JAMB CAPS: Everything you must know and FAQs

JAMB has introduced the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) which is geared towards ensuring quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process.

What you must know about JAMB CAPS

The JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is an admission processing system that is geared towards ensuring quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process. JAMB CAPS makes provision for a “market place” in the JAMB portal where institutions can go and “request for students in Nigeria who score their cut off points.” If you are offered admission on the JAMB CAPS portal, you can choose to accept or reject the admission.

Also check: JAMB Admission Letter: Everything you need to know

According to JAMB, the new policy makes provision for a ‘market place’ in the JAMB portal where institutions can go and ‘request for students in Nigeria who score their cut off points.’

These institutions will write to JAMB to request for the students and also give them (students) three days to respond. Also, only three universities can request for a candidate if the policy is adopted.

The new policy is also allows institutions in Nigeria peg their cut off point after meeting with their respective senates.

The new policy also gives the academic board or senate of an institution the power to ‘allocate percentages to JAMB, the school and O’level results as these will be calculated to get the students’ cut off marks for post-UTME.’

JAMB wants to ensure there is a unified time for closing admission in all universities and there is now portal for admission which is be based on cut off points, quota system and catchment areas.

“The new system is such that institutions can only admit those who meet their cut off points,” according to an admission officer for a tertiary institution. “If a candidate does not meet the cut off, no matter whom he or she knows, such person cannot be admitted.”

Also, the JAMB CAPS now makes provisions for candidates to accept and reject any admission being offered to them.

CAPS also looks out for candidates who are unable to go for National Youth Service, NYSC, because they do not have JAMB admission letters. This set of students can now pay a fee for regularization and will be able to go for the youth service.


This will clarify the issues about admission and bickering in the aspect of the JAMB CAP system and we will try as much as possible to give a comprehensive and qualitative answer to the questions.

Question: Sir pls when I logged in to my jamb profile I saw not admitted whereas the school I chose has not yet released the admission list.

Answer: If the school you picked has not released the admission list and has not sent the names of those admitted to Jamb, your admission status would show not admitted in Jamb caps. The admission process is still on. Keep checking.

Question 2: Why is the institution and course blank.

Answer: You may want to check this with another browser. If the issue persists, then it could either be from Jamb or that your course wasn’t properly registered. Just keep checking back.

Question 3: Please sir My AAU, UNIBEN, UI, UNILORIN, ABU ZARIA, OAU, UNILAG is Showing Admitted, and my Jamb CAp is showing not Admitted, and I mistakenly Accepted it please what should I do?

Answer: It could be that Jamb has not sent the list to Jamb. Also, the list would have already been sent and Jamb is yet to fully upload it.

Question 4: Pls the website is telling me invalid login credentials.., please?

Answer: You don’t have to log in.

Question 5: When I check my admission status with caps I meet NOT ADMITTED due to my browser fault I mistakenly click on Accept. Hope without affecting my admission and any help or enlightenment, please.

I mistakenly click on accept in d jamb caps while my admission status says not admitted.

Answer: It won’t affect you.

Question 6: Sir I was offered admission via CAPs but my admission status display not yet admitted…. and my school had released their admission list and I was admitted I’m just confused.

Question 7:

1..Pls abt de deadline…my own deadline of 72hrs is today…is the chance for me to accept tomorrow?
2..after the deadline they will cancel my admission?

Answer: You can accept tomorrow. Yes, your admission would be terminated after 24 hours.

Question 8: I saw approved and my details are intact, am offered d institution and course om my choice and av accepted it….how about that?

Answer: Congratulations! You have been offered admission.

Question 9: In the caps portal I saw my credentials and my school of choice including my selected course, admission status showed approved and my school’s list is not yet out what does it mean. Please I’m seeing recommended in my caps admission status. Should I accept?

Answer: You are eligible for admission

Question 10: I open the link I type my ref number everything came out perfect I tried loading to accept.. it only loads and stop and doesn’t show any other page.. does that mean that have accepted the admission??…

Answer: Try using another browser and get back to me if the issue continues.

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