JAMB 2024 exam reschedule date and how to apply

If you missed the April 19 - 29 UTME exams, you can visit your examination centre and provide documentation to notify them of your absence.

JAMB 2024 exam reschedule date and how to apply
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) understands that sometimes things beyond anyone’s control could go wrong during the CBT-based tests. Thankfully, candidates now have the opportunity to resit. If you had problems with the computer system or your fingerprint scan wouldn't work during your JAMB exam in May, there's good news! JAMB is offering a rescheduled exam on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

What are the next steps to take if I want a resit?

This guide will explain everything you need to know about the reschedule process,  including how to apply. 

But before we get into that, it is important to note that the June 22 exam rescheduling is for candidates who meet the criteria for a resit. So, in the next section, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why your request to reschedule might not be granted.

Reasons why a reschedule might not be granted:

  1. Oversleeping or Poor Time Management: Unfortunately, hitting the snooze button or not planning your arrival time carefully won't qualify for a reschedule.
  2. Misunderstanding Instructions: If you didn't quite get what the exam instructions meant, or had a miscommunication with the exam centre.
  3. Transportation Issues (Unless Unforeseen): Getting stuck in traffic or a minor car issue likely won't qualify. However, extraordinary events like accidents might be considered.
  4. Late Arrival: JAMB has strict rules about arrival times. Showing up late means you can't take the test and won't be rescheduled.
  5. Incomplete Registration: If you didn't finish registering for the JAMB exam initially, you wouldn't have been assigned a test centre. Rescheduling wouldn't apply in this case.
  6. Negligence: Simply forgetting about the exam or not taking it seriously won't qualify for a reschedule.

Remember, the reschedule is for situations beyond your control. If you missed the exam for any of these reasons, you'll likely need to wait until next year to retake the JAMB UTME.

Steps to take to reschedule your JAMB 2024 exam

If you don’t fall into any of the above reasons, the steps below will guide you on what next to do

Contact JAMB Immediately 

Time is of the essence. Explain the reason for missing the exam through their official channels. While raising a support ticket online is an option, visiting your nearest JAMB office is highly recommended for a more personal touch.

Gather Supporting Documentation  

Evidence strengthens your case. Collect relevant documents like a medical certificate if you were ill, or a police report in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Follow JAMB Guidelines

Stay informed! JAMB has specific procedures for requesting a reschedule. Make sure you follow their official instructions carefully.

Stay Reachable

Keep your phone number and email address active. JAMB will use these to contact you regarding their decision on your reschedule request.

June 2024 JAMB Reschedule: Steps to secure your spot

So, you've contacted JAMB, explained your situation, and hopefully, gathered the necessary documentation. Now what? Here's how to ensure a smooth ride for the rescheduled exam in June:

Reprint your exam slip

This is important! JAMB emphasises the importance of reprinting your exam slip. The slip will show your updated exam time and venue for the June 22 reschedule. This avoids any confusion or last-minute scrambling on exam day.

Knowing what's not allowed 

Being prepared goes beyond studying past questions. JAMB has strict rules about what you can and can't bring into the exam hall. Knowing these beforehand will save you any hassle on exam day.

Below is a checklist of the prohibited items for prospective jambites:

  • Electronic Devices: This includes anything from your phone and calculator to smartwatches and even flash drives. Leave all electronics at home to avoid any misunderstandings.
  • Books and Notes: This one's a no-brainer considering the UTME exam is computer-based. Textbooks, notes, or any scrap paper that could be used for cheating are strictly forbidden.
  • Recording Devices: Cameras, recorders, and microphones are a big no-no. JAMB wants to ensure a fair testing environment for everyone.
  • Special Reading Devices: Ink/pen readers and similar devices that might help you decipher hidden information on the exam paper are not allowed.
  • Earpieces: These could be used to receive help from someone outside the exam hall, giving you an unfair advantage.
  • Large Bags: JAMB encourages clear, small bags only. This helps prevent candidates from sneaking in prohibited items.

By following these guidelines and preparing for the exams, you'll be well on your way to acing the rescheduled JAMB exam.

How to raise a JAMB support ticket

To raise a support ticket, you can follow the steps below:

  • Visit the JAMB support website here.
  • Select your area of support.
  • Click on “Create Support Ticket”.
  • If it’s a personal complaint, choose “YES”. If you’re complaining on behalf of a candidate, click “NO”.
  • Enter your JAMB Registration Number, detail the issue you’re facing, provide a short title, and describe your complaint in the message box.
  • If necessary, upload an image related to your issue.
  • Click “SEND” to submit your ticket.

Once submitted, JAMB can monitor and effectively address your complaint. You can also access existing tickets if you need to follow up on previously raised issues. Remember to keep your ticket number handy for future references or follow-ups.

How to reprint your JAMB slip

Be aware that, you can print your JAMB exam slip multiple times for free and there are two methods involved:

Method 1: Via JAMB’s Slip Printing Portal

Step 1: Visit the JAMB Exam Slip Printing Portal.

Step 2: Enter your JAMB Registration number, email, or phone number.

Step 3: Click “Print Examination Slip,” check the details, and print or save the slip.

Method 2: Via JAMB Profile Portal

Step 1: Go to the JAMB eFacility portal and enter your login credentials.

Step 2: Look for “Print Main 2024 UTME Exam Slip” and select it.

Step 3: Review your exam slip details and choose to print or download as a PDF.

To wrap up

Great! Now you have all the info you need for the rescheduled exam. JAMB will keep you updated through email, text, and their website, so keep up. Now's the time to focus on what you can control–study and plan in confidence! Good luck!

FAQs for the Rescheduled JAMB Exam (June 2024)

1: Who can participate in the rescheduled JAMB exam?

The rescheduled exam is open to candidates who faced verified issues during the initial exam, such as technical difficulties at the test centre or unforeseen personal emergencies. JAMB will assess the legitimacy of each case.

2. How will I be notified if I'm eligible for the reschedule?

JAMB will contact eligible candidates directly through their registered email address, SMS, or the JAMB portal. It's important to check these channels regularly for any updates.

3. What do I need to bring to the rescheduled exam?

On exam day, ensure you have your original JAMB registration slip and a valid form of identification. JAMB may also specify additional required materials, so be sure to check their official communication for any updates.

4. Can I choose a different exam centre for the reschedule?

Unfortunately, no. Candidates must take the rescheduled exam at the same centre assigned by JAMB during their initial registration.

5. What if I miss the rescheduled exam date?

Missing the rescheduled exam without a valid and documented reason may result in losing the opportunity to take the JAMB exam in 2024. JAMB encourages contacting them immediately if you face unforeseen circumstances that could prevent you from attending the rescheduled exam.

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