JAMB examination


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.The board conducts entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

The board is also charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

All of these candidates must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate, now West African Examinations Council, WAEC, or its equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO.

The pioneer Registrar was Mr. Michael Saidu Angulu who served from inception in 1978 to 1986. Jamb CBT (Computer Based Test) Centres are the various locations and centers in Nigeria approved by JAMB for the registration of the UTME examination.

There are various JAMB CBT centers/locations in the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria), FCT.

Every year, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board conducts an examination that determines if a student will be admitted to higher education. A record of over 2.1 million candidates registered for the 2020 examination.

After conducting and sitting for the examination, the board will release the score/results of candidates. And if you score 100 marks, you will be eligible to apply for polytechnic/college of education. If you score above 150, you will be eligible to apply for a university admission. For JAMB results, some universities will not accept anything less than 200. Schools like University of Ibadan, University of Lagos and many others. However, JAMB has raised cut-off mark to 160 for 2021/2022 university admission.