How To Get Jamb E-pin

The annual Jamb examination comes with a lot of requirements and works on the part of students, there are key actions to take from the registration to the end of the examination. One of them is getting your Jamb E-pin, though this is one of the recent developments from Jamb. 

If you registered for Jamb, you don’t know what the E-pin is all about and also how to get it, this post gives you all the information you need. So enjoy the reading. 

What Is Jamb E-pin?

The JAMB e-pin is a unique 15-digit code that is issued to candidates who are registering for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This code is provided to candidates after they have paid the required registration fees. 

According to Jamb, the e-pin was introduced as a tool to curb fraudulent activities before and during the examination. The e-pin is used to access the JAMB portal and complete the registration process.

How To Buy the JAMB E-pin

You can purchase the E-pin through any of the following processes;

  • Payment for JAMB E-pin Through Banks

You can pay for the JAMB e-pin through any commercial or Microfinance bank in Nigeria. 

All you need to do is, present your JAMB Profile Code and pay by cash or by card. As soon as you do that, your e-pin will be delivered to your registered phone number.

  • Payment Through POS

Payment for JAMB e-pin is available at JAMB State Offices and CBT Centers nationwide. You can also get it at other POS outlets depending on their range of services.

Present your JAMB Profile Code and pay by cash or card. As soon as you do that, JAMB will send your e-pin to your registered phone number.

  • Payment Through Mobile Money Operators

This method of payment is available at JAMB CBT centers and some other outlets.

They require cash payment, afterwards, submit your JAMB Profile code to the mobile money operator. JAMB will deliver your e-pin to your registered phone number.

  • Payment Via ATM

The JAMB e-pin purchase can be done using the ATM in participating Banks with an enabled InterSwitch Channel for this service.

Locate a participating bank with a functioning InterSwitch channel, and go to their ATM. Insert your card and enter your ATM pin.

Select “Bill Payment”, then pick ” Jamb” from the list of options. Enter the profile code and initiate payment. If payment is successful, your e-pin will be sent to your phone. 

Note that not all banks engage in the sales of Jamb E-pin or have a functional Interswitch service. 

  • Payment Through The JAMB Portal

If you consider this process seamless and safe, follow these steps to purchase your E-pin;

  1. Visit the JAMB Portal @
  2. Click Purchase of 2023 Application Document.
  3. Enter your JAMB profile code.
  4. Select the payment method (InterSwitch or Remita) and make the payment
  5. Your JAMB e-pin will be sent to your registered number.
  • Payment via USSD Code (NIBSS/ERCAS)

With the USSD code, follow these simple steps below;

  1. Dial *565*6*55019#
  2. Enter Profile code
  3. Select bank and follow the prompts to complete the payment
  4. On completing payment, JAMB will deliver your e-pin to your unique phone number

How To Retrieve Your JAMB E-pin

Did you purchase your Jamb E-pin but can’t find it, here’s how to retrieve it;

  • Send UTMEPIN to 55019 or 66019 for UTME candidates
  • For Direct Entry candidates, send DEPIN to 55019 or 66019
  • Afterward, the e-PIN will be retrieved and sent to your registered phone number.

That’s all about how to get your Jamb E-pin. Up next, here are answers to some frequently asked questions on Jamb. 

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions On Jamb

Can I Buy The Jamb E-pin online?

Yes, you can. To do this, follow the steps outlined in this article. 

How long does JAMB E-pin last?

Fortunately, the Jamb E-pin does not expire. Once you get it, you can use it to complete your registration process.

Can I Use One E-pin For Other People?

No, you cannot. Your pin is unique and thus should be used for only one candidate. 

Is E-pin the Same As Profile Code?

Yes, your E-pin and profile code mean the same thing. 

Can I use the same email twice for JAMB?

If you registered for Jamb using the same email address you used in your previous Jamb examination, you will encounter difficulty when linking your email to your profile. At best, get a new email address, preferably, Gmail. See how to link your email to Jamb here.


Getting your Jamb E-pin is now a seamless process, if you intend to sit for the UTME this year, you can go ahead to purchase your E-pin with the guidelines outlined in this article. 

For newbies, it is important to note that your registration is incomplete except if you purchase and use your Jamb e-pin to create a profile on the Jamb portal.

When registering, do well to crosscheck every detail you enter into the system and also have a stable network to avoid any form of delay.

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