Last updated on April 7th, 2017 at 11:38 am

A lot of candidates or aspirants who want to apply for admission into a University has been asking so may question as to whether some one can register for both JAMB UTME and JAMB Direct Entry Exam for The same year.


Before answering the question on whether One can register JAMB And Direct Entry for the same year, lets clarify some concept on what UTME and Direct Entry is and those who are eligible to apply for it.

UTME means Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and this type of Examination or Programme is for those candidates who just graduated from Secondary School and want to further they education into a University.

UTME Programme if successful can get one admission into 100-Level of the desired university the person applied for after passing the mode of Examination conducted by the Institution.

Direct Entry or DE is a Programme for those who have attended any higher Institution before, Around here, it is mainly for those who have graduated from a College of Education or a Polytechnic and wants to further their Education in a University.

Who Can apply for JAMB Direct Entry Admission? Those applying for admission through Direct Entry may have gotten a Certificate before which may either be an OND or NCE Certificate for Polytechnic and Colleges of Education Respectively.

DE programme if successful can get one admission directly into 200-Level.

Now Lets Answer the question.


The Answer is NO, You cant Apply. Candidates who have applied for JAMB through UTME can not apply for Direct Entry again even though the person has a Certificate in Either OND or NCE.

Candidates who may want to consider applying for both JAMB UTME and DE are to note that the details will be duplicated on JAMB System showing that the person have Dual or Double Application which may lead to Disqualification.

From the Sanctions stated earlier by JAMB, the person may not be able to apply for JAMB again for the Next Three (3) Years if caught on such act of having a Dual Registration.

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  1. i just recently realize someone have use my gmail to register for utme and i register for DE, plus wheneve i login i see my profile code can this affect my admission

  2. Pls I Use One Email Adres For My D E And Utme. I Did Not Get My Utme So I Proced For D E, I Went To Check My CAPS In D E But Showing De Utme Details, Pls How Can I Acces My D E Profile? Help Pls

  3. Since I ve different jamb registration number for both DE and UTME in which I ve registered this year. Pls can I do change of institution for my UTME reg to the institution which i choose for my DE.

  4. pls can I apply for jamb and direct entry at the same year Becos I already have my Nd results but I had that DE admission is not certain and an afraid of waiting for another year

  5. Sir how about me,,i did an A level program ,ijmb to be precise. I alreqdy registered jamb before my result came out. Now av seen my result i want to register direct entry which is the major thing. Do u mean i have to wait next year. And can,someone delete his or her profile cos am cnfused now

  6. Since I already applied for UTME, does this mean I have to wait till next year if at all I want to apply for and be admitted through DE?

  7. buh y is it not advisable to obtain the two it a crime to have two options?..jamb shld pls see to this oo

  8. Is this news from jamb or your own view of the mata??? Cz hw willl u tell me is not possible wen I don apply fr JAMB!!! And I nid d DE most

  9. It is very possible to apply for both the same year with the same profile. I logged into jamb portal service with the Gmail i used in registering for jamb. Register for Direct Entry link was available for me even after registering for Jamb!

  10. PLS I HAVE REGISTERED FOR JAMB AND I WANT 2REGISTER FOR DIRECT ENTRY.i just saw your post that its not possible 2do both.what should i do because i really wanted the Direct entry admission

  11. please i want to write DE diz year..i just want to knw the 4 subjects dat will be written in the jamb is english compulsory nd any oda 3 subjects ..but what of DE own??

  12. Dis is not fair … I would have love to apply for both… Just should just allow some of us who want to, to apply so.

  13. Since the jamb and DE is not d same, a candidate who wish have to apply for both, wen d person is certify wit ND or NCE result. Because some are afraid of DE due that gettin admission wit it is not certain, that’s why they thnk to purchase both form. And some years ago, d tactic is working, why dis year? Jamb should have diffrent portal for both (i.e DE nd UTME)

  14. But they have to allow d people who want to apply for both, bcos last year they allowed d candidate to apply for both; and d reason why candidates do this is that, sometimes DE isn’t certain, nd if d candidate dat apply for both, if jamb did nt offerd him/her addission through DE it may b possible for to offerd dat candidate admission by UTME.


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