NECO GCE Exam Registration Form Portal 2024

Prospective candidates who wish to register for the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) External are hereby informed that registration for the examination has commenced. The registration is both offline and online.

Prospective candidates should visit the Council’s website SSCE External link and register at any time within the stipulated registration period.

Candidates can create an account, purchase a registration quota and then proceed to any reputable Cybercafé for biometrics and completion of registration.

Registration Requirements

A passport-size photograph is required for the registration. The candidate’s passport-size photograph should NOT be more than SIX MONTHS old and must have a white background.

A System Camera can also be used to snap a passport-size photograph at the point of registration, as the case may be.

  • Biometric fingerprints will be captured during the offline registration of each candidate.
  • Candidates should note that there will be biometric verification during the conduct of the examination.
  • Candidates found to have mismatched fingerprints at the point of verification are deemed impersonators and would be sanctioned according to extant laws.

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee is Seventeen Thousand Eight Hundred Naira (₦17,800.00), and the Four-figure Table is Five Hundred Naira (₦500.00) only per copy.

The Waterproof Certificate Jacket Folder is Two Thousand Naira (2,000) per candidate.

Note that Stamp Duty, Service, and Remita charges apply.

Mode of Payment

Candidates or registration points (cyber cafes) are to visit and create an account using either their emails or phone numbers, activate the funds and pay into the NECO TSA through five payment options.

  • ATM Card
  • Internet Banking
  • USSD
  • Wallet
  • Bank Branch

Registration Period

  • The registration period begins on 11th September 2023 and ends on 13th November 2023 at midnight.
  • Late registration, i.e., registration done from 14th to 19th November 2023, will attract payment of ADDITIONAL Two Thousand Naira (2,000) only.
  • Walk-in registration is Twenty-eight Thousand Naira (N28,000.00) only per candidate.

Attestation/Photo Cards & Exam Timetable

On completion of the registration process, each candidate must obtain the following from the cybercafe.

  • Timetable for the examination and
  • At least one (1) clear copy of the NECO Photo card, which would be used to admit the candidate into the Examination Hall. (Candidates should note that Passport-size photographs on the Photo cards that are not clear will NOT be accepted in the Examination Hall).
  • The Referee’s Attestation section of the Photo card should be SIGNED AND STAMPED by any of the following:
    • The Principal of a recognized Secondary School.
    • An Ordained Clergyman or a Chief Imam.
    • A Commissioned Officer of the Nigerian Armed Forces or the Police not below the rank of Captain or its equivalent.
    • A Senior Civil Servant not below GL. 14.
    • A Legal Practitioner of not less than Ten years’ experience.

Candidates are no longer required to submit their attestation/photo cards at the NECO State office for stamping.

Visually Impaired Candidates

Visually impaired candidates are to register like everyone else.

However, they are to indicate the nature of their disability when making entries of their bio-data in the offline application during registration.

Examination Centres

The Examination centres for each State have been grouped into Neighbourhoods.

Candidates should select a Neighbourhood within the State where they intend to sit for the Examination, and they will automatically be assigned a centre within the established neighbourhood after uploading their registration data online.

NECO GCE Subjects

Subjects available are:

  1. Agricultural Science
  2. Arabic Language
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civic Education
  6. Christian Religious Studies
  7. Commerce
  8. Data Processing
  9. Economics
  10. English Language
  11. Financial Accounting
  12. French
  13. Further Mathematics
  14. Geography
  15. Government
  16. Hausa
  17. Health Education
  18. History
  19. Igbo
  20. Islamic Studies
  21. Literature-in-English
  22. Mathematics
  23. Marketing
  24. Physical Education
  25. Physics
  26. Salesmanship
  27. Store Keeping
  28. Technical Drawing
  29. Yoruba

Candidates should note that Nigerian Languages (Hansa, Igbo and Yoruba) include a Literature component.

General Information

  1. The Registration fee, once paid, is non-refundable.
  2. WALK IN CANDIDATES can now register Six (6) hours to the Subject they intend to write.
  4. Candidates or cybercafé operators should carefully follow the SSCE External link on for instructions on the registration procedure before embarking on the registration exercise.
  5. The use of reputable cybercafes is highly recommended, as the Council will not be liable for registration errors committed by candidates. Candidates should ensure that they cross-check all entries made by cyber cafes on their behalf in the offline application before allowing the data to be uploaded online. Note: there is only one chance for correction once the candidate’s data is uploaded online.
  6. Candidates are entitled to ONE-TIME CORRECTION with a validity period of TWO WEEKS after upload. Note that:
    • A complete change of name will not be entertained.
    • ONLY ONE out of these two, NAME (either Surname, First name or middle name) OR PASSPORT, can be corrected in addition to other registration data.
  7. Candidates should study the Rules and regulations as well as the Syllabus before the Examination.
  8. Candidates should note that the photograph uploaded during the registration will be embossed on their Certificates.
  9. Candidates would be informed about the viability of their centres at least a day before the date of the Examination.
  10. Smoking and bringing into the Examination Hall Electronic Communication Gadgets (Programmable Calculators, Mobile Phones, iPads, Tablets, Smart wristwatches/Glasses/Pens, etc.) is strictly prohibited.
  11. Candidates should dress in mufti, and no one will be allowed entry into the examination hall with arms.
  12. Multiple registration is not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will have their entire results cancelled.
  13. Please note that No candidate shall be allowed into the Examination Hall after the commencement of the Examination.

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