This article about the JAMB caps portal 2020/2021 login ( ) will give you a complete guide to assist Nigerian students on how to accept or reject admission offers or know their admission status and more. JAMB is an acronym for The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, an entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions in Nigeria. The board is in charge and conducts entrance examinations for candidates who want to be admitted to various Nigerian universities. Also, the board is saddled with the responsibility to administer the same examinations for applicants to gain entrance into any of the Nigerian public and private monotechnic, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

JAMB Caps Portal 2020 Login – How To Accept/Reject Admission Offer

If you have been admitted into the institution of your choice, then you need to ACCEPT or REJECT the admission offer on the JAMB CAPS portal.

Successfully candidates who passed the cut off the mark are advised to ensure they indicate the acceptance or rejection of admission online and timely as well, to enable the processing of their admission. To make use of one of the features available in the CAPS portal which is checking of admission status, the steps below to successfully check admission status.

The Process To Check Admission Status On JAMB Caps Portal

  • Steps To Follow
  1. Log into preferably using a PC or chrome browser on mobile.
  2. Input your details to log in with the credentials (email and password) you created your jamb log with.
  3. Once you log in successfully, click on the options button (the button with 3 dashes) at the top of the page.
  4. You’ll see CAPS under the tag ‘Admissions’. Select by clicking on it and you’ll be directed to the CAPS page.
  5. If the page only shows ‘welcome’, the next step is to click on options on your mobile browser and change the view to ‘desktop view’.
  6. Some options will display options listed on the left-hand side. Click on ‘Admission Status ‘.
  7. It’ll then bring your details.


Once the steps above to check your admission on the JAMB CAPS Portal is completed, there are arrays of messages that pop up after you have inputted your JAMB Registration Number.

Below are the messages you are likely to see when checking your admission status via the JAMB caps login and what you need to do.


If admitted is what you see when you check your admission status, congratulations to you as this implies that you’ve been admitted and can now proceed to accept the admission and follow the next instruction after accepting your admission. Status


If recommended is what you see when you check your admission status, it means you have been admitted to another school outside of your choice or you have an opportunity in another school.


Not admitted is the third message you may likely see when trying to view if your admission status, this implies that you have not been admitted at all.  You are not allowed to accept the admission if you see this message.


Check back later if you see admission in progress, it implies that your admission is pending reasons could be that your school is yet to release the admission list or they will still release the admission list.


Congratulations If your portal shows approved, as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has approved the admission offered to you.

JAMB Caps Login For Accepting/Rejecting Admission Offer

This article will show you how you can ACCEPT or REJECT your admission offer on the JAMB CAPS portal for 2020/2021 admission using a computer or mobile device. Indicating the acceptance or rejection of your admission offer is important and done online to enable the processing of your admission.


How To Check On Pc:

  1.    Go JAMB Login portal at
  2.    Input your details with your registered Email and Password to log in.
  3.    Then locate and click on ‘Check 2020/2021 UTME/DE Admission Status on CAPS
  4.    Select ‘Admission Status ‘on the left panel.
  5.    Locate and click on the ‘Search ‘button in front of your JAMB Registration Number to load your profile.
  6.    You can now accept/reject your admission offer under ‘Admission Profile’.

How To Check On A Mobile Device:

Note: If you are using a mobile phone, the option to check your Admission Status on CAPS may not be visible to you but you can only see the welcome message. The reason has to be that, the CAPS page requires you to use desktop mode to be able to view the complete page. The Chrome browser is recommended if you want to use your phone. All you need to do is open Chrome browser, choose an option, and choose request desktop site for the complete page to display as explained below:

  1.    Go to
  2.    Login with your registered Email and Password.
  3.    Locate and click on ‘Check 2020 UTME/DE Admission Status on CAPS ‘.
  4.    You will be welcomed with a white screen like this:
  5.    Select the three-dotted line at the top right corner of your browser (i.e.) and then tick ‘Desktop site‘.
  6.    Check admission on jamb caps
  7.    Select ‘Admission Status ‘on the left panel.
  8.    Locate and click on the ‘search’ button in front of your JAMB Registration Number to load your profile.
  9.    You can now accept/reject your admission offer under ‘Admission Profile’.

NB: Acceptance/rejection of admission offer is free.


JAMB CAPS refer to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Central Admission Processing System. It is a system created so that the management can handle all admission processes while the CAPS Portal itself is the environment that houses the features of the JAMB Central Admission processing.

The JAMB CAPS is targeted to ensure transparency, quality control, and credibility of the admission process. CAPS is made room for what it can be referred to as the ‘marketplace’ in the JAMB portal where all institutions can tender their ‘request for students in Nigeria who score the appropriate cut off points.’

The system is designed in such a way that institutions can only admit those who scored their cut off points. If a candidate fails to score the required cut off mark, that candidate is automatically denied admission into a tertiary institution.


Candidates that are interested to sit for the 2020/2021 JAMB examinations can make their registration online (e-registration) or offline registration (visiting the JAMB office).

N5,000.00 is the price tag for the form be it online or offline. For the- registration, visit and purchase the form by paying into Zenith Bank, Skye Bank, First Bank, Union Bank or NIPOST. Once registration is successful, an e-copy of Independence would be sent to you via e-mail alongside JAMB’s brochure.

For candidates who want to do the manual or offline registration should visit the nearest JAMB office to them and purchase the form by paying to the seller. Afterward, fill the form by inputting their data and it would be updated into JAMB’s website then a hard copy of independence alongside the brochure would be issued.

About Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board

Interested candidates must have met the requirements set by the board such as obtaining the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), or its equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO.

Act (No. 2 of 1978) serves as the legal document backing the establishment of the Board and this was promulgated on 13th February 1978 by the Federal Military Government. The Federal Executive Council amended Decree No. 2 of 1978 in August 1988.

The amended Acts have since been transformed into Decree No. 33 of 1989, which kick-started from 7th December 1989. The board is empowered by Decree No. 2 of 1978 (amended by Decree No. 33 of 1989) to:

  • (a) JAMB is saddled with the responsibility to conduct Matriculation Examination for entry into all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (by whatever name called) in Nigeria.
  • (b) Examiners, Moderators, and Invigilators are appointed by JAMB, members of the Subject Panels and committees, and other persons with respect to matriculation examinations and any other matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.
  • (c) JAMB place suitably qualified candidates in the tertiary institutions after having considered:
    • (i) The available vacancies in each tertiary institution
    • (ii) The guidelines that are approved for each tertiary institution by its head or other competent authorities
    • (iii) The choice of the candidate or the preference expressed or otherwise indicated by the candidates for certain tertiary institutions and courses
    • (iv)    such other matters as the Board itself may consider appropriate in the circumstances or the Board may be directed by the Honorable Minister to consider
  • (d) JAMB collate and disseminate information on all matters relating to admissions into tertiary institutions or any other matter relevant to the discharge of functions of the board.
  • (e) carry out other activities as are necessary or expedient for the full discharge of all or any of the functions conferred on it under or pursuant to this Decree


Conclusion On JAMB CAPS Portal 2020 Login – How To Check Your Admission Status

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has made entry into tertiary institutions to be easy and beneficial with an equal chance for all candidates to be admitted into any private or public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The JAMB CAPS Portal has to ease all processes and foster quality of service delivery. Therefore, it is imperative that candidates should be acquainted with the technical know-how to navigate and manipulate the JAMB CAPS Portal.  

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