Jamb Supplementary Exam 2024

JAMB Conducts Supplementary Exams to Ensure Fairness in 2024 UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) addressed challenges faced by candidates in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by conducting supplementary examinations. This article details the reasons for the supplementary exams and who was eligible to participate.

Reasons for Supplementary Exams


JAMB scheduled supplementary exams to provide a second chance to candidates who encountered disruptions during the main UTME. These disruptions included:

  • Technical glitches: Computer system malfunctions at exam centers could have hindered a candidate’s ability to complete the test.
  • Biometric verification failures: Fingerprint scanners failing to recognize a candidate could have prevented them from logging in.

JAMB’s commitment to fairness meant offering these candidates another opportunity to take the UTME under smoother conditions.

Who Was Eligible?

Not all UTME test-takers participated in the supplementary exams. JAMB identified and notified the following groups:

  • Candidates experiencing technical difficulties: JAMB recognized technical issues at exam centers and specifically contacted affected candidates.
  • Candidates with biometric verification failures: Similar to technical difficulties, JAMB informed candidates who encountered biometric scanner problems.
  • Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS) applicants: A separate group involved 3,633 prospective CAILS students who assumed entry through the Direct Entry (DE) program. JAMB allowed them to register for the UTME at approved centers before a specific deadline.

Registration and Application Process

Candidates eligible for the supplementary exam must follow specific guidelines provided by JAMB for registration and application. The process typically involves:

  1. Notification: JAMB will announce the dates and procedures for the supplementary exam via its official website and other communication channels.
  2. Registration: Eligible candidates must register for the supplementary exam within the stipulated period. This usually involves creating a profile on the JAMB portal, completing the registration form, and paying the required fee.
  3. Exam Centers: Candidates will be assigned to designated examination centers where they will sit for the supplementary exam. It is essential to verify the location and other details well in advance to avoid last-minute confusion.

Exam Date And Next Steps

The supplementary exams took place on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024. Candidates who participated should now be able to check their results by following JAMB’s official guidelines.

This focus on offering a fair testing environment for all UTME candidates exemplifies JAMB’s commitment to a smooth admissions process for Nigerian students.


The JAMB Supplementary Exam 2024 provides a valuable opportunity for candidates to fulfill their dreams of higher education despite initial setbacks. By understanding the purpose, eligibility criteria, registration process, and preparation tips, candidates can approach the exam confidently and increase their chances of securing admission into reputable institutions. It is essential to stay focused, dedicated to preparation, and compliant with all JAMB guidelines to maximize this second chance effectively.


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