.

Information reaching us confirms that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has announced a mop-up exam for 2021 UTME. According to JAMB. the mop-up UTME, which is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria, will hold on August 6, 2021, in select locations across the country.

Total Candidates for 2021 JAMB UTME Mop-Up Examinations

More than 18,000 candidates are expected to sit for the mop up examinations in a few of its centres across the country.

2021 JAMB UTME Mop-Up Examination Eligibility

Candidates eligible for the 2021 JAMB UTME Mop-Up examination includes the following below: 
  • Candidates whose Biometrics were not captured during the initial registration period of the UTME.
  • Candidates yet to their results since the end of the examinations till date and have not been involved in any form of malpractice.
  • Candidates who were unable to print out their e-slip before the earlier examinations.
  • Candidates whose centres were cancelled for suspected malpractices.


The rescheduled candidates are in the following categories:
i. Candidates who could not be initially scheduled for examination owing to their inability to timely procure and supply their mandatory NINs or profile codes until after the close of the registration exercise and, therefore, had to purchase Bank Drafts (as against the usual vending of PINs) after the scheduled period for the examination and were later registered.

ii. Few candidates who encountered peculiar biometric verification problem, or who failed biometric verification on the examination date (and were recaptured) but were not allowed to partake in the examination.
(Adequate screening arrangements have been made to reverify such claims and any candidate found to be involved in any form of impersonation will be identified for prosecution).

iii. Candidates who were unable to sit for the UTME owing to the clash of timetables of the UTME and the then ongoing NABTEB examinations and whose particulars have been verified and supplied directly to JAMB by NABTEB, and

iv. Candidates who have been ascertained by JAMB to have experienced genuine rescheduling/technical problems as was the case in 30 of the 760 centres used for the examination.

There are centres that were cancelled because of suspicious activities but the board was unable to identify the actual culprits. These candidates are also eligible for the mop-up exams.

Candidates who were involved and caught in illicit acts and centres where a case of malpractice had been established against them would not partake in the rescheduled examinations.

Candidates who have fallen into any of the categories above to print their e-slips from Sunday 1st August, 2021.  

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The board equally stated that no candidate whose result has been duly released will be rescheduled for another examination contrary to the sponsored fake news being circulated on the social (and a few mischievous conventional) media.

The candidates for the mop-up are candidates who experienced biometric verification challenges, those who genuinely missed the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as a result of a clash with this year’s NABTEB exam, and those that had genuine technical issues.