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NECO Registration Form 2020/2021 and Latest Exams Updates

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NECO Registration Form 2020/2021: Guidelines, Timetable and How to Register Online.

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NECO Registration Form and Guide

The National Examination council is an exams body responsible in administering  the Senior School Certificates Examinations as well as the General Certificate in Education. These exams usually take place between the period of June/July and December/January usually after WAEC examinations.

Historical Perspective

NECO came on board during the administration of Adulsalami Abubakar the then head of state of Nigeria in 1999. NECO was created with true sole motive to offer subsidized registration of exams to candidates in Nigeria. This body came on board and took over the responsibilities of the then National Board of Education Measurement (NBEM).  The first Exams conducted by NECO took place in 2000.

This is the step by step guide on how to register for NECO GCE 2020. It contains the registration guidelines and instructions for candidates who intends to register for the exam.

At the time of writing this post, The National Examination Council (NECO) has not commencement of the sales of application form for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates. Even though the form is not on sale yet, we find it necessary to educate the populace with the NECO GCE registration instructions and guidelines so that once the form is out, they will be able to do it. Don’t miss any steps below.

Please note that the Senior School Certificate Examination (external) is majorly for private candidates not in the School system.

How to Register for NECO

Before registering for NECO, candidates are advised to note that: the exam’s body will not refund the registration fee when once paid. However, candidates are advised to use a good cyber cafés as registration errors is detrimental to the candidates.

With the emergence of an e-society, NECO has since migrated from offline to online registration. To register, candidates are to visit the NECO website at and complete the registration process.

Current passport of the candidate will be required during the registration process. Couple with the registration, biometric fingerprint will be captured. Any candidate without a verified finger print will not be  allowed to take part in the exams.

N/B: NECO Registration is done with an unrefundble fee of 12,000 (Both internal & External)

To register for NECO examination, candidates are to obtain a draft and pay a non-refundable fee of Twelve Thousand Naira Only (N12,000) paid via bank draft or to school management if internal registration. The payment can be done in any NECO office, banks and Nipost offices nationwide. The registration fee covers:

  • A CD on exams ethnics
  • Cost for biometric data and capture
  • As well as the administrative charges

NECO Timetable 2020/2021

As well as the administrative charges.  NECO has its timetable released for it’s a exams every year. The exams which usually come up  in the second quarter of every year that is June/July and its GCE by December/January.

Click here to Download NECO Time table Online

The study of the timetable reveals when to have exams and when not to. This will tell the candidates how to make his/her personal timetable.  To prepare effectively for the exams, candidates are advised to make good of the timetable

NECO Success Guide

This will be a step by step guide on how to pass waec examinations waec examination is considered as one of those though examinations and for a student to excel, such needs to know and apply its simple guide to success.

1. Develop a positive mindset

When you are approaching waec, there is nothing to fear or worry about, as the exams is only set based on what you have be taught in your various schools.

NECO is not what many people think it is. Many people think it is one exams that delights in thwarting the efforts of students by dashing them failures. Others think over questions such as: will I ever pass the exams? This exams is like a simple computer that whatever you garbage in you will garbage out.  Whatever effort you apply when studying for the exams will be shown in the result.

If you wish to excel in the exams, you ought to erase every negative thoughts that comes your way.

2. Plan your time

It is often said that proper preparation prevents poor performance. The way you plan your time  will show how effective you are in the exams. One easy wsay of planning your time is having a personal Timetable (PTT) your personal time table should show the time, and duration of your studies as well as when to break or do some other things. In your PPT, concentrate most of your time in  your studies and make sure you keep to it.

3. Solve the unsolved problem

In NECO exams, every problem counts and chances are that you will see that unsolved problem appear as one of the questions. In order not to be disorganized and confused, you should endeavor to solve those problems you left unsolved. There are many topics which you ignored probably because it might look unimportant or tough. It is advisable to go over those topics and study them effectively. As you are preparing for NECO exams, don’t leave any stone unturned.

4. Study effectively

The word student comes from the word studies. If you are a student, your duty, roles and  responsibility is to study especially while preparing for an exams. Don’t let anything hinder you from your studies. Before studying, make sure that you have all the materials needed for studies. Read extensively with your textbooks, don’t just depend on your teachers notes, go for other materials and study widely.

How do you study? You study by following the:

The syllables

NECO Syllables 2020

The syllables has been a great tool in the hands of those preparing for NECO exams. The NECO syllables include all the topics a student should expect in the exams. According to research, more than 90%  of those who excel in the exams are those who study with the aid of the syllables.

Good News!

The Latest 2016-2020 NECO syllables is out. Our sllables is updated for every student who wishes to succeed in the exams. Get it and study effectively with it.

We have made available cutting-edge syllables for you which covers all the subjects administered by NECO.

Click here to download file.

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  1. Edna says:

    When is the closing date for 2018 registration.


    Please keep me posted when neco exam come near


    i try to install biometric finger print but not suceesefully install what can i do. please

  4. Neco is an opportunity giving to a monkey not a guaranteed for him to join a dining table that is score or fail

  5. Nneka says:

    when will Neco GCE commence and dead line for registration

  6. godwin efe says:

    Neco 2017/2018 score upgrading is on call 08070684239

  7. Eli uzong says:

    Is neco tym table out ?

  8. Eli uzong says:

    Be ur own gauge and own ur own trimid. Dis cuming month’s,i will be riting neco,so i need to be updated.

  9. Adekunle eliz says:

    I need neco question and answer June/July

  10. plz notify me when neco registration will end coz I want to write

  11. plz notify me when neco registration for 2016 will end

  12. Cynthia says:

    Pls notify me on the opening and closing of this year neco exam….thanks.

  13. Jerry says:

    Hey is my number +237650480212

  14. Jerry says:

    Pls i wish to now if registration for neco is still going on because i one to write the may and June session

  15. kamsi says:

    more info please 09038697738

  16. jack jack says:

    pls when is the registration ending?

  17. Opomulero says:

    Is NECO registration still on

    My email address is [email protected]

    Phone number is 08179764853

  18. Opomulero says:

    Is NECO registration still on

  19. here is my number and email address
    [email protected]

  20. Oboro akpos frayo says:

    With the name oboro akpos frayo i wish 2 be updated about the registration for neco thats when the form is out and when it is closing cos i want 2 partake in the neco exam this year God bless u

  21. Benedict says:

    pls,update me..
    does thumbprints ends as soon as registration ends???

  22. al amin Tijjani says:

    pleas I will like you to be feeding me with information about Neco exams, especially

  23. Gift says:

    pls when is neco result normally released as in lyk how many months does it take neco result to be out

  24. Plss i really. Need to whrite it notify me wen is on sales plss dis ma number 09064606228

  25. Please notify me through this number the closing date(07089401726) I’m despirate to write but there is not anough fund yet.Thanks

  26. Julius daniel says:

    Pls wen will the neco registration expired

  27. damilare says:

    hw di exam go bi for this year

  28. Gift Samuel says:

    pls, wen will d neco registration expire.

  29. Ola says:

    good evening. pls I have a problem with the cd I collected from Neco office but the cd seems damaged inside my laptop. my school name, center no and school code is on the cd. I went to neco office I was told to wait for instruction from Minna and I need to register the student because my boss is on me. what should I do.

  30. lukmonsadare says:

    hw much is neco for dis year

  31. Kelechi says:

    When is late enrolment ending because i dont have my complete money yet. Please i beg for extention…

  32. Edet Bassey says:

    pls when will neco registration end? pls someone should keep me updated via email:[email protected] or whatsapp: 08107477741. thanks

  33. Kennedy says:

    Is neco 2017 registration still going on

  34. olatunde says:

    Pls when is it closing

  35. alcino samuel says:

    pls is the form out

  36. Victoria Steven says:

    Pls text me when d form is out 08091167704

  37. Inusa Abubakar Sumoro says:

    How Can I Get A Job With The Neco Or Apply ?

  38. Emmanuel ishaku mutah says:


  39. Romanus sunday e says:

    When will neco registration close plz inform me or the deadline

  40. Adewoyin adenike says:

    pls I want 2 NECO 2017 registration opening and closing date

  41. i want to know NECO 2017 registration closing date.

  42. Moses says:

    Pls, schoolnews I would like to have a good place for tutor cos I will be sitting for this year’s neco exam and also when to purchase the form! Thanks for sharing info

  43. muhammad hassan adamu says:


  44. olalere Grace Ireola says:

    pls update me for Neco 2017 closing date, thanks

  45. Merabel precious says:

    Please update me when the closing date for neco 2017 ND do the table. Tanx

  46. comrade clifford says:

    pls send a msg to 08037057548 when registration commence

  47. by my name rabiu olamilekan am interesting to rite neco in this year if it’s out update me

  48. Betsy says:

    update me when the time table is out and when the registration is ending

  49. Muhammed Abubakar says:

    by my name is Muhammed abubakar pls am very interesting to write did year neco, pls if d registration is out, pls text me wit dis number 08167359071,tanx

  50. oye jadesola says:

    pls would wish to be updated when it’s finally out for purchase.Tanx all

  51. Sadisu abubakar sadisu says:

    God bless us me to by the gress of god i will write neco exam this year

  52. Olugbemisola Ogunnaike says:

    I will like to be updated from time to time e.g. If it will still hold this year, when the form is out and time table
    Thank you very much

  53. Essien Glory says:

    pls keep me posted when f time table is out. I thank u

  54. Justine U Adah says:

    Good day all!
    I am really very interested in setting for neco GCE 2017 .please would wish to be updated when the form become available for purchase.thanks