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How to Check JAMB Result

Are you a UTME candidate for the year 2021? Have you been anticipating the result of the examination? Do you have someone who participated in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination? Then this is for you.

Overcoming the hurdles of registering for the exam and also reading and writing the exam is an issue on its own. It is now time to check the results, it was at first said that the result can be checked via the USSD method, but it was later discovered that the USSD method had some challenges that made it impossible, therefore that method has been suspended.Information Guide Nigeria

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The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results can be checked without a scratch card; both online and via text. There is no payment required and there is no need to go to a café for it. It is straight to the point.

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 How to Check JAMB Result Online

To check your JAMB result online, all you need is your smartphone, good internet connection, your registration number, or email address used in registration.TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR PRICES

  1. Go to the browser on your android, IOS, laptop, or any device you are using. Visit the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) result checking portal athttps://portal.jamb.gov.ng/eFacility_/CheckUTMEResults.
  2. Input your JAMB registration number or registered E-mail address in the required column.
  3. Click on the ‘Check my Result’ icon
  4. Wait while it loads your result.

If you are using an opera browser or chrome browser and you encounter a problem where you see just half of the result, change your setting to desktop view.

How to check JAMB Result via Text

If you are using a phone that has no internet connection, you do not need to go to a café, you can just check the result via text.  This is not free though, and you have to use the SIM card you used for registration. It will deduct an amount of 50 Naira from your account, and it will be deducted as many times as you check the results.

To check;

  1. Send an SMS to 55019 saying ‘UTMERESULT’ (No space or special character)
  2. Wait for the reply SMS containing your result.Check JAMB Result


  • If the candidate uses the right phone number, the text will go thus ‘Dear Mr/Miss A, your result is as follows….’ (The score of each subject done and the total calculation’)
  • If the candidate uses another number apart from the one that was used during your registration, you will get a reply saying ‘This phone number was not used for registration’ or ‘This number is not registered’
  • If the candidate has an issue with the name or document provided, the result will not be sent, the reply will be ‘Result withheld pending upload of documents/clarifications from you’.

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The candidate will need to go to the JAMB office to clarify the required documents.

  • If any form of malpractice is suspected of the candidate, the candidate might receive the text saying, ‘Result Withheld’.JAMB Result

This might be due to another reason apart from malpractice and the candidate will need to go to JAMB’s office.

  • If a candidate was absent on the exam date or his/her registration number was not recorded on the exam date will receive a text saying, ‘Candidate Absent’.

To report any other issue concerning the result, the candidate has to go to the JAMB office or their headquarters.

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After checking their results and seeing the unexpected, candidates begin to argue that it is not their result and ask many questions. These are answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions.JAMB Form

  • Does JAMB give free marks?

No, JAMB does not give free marks to candidates. There have been rumors of marks been added some years ago, but recently, there has been no report of such. The result sent to you is what you got, nothing more and nothing less.How to Check MTN Bonus Balance

  • Is JAMB adding 40 marks to the candidate’s result?

There is no reason for JAMB to add 40 marks to the candidates’ scores. So, no, JAMB is not adding 40 marks.

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  • Is JAMB intentionally deducting the candidate’s mark?

As I said before, what is given to you is your mark, no more, no less. It might seem unbelievable considering how well you thought you did or how well prepared you were. But according to what was marked, that is your result.

  • Was there a negative marking?

No, JAMB does not do negative marking, it is a standard examination and not a certification exam, so the mark given to you is your raw score.

  • How does JAMB mark the English Language?

According to the JAMB marking scheme, each question in the English Language section carries 1.5 marks, apart from the comprehension passage. And that will give a total of 90 marks. (60 *1.5 = 90), then the comprehension passage will make up for the remaining 10 marks. Making it a total of 100 marks.

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  • How are the other three subjects marked and scored?

Each section of your other three subjects chosen will have 40 questions each. For it to be scored over 100, each question will carry 2.5 marks. (40 * 2.5 = 100). 100 marks each for the three subjects will give 300 marks, and the 100 marks from the English, making it a total of 400 marks

  • What is the cut-off mark?

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has set a minimum cut-off mark for all institutions respectively. Government-Owned Universities have a cut off of 160, Private universities – 140, Government-Owned Polytechnics – 10, Private Polytechnics – 110, and finally for college of education – 100. Even though this is the general cut-off given by JAMB, each institution will decide their cut-off marks, only that it can not be lower than JAMB’s cut-off marks.Npower Recruitment

  • Can I upgrade my result?

There have always been rumors of people upgrading their results, this is usually a lie and scheme used by scammers to dupe desperate students of their money, do not try this. No one has access to the JAMB portal. And if anyone is caught in the act, both the scammer and the student will be arrested.

JAMB results can sometimes be discouraging and heart-breaking but keep pushing, if you meet the cut-off mark, congratulations. If not, there is time to try again. Do not give up.

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