JAMB CBT Centre Requirements

This article is notify JAMB CBT Center representative that the Joint Admission Matriculation Board has issued JAMB CBT Centre Requirements for both new and current operators in preparation for the UTME/DE Examinations.


1) 250 functional Desktop Computer systems or laptops with 10% (i.e 25) backups.

2) Provision of individual cubicle with minimum length of 26 inches, breadth of 18 inches and height of 18 inches and appropriate seat for each system.

3) Minimum 15 inches flat screen Computer monitor for desktop or 17 inches for laptop.

4) The computer systems must be connected to a robust computer server with a capacity to carry 250 systems concurrently.

5) All the computer systems must be linked together on Cable Local Area Network topology (LAN). (Wireless Computer connection is not allowed).

6) Adequate security and minimum of five (5) technical personnel and one network engineer.

7) Availability of back-up power supply (power generating set of minimum 40kva for a centre with 250 systems; 60 kva for 350 systems and 100kva for above 350 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two (2) hours.

8) The centre must be adequately fenced.

9) Provision must be made for a holding room or reception facility e.g canopy with chairs, etc.

10) The centre must not be in shared premises such as cinema hall, shopping mall, market, etc.

See Also:

  • JAMB CBT Centres Registration Requirements
  • JAMB CBT Centres Accreditation requirement

11) Availability of adequate and functional air-conditioners and lighting.

12) Provision of up to date Antivirus and all the systems must be virus free.

13) Minimum of Windows 7 or higher version of windows operating system.

14) Availability of prescribed CCTV network with IP Cameras for monitoring (see the attached specifications)

15) Network coverage: There must be strong MTN or AIRTEL signal at the location of the centre.

16) There must be sufficient number of Wall Clocks that will be visible to all candidates in the hall as candidates would no longer be allowed to bring in Wrist Watches to the examination hall.

17) Every proposed CBT centre will download the application form, requirements and guidelines from the website of JAMB, complete the form and submit it with the required documents at the JAMB office in the State where the centre is located.

18) Exposed or flying cables are not allowed in the examination hall; all cables must therefore be trunked.

19) Make-shift CBT centres are not allowed; all centres must therefore be dedicated CBT centres that are used and maintained as such all year round.

20) The CCTV must be cabled; no wireless CCTV will be allowed.

21) The JAMB Custom Browser must be downloaded from the website of JAMB and installed on every system in the centre prior to inspection.

22) Each CBT centre must pre-register three (3) officials who will be permitted to go into the examination hall/rooms in the course of the examination.

23) After adequate inspection and accreditation, the centre would be required to abide by all regulations stipulated by the Board for CBT centres.

These include, but not limited to:

a. Mandatory download and installation of the JAMB Custom Browser on all the systems at the centre.

b. Effective coverage of the Examination Area (Examination halls/rooms) by the signal Jammer. CBT centres with halls/rooms outside the effective radius of the signal Jammer will not be tolerated.

c. Any centre without strong and stable MTN or Airtel coverage will not be used.

d. During the examination, no one is allowed to enter the centre with prohibited items such as:

i. Wrist watch;

ii. Electronic device;

iii. Any type of pen or biro.

e. When examination is in session, communication signals from, into and around the examination centre shall be restricted through the use of electronic signal Jammer

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