JAMB 2024 Exam Date, Centers, And Other News

When will JAMB 2024 commence and when will JAMB Exam start? This is one question candidates who are writing 2024 UTME has been asking me.

In this piece, I will answer all questions related to JAMB and also give the latest JAMB News to my readers.

JAMB UTME Exam date for 2024 has been officially announced. The board proposed that the exam will start on Friday, 19th April to Monday, 29 April, 2024, for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The sales of form commence on Monday, 15th January to Monday, 26th February, 2024. Note for you to know your exam date, you will have to print your exam slip.

All candidates who have successfully registered for JAMB will be informed before the exam the time and venue when they will write their papers.

When Will JAMB Send Exam Date?

JAMB exam has been slated to commence on 19th April 2024, so the board will start sending the exam date and centre 3-5 days before the exam start through e-mail you provided during registration. According to JAMB, candidates are expected to print their examination slips as from 10th April 2024. So all candidates should always check their e-mail and phone for messages from JAMB.

JAMB Form Deadline 2024

Candidates should note that the deadline for sales of form for JAMB is Monday, 26th February, 2024, which is exactly six weeks after commencement of the sale of JAMB form.

It is imperative to note that JAMB can change this closing date. Just make sure that you stay updated on this page.

More News on JAMB 2024 Registration

  • Candidate can use the command UTMEPIN and DEPIN to retrieve 2024 UTME e-PIN after e-PIN purchase.
  • Candidate can register at any JAMB CBT Center with existing Profile (e-Mail, Telephone Number, Profile code) which cannot be changed.
  • Existing Profile or already used number cannot be transferred to another candidate.


  • New Numbers will follow the normal pattern of Registration as prescribed and advertised.
  • Candidates will be able to register as normal by sending their NIN to generate code to 55019
  • Candidates will be able to send CORRECT to 55019 in case of error before Registration
  • Candidates will be able to retrieve newly generated Profile Code by using RESEND.
  • Candidates will be able to Purchase e-PIN from any accredited outlet using newly generated Profile code as usual.
  • Candidates will be able to use UTMEPIN and DEPIN after purchase of e-PIN to retrieve lost e-PIN

In order to verify your profile code or payment, kindly visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng. This page will help you to procure your PIN or retrieve your PIN if it has lost.

Novel to Read for Jamb 2023

A new novel has been released for Jamb 2021 which is The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli and will be used for UTME 2024.

The Novels that was used for Jamb exam 2020 was “SWEET SIXTEEN” for UTME candidates and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” for Direct Entry Candidates.  The amount payable to obtain the reading text is Five Hundred Naira (₦500).

Read: JAMB Novel for use of English

JAMB Exam Date, Centres, and Printing of Slip

JAMB will send an e-mail to all candidates who have dully registered for the exam to inform them of their various centers. Other necessary information is contained in the slip which they will send to your e-mail address. It is important to keep checking your inbox and spam folder before the UTME commences.

Amongst other things that will be in your JAMB slip is Examination date and time, JAMB center, subject combination, registration number. Click here to know how to check your JAMB exam centre.

JAMB Exam Secret

There are certain things you need to know before you write 2024 UTME. This secret will help you to pass JAMB exam excellently. I have put some articles in place that will help you to have your desired score in JAMB.

Recommended: How to score high in JAMB

JAMB Examination Result

The way the board releases candidates result changed in 2018. Initially, the JAMB result comes out within 24hrs of writing the exam, but now candidates will have to wait for 2-3 days before they can access their score.

Lastly, after you have to access your result, you will have to wait for JAMB to release the cut-off mark for 2023/2024 admission year.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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