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2021 NECO GCE Timetable for SSCE Candidates is Out [UPDATED]

NECO GCE time-table: The NECO GCE (Nov/Dec) Examination has been rescheduled to commence from Monday 22nd November to Wednesday 22nd December 2021. You can see the breakdown of the timetable below and download PDF.

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Following the announcement of the commencement of 2020 NECO GCE Online Registration, the National Examination Council (NECO) released the timetable for the examination.


The NECO GCE 2021 (Nov/Dec) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) External Examination, which was scheduled to commence on Monday, 8th of November, 2021 to Wednesday, 8th of November, 2021, has been rescheduled to start from Monday, 22nd of November, 2021 and end on Wednesday, 22nd December, 2021.

On the page, we will show you the breakdown of the timetable (ie you will see the exam date, time, and venue).

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  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 Computer/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. BLIND CANDIDATES are to sit for the examination in their respective NECO State Offices and make use of the supplied Braille Sheet.
  5. The ALBINOS AND BLIND CANDIDATES are to be given 30 minutes extra time across all papers.
  6. Use of a Scientific Calculator is allowed.
  9. For Technical Drawing I and IV, Candidates should come with their drawing instruments and materials

Having taken note of the above, check the breakdown of the NECO GCE (External) timetable.

NECO GCE Timetable for 2021




Monday 22nd Nov.

French Paper IV (Aural Comprehension & Oral Expression)

To be fixed by council

Arabic Paper IV (Oral)

To be fixed by council

Tuesday 23rd Nov.

Agricultural Science Paper I (Alternative to Practical)

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Wednesday 24th Nov.

Store keeping Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

Marketing Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

Salesmanship Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 4.40 pm 2.00 pm – 4.40 pm

2.00 pm – 4.40 pm

Thursday 25th  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 26th Nov.

Biology Paper I (Alternative to Practical)

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Saturday 27th Nov.

Further Mathematics Paper III (Objective) Further Mathematics Paper II (Essay)

12.00 noon – 2.00 pm

2.10 pm – 4.40 pm

Stenography Paper IV Practical (Word Processing) Stenography Paper I Practical

12.00 noon – 2.00 pm

2.00 pm – 3.17 pm

Monday 29th Nov.

Physics Paper I (Alternative to Practical)

2.00 pm – 4.45 pm

Tuesday 30th Nov.

Government Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 1st Dec.

Chemistry Paper I (Alternative to Practical)

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 2nd Dec.

Arabic Paper III (Objective)

Arabic Paper II (Essay & Literature)

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Friday 3rd Dec.

Biology Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

3.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Saturday 4th Dec.

General Mathematics Paper III (Objective) General Mathematics Paper II (Essay)

10.00 am – 11.45 am

12.00 noon – 2.30 pm

Monday 6th 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    

Tuesday 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

Wednesday 8th Dec.

Agricultural Science  Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Thursday 9th Dec.

Physics Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

History Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Friday 10th Dec.

Geography Paper II (Essay)

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Saturday 11th Dec.

English Language Paper II & III (Essay & Objective) English Language Paper IV (Test of Orals)

10.00 am – 12.45 pm

1.00 pm – 1.45 pm

Health Education  Paper I  (Test of Practical)

3.00 pm – 4.30pm

Monday 13th Dec.

Literature in English Paper III (Objective) Literature in English Paper IV (Prose)

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

3.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Tuesday 14th Dec.

Economics Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 15th 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

Thursday 16th Dec.

French Paper I (Written Comprehension) French Paper II (Written Expression)

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

3.00 pm – 4.45 pm

Friday 17th Dec.

Literature in English Paper II (Drama & Poetry)

3.30 pm – 5.10 pm

Saturday 18th Dec.

Financial Accounting Paper III (Objective)

Financial Accounting Paper II (Theory & Practice)

10.00 am – 11.20 am 11.20 am – 1.50 pm

Health Education  Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Monday 20th Dec.

Civic Education Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 4.40 pm

Tuesday 21st Dec.

Hausa Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

Igbo Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

Yoruba Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 22nd Dec.

Geography Paper III & I (Objective & Practical)

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Stenography Paper III & II (Objective & Essay)

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Below is the downloadable version of the timetable. It will also show you the exam duration and paper codes. Click on the image to download on your device:

SOURCE: NECO SSCE External Website.

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Aliyu yusuf

Have the registration for external neco been closed

Lawrence naandem Bathsheba

Please am suppose to write biology practical tomorrow please am I still writing?


Please is it possible to register for post utme with an awaiting result?
FUTO to be precise.

John Patience

Please,is WAEC GCE registration still on going, when is the closing date and how much does the registration cost?


Please i want to know if English was postponed or written already

ELUGBAJU Jolaolu Tajudeen

Pls has this time table changed

Adegbegi Fisayo

Pls sir, check this ur timetable isn’t correct English language should be on September 20th but your is on 13th of sep.


The timetable I got is 1st of February
Does it mean the timetable has been changed


What about the New timetable pls???


Please how can I know my exam center

Ya'u Ibraheem


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