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The National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) is an annual examination conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) for admission into Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) of Federal Government Unity Colleges (FGCs). The examination is held in May or June of each year.

National Common Entrance Examination Eligibility

To be eligible to sit for the NCEE, candidates must:

  • Only final year pupils of primary schools who shall not be less than ten years by September 2023 are eligible.
  • All Candidates are now required to choose a school from the six (6) geopolitical zones across the country.
  • Parents and guardians must fill out and complete the registration for their wards on the NCCE portal.
    Pay four thousand and six hundred naira (₦4,600).

National Common Entrance Examination Registration

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lady search on laptop

Registration for the NCEE is usually done online through the NECO website. The registration period usually starts in February or March of the year of the examination.

A step-by-step guide on how to register for the National Common Entrance Examination

  1. Open your internet browser
    Launch your Chrome or Safari browser on your smartphone
  2. Visit the NCEE registration portal
  3. Go to https://ncee.neco.gov.ng/ in your internet browser
  4. Click on Register Here
  5. Select the blue text saying Register Here to begin the application process
  6. Enter your personal information to create your Account
  7. Create an account by providing your valid email address, full name, phone number, and password
  8. Click on Register
  9. Click on the blue bar to register your NCEE account
  10. Pay the registration fee
  11. Pay the registration fee using your ATM card online
  12. Fill in the application
  13. Enter the correct details to fill out the application form
  14. Submit your application
  15. Click on Submit
  16. Print your application slip
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National Common Entrance Examination Subjects

The NCEE consists of the following subjects:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science
  4. Social Studies
  5. Yoruba (for candidates in the South-West geo-political zone)
  6. Igbo (for candidates in the South-East geo-political zone)
  7. Hausa (for candidates in the North-West and North-East geo-political zones)
  8. Efik/Ibibio/Annang (for candidates in the South-South geo-political zone)
  9. Pidgin English (for candidates in the Niger Delta region)

National Common Entrance Examination Timetable

The NCEE is usually held in two sessions:

Session 1: 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Session 2: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

National Common Entrance Examination Result

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student group on laptop

The NCEE results are usually released in August of the year of the examination. Candidates can check their results online through the NECO website.

The fee for the Result Checker token has now been updated and reviewed to six hundred and twenty-five naira (₦625) per token.

Kindly note!!! The fees do not include Remita’s charges

NCEE Result Checker Portal Login

Here are the procedures on how to check the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE);

  • Visit the NCEE result checker portal
  • Select your Examination Year
  • Select the examination type as National Common Entrance Examination.
  • Enter your NCEE examination Registration Number
  • Click on Check Result

Preparation for the NCEE Entrance Exam

There are a number of things that candidates can do to prepare for the NCEE. These include:

  • Studying the NECO syllabus
  • Practicing with past NCEE questions
  • Taking a mock examination
  • Getting enough sleep on the night before the examination

Have any questions or challenges? kindly reach out to [email protected]


The NCEE is an important examination for students who want to attend Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) of Federal Government Unity College. By following the tips in this article, candidates can increase their chances of success in the examination.

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