The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed the 2023 mock UTME scheduled to hold on March 16.


Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head of public affairs and protocol, in a statement on Monday, said the mock UTME will now hold on March 30.

JAMB said the postponement of the exam was partly due to the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections in the country.

“The shift in date is partly owing to the change in the date for the gubernatorial and state houses of assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, 11th March, 2023 but now moved to 18th March, 2023,” the statement reads.


“Candidates, who registered early and indicated their willingness to take the Mock-UTME, would be notified as to when to print their Mock-UTME notification slip, which would contain their centres and other details.”

The mock UTME is an optional examination introduced by the board to provide an opportunity for candidates to have hands-on experience with the system ahead of the main exam.

The initiative was also introduced to enable the board to ascertain its readiness and that of its partners for the main exam.


This year’s UTME is scheduled to start on April 29 and end on May 12.

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