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How to check JAMB Admission status through JAMB CAPS

JAMB CAPS is activated for admission status confirmation. UTME and Direct Entry Candidates who want to check their JAMB admission status can now visit the Central Admission Processing System portal (CAPS) inducted by JAMB to check their JAMB admission status. This will enable candidates to Accept/Reject admission offer by their chosen University.


The step by step procedures on how to check your JAMB admission status on JAMB CAPS

1. Visit the official jamb portal preferably www.jamb.org.ng or click directly on Jamb Caps login http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/. You can also Login to JAMB CAPS portal http://caps.jamb.gov.ng/

2. Click on check admission status

Jamb Caps

3. Login with the credentials( email and password) account you have created with JAMB

Jamb caps login page
4. Click on Login

click on the options button ( the button with 3 dash) at the top of the page.

5. CAPS is under the tag ‘Admissions’. Click on it and you’ll be taken to the CAPS page

Jamb caps dashboard

6. There is an option on your left hand-side, Click on ‘Admission Status’.

7. Your admission status will be revealed.

If you’ve been admitted, you can either Accept admission or Reject admission.

Additional information on how to use JAMB CAPS before you accept or decline admission

(i) Institution forwards recommended list to JAMB desk officer

(ii) Desk officer processes recommended list and generates list of provisional admissions

(iii) JAMB contacts candidates to accept or decline admission

(iv) If candidate accepts, admission is concluded for candidate

(v) If candidate declines, s(he) is returned to market place for possible consideration by other institutions


Recommended: Intensive training and sensitization forum on JAMB admissions processing system

If your school is yet to release admission list, it will read: “admission in progress, check back later” under the tag ‘Admission Status’. In this case, you won’t be able to click on the ‘Accept admission’ or ‘Reject admission’ button. And don’t panic if you didn’t see ‘Accept admission’ or ‘Reject admission’ but continue to check CAPS website as the site is being uploaded daily as institutions forward recommended list to JAMB.


Some Frequently Asked Questions by candidates about JAMB CAPS and likely answers

(1) If you see “Subquery return more than 1 value…” when you tried to login. It may be that you use the same account for DE and UTME. Don’t Panic, it will be resolved.

(2) If you login and notice invalid credentials, check whether you input the correct Jamb registration number and password. Also try to change your password. But note, use a computer, immediately you click on reset password, Jamb will send a link to your e-mail address, go to your e-mail address and click on the reset password link for your to reset the password. The reset password link only have like 2-5minutes before it becomes inactive. Once you have done that you will be able to access your admission status with the new password you have reset.

(3) If you see “approved” on your CAPS dashboard, it means you have been offered admission

(4) If you see “”Admission in progress” on your dashboard, it means you should check back later

(5) If you mistakenly click on ‘accept admission’ and you haven’t been offered admission by your institution, there is no need to panic.


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  1. Please I accepted when it was showing approved… Please do I have chance of being admitted pls??

    • Since your CAPS dashboard showed admission approved and you have accepted, it means you have being offered admission

  2. pls i’m nw admitted to unilorin as direct entry candidate but unable to login to jamb caps…after entring my email and password it respond is invalid credentials.

    • If you are sure that your details on JAMB CAPS login page are correctly entered, that might mean the problem is from their website. It will be rectified. What you need to do is to keep checking back.

  3. Please I saw not admitted
    Do I still have a chance
    My school has not released its second list

    • Wait until your school releases its second list or you keep checking JAMB CAPS,probably your status can change. And this can only happen provided the second list favors you.

  4. pls is it the jamb dat will send d name of people qualify to d proposed skul???

  5. I need d answer pls

  6. Have try to login the website but I could not get the real information.

  7. Plz I used d same email for my jamb nd direct entry registration and now am having admission issues with my caps …plZ I nid help

  8. Okpeh Godwin Oche

    Good day Ma/Sir,I have been having this problem when trying to login my jamb account,it keeps saying “Invalid email address or password” Since it’s been up to one week that the problem persisted,I halt using my mobile phone & went to a cyber cafe’.I took my utme registration slip (2017) along,my profile creation printout too.Yet d cafe’ couldn’t help. At first,they insisted that i didnt input my detail properly but then even when themselves input it, it still didnt respond. Next,i was told that d only thing left was to reset my password.Ok, i said,desperate. But still,on the reset page,after i input my email & date of birth as required, it responded”Invalid email address,No records found” the cyber cafe personnel were also very perplexed,dey didnt know wat to do.I went 2 jamb office here in kaduna state,d same problems repeated itself,i went home without resolve.Please i nid urgent help as i nid to check & accept my admission status on JAMB CAPS, D admission list is being released.I await urgent reply,Thanks.

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      I will advice you put a call to JAMB or send an e-mail (You can contact JAMB for support through enquiries@jamb.gov.ng or you can call them through 08123658955 or 07055520289 for your complaints). In addition to that, go to the University you chose to log the complaints to them (admission office of your school). You might be lucky to meet someone with a listening hear who can assist.

      I believe JAMB will resolve the issue in short. And you should keep checking the portal.

      • Okpeh Godwin Oche

        tnks.Ok.But a friend of mine used my mobile number to register 2018 UTME, He used my number to send his full name to 55019 and got a profile code. Pls could dat have been wat affected my own account. Is there possibly an interference???.

        • Bolarinwa Olajire

          You shouldn’t have done that. According to JAMB, a cell phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to your name and will be used in all communications related to your Application/Examination. However, in the real sense that is not the cause, the problem is with JAMB.

          • Okpeh Godwin Oche

            I wish i never did. But like u advised i sent a mail to enquiries@jamb.gov.ng relating all d issue.I even sent a tweet to @JAMBHQ on twitter.Though no reply have come from either of them.

          • Bolarinwa Olajire

            You can also give them a call maybe on monday. And don’t forget to go to the admission officer of your University. I believe something positive will come out of it.

          • Okpeh Godwin Oche

            About calling, i tried severally to reach them, but all d numbers were not going through. Though i intend to keep trying. About going to the admission office of the school i applied for, the thing is, i applied university of jos but i live in kaduna, so i dont really know what to do. I dont really have d transport means… I’m really in an excruciating mood now. I think God need to intervene.Thanks however.

          • Bolarinwa Olajire

            God will intervene. tweet @UniJosBreaking perhaps you may see help from the person that handles Unijos twitter handle. I believe it will be resolved.

          • Bolarinwa Olajire

            Can you send your login details to my e-mail so as to help you check at my end?

          • Okpeh Godwin Oche

            Good day sir, I called d jamb helpline like u recommended. The man who picked up d call was totally not-helpful. He kept saying i should go to d cyber cafe even when i told him i Had already gone there ad jamb office kad, he even wanted to get angry when i insisted i had already gone to cyber café. So pls, what else am i to do?? i went to jamb office kad, today again but dey still couldnt help. And pls have far with d details i sent to ur mail????

          • Bolarinwa Olajire

            Sorry i made a mistake in the e-mail address. Kindly resend it, I have edited the address.

          • Okpeh Godwin Oche

            Ok.Please what is the e-mail.

          • Okpeh Godwin Oche

            Good day, I just sent u an email, kindly reply soon. Thanks

          • Bolarinwa Olajire

            Check your e-mail

          • Okpeh Godwin Oche

            About sending a tweet o @UniJosbreaking, i will do that right away.

  9. Pls I log in to caps nd it just showing welcome wot should I do

  10. i check it, is showing me not admitted, does that mean that no admission for me this year?

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      No that is not what it means (it means your school hasn’t recommended you yet). So far your school hasn’t concluded the admission process, you still stand a chance. Keep checking

  11. Okpeh Godwin Oche

    Thank You Sir, I am very grateful. The issue is now resolved. I can now access my profile.Thank u for ur help. I sure will recommend ur blog to all my friends.

  12. babarinde temitope

    Pls sir I tried login in Buh it was telling me wrong password…whereas my password was very correct

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      The trick is this
      i) click on reset/forget password
      ii) immediately go to your inbox because the the link jamb will send to you will expire within 5 minutes
      iii) click on the link
      iv) enter your new password (let it be the same password you used before)
      v) click on submit
      Doing this will enable you to access your jamb caps portal

  13. I saw not admited do i still hav A chance of gainin admission kasu

  14. i used the same email address i used for 2017 jamb to register for 2018 jamb.I am still waiting for my school’s list.I just registered for 2018 jamb incase my name doesnt come out.I hope the same email i used wont affect my 2017 admission

  15. pls my is,just showing wlcome what shud i do pls

  16. I accepted the admission but if I checked my admission status to print the admission letter it is showing no admission offered

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