How NYSC Calculate Age Limit For Mobilization (2021)

One of the most important factors that determines someone’s eligibility to take part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program is age. Therefore, the primary purpose of this article is to show you how NYSC calculate age limit for mobilization.

Knowing how NYSC calculate an age for mobilization is important as it would help you determine your eligibility status using the same method as NYSC.

Certificate of exemption is issued to graduates that are 30 years and above. So 30 years is the age limit for National Youth Service program.

However, the NYSC exemption should not be taken as a bad omen since Certificate of exemption is equivalent to discharge certificate. Many people even prefer exemption to service.

When Does NYSC Exempt Graduates From Service?

  • When the person exceeds the age of 30 years, or
  • If the person has served in the Nigerian military or para-military for one year or more, or
  • When the person is physically ‘disabled’

Note: If you are a part-time graduate (CEP), exclusion letter will be given to you. Note that Exclusion Letter is less than discharge certificate. But certificate of exemption is equal to discharge certificate.

The purpose of NYSC

Understanding the purpose of NYSC will help you know why there age limit is placed on the scheme.

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NYSC is a scheme established by the Federal Govt of Nigerian after the civil war with the primary aim of fostering unity, reconciliation, rebuild and reintegrate with one another to break the hard ice which was formed between Nigerians because of the civil war.

Those eligible for this service are Nigerian youths who graduated from Universities and Polytechnic within or outside Nigeria before the age of 30. It means you are eligible to serve provided you graduated before 30 years.

So, if someone graduated before 30 years, but did not serve because of one reason or the other. Now, the person has attained 40 years, the person is eligible to serve since he/she graduated before 30 years.

How NYSC Calculate Age Limit For Mobilization

Below is how NYSC calculate an age limit for mobilization;

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NYSC takes date of birth from information submitted to JAMB, they count starting from the date the person was born to the date he/she graduated from tertiary institution. If the person is above 30 years, as at the time of graduation, a letter of exemption will be issued to the person.

Note: NYSC is day-sensitive, for example; if you exceed 30 years with one day, you will be exempted from National Youth Service.

In the past, NYSC picks students date of birth from Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) but when some schools manipulate age of their graduates, the scheme switched to JAMB for more accurate and reliable information.

If a candidate claims there is a mistake on their Date of Birth as submitted to JAMB, NYSC will confirm it by checking their O level data from WAEC (West African Examination Council.

Note: The date of graduation is officially written on your Degree or HND Certificate. The graduation date is not the date one wrote his final exam or project defence, but the date Degree or HND is awarded.

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Now, look at some of few questions and answers relating to age limit for NYSC Mobilization.

How many times does NYSC Mobilize graduates every year?

NYSC usually take 3 Batches every year; Batch A, B and C. If the number of registered graduates is higher than expected for a Batch, NYSC would split the Batch into ‘Stream 1 & 2’ for logistic reasons.

How many graduates are mobilize for each Batch or Stream?

The number may vary from time to time. The direct answer is that there is no exact number, but it is roughly 40,000 graduates for each Batch.

Is there any age limit for NYSC participation?

Yes, the age limit s 30 years. Anyone who exceed 30 years will not take part in the National Youth Service Corps but will be awarded a certificate of exemption.

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  1. Pls! Sir, how can I see the date of birth on my JAMB 2015 this is because I was loom about it

  2. Pls! Sir, how can I see the date of birth on my JAMB this is because I was loom about it

  3. Shafiu Abubakar Dogo

    I made a mistake for registered in my portal I register with wrong date of birth and I take my waec correction and still not approved so I when I come with all my document to the Nysc I can save

  4. How it will be if this civid-19 caused the additional of a year to the students ? And may be he’ll clock 30 by then …

  5. Graduated dec 2018 but couldn’t register for NYSC due to illness * and I turned 30 in April 2020* will I still be allowed to serve?

  6. I made a mistake on my date of birth, I have do the correction of date of birth in jamb office and summited it to my school, hope jamb will approve it?

  7. I finished my exams November 2019 and my date of birth is 12/08/1990.my school has yet to release our result.will I still be able to go for nysc

    1. Wait until your school release your result so you can know date of graduation that will help us determine your eligibility.

    2. Yes you can go for NYSC because they would look at your expected year of graduation which is 2019 and by the said 2019 you are not up to 30years.

  8. Please on behalf of the Nigeria youths us that are below 30 and those that are above we are begging the federal government to turn the age of service to 35 years many people want to serve not because of the money but to gain more experience but because of the issue of over age they won’t have the opportunity, please I know I’m nobody but I’m begging on behalf of those who want to serve but over age did not allow them.The federal government should please help and add the age of service to 35 years Please.

  9. Badurudeen Mubarak abiodun

    I Graduated in September 2019, which is written as the year of result, but we are yet to mobilize and I will clock 30,by December 21,this year.hope I don’t have problem, my date of birth is 21/12/1990.

  10. What is the case for a medical student that graduated from school before clocking 30 but had to do the compulsory housemanship for a year after which he would be mobilized…but by then,he will already be above 30 yrs old… Will he be exempted from serving

    1. He is qualified to serve since he graduated before 30 years

  11. Sir please I graduated from University of Cape coast Ghana (2018), at that time I was (28yrs). But due some reason I decided to stay back in Accra Ghana to do some part time work, now I’m 30yrs old. Please will I be allowed to serve.

    1. Yes, you will serve provided you graduated before 30 yrs

  12. hello sir my date of birth is 1988 while I graduated 2013 and I got my result this 2020,I’m I still qualified for nysc?

    1. You will serve since you graduated before 30 years

  13. I graduated 21/12/2019 and d date writing on my result is 24/1/2020 and my date of birth is 13/3/1990,pls can I serve this year? Pls urgent reply pls

  14. Federal Government need to balance stuff of exemption letter by paying people who collect it, to justify them waiting till when their certificate are ready..

  15. I graduated at the age of 29 years and i will clock 30 years July 15th. Can I still serve?

    1. Yes, you will serve since you graduated before 30

  16. I graduated 24/01/2020, and my date of birth is 13/3/1990, pls can I still b eligible to serve this year by first batch or second batch pls?

  17. I made a very big mistake for not correcting my date of birth on my NYSC portal until I was given my discharge certificate few days ago with the wrong dob on it, is there any hope of getting it rectified ? What can I do please, anyone

  18. How do I know when my certificate of exemption is ready for collection? And how long will it take for the certificate to ready for collection from the date of registration? Do I need any online registration for my exempted certificate to be processed?

      1. My date of birth is 1989 as supplied to JAMB. While I mistakenly submitted 2019 as my graduation year instead of 2018. I am currently being issued exception certificate. Please any hope of serving for me? If YES how do I go about it?

      2. My date of birth is 1992 but d date of birth on my jamb is 1988 pls what can I do but I graduated 2019 can still serve

  19. Abubakar baba saleh

    Sir plz help me explain we graduated 24 January 2020 that is what dey write for our results but dey never mobilize yet while my date of birth is 02/02/1990 plz can I served

  20. I graduated 29 years and 11 months, and my school is still making our exam script. And I will be 30years next month. Can I still still serve?

  21. Abubakar baba saleh

    Sir plz my own issues we graduated 2019 I was 29years at that time but I didn’t collect my results early bcoz I was having concessions that is undertaken for o’level recently I clear it and I collected my results but my edge has clock 30year’s 02-02-1990, with some month plz can I still serve it will not affect me, plz help and explain clearly for me

    1. If you graduate before 30 yes you will serve

      1. Abubakar baba ssleh

        Sir for our resutl the year of graduating is 24 January 2020. Bt dey never mobilized me yet

  22. I am a medical laboratory scientist I graduated on 2016 before I could finish my internship on 2019 and I apply for the nysc batch A am I going to be exempted

  23. Please I want to ask, if I graduate at above 30 and still desires to serve, will I be allowed to?

    1. Yes, if you graduated before 30

  24. Good day sir, my date of birth is 39/12/1990,and I graduate last year 2019,and we r expecting our results any moment did yet 2020 before mobilization of batch B,did I due of service

  25. Hello sir, i had an accident when i was in 300L 2018 And i graduated last year Dec, and base on my health then, i failed 3 courses and it may possibly lead to spil over. And recently i had that spil over w not eligible for nysc service again. Hope it w not affect me?

    1. You will serve only if you do not exceed 30 at time of graduation

      1. Abadiofoni Izibeya

        But sir, the article says that the date of qualification is calculated base on the date the result was conferred and not when the date the student finally graduated.

    2. I will be 30 years and 5 months be my graduation ,can I still go to Nysc.

  26. Hello sir,I will graduate dis year October but I will be 31 this December,am i eligibile to serve,06/12/1989,date of birth

    1. You will serve if you graduated before 30

  27. I was born 1989 nd I will graduate from federal college of education in affliation with University of ibadan lastest October but dey don’t mobilise their students in time,it will be around 2021,but by December I will be 31,but av graduate before December,I want to know my chance of serving

    1. You will serve provided you graduated before 30

  28. I graduated 2018 at the age of 29 and am been mobilised this year but am having challenges doing my registration could that because of my age?

  29. My date of birth is 1/1/1990, and i graduated on December,2019 pls am i eligible to serve?

    1. You will serve provided that you graduated before 30

  30. Hello sir I finish last year September and I will b 30 this February 28,can I still serve,more so they wrote 2018/2019 for our certificate as year of graduation

    1. Yes, provided that you graduated before 30

      1. Thanks sir have see my call up number sir

  31. I will be 30 by October 12 2020,but I will be through in school after written my final exam by july so will I able to go to nysc

    1. Yes, if you graduated before 30

  32. ikelumuo favour chinelo

    I made a mistake while registering for waec nd now it’s effecting my NYSC stuff…what will i do plssss…I need answers pls

  33. How does jamb regularization come in to play here? Will NYSC still use the details from the first jamb one wrote or they will use the informations provided on the regularization???

  34. How does jamb regularization come in to play here? Will NYSC still use the details from the first jamb one wrote or they will use the informations provided on the regularization???

  35. I will graduate by August 2021 at age of 29, but i will be 30 by September 2021. Am i eligible for service sir?

  36. I graduated when I was 28 yearswhich is 2018 but now am now 30 years and want to go for nysc will I be allowed to serve???

    1. Yes, provided that you graduated before 30 years

  37. I’m above 30 but I still want to serve.

  38. I graduated at the age of 26 but now 35 and want to go for nysc.. will I be allowed to serve or be given exemption?

    1. Yes, since you graduated before 30yrs

      1. Thanks for the info

  39. I was issued certificate last December 2019 and I am 30 year old this February, so what will be my faith???? thanks.

    1. The question should be, did you graduate before the age of 30?

      1. Thanks for the update on age limit

  40. My date of birth on my jamb registration is not correct. How do I correct it

    1. Go to the nearest JAMB office for collection

  41. Once registration start, can school still upload names?

    1. I graduated 28/10/2021 and my date of birth is 17/10/1992. How about my nysv service

  42. Pls I graduated at the age of 29 yes before I clocked 30yrs on November 2019 but am scared I didn’t see my name in batch c but it has been shown that it will appear in batch a this year…pls do I have any chance to serve this coming month

  43. … starting from the date of birth. For instance, I birth day is 20th December 1990. Am I 30years old as of January 2020 or till December?

  44. How do I change my date of birth so I can go for NYSC IN JUNE/JULY

  45. Please concerning physical challenge person with polio but he walks what would be done on such person’s case

  46. Pls sir my result was confirmed on the 30th of September and I turned 30 on the 20th of October.will I be eligible?

  47. the graduation date NYSC wrote on the call up letter is it the date jamb make use of? because in my statement of result, my school wrote 2017/2018 season, and at my NYSC call up letter wrote 2019.

  48. the graduation date NYSC wrote on the call up letter is it the date jamb make use of? because in my statement of result, my school wrote 2017/2018 season, and at my NYSC call up letter wrote 2019.

  49. the graduation date NYSC wrote on the call up letter is it the date jamb make use of? because in my statement of result, my school wrote 2017/2018 season, and at my NYSC call up letter they wrote 2019. if am to calculate which one will I calculate.

  50. I just obtain my statement of result, my degree was conferred June 2017/2018 session, I was 29year 9months old then, are mine still eligible for service now, am 31 now

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