Updated List Of Ban Items For 2023 UTME Examination By JAMB

Updated List Of Ban Items For 2023 UTME Examination By JAMB.

JAMB has banned 2023 UTME candidates from coming to the exam hall with some items. If you are writing this exam, don’t go to the exam hall with these five things. The 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is around the corner, and as part of efforts to curb malpractice in the examination, JAMB has set new strategies in place.

According to JAMB, CCTV cameras and electronic jammers will be installed across all CBT centres in the country to deactivate mobile networks.JAMB has also announced that all lens detectors will be made available in all centres to check all eyeglasses.

Due to these new strategies, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have banned and warned candidates from coming to centres with these items.


JAMB says it has discovered that during the conduct of the 2023 UTME, electronic devices, including wristwatches and other devices, were used to perpetrate examination malpractice.

“So, for next year (2023), we have banned using wristwatches and pens by candidates and other persons in the examination hall. JAMB said.

Writing materials

There is no need to go to the exam hall with pens, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners since the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is now computer-based.


Candidates going for the 2021 UTME are not expected to wear spectacles as JAMB listed eyeglasses as part of the banned items. This, according to JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, is the reason the exam body installs a lens detector in all CBT centres.

He said, “the lens detectors will also be made available at all centres to determine the status of all eyeglasses if a candidate or anyone must go in with it.

Mobile phone
Your mobile phone too is not allowed to be taken to the CBT centres. According to JAMB, your phones will be deactivated if you bring them to the exam hall.

To all the CBT centres, the rule this year is that electronic jammers will be installed across all the centres to deactivate all mobile phone networks because we have seen what many of them have done with phones and other electronic tools.”


Just like other electronic devices, JAMB has banned using calculators in the UTME exam hall.

  1. Are the invigilator going to give me writing material like pencil and a sheet because my subject combination comprise mathematics and i need to put something down.

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