JAMB Direct Entry Form 2022/2023 Portal & Closing Date

Interested in getting the JAMB Direct Entry Form 2022/2023? We have explained everything you need to know about DE registration in this article.

People who have their NCE, ND, NID, or HND certificates may want to upgrade them to BSc, while others who did IJMB, Cambridge, or JUPEB exams are keen on gaining admission into the university.

These two categories are the type of people that need the JAMB DE because without it they can’t apply for their universities’ direct entry form.

Is the direct entry form still on sale? What about the registration guidelines and closing date? You will find answers to these in this post.

What is the difference between DE and JAMB UTME?

I believe you already know the difference between UTME and direct entry? If you don’t, I will explain anyway.

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is for those students that want to gain admission into 100 level or year two in any uni, poly, or COE, while Direct Entry (DE) is for those that want to gain admission into 200 level or year 2 in the university.

UTME candidates are going to do their normal exams while DE students will apply for direct entry to the university of their choice.

Is JAMB direct entry form for 2022/23 out

The form will be out on 12th February 2022 for prospective candidates.

Until then, keep checking this site for the latest updates on JAMB. The form is usually released around February/March if there is no wahala like the covid-19 pandemic.

Want to know if you are eligible and the process of registration? I have explained them below.

Requirements for JAMB DE registration

  1. Your O’level result must have at least 5 credits and it must not be in more than two sittings.
  2. You need to have your National Identification Number (NIN).
  3. If you are using NCE, diploma or NID, your JAMB reg number is needed. If you are using Cambridge, IJMB or JUPEB, you don’t need to worry about this.
  4. You need at least a lower credit grade in ND or NID and the O’level requirements.
  5. For those using JUPEB, IJMB, Cambridge or Institute of Baccaulerate, you need a minimum of two passes with NBC/NTS, GCE/WAEC equivalents in 3 other subjects.
  6. Passes in 2 major subjects in the NCE with S.C.E., NBC/NTC credits or equivalents in 3 other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. For Education courses, Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject


How to register for JAMB direct entry 2022

  1. Make sure you meet the requirements listed above.
  2. Get your National Identification Number (NIN) at any NIMC enrolment centers near you
  3. Create your JAMB profile for DE registration.
  4. Visit any Accredited banks, CBT registration centers or embassy (for students in foreign countries) to get the JAMB pin.
  5. Fill out the direct entry form with the details required.
  6. Take the form to any accredited CBT center near you to complete the registration.
  7. The last but not the least is to print your acknowledgement slip out.
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Can someone register for JAMB and direct entry at the same time?

If you are thinking of registering for JAMB UTME and DE at the same time, that’s a really bad idea.

You can’t register for direct entry and JAMB in the same year, if you do so you won’t get any admission.

It is either you register for one of the two, you can’t do both at the same time.

Another thing that the board has made us understand is that;

Candidates can upgrade from UTME to DE if they already registered for UTME, but cannot downgrade DE to UTME

So, there you have it. This is now a matter of choice.

How much is the JAMB direct entry form?

The JAMB DE form for 2022 costs three thousand five hundred naira only (N3500).

People in foreign countries are going to pay $20 for the form, they can get it at any Nigerian embassy in their country.

You may also be asked to pay a sum of five hundred naira for the novel that will be used.

In the past, it was even more than this. The price was 5000 naira during my time, the government reduced it due to complaints from the public.

Direct entry form 2022 closing date

The form will close about 3-4 weeks after it is released, make sure you register before the deadline given by the board.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced the DE registration deadline to be 19th March 2022.

Will JAMB reopen direct entry portal

That’s still under probability, JAMB may decide to extend the closing date and reopen the portal for those that have not registered.

For example, in 2021, JAMB extended the deadline by some weeks and reopened its website for registrations.

If you have not yet registered and the registration portal has been closed, all you need to do is to pray for them to open it.

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31 thoughts on “JAMB Direct Entry Form 2022/2023 Portal & Closing Date”

  1. I’m a art student and I have D7 in economics and government d7 but the rest are credits can I enter university with that result

    • Depends on a lot of factors like your course, your jamb and post utme scores, the institution’s admission requirement, etc

  2. I did part time program in ND and we are told to pay 3500 into Jamb protal for Jamb regulization den before we can be given admission. And I want to apply for DE form now.Plz do I still need to do jamb regulization…..?
    And how can I know my Jamb registration number….?
    I did Jamb in 2018

  3. Please I want to apply for direct entry for Oau in ife please what are the things needed because I just finish from a college of education in osun start a private college in odeomu please incase any one want to give me some instructions or anything this is my number 08169657902

  4. My name Tajudeen, I finished my three years program of NCE in 2021 And I want to apply for Direct Entry. Has it late?. If No, when will I register my DE ?.

  5. Thank you very much for divulge this information to us.
    As everybody complain about JAMB registration number, how can we rectify it while we got admission without knowing it, I have been admitted in to college without learn out it, could you mind explain to me.
    Thank you

  6. I’am hoping to round up my ND
    finally Exams by March 2022,
    Assume the form is out before
    then.Can I buy D.E.Form,in order to start another studies on the University

  7. Please sir, I have an ND but my admission came from school and not Jamb in 2018. Now I want to do Jamb regularization while waiting for the DE form to be out but what I was told is I can’t.
    Please what do I do in order to qualify for the DE


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