Registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME 2012, organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 academic year has commenced online. JAMB UTME scratch card for accessing the e-registration portal for JAMB UTME 2012 is sold for N4,600 at designated banks, NIPOST offices and JAMB offices nationwide. Sales of JAMB UTME 2012 Registration scratch cards closes on March 2, 2012, while online registration for JAMB UTME 2012 closes on March 11, 2012. The date for JAMB UTME 2012 Exam is still March 24, 2012. After the exams, it will now be time for post UTME 2012. Meanwhile, JAMB Direct Entry scratch cards are now available for online registration for direct entry admission into 2nd year studies in universities for the 2012/2013 academic year. Find Post UTME 2011 Screening & Admissions Info JAMB UTME e-registration portal is at www.jamb.org.ng/Unifiedtme/. To access the JAMB UTME portal for e-registration, you need a scratch card sold for N4,600 at leading banks, Post offices and JAMB offices through out Nigeria. The JAMB UTME Scratch card contains a serial number and your PIN, two vital information you require for your UTME e-registration. UTME 2012 registration will also require a finger print scanner like in 2012. However, registration can only be done at accredited centres. Returning JAMB UTME 2011 candidates may not require fingerprint scanner, since their fingerprint is already in JAMB's database, but they may need to provide their JAMB 2011 registration numbers. JAMB has maintained the same process used in 2011 UTME registration for 2012. JAMB UTME 2012 registration, like in 2011, will require a biometric fingerprint scanner. The biometric scanner (finger print reader) will be used to capture the left and right thumbs of the candidates. Candidates are advised to make sure an approved fingerprint reader is available on the computer they intend using for their JAMB UTME 2012 registration as their finger print (left and right thumb) will be read before they can sign-up for a UTME account, which is the first step in the registration process. Also like in 2011, JAMB UTME 2012 registration must be done on a computer with the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed. This is because the application that runs the Jamb UTME registration portal is based on Java programming language. Minimum of JRE 1.6 is required. Java JRE can be downloaded free on the internet, if it is not already on your system (about 10MB). Make sure to read the instructions at the registration website before commencing your registration. The JAMB UTME 2012 Brochure is built-into the portal making it easy to search for details of your Jamb UTME courses of choice. Although, we noticed that the link is not working yet. Registering for JAMB UTME 2012 Once you buy your JAMB UTME scratch card, the next thing to do is to visit the JAMB UTME 2011 e- registration portal. The UTME 2011 registration portal is at www.jamb.org.ng/Unifiedtme/. Make sure a finger print reader is available on the computer before commencing registration. If you are an absolutely new user (i.e. you did not seat for JAMB UTME 2011), look up the serial number and PIN on your JAMB UTME 2012 scratch card and enter them in the appropriate field in the Sign in Module and click the signin button. If validation of your JAMB UTME scratch card PIN and serial number is successful, you will then be required to scan your left and right thumbs. So, make sure an approved biometric fingerprint scanner is connected to the system before commencing registration. If you registered for JAMB UTME 2011 (last JAMB), you can also add your JAMB UTME 2011 registration number in the UTME 2011 Reg No. (if Available) field and then click the signin button. The JAMB UTME portal will automatically fetch some of your registration details for JAMB UTME 2011, making things easier. It is not clear whether fingerprint scanner will still be required for candidates who sat for last year's JAMB, since their fingerprint is still in the system. So, make sure an approved biometric fingerprint scanner is connected to the system before commencing registration. The registration page will load for you to commence your JAMB UTME 2012 registration. At this point, you can either logout or continue your registration. If you choose to log-out, you can continue your JAMB UTME 2012 registration by logging in to the portal at anytime. Note that you will be required complete your JAMB UTME registration within 21 days of your first login . Note that subsequent visits to the JAMB UTME portal will no-longer require a fingerprint scanner, but JRE will still be required on the computer. Before registering for JAMB UTME 2012, make sure you have your information ready. It is advisable to download the JAMB UTME 2011 form template, print a hard copy and fill in, then go online and fill the online UTME registration form. Make sure to go through the online brochure at the portal to be sure you enter the right UTME subjects for your chosen course. You should also have an electronic copy of your passport sized photo ready on your computer or flash drive. An electronic copy of your passport can be made through a scanner. You can also capture directly with a digital camera. Make sure the photo is recent, clear, and of the right size and not more than 15 kiobyte. Test the validity of your passport using the facility provided in the JAMB UTME portal. If your passport is flagged, re-size it using Microsoft photo editor. Note that the picture must also be in jpeg format. After completing your UTME 2011 registration form, click on submit to complete the registration. Note that once you click submit, your data will be sent to JAMB and at this point you will no longer be able to edit it. You will then be issued a JAMB UTME registration number and examination number, make sure you memorise this number or at least write it down somewhere. You can print your UTME Slip. The UTME Slip can be printed at anytime, just login to print. You can reprint your registration slip at anytime with your JAMB registration number or scratch card PIN. Try and Register for UTME 2012 Yourself Online registration for JAMB UTME is very simple, although a few complexities are involved. However, if you have some basic computer skills you will be able to register yourself with little difficulty. If you already know how to browse the internet using tools like Yahoo mail, Gmail, or Facebook, then registering for JAMB UTME will probably be a piece of cake for you. However, if you are not computer literate it may be quite challenging. But that does not mean you should give it out to a consultant to do for you. The fact is that you can register for JAMB UTME yourself. However, the need for fingerprint scanner may create some difficulty. You have to probably look for a cyber cafe with fingerprint scanners. You can use such a cafe to signup for your UTME account. You can then logout and continue the registration yourself another time or you can complete it at the internet cafe. Note that the JAMB UTME registration portal requires that the Java Runtime Environment be installed on your computer. Registering yourself for UTME 2012 online may be a great opportunity to become computer literate, so don't miss it. If you must give out your Jamb UTME registration to another person, use a friend that is computer literate and learn from him/her. Registering yourself for JAMB UTME may also be challenging because of slow internet connections at cyber cafes as well as the capacity of the JAMB UTME registration portal. We hope JAMB have taken care of the high level of load expected during this period. Some cyber cafes may block access to JAMB UTME e-registration portal from their cafe so that you pay them for your UTME registration. In such a situation, you are advised to look for a cyber cafe that does not offer JAMB UTME services. However, if it is impossible to register for Jamb UTME yourself, then you can give it out to a consultant or to the cyber cafe, but don't just give out your Jamb UTME registration to a consultant without first trying to register yourself. If you outsource your JAMB UTME registration to a consultant or cyber cafe, make sure you monitor him/ her to ensure that your data is properly entered. Most people with registration problems in JAMB UTME are usually those who give it out to consultants without proper monitoring. If you find the JAMB UTME portal too slow try on Sundays or at Night when traffic is minimal. If you have your own internet connection, you can always access the JAMB UTME portal at anytime. Note about the fingerprint scanner JAMB UTME 2012 registration requires fingerprint scan. Fingerprint derived from the registration process may be used for gaining access to examination hall on examination date. If this the case, prospective candidates for JAMB UTME 2012, should take it very serious. Make sure your left and right thumb fingerprint are carefully scanned to avoid surprises and disappointments on UTME 2012 examination date. Make sure the biometric scanner and your hands are clean when taking the scan. JAMB UTME 2012 Result out. Need updates on Jamb UTME 2012/2013?