New Cognitive & Verbal Reasoning Tests for Direct Entry | JAMB 2024

New Cognitive & Verbal Reasoning Tests for Direct Entry JAMB 2024

In a significant move set to reshape the Direct Entry admission landscape, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the introduction of cognitive and verbal reasoning tests for candidates beginning in 2024.

The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, confirmed this development during a comprehensive virtual meeting with education commissioners from across Nigeria.

Evolving the Direct Entry Assessment Process

JAMB’s decision to implement aptitude testing marks a pivot towards a more holistic assessment of candidates’ academic and career potentials. These tests aim to evaluate mental agility and
physical capacity beyond the conventional subject-focused examinations.

Registration Exclusivity and Requirements

From 2024, Direct Entry registration will be confined to JAMB offices only, ensuring a controlled and standardised process. Candidates must be prepared to provide comprehensive academic information, including:

  • Previous Institution’s Matriculation Number : Where the qualifying certification was obtained.
  • Subject(s) of Qualification: Detailing the relevant academic subjects.
  • Awarding Institution : Name of the institution conferring the qualification.
  • Institution Attended: Where the studies were undertaken.
  • Year of Graduation : The completion date of the qualifying studies.
  • Admission Letters : Where applicable, for verification purposes.

Implications for Direct Entry Candidates

This update signifies JAMB’s dedication to refining the selection process, ensuring that candidates are not only academically qualified but also possess the innate aptitude for their chosen fields of study.


As JAMB ushers in a new era of candidate evaluation, this transition to aptitude testing reflects an innovative approach to educational assessments.

Direct Entry candidates are encouraged to acquaint themselves with these new components and to register at official JAMB offices.

This enhancement is a step forward in
identifying and nurturing talent for the nation’s academic and professional future.


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