Good day everyone and you are welcome to our website. Today, we will be talking about how to do the JAMB UTME screening in 2023. So I will advise you to stay with us till the end of this article as we walk you through every process involved.

To successfully complete your JAMB UTME screening, you’ll need to understand the entire process.

Requirements Needed Before Doing UTME Screening

The following are the requirements needed before doing UTME Screening:

1. Registration

Register on the JAMB portal and pay the required screening fees. You’ll provide personal details, choose a screening center, and schedule your screening appointment. Make sure all information is accurate!

2. Documents

Bring originals and copies of key documents like your WAEC result, birth certificate, and JAMB registration slip. Not having these can prevent you from screening.

3. Screening Center

Arrive at your chosen screening center on the scheduled date at least 30 minutes early. The screening typically involves verifying your documents and biometrics (fingerprints and photos).

4. Results

Check the JAMB portal and your profile to ensure your screening status says “successful”. This confirms you can proceed to the next stage. If unsuccessful, you may need to resolve issues and schedule a rescreening.

Gathering All Required Documents for JAMB UTME Screening

The following are some required documents for JAMB UTME screening:

1. Make sure you have your JAMB registration slip: This contains your registration number which you’ll need to provide to verify your identity.

2. Get a copy of your birth certificate or sworn declaration of age: This is to confirm you meet the minimum age requirement of 16 years to take the UTME.

3. Get your passport photograph: You’ll need to provide a recent passport photo of yourself for your screening records. Make sure it’s in color with a white background.

4. Bring your subject analysis result slip: This shows the subjects you chose and will be screened for. Without this, the screening officers won’t know which subjects you registered for.

5. Get a letter of recommendation from your school principal: Check with your school of choice to determine if this is required for their screening. If so, request the letter from your principal well in advance.

Completing Your JAMB UTME Registration Online

The following are tips on how to complete your JAMB UTME registration online:

1. Visit JAMB’s official website

Go to JAMB’s official website at Make sure you are on the authentic JAMB website and not a spoofed one.

Double check that the URL contains ‘‘ which signifies an official Nigerian government website.

2. Sign in

If you already have a JAMB profile from a previous year, sign in with your username and password. If this is your first time registering for JAMB, you will need to create an account. Click ‘Sign Up‘ or ‘Create Account’ to get started.

3. Provide personal details

You will be required to enter personal details like your full name, date of birth, phone number, valid email address, state of origin, and local government area. Ensure all details provided are accurate.

4. Choose the exam type

Select whether you want to register for UTME, Direct Entry, or both. UTME is for admission into undergraduate courses, while Direct Entry is for admission into year two of undergraduate courses.

5. Choose exam subjects

For UTME, choose a first, second, and third choice subject from the available subjects. For Direct Entry, choose two subjects. Ensure your subject combinations meet the entry requirements of your preferred courses and institutions.

6. Upload a passport photograph

You will need to upload a recent passport photograph of yourself. The photo must be in color with a white background. Your full face must be visible, and you must be looking straight at the camera. Glasses and head coverings are not allowed except for religious reasons.

7. Complete payment

Pay the required registration fees via the available payment options like Quickteller, Interswitch, Paystack, and Bill Payment. Keep the transaction receipt as evidence of payment.

8. Print out your exam slip

Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an on-screen message with your exam details. Print out your exam slip which contains details like your registration number, subjects, exam date, time, and center.

Locating Your Assigned JAMB UTME Screening Center

The following are the tips on how to locate your assigned UTME screening center:

1. Check Your Profile on the JAMB Portal

Log in to the JAMB portal and view your profile. Your screening center details including the name, address, and contact information will be listed under “UTME Screening Details”. Be sure to note down this information for your records.

It’s a good idea to visit your screening center beforehand to ensure you know exactly where it is located and how long it will take you to get there. This will help you plan to arrive on time for your screening and avoid any delays or issues on the day of. You really don’t want the added stress of getting lost or caught in traffic!

2. Arrive Early on Screening Day

Aim to arrive at your screening center at least 30 minutes before your scheduled screening time. This will give you adequate time to locate the specific hall or room for your course, get registered, and find your seat. The screening venues can be quite large with many halls and rooms, so give yourself plenty of buffer time.

The screening officers will not admit you if you arrive after the scheduled start time for your course screening. You will then have to return for another screening exercise, delaying your admission.

3. What to Bring

Ensure you have all the necessary documents and items with you on the day of UTME screening:

  • A printout of your JAMB screening admission letter. This will be checked at the gate to verify your details and grant you access.
  • Your original UTME registration printout.
  • Valid ID card – Driver’s license, national ID, international passport, voter’s card.
  • Pens, pencils, erasers, a sharpener, and a ruler.
  • A watch to keep track of time during the screening. No phones or electronic devices are allowed.
  • Light snacks like water, fruit, and granola bars. The screening can take several hours with limited breaks.
  • Cash for transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

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In conclusion, I will advise you to follow all the steps shown in this article and also ask questions if you have any. Goodbye, and we hope to see you next time.

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