JAMB Brochure For UTME & Direct Entry – 2018/19 (Download In PDF Here)

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Brochure For UTME And Direct Entry – 2018/2019 Admission Process (Download In PDF Here For Free)

JAMB Brochure For UTME And DE

As the Registration for the 2018 JAMB UTME will commence this month, we deemed it necessary that they need to know there various subjects combinations and scheme which they need to cover before the examination approaches.
In this Brochure, detailed information on how to complete the Direct Entry (DE) and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application forms has been provided. Candidates are advised to read carefully the instructions and information provided herein before filling the Application forms.

Table of Contents


Candidates should note the following:
1.  The guidelines and instructions provided in this Brochure will assist candidates in selecting appropriate institutions   and courses and in completing the application forms properly.
The Board will not process any form completed without adhering to the instructions and regulations set out in this booklet.

2.  A candidate must have completed or about to complete a full course of training in a Secondary School, Technical College, Teacher Training College or an approved institution of equivalent status.


3.  A candidate must have attained the age of sixteen years (16) or would have done so on the first day of October in the year of  his/her candidature.


4.  UTME candidates must write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and attain an acceptable standard in the examination for entry into the course of  his/her choice.


5.  UTME candidates are advised to use the current syllabus. Past question papers on the examination are available for a fee at the National Headquarters, Headquarters Annexes, Zonal and State Offices of the Board.


6.  Candidates who submit more than one set of application forms will be disqualified.


7.  Apart from the notification of results, the Board will not enter into correspondence regarding candidates’ performance at the UTME or failure of placement of candidates.


8.  The Board reserves the right to withdraw, at any time any result released to candidates or admission offers made, if it is discovered that  the candidate cheated at the examination or gave the Board false, incomplete or misleading information.


9.  Candidates should note that the Board is free to place high scoring candidates into institutions other than their preferred choices.


10.  Any  candidate  whose  scores  are  low  for  their  chosen  courses/institutions  could  approach  other  institutions  and/or  departments  for  consideration.   Such consideration would normally be given after such institutions had taken care of candidates who made such courses either  their first or second choice and other high scoring candidates.


For a candidate to be offered admission into 100 level of the chosen course in any of the Institutions, he/she must obtain an  acceptable level of performance at the  Unified  Tertiary  Matriculation  Examination  (UTME)  in  subjects  RELEVANT  to  the  proposed  course/programme  of  study.   The  UT ME  subjects  which  are mandatory for the respective courses are set out in this Section of the Tables in this Brochure.   All candidates are to note that “Use of English” is mandatory for  all courses and has therefore been excluded from the Tables to avoid unnecessary repetition.


1.  The proprietor of each institution provides the Board with guidelines to be adopted in selecting candidates for the respective institutions. For Federal institutions, the Federal Government stipulates that a percentage of the candidates should be selected on merit, another percentage on catchment/locality which in most cases is the geographical or socio-cultural area contiguous to the institution. A proportion is also reserved for candidates from educationally less  developed states.
2.  Candidates are advised to study this Section and the Section on Remarks/Waiver before Selecting Courses


In addition to the specific entry requirements into each Institution, faculty or department, the following are the general en try requirements approved for admission into first degree courses for both UTME and Direct Entry candidates.
1  Applicants must write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and attain an acceptable standard in the Use of English (Compulsory) and three subjects relevant to the proposed course of study as set out in the relevant Chapters of this Brochure.

2  Candidate must in addition to attaining an acceptable standard in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination obtain one of the following qualifications.
(a)  National  Examinations  Council  (NECO)/  West  African  Examinations  Council  (WAEC)  Senior  School  Certificate   (SSC)   or   the  School  Certificate/General Certificate of Education (SSC/GCE ) or equivalents with credit passes in Five (5) subjects relevant to the course and obtained at not more than two sittings; except where otherwise specified.
(b)  Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit passes in at least Five (5) subjects. PLEASE NOTE THAT TC II IS  NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR SOME COURSES IN SOME UNIVERSITIES.
(c) National Technical Certificate (NTC), National Business Certificate (NBC) with credit passes in Five (5) subjects rel evant to the course and obtained at not more than two sittings. For the purpose of NTC/NBC, a credit in any General Education subjects, trade related subjects and trade component subjects is equivalent to a credit in a subject.

3.  A credit pass in Mathematics is required for all Science based and Social Science courses except where it is stated otherwise.

4.  A credit pass in English Language is required for all courses except where it is stated otherwise.

5  Please note that a matriculated student in any University is not eligible to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation  Examination (UTME) except those  who are transferring from foreign Universities.

Entry by Direct Application (DE) (2/3/4/5  –  year degree programme).

1.   Applicants with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct entry:-

(a)  A minimum  of five (5) subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least two at the Principal or Advanced level of the G.C.E.  and the others, at credit level of the SSC/GCE , NTC/NBC. No subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced levels.

(b)  Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E , NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for  Education Courses). Education may be accepted as a third A/Level subject for those taking courses in Education

(c)  Two passes at the IJMB examination or Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies terminal examination or International Baccalaurat e from recognised institutions with SSCE/GCE , NTC/NBC credits or equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIR EMENTS).

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  1. MOSES says:

    They should be through with 2017 before jumping to 2018 haabaaa???

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