updated October 20, 2016.

Hello, Welcome to jambnews.ng!

My name is Awajis. And on this page. There is only one thing I shall be focusing on.

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You know what that thing will be?

Do you ?

I’m sure you guessed right. It is Jamb 2017.

It’s the 2017 Jamb UTME Admission ish. Like everything concerning next year Jamb.

It does sound like 2017 is a long long time from now. But it’s not.

Remember last year’s was written in February. That’s just about 4 months from now.

If I were you, I’d start taking my preparation seriously.

And remember there’d be no post utme.

So everything will almost kinda depend on your performance in the Jamb 2017 Exams.

What will jambnews do for you?

That’s a brilliant question. And I am so glad you asked it.

See ehn:

Unlike those other guys that will jam-pack hundreds of unrelated topics  on a page.

Jambnews.ng will focus only on Jamb 2017 related news.

So: If you visit www.jambnews.ng everyday, you will not miss a thing regarding the 2017 Nigeria’s University entrance Examination. I promise.

Also, register for the 2017/2018 JAMB UTME SMS Alert – click here

And like our Secret facebook page.

One more thing:

Everyone one who used the jambnews.ng platform came out smiling after the exams.

The people with a broader smile were those that practiced a lot with my JPQPP.

Yeah, the Jamb Past Questions Practice Page – It’s a Jamb quiz game. It’s Free. Click here to See

Yeah, that’s about it for now.

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Jamb News from other sites

Prof. Is-haq Olarewaju Oloyede is now the new Registrar of Jamb.

The mandate of Jamb still remains conducting of Matriculation Examination for entry into all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

The Federal Government has not scrapped CBT for The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. What was scrapped is the CBT being used by Institutions to screen post UTME candidates.

The UTME 2016 Cut off mark for Universities, Polytechnic, Colleges of Education and Innovative Enterprise Institute is 180.

Cut Off Mark of or all tertiary institutions in Nigeria is now 180 Click here to to read the full post.

 Jamb 2016 Policy Meeting

The 2016 Jamb Policy Meeting was held on the 2nd of June.
A lot of cool statistics was released by the board.
These stats can help you decide stuff.

Stuffs like which course or institutions you’d apply for in Jamb 2017.
BTW, Jambnews.ng will cover everything Jamb 2016 when the time comes.

So, about the 2016 Jamb Policy Meeting.
You will get to see stuffs like;

number of candidates that applied arranged by SOR(State of origin)
number of 2016 Jamb candidates arranged by gender.
Science vs Art statistics, etc.

Click here to view the summary of Jamb 2016 Policy Meeting.

Jamb Subject Combo for All Subjects

A detailed requirement for each course in every institution is available in the jamb brochure.

Jamb subject combination for Medicine: English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

For LAW: English, Religious Knowledge, Lit. in English and Government.

For Engineering: English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

Get the combination for all other courses/discipline on our combo page


Jamb 2016 UTME Registration Statistics

Previous Jamb Registration Stats will let you know your competition for a course. Not much will change in 2017 Jamb.

Those highly competitive courses will likely remain so. Know your abilities and chose appropriately.

Personally, I believe if you put in the work. You will do well in any of them.

Jamb 2016 Registration statistics outlines the number of students aspiring for a particular course. 10,970 students are competing for Accounting in Unilorin, 4,338 are competing for Medicine and Surgery in Uniuyo, 4,679 are competing for Civil law in the Ahmadu Bello University. View the Statistics for All Schools Here

Jamb Syllabus

The 2017 Syllabus has not been published yet,

If you one of those good students who can’t wait to start crossing out topics.

Last year’s syllabus might be quite helpful.

Here is a collection of Jamb syllabus for all of the 24 subjects written in Jamb UTME.
Get Jamb Syllabus 2016 Here

Jamb Brochure

The Jamb UTME Brochure typically states all courses offered in all the institutions in Nigeria,

That’s not all.

Besides each courses, the brochure outlines the all compulsory O level subjects required to study that particular course.

You grab? I’m sure you do.

Also, the 2017 Jamb Brochure will be published here. Once it’s released

Download the official Jamb Brochure and get all relevant information regarding your exams
Get Jamb Brochure 2016 Here

Jamb Past Questions

It’s advisable to get the updated Jamb Past Questions and Answers in hard copy. If you are unable to do so, you can use the softcopy (pdf files) we’ve provided here(English, Math, Govt, CRS, IRS, Chemistry etc). Feel free to drop any subject you would want us to add to the list. Visit our Past Questions page

Jamb Choice of Course Study Test

These are set of quiz from Nigerian Scholars designed to test how well one will do in particular discipline. If you’re looking at studying a course in the science faculty or any other faculty. These sets of quiz will sure help put you in the right part. Here are direct links to the Test for Science Hopefuls and Social Science Hopefuls

Confused over Choice of School?


Not still sure which you should select in the 2017 Application. pass.ng just dropped a blog post that your might find useful. It’s a list of courses and Institutions which are pretty good at them. Check it out by clicking Here

2016 Post UTME News Update

You guys requested I also covered the 2016 Post UTME.
And that is what I am going to do.

I just created a post. You can check it at this url – jambnews.ng/post-utme/

Over there I shall be publishing steady updates on the List of schools that has started sales of their 2016 Post UTME.
New schools will be continually added as I get press releases. Visit the 2016 Post UTME Page!

Jamb 2016 Latest News, Registration guidelines, Result checking and all resources to guide you to success in the forthcoming 2016/2017 Jamb UTME Download brochure | Download Syllabus

Jamb Result for 2016

Jamb Result 2016/2017 Checker on www.jamb.org.ng
Do you know you can now Check your JAMB Result online by yourself? It’s simple. Also know that the 2016 JAMB UTME result will be sent to candidate’s phone 30 minutes after exam and would be available four(4) days.
Visit our Jamb Result checking page here

Reprint Jamb 2016 Registration Slip

Just hurriedly put up this tutorial on how to reprint the Jamb 2016 slip.
If you are unable to check it by yourself, Just drop a comment at the bottom of the Jamb reprint page and I’ll for you.

View the Jamb UTME Slip reprinting guide here

Jamb CBT Practice for All Subjects

Here is our mini CBT Practice page for all candidates. 10 questions in each subject for 10 min. Click here to visit the 2016 Jamb Free CBT Practice page.

FREE CBT: Last Days at Forcados…

The novel – Last days at Forcados High school is compulsory for all those that partook in the 2016 UTME. We’ve put together a 30 question quiz to simulate the Jamb CBT Experience. Click Here to try out the quiz. It might still be used in the 2017 Jamb UTME. Note that there will be no prize for the winner.

Preferred Institutions List for Jamb 2016.

In the 2016 Jamb. Preferred Institutions were basically a list of schools that can be chosen as 2nd choice. Not all schools fall into this category. You should run through the list before making that choice.

These are the list of universities you could chose as your 2nd choice. The idea is to give you something to consider falling back to just in case. View the full Post Here

Jamb 2016 Cut Off Mark

Last year, Jamb  did decide at her policy implementation meeting that 180 should be the flat rate for all universities. Polytechnics and COEs were to go with 150. But you know how it is. Some universities still go ahead and set a different bench mark for poor applicants. Here is the Full list of Cut Off Marks

Jamb 2016 Dates and Venues

The 2016 CBT will start on Monday, 29th February and end on 14th March, 2016.
The venue of the examination will be at the candidates’ chosen town during on-line registration. The actual date for each candidates’ exam shall be on the official UTME Registration slip.
jamb 2016 exam date

Jamb 2016 Registration Fee

Registration fee for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is Five Thousand Naira (₦5,000). Candidates are also to pay ₦500.00 only to obtain the textbook, “The Last Days at Forcados High School.” That’s a total of N5,500. However, candidates will only be issued the book at the point of registration after showing evidence of payment.

jamb 2016 registration fee

The Board has made arrangement to provide this book to avoid the challenge of availability and piracy as experienced in the last exercise. The Board will also sustain the last year’s regulated registration format where only our Computer Based Test (CBT) centres, state offices nationwide were authorized to register candidates. This is to avoid a situation where candidates are being exploited, prevent incidence of impersonation and other acts of malpractice. | source

Where to get Jamb Scratch Cards

Below are the official points where JAMB scratch cards can be purchased.
1) First Bank Plc
2) First City Monument Bank
3) Skye Bank Plc
4) Union Bank
5) Zenith Bank
Visit any of their branches nationwide to buy the JAMB e-registration scratch card.
Other selling points are:
1) JAMB HQ Abuja
2) JAMB Offices Nationwide


Jmab UTME FAQ consist of a list popular questions often asked about the Jamb Exams. Candidates and parents are advised to go through this page before dropping questions. Click Here to check the Jamb FAQ

Registration Centers

In line with the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres will be allowed to register candidates.

The above is a summary of the content of the official jamb press release from jamb.gov.ng. You can download it as pdf by clicking here

Compulsory Novels for Jamb 2016

For the 2016 Jamb UTME. Here is the book the UTME Board has mandated all students to read.

The book is :The Last Days at Forcados High School’. Download a summary here

The book will be sold at an additional cost of N500.oo (five hundred naira).

Jamb 2016 Novel

The Last days at Forcados High School is compulsory novel for 2016 jamb utme candidates. It will help you adequately prepare for the Use of English paper. A summary was published here last year. This is still very useful for candidates writing the 2016 Jamb. Download the summary of the book Here

JAMB Office Addresses In Nigeria (36 States & Headquarters)

JAMB has offices in all the states in Nigeria including the head and zonal offices.


National Headquarters in Nigeria: Suleja road, Bwari, P.M.B. 189, gariki, Abuja, Nigeria.

JAMB Headquarters Annexes:

Lagos: 11 Ojora Road, Ikoyi Lagos, P.M.B. 12748, Lagos,Lagos State.
E-mail: jambconsult@hyperia.com

Kaduna: 79, Tafawa Balawa Way, P.M.B. 2200, Kaduna, Kaduna State.

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JAMB State Offices In Nigeria(Updated 2016)

We’ve also compiled the address of Jamb offices in the 36 states of the federal republic of Nigeria. Also check above for the Address of Jamb National Headquarters and Annexes. Below are the addresses of all Jamb Offices Nationwide (Abia State to Zamfara state).

Abia State: 38, Mission Hill Road, Umuahia.

Akwa-Ibom State: Atiku Abubakar Avenue, P.M.B. 1095, Uyo.

Anambra State: Amawbia By-Pass, P.M.B. 6046, Awka.

Bayelsa State: 3, Police Headquarters Road, Yenagoa.

Delta State: Usonia Street, By Okelue, West End, P.M.B. 95093, Asaba.

Ebonyi State: State Secretariat Complex, Abakaliki.

Edo State: Plot 21b, Ikpokpan Road, GRA, P.M.B. 1169, Benin City, Edo State.

Ekiti State: Opposite Christ School, Iworoko Road, Ado-Ekiti.

Enugu State: No. 22, Hillview Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu.

Gombe State: Plot No. 2, Doctors’ quarters, C/O General Buahri Housing Estate, G.R.A. New Layout, P.M.B. 133, Gombe.

Imo State: Ministry Of Commerce Building, Orlu Road Secretariat.

Jigawa State: Hussain Adamu Polytechnic, Dutse.

Kano State: Rumfa College, B.U.K. Road, Kano, Kano State.

Katsina State: Funtua Close, Off Bayajidda Road GRA, P.M.B. 2144, Katsina.

Kebbi State: 1, Justice Usman Mohammed Road, Off Murtala Mohammed Way, Tudun Wada, P.M.B. 1134, Birnin-Kebbi. | see our Jamb Result 2016 page

Kogi State: Block 574 Salau Atima Housing Estate, Opposite Lokongoma Phase 11, P.M.B. 1057, Lokoja.

Kwara State: Ground Floor, ADP Building, Jebba Road, Zango-Ilorin, P.M.B. 1371, Ilorin.

Nasarawa State: Former Studio Of Nasarawa Broadcasting Service, Near Deputy Governor’s Office, Jos Road Secretariat, P.M.B. 107, Lafia.

Niger State: Former Ministry Of information Building, P.M.B. 185, Minna.

Ogun State: Premises Of Ogun State Staff Development Center, Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard Abeokuta.

Ondo State: Quarters 92, Alagbaka Estate, Near C.B.N Office, IBB Avenue Akure.

Osun State: Tehnical College Premises, Iwo Road, P.M.B. 4330, Osogbo.

Oyo State: Quarters 845, Opposite Ikolaba School, Agodi G.R.A, Ibadan, P.M.B. 58, Agodi Post Office, Ibadan.

Plateau State: 56, Murtala Muhammed Way, P.M.B. 02065, Jos.

Rivers State: 9, Ozuzu Close “D” Line, Port Harcourt.

Sokoto State: 3rd Floor, Block 19, Shehu Kangiwa Secretariat, Sokoto.

Taraba State: Former Account Department, Teaching Service Board, Old T/C Road, P.M.B 1127, Jalingo.

Yobe State: Bukar Abba Ibrahim Way, (Formerly Maiduguri Road), P.M.B. 1109, Damaturu.

Zamfara State: 8, Sokoto Road, Opposite Wambai House, P.M.B, 01120, Gusau.

Jamb Selling points outside Nigeria:

1) Cameroun
2) Cote D’Ivoire
3) Cotonou
4) Ghana
5) Saudi Arabia
6) South Africa
7) United Kingdom.

Documents you should get from your Registration Center

At the point of purchase of the e-registration scratch cards, the following documents shall be made available for collection by every candidate. Ensure you get yours.

1. Syllabus for the examination in soft copy

2. Guidelines on admission (Brochure) in soft copy detailing list of Tertiary Institutions and available programmes of study. | source

Jamb Websites

Here are direct to all of jamb websites.
Jamb utme e-Registration portal – http://www.jamb.org.ng/Unifiedtme/
Jamb official website – http://www.jamb.gov.ng


General Information for 2016/2017 UTME Candidates

i. The registration fee, once paid is not refundable.

ii. Registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is On-line (via internet) and all applicants are advised to register by themselves. All required information must be provided.

iii. Applicants are advised to read and understand the instructions on how to complete the on-line registration before visiting any cbt centre.

iv. Candidates should study the guidelines on admission before registration.

v. Candidates who damage or lose their scratch cards before registration will have to purchase another scratch card.

vi. Multiple entries are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will have their entire results cancelled.

vii. Candidates should note that their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters.

viii. Candidates can access the Board’s website on (www.jamb.org.ng) for registration using the registration scratch card. Registration can be done on the website at anytime within the stipulated registration period through any of the accredited and authorised CBT centres.

ix. Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or method of testing, they will also be tested on a general book. “The Last Days at Forcados High School” By A.H. Mohammed

Candidates are to note that there will be no extension of the date of registration.

Recommended Text Books by Subjects

A useful resource to get the list of text books jamb has advised candidates to use in preparation for the forthcoming UTME. See next paragraph.

Update: The new mobile friendly syllabus pages now has all the recommended text books at the end of each subject. Visit the syllabus page to check it out

For Direct Entry Applicants

Looking at getting admitted in 2017  via Jamb Direct Entry.

Continue reading….

Applicants with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:

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 SSCE/GCE, NTC/NBC. No subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced levels.

Two passes at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination or Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognised institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits – equivalent in three other subjects (Subject to University Requirements).
Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with SSCE, 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.

Candidates are to note they will be required to provide their registration number which they used in gaining admission into their NCE, Diploma etc.

Jamb 2016 News from other sites

  1. Jamb Staff Demoted
  2. Jamb 2016 – Check Out States with the Highest and Lowest Applicants
  3. Jamb Issues Warning to UTME Candidates

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