The exams held in designated centres across the federation.
Reports from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, said that thumb printing confirmation of students began in the morning at the designated UTME centre in Yabma International Science Academy, Lokoja.
Though, the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) officer in charge of the centre refused to speak on other issues, he confirmed that everything to make the exercise a success was complied with.
The proprietor of the school designated as the UTME centre also told AIT that the exercise went according to plan.
Students also appeared happy with the exercise.
In Cross Rivers State, JAMB said more than 50,000 candidates would sit for the exams.
Following the recent successful mock exams adjudged to be one of the best in the country by the JAMB, the Cross River State Zonal Center said it was ready to conduct successful examinations.