NECO GCE Timetable

National Examinations Council, NECO GCE Timetable for 2022 SSCE External Candidates

National Examinations Council (NECO) 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for External candidates timetable is out. See NECO GCE timetable below.

NECO GCE Timetable

The National Examinations Council (NECO) management has released the timetable for the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for External candidates. 

NECO GCE Exam Date

This is the examination taken by candidates in their final year of secondary school. The SSCE is divided into two categories. The first is SSCE Internal, which is for candidates in their third and final year of Senior Secondary Education, and the second is SSCE External, which is for candidates who are not in the school system, i.e. Private Candidates.

According to the 2022 NECO GCE Timetable, the examination has been scheduled to take off on Monday, November 21 and ends on Wednesday, December 21 2022.

See also: How to Apply for 2022 NECO GCE Form.

NECO GCE Timetable

PLEASE NOTE:  The full NECO timetable (PDF format) is available at the end of this post. It shows the paper code and duration for each subject. It’s advisable you make references to it.

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DATE SUBJECT AND PAPER TITLE TIME
Monday 21st Nov. French Paper IV (Oral) Actual date and time will be fixed by the Council
Arabic Paper IV (Oral)
 Tuesday 22nd Nov. Hausa Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Igbo Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Yoruba Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Wednesday 23rd Nov. Biology Paper I (Alternative to Practical) 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Thursday 24th Nov. Technical Drawing Paper I Practical 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Physical Education Paper I (Theory of Practice) 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Friday 25th Nov. Agricultural Science Paper I (Alternative to Practical) 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Saturday 26th Nov. Further Mathematics Paper III (Objective) 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm
Further Mathematics Paper II (Essay) 2.10 pm – 4.40 pm
History Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 12.00 noon – 3.00 pm
Monday 28th Nov. Chemistry Paper I (Alternative to Practical) 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Tuesday 29th Nov. Economics Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Wednesday 30th Nov. Physics Paper I (Alternative to Practical) 2.00 pm – 4.45 pm
Thursday 1st Dec. French Paper I (Written Comprehension) 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
French Paper II (Written Expression) 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm
Friday 2nd Dec. Literature in English Paper II (Drama & Poetry) 3.00 pm – 4.40 pm
 Saturday 3rd Dec. English Language Paper II & III (Essay & Objective) 10.00 am – 12.45 pm
English Language Paper IV (Test of Orals) 1.00 pm – 1.45 pm
Health Education Paper I (Test of Practical) 3.00 pm – 4.30pm
Monday 5th Dec. Biology Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Tuesday 6th Dec. Government Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.40 pm
Wednesday 7th Dec. Commerce Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.40 pm
Chemistry Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Thursday 8th Dec. Physics Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Friday 9th Dec. Literature in English Paper III (Objective) 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Literature in English Paper IV (Prose) 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm
 Saturday 10th Dec. General Mathematics Paper III (Objective) 10.00 am – 11.45 am
General Mathematics Paper II (Essay) 12.00 noon – 2.30 pm
Data Processing Paper I (Alternative to Practical) 3.45 pm – 5.30 pm
Monday 12th Dec. Civic Education Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Tuesday 13th Dec. Geography Paper III & I (Objective & Practical) 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Wednesday 14th Dec. Agricultural Science Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Thursday 15th Dec. Technical Drawing Paper III & IV (Objective & Drawing) 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Physical Education Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Friday 16th Dec. Geography Paper II (Essay) 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
 Saturday 17th Dec. Financial Accounting Paper III (Objective) 10.00 am – 11.20 am
Financial Accounting Paper II (Theory & Practice) 11.20 am – 1.50 pm
Health Education Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
 Monday 19th Dec. Data Processing Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Store keeping Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.40 pm
Marketing Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.40 pm
Salesmanship Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.40 pm
Tuesday 20th Dec. Arabic Paper III (Objective) 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Arabic Paper II (Essay & Literature) 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 21st Dec. Christian Religious Studies Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Islamic Studies Paper III & II (Objective & Essay) 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

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NOTE:

  • Candidates should confirm the specific Venues for Oral French, Arabic and Stenography I & IV from NECO State Office where they are sitting for the examination.
  • Candidates should come along with their Computer/Laptop for Stenography Paper I &IV to the specified venue.
  • The Nigerian languages, i.e. Hausa. Igbo and Yoruba include the Literature aspect.
  • BLIND CANDIDATES are to sit for the examination in their respective NECO State Offices and make use of the supplied Braille Sheets
  • The ALBINOS AND BLIND CANDIDATES are to be given 30 minutes extra time across all papers.
  • Use of Scientific Calculator is allowed.
  • PROGRAMMABLE CALCULATOR IS NOT ALLOWED.
  • BRINGING GSM INTO THE EXAMINATION HALL IS PROHIBITED.
  • For Technical Drawing I and IV, candidates should come with their drawing instruments and materials.