2018/2019 JAMB CAPS Admission Process Flow

Last updated on December 3rd, 2018 at 09:55 am

If you’re a 2018 JAMB candidate who has sat for the examination and have check your result online, you might be asking, how will JAMB carry out admission process on their CAPS Portal this year? Well, on this page, we will explain everything you need to know about JAMB CAPS Admission Process 2018/2019.


The following are processes that your details go through before you are finally admitted.

1. Forwarding Names Of Those Who Passed Jamb 2018

After successful completion of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and release of results, lists of Candidates are forwarded to their Choice Institutions.

2. Caps Cut Off Mark

JAMB thereafter requests all Institutions to use the Lists to determine their respective Cut off Marks and forward the same general cut off mark list to JAMB ahead of the Policy Meeting and programme (course).

3. Jamb Caps Departmental Cut Off

JAMB receives and collates Individual Institution and programme (course) Cut Off Marks as determined by their respective Senate/Academic Board.

4. Caps Specialists Trained

Three (3) Representatives of Institutions- (Vice Chancellors / Registrars / Provosts), Registrars and Admissions Desk Officers ere trained on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).

5. Jamb Caps Policy Meeting

Policy Meeting holds with Heads of Tertiary Institution and Regulators to determine, among others, the General Cut Off Marks for categories of institutions, based on earlier submissions of individual Cut Off marks by the Institutions.

6. Admission Factors In Caps

Based on requests at the Policy Meeting, JAMB requires each Institution to reconfirm its Cut Off Marks and Sets the Cut Off Mark and other Institution specific parameters such as other Admissions Criteria (e.g. Post UTME Screening) and carrying capacity on CAPS. This is on going.

7. Students Record Forwarding

Institutions download (from CAPS) details of Candidates that meet the Institution’s and program’s Cut Off Mark and had selected them as First Choice Institutions. JAMB additionally provides soft copy of the same information on CDs to Institutions.

8. Uploading Result To Jamb Portal

Candidates using awaiting waec or neco result are to upload it to Jamb portal immediately it is out. Awaiting Results Candidates upload their results to JAMB Portal.

9. Post-Utme 2018

Institutions may conduct Post UTME Screenings for downloaded candidates.

10. Post Utme Result

Post UTME results are being considered as admission factor by schools. Where applicable, the results are uploaded to CAPS to obtain aggregate scores for the candidates.

11. Jamb Caps Ranking Signal

CAPS ranks and suggests candidates that meet the Institution’s Admissions Criteria as configured on the system by the Institution.

12. List Of Successful Candidates In Caps

The Admissions Desk Officer of the Institution reviews the List of the Suggested Candidates and makes the decision as to which candidates to select for further processing. The Admissions Desk Officer generates a List of Proposed Candidates for review and approval of the Head of the Institution

13. The Head of the Institution reviews the List of Proposed Candidates as appropriates and push the List of Recommended Candidates to JAMB.

14. The JAMB (Admission Officer) reviews the Recommended Candidates to confirm they are from those initially sent to the Institution; met the Admissions Criteria as advertised in the brochure and as stated on CAPS by the Institution, including upload of and confirm that no qualified candidate has been unjustly denied Admission.

Note: No candidate will be considered without the upload of his/her O’Level and/or A’ Level results.

15. 2019 Admission Status: JAMB generates a List of Provisional Admissions.

16. How To Accept Admission In Caps

JAMB notifies Candidates to Accept / Reject Admission. Click here to know whether you have been offered admission.

17. Accepting Or Rejecting Admission

Candidate Accepts / Rejects Admission on the JAMB Portal or through USSD or Short Service Code within 72 hours.

18. Forwarding Of Admission Acceptance

If Candidate Accepts Provisional Admission, JAMB updates Admission Status and forwards List of Confirmed Admissions to the Institution.

19. Caps Admission Letter Printing

Candidate prints Admission Letter and Proceeds to the Institution for further internal Admission Processing. Click here for how to print your admission letter.

20. What If You Reject Admission?

If Candidate Rejects Admission, he/she becomes available in the Market Place for further possible consideration for Admissions.


The Market Place feature in CAPS provides flexibility for the Institutions to source for candidates who may not have earlier chosen the institution for Admission consideration.

Institutions may specify various selection parameters such as UTME score, State/ Local Government, Gender, preferred programmes /course of the Candidates.

The List of Candidates so selected from the Market Place is then pushed to JAMB who then notify the Candidates of Market Place consideration by Institutions. A candidate may Accept / Reject Market Place consideration, subject to a maximum of three (3) Market Place considerations at a time.

The Candidates could also approach the Market Place to announce availability for Admission consideration from any institution or for any programme different from those earlier indicated during the UTME Registration, provided s/he has requisite O’ Level Results and wrote the required subject combination in the UTME.

Any agreement or understanding on Admission consideration between the Institution and candidate based on Market Place operations will have to be effected with a requirement for the Candidate to effect a Change of Institution on the JAMB Portal to be available for Download (Step 6 above) by the new Institution to follow the subsequent steps in the Admission Process.

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