2018 NECO GCE: Registration/Examination guidelines and Timetable

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2018 NECO GCE: Registration/Examination guidelines and Timetable

The registration for the 2018 NECO (Nov/Dec) examination, commonly referred to as NECO GCE, is ongoing, and the timetable for the examination is out. Here are some key points you have to note while registering and preparing for this examination. You will also find the timetable for the 2018 NECO GCE in this article.
2018 NECO GCE: Registration/Examination guidelines and Timetable


1. On-line Registration
Registration will as usual, be on-line using the NECO registration website @ www.mynecoexams.com. Candidates are to note that:
  • Biometric fingerprints will be captured during the registration.
  • Their fingerprints are captured correctly during registration.
  • Those with mismatched fingerprints at the point of verification will not be allowed to sit for the examination.
  • Passport Photograph of candidates will also be required during on-line registration. The passport photograph should NOT be more than six months old and must be of white background.
2. Registration Pin
The Registration Pin will be purchased online through the NECO website.

3. Registration Fee
The Registration fee is Eleven Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty Naira (N11,350) only, excluding Fifty Naira (N50) Stamp Duty. All payment should be into NECO Treasury Single Account (TSA) SSCE (E) through the NECO website.
NOTE: The registration fee does not include the usual service cost charged for registration by the accredited cyber cafes.

4. Registration Period
Registration period begins on Monday 16th July and ends on Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 at 12.00 midnight.


1. List of Accredited Cyber Cafes
As earlier mentioned, registration is strictly on-line and biometric data capture is an integral part. The use of reputable Cyber cafes with good facilities is highly recommended as the Council will not be liable for registration errors committed by candidates. List of accredited Cyber cafes Nationwide where candidates can register is available on the NECO website –www.mynecoexams.com. You are to download list of accredited Cyber cafes of your State and paste it conspicuously on your Notice Board.

2. Attestation Cards/Photo Album
Each candidate is expected to download ONE (1) clear copy of the Attestation Card from the cyber café where he/she registers.
NOTE: Candidates are no longer required to stamp or submit their attestation/photo cards in NECO state offices. a clear copy of the downloaded attestation/photo card, duly signed and stamped by an eligible referee should be presented during the examination.

3. Blind Candidates
Blind candidates are to register like everyone. However, they are to inform the NECO State Officer of the State where they intend to write the Examination, immediately after they register. A copy of each blind candidate’s Attestation Card should be collected by the State Officer for further action.

4. Blind Candidates and Albinos
Please, note that the Albinos and Blind Candidates are to be given 30 minutes extra time across all papers.

5. Centre Coordinators 
Principal of schools that are to be used as centres for this Examination will as usual, be appointed as Coordinators. Please, liaise with them to ensure that they give the necessary support for the successful conduct of the Examination.

6. Complaints on Registration
Candidates should be informed that complaints on registration will be treated on-line via email neconigeria@yahoo.com or support@mynecoexams.com. Furthermore, the following NECO helpline GSM numbers can also be contacted:
  • 08126886938 
  • 08126886939
  • 08069232760
  • 08052218069
  • 08189342754 
  • 08052218070
Candidates who have decided to sit for this examination should note the following:

1. 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.

2. Candidates should come along with their Computers/Laptops for Stenography Paper I & IV to the specified venue.

3. The Nigerian languages i.e. Hausa. Igbo and Yoruba include the Literature aspect.

4. Possession of GSM in examination hall is prohibited.

5. The use of programmable calculator is not allowed.

6. Blind candidates are to sit for the examination in their respective NECO state offices and make use of the supplied braille sheet.

7. The albinos and blind candidates are to be given 30 minutes extra time across all papers.