NECO Registration: How To Use For Registration, Check Result And Also Purchase Scratch Card

The National Examination Council (NECO) is a Nigerian examination board saddled with the responsibility of conducting some examination which include Senior School Certificate Examination (Internal), National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) and Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE).


In this piece, we shall discuss the NECO examination registration. When discussing NECO examination registration, the particular examination among the list usually conducted by the body is a defining factor in how it will be done. For instance the Senior School Certificate Examination (Internal) does not have the same registration process as that of Senior School Certificate Examination (External).


To begin with, when registering for Senior School Certificate Examination (Internal), the registration will be done by the school while Senior School Certificate Examination (External) is done by individual candidate. For both registration processes, registration form will be acquired in form of scratch card which will grant the registrant access to the registration platform.


Let’s talk about Senior School Certificate Examination (External) since this will be done by the candidate. The candidate is expected to visit NECO office to purchase the scratch card for registration. This will be accompanied with brochure and other informative materials. You are expected to read through the materials to better position yourself for the examination.


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How To Register For NECO Exam

Next step will be to go online to register by filling the form on the NECO website. Here are steps to follow for the registration:

  1. Log on to the board website,
  2. Navigate and click on start registration under Senior School Certificate Examination (External)
  3. It will take you to a page where you can install the NECO biometric scanner and also download the time table
  4. Next is to fill the form after the scanner installation.
  5. Do the bio-metric scans.
  6. After registration, print the photo card. This is your pass into the examination hall each time you have paper.


For Senior School Certificate Examination (Internal) registration, the Principal of such school will be the one to do the registration for each student. Usually all the details of each student will be submitted to the Principal. Some student do their Senior School Certificate Examination (External) through agent. Please do this with caution.



How To Check Results

After writing the examination, you will need to wait until the results are released. Once the results are released, you will have to purchase the results checker card. This is available at NECO offices. You may now follow the steps below;

  1. Log on to the board website,
  2. Navigate and click on results checker
  3. In the space provided, fill in the examination number, year, examination type and the results checker card PIN
  4. Verify all inputted details and strike the enter button.

The results will load and display on a new page. Endeavour to print the results.


For further assistance or enquiry, please forward your email to, or you may call any of the following mobile numbers 08069232760, 08052218069, 08126886938, 08189342754


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