West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Timetable for School Candidates 2020/2021 [Final International Timetable]

Are you preparing to write the 2020/2021 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates? If yes, we are delighted to inform you that the timetable for the exam has been officially released and we have published the 2020 WAEC timetable below for Nigerian candidates. However, the general subjects are applicable to The Gambia, Liberia, Ghana and Sierra-Leone candidates.

WAEC Timetable

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) 2020 timetable for the May/June examinations (for school candidates) is out. The WASSCE timetable is extremely important for candidates to become well-prepared in advance for the exams.



WAEC hereby urges the candidates to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of the examination by shunning all acts of malpractice and obeying all Covid-19 protocols that have been put in place at the examination centres.

WAEC Exam Date for May/June:

According to the timetable, the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020, will commence on Monday, August 17, 2020 and will end on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

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WAEC Timetable.

We are delighted to furnish you with the WAEC 2020 Timetable that will assist you with your study for the 2020 WASSCE for school candidates which will commence on August 17, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE:  The full timetable as released by WAEC 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.

Monday, 17th August 2020

  • Mathematics 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30am – 12pm
  • Mathematics 1 (Objective) ›› 3pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020

  • Chemistry 3 (Practical) (Alternative A) ›› 9:30 am – 11;30 am

Wednesday, 19th August 2020

  • Economic 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Economic 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30amm – 12:30pm
  • Agriculture Science 2 (Essay) ›› 2pm – 4:10pm
  • Agriculture Science 1 (Objective) ›› 4:10pm – 5pm

Thursday, 20th August 2020

  • Physics 3(Practical) ›› 9:30am – 12:15pm
  • History 2 (Essay) ›› 2pm – 4pm
  • History 1 (Objective) ›› 4pm – 5pm

Friday, 21st August 2020

  • Literature-In-English 2 (Prose) ›› 9:30 am – 10:45 am
  • Literature-In-English 1 (Objective) ›› 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Tuesday, 25th August 2020

  • Biology 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am. – 11:10am
  • Biology 1 (Objective) ›› 11:10am – 12pm
  • Commerce 2 (Essay) ›› 2pm – 4pm
  • Commerce 1 (Objective) ›› 4pm – 4:50pm

Wednesday, 26th August 2020

  • English Language 2(Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • English Language 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • English Language 3 (Oral) ›› 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Thursday, 27th August 2020

  • Geography 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Geography 1(Objective) ›› 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Geography 3 (Practicals) ›› 2pm – 3;50pm

Friday, 28th August 2020

  • Physics 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11am
  • Physics 1 (Objective) ›› 11:00am – 12:15pm
  • Business Management 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Business Management 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30am – 12:30pm

Saturday, 29th August 2020

  • Agriculture Science 3 (Practical) (Alternative A) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monday, 31st August 2020

  • Biology 3 (Practical) (Alternative A) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, 1st September 2020

  • Further Mathematics 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Further Mathematics 1 (Objective) ›› 3:30 pm – :5pm

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020

  • Christian Religious Studies 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Christian Religious Studies 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Islamic Studies 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Islamic Studies 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30am– 12:30pm
  • Chemistry 2 (Essay) ›› 2pm – 4pm
  • Chemistry 1 (Objective) ›› 4pm – 5pm

Thursday, 3rd September 2020

  • Government 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am. – 11:30am
  • Government 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30 am – 12:30pm

Friday, 4th September 2020

  • Food And Nutrition 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Food And Nutrition 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30am– 12:30pm
  • Health Science 2 (Essay) ›› 2;30pm – 4pm
  • Health Science 1 (Objective) ›› 4pm – 5pm
  • Health Education 2 (Essay) ›› 2;30pm – 4pm
  • Health Education 1 (Objective) ›› 4pm – 5pm

Saturday, 5th September 2020

  • Technical Drawing 3 (Sketches, Building and Mechanical Drawing) ›› 9:30 am – 12:15 am
  • Technical Drawing 2 (Essay) ›› 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Technical Drawing 1 (Objective) ›› 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
  • Financial Accounting 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Financial Accounting 1 (Objective) ›› 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Principles of Cost Accounting 2 (Essay) ›› 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Principles of Cost Accounting 1 (Objective) ›› 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Monday, 7th September 2020

  • Civic Education 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Computer science 2 (Essay) ›› 2pm – 3pm
  • Computer science 1 (Objective) ›› 3pm – 4pm

Tuesday, 8th September 2020

  • Hausa|Igbo|Yoruba| 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Hausa|Igbo|Yoruba| 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday, 9th September 2020

  • Fishery (Alternative A&B) 3 (Practical) ›› 9:30 am – 11am.

Thursday, 10th September 2020

  • Marketing 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Marketing 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Animal Husbandry (Alternative A&B) 3 (Practical) ›› 9:30 am – 11am.
  • Book-Keeping 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Book-Keeping 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Friday, 11th September 2020

  • Data Processing 2 (Essay) ›› 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Data Processing 1 (Objective) ›› 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Fishery (Alternative A) 2 (Essay) ›› 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Fishery (Alternative A) 1(Objective) ›› 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Animal Husbandry (Alternative A) 2 (Essay) ›› 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Animal Husbandry (Alternative A) 1(Objective) ›› 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, 12th September 2020

  • Office Practice (Essay) ›› 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Office Practice 1 (Objective) ›› 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Important Notes:

  1. Difference in Time on Question Paper and Timetable: Where the duration indicated on the question paper differs from that on the timetable, the one on the question paper should be followed.
  2. Question Papers to be Given Out in Advance of the Dates They Are to be Taken
    1. Visual Art 3
      • Paper 3A – Instructions will be given to schools two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.
      • Paper 3B – Question paper will be given to candidates two weeks before it is due to be taken.
      • Paper 3C -Candidates will be required to execute their projects within six months of the examination year. The period of submission of art pieces will be communicated to schools by the Council.
    2. General Knowledge-In-Art Paper 3: The question paper for General Knowledge-In-Art 3 will be given to candidates two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.
    3. Block Laying, Bricklaying and Concrete Works 3 (Practical):  Question paper will be given to candidates three days before the paper is due to be taken.
    4. Project Work Papers: The question papers for project work for Basketry, Graphic Design, Leatherwork, Ceramics, Sculpture, Picture Making, Textiles, Jewellery, Painting & Decorating, Dyeing & Bleaching and Leather Goods Manufacturing & Repair will be forwarded to candidates two weeks in advance of the examination. The exact date for the delivery of question papers to candidates will be communicated to them through their schools.
  3. Extra Time for Candidates with Special Needs: Candidates with Special Needs should be allowed one and half times the time allotted to other candidates.

NOTE:- The timetable below is real. Other West African countries commenced WASSCE in the month of JULY. Take note of the * :
* Available to candidates in Ghana only
** Available to candidates in Nigeria only
*** Available to candidates in The Gambia and Sierra Leone only
**** Available to candidates in Liberia only
***** Available to candidates in Sierra Leone only

** click on the images for better view**

WAEC Timetable 2020

WAEC Timetable 2020

WAEC Timetable 2020

WAEC Timetable 2020

WAEC Timetable 2020

WAEC Timetable 2020

WAEC Timetable 2020

WAEC Timetable 2020

Source: WAEC.






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