The sale of the 2017 Unified Matriculation Tertiary Examinations (UTME) forms will begin on May 6.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) made the announcement on Monday.

The exams will run through to May 20, excluding May 12 to allow candidates write further mathematics exam for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

According to the board, sale of the 2017 application form will begin on March 20 and end on April 19.

Candidates are expected to pay 5,500 Naira only for the registration package which includes registration fees, reading text, syllabus and brochure.

“UTME 2017 exam starts May 6 to May 20, 2017 (excluding May 12, 2017 because of Candidates sitting for WAEC’s Further Maths exam),” the board wrote on Twitter.

“Sales of form ends on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 while the registration portal closes on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

“For direct entry candidates, the application will be on sale from Sunday, April 23, 2017.”

JAMB had earlier announced it would organise an optional mock examination for interested candidates and urged candidates to be wary of fraudsters who were circulating fake application forms.