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NECO GCE Registration Form 2023/2024 (Cost & Closing Date)

NECO GCE Registration: Is NECO GCE form out for 2023?, what is NECO GCE about?, how much is NECO GCE form this year?, NECO GCE Timetable out for 2023?, when is NECO GCE 2023 starting?

Hey SAVANT! In today’s episode of my “O’Level Guide Series“, I will show you all you need to know about NECO 2023 GCE, how to register, closing date for application, cost, Exam Date and lots more… Pretty cool right? STAY TUNED✌

NECO GCE Registration
NECO GCE Registration
Exam TypeSSCE External
Registration Start Date11th September, 2023
Registration Deadline13th November, 2023 at 12:00 midnight
Exam Start DateNot Specified
Registration CostSeventeen Thousand Eight Hundred Naira (NGN17800)
Late-Registration14th to 19th November, 2023
NECO GCE Registration summary table

Yearly, the National Examination Council (NECO) conducts exams for both Internal and External students, that for internal student, that is secondary School leavers is the most common

While for students registering for NECO without association to any School is referred to as NECO GCE. Anybody can register for this GCE Exam.

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This GCE Exam is conducted once a year (Nov/Dec), Shortly I will unravel all you need to know about this exam, what you have to do now is take a glass of water and read through diligently… ENJOY!!!

Read Also: NECO GCE Timetable 2023/2024 (Science & Art Students)


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NECO GCE is a certificate exam conducted by the Council, awarding grades ranging from A1 to F9 in the subjects they opted to sit for.

NECO SSCE External is conducted for candidates that have attempted and have deficiency(ies) to make-up.

Now that you know what WAEC GCE is about, let’s get you acquainted with other info on this.

Is NECO GCE Form Out?

Yes, NECO GCE Form for 2023/2024 is Out.

This means, Students interested in applying for NECO SSCE External can now proceed with the online and offline registration.

When Will NECO GCE Form Come Out?

Sales of GCE Form for NECO SSCE as announced by the council will commence September 11th, 2023.

The sales of this form spans for three months so as to allow students who may have had complications in the recently concluded NECO exams to register.

How Much Is NECO GCE Form 2023

To Register for NECO GCE, you are expected to pay NGN17,800 as registration fee using any of the payment option provided by the council.

The following are the approved fees for the examination and other related items:

1.Registration fees17,800.00 Naira (Mandatory fee)
2.Late registration12,000.00 Naira per candidate
3.Photo album1,700.00 Naira per pair (Mandatory fee)
4.Syllabus1,500.00 Naira per copy
5.Four figure table250.00 Naira per copy
Table showing fees to pay for NECO GCE

Mode Of Payment

Students or cyber cafes are to visit and create an account using either their emails or phone numbers, activate the accounts and pay into the NECO TSA through any of the payment options;

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

Requirements To Register For NECO GCE

If you wish to get NECO form for External Students, then you must have the following;

  1. Passport Photograph
  2. BIO DATA; Gender, Disability, Marital Status, Maiden Name (if applicable), Date of Birth (DOB), Nationality and State of Origin. Note that your name must not be more than 40 characters, this includes spaces between the surname, first name and other name.
  3. Selected Exam Subjects
  4. Money For Registration (NGN17,800)
  5. Preferred Examination Town

Approved Subjects for GCE NECO Exam

Students are to offer 3-4 subjects from their area of specialization and 1 elective outside their field of specialization provided the total number of subjects is not more than nine (9). The minimum number of subjects is eight (8).

  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

If you have the requirements highlighted earlier, and know the subjects you want to sit for, you can then proceed with the following steps to kick start your registration.

How To Register For NECO GCE

NECO GCE Reg Process flow
NECO GCE Registration Process flow

Candidates who wish to sit for NECO External SSCE should follow the steps below to register;

  1. Create an Account: Create an account by visiting;  and click the “Register here” link
  2. Activate account: An activation link will be sent, Follow the instructions sent to your registered email to activate your account
  3. Login: Visit use your registered email and password to login
  4. Make Payment: Click on the “Make payment” button to purchase quota. If your payment is successful, you will be issued an exam/ or four figure table quota
  5. Register Candidate Online: Register a candidate by providing biodata and subjects you wish to sit for.
  6. Locate Cafe Operator: To register, you have to visit one of the many operator points. Visit to help find one near you.
  7. Capture Biometrics Offline: Go to the cafe nearest to you and capture fingerprint on the offline app. Once uploaded, you will be issued a photocard with your exam number, exam center and other details.
  8. Print Photocard: You can print photocard by:
    • Clicking the photocard link on the offline app
    • Clicking view photocard on the online app to print

Deadline To Register For NECO GCE

NECO announced November 1st, 2023 as the deadline for NECO GCE registration

Examination Centers

The Examination centres for each State have been grouped into Neighbourhoods, you are to select a Neighbourhood within the State where you intend to sit for the Exam and you will be assigned to a centre automatically within the selected neighbourhood after uploading their registration data online.

Visually Impaired Candidates

Visually impaired candidates are to register like everyone., however, they are to indicate the nature of their disability when making entry of their bio-data in the offline application during registration.

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 cyber cafes 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:
      • 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 & 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, bringing into the Examination Hall Electronic Communication Gadgets (Programmable Calculators, Mobile Phones, iPad, Tablets, Smart Wrist Watches/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 Examination.

Wrapping Up

NECO GCE form is out, and you can start applying following the steps shown to you here by visiting

This is the lot I can take on this write-up, if you have any question or help, feel free to drop them using the comment box below.

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