National Common Entrance Examination Registration Process


Have you been wondering how to register for your National Common Entrance Examination 2023? worry no more because this blog post is written to disclose all you need to know about the NCEE 2023 Registration and guide on how to successfully register, the eligibility criteria, and the do’s and don’ts of the examination.

What Is National Common Entrance Examination 2023?

The National Common Entrance Examination is an entrance prerequisite to Federal Unity Colleges in Nigeria.


The National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) is a key exam for students in Nigeria seeking admission into Federal Unity Colleges’ Junior Secondary School (JSS 1). The exam is intended for elementary school students in their last year, particularly those in primary 6.

However, this post is made to disclose the following important information including the registration guide, eligibility criteria, exam structure, and registration dates.

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) 2023 Date

The National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission into JSS 1 of Federal Unity Colleges for the 2023 academic year is planned to take place in Nigeria,  June 3, 2023.

 Registration Eligibility For NCEE 2023

The registration eligibility criteria for the NCEE includes that:

  1. Candidates must be final-year primary school students and,
  2. must not be younger than 10 years old or older than 13 years old by September 2023 to be able to enroll for the NCEE.

How to Apply for the National Common Entrance Examination Online


The registration cost for the 2023 NCEE for each candidate is N4,500.00 only. Headteachers and parents or guardians who are already registered should log in using their credentials to register.
If you are a new user, the following steps is for you:

  1. Visit the NCEE official website at https://ncee.neco.gov.ng/.
  2. Create an online account with your phone number and email address.
  3. Follow the instructions sent to your email to activate the account.
  4. Pay the N4,500 registration fee via NECO TSA using any of the following methods: CARD, BANK BRANCH, USSD, INTERNET BANKING, or WALLET.
  5. Fill up the candidate’s biographical information and attach a passport-sized photograph.
  6. Ensure to have a printed copy of the photo card.


  • NCEE payments should only be done through the official NECO portal.
  • After registering online, candidates will not be able to change their name, date of birth, or state of origin.
  • Qualified students who choose oversubscribed institutions may be put in an available alternate college based on Federal Unity institutions’ carrying capacities.
  • The registration website will close at 8:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Structure of the NCEE 2023

The NCEE is made up of two papers, which includes the following:

paper I:

  • Part A: Mathematics, Basic Science, and Technology.
  • Part B: English and National Values education.

Paper II

  • Part A: Quantitative and Verbal  Reasoning
  • Part B: Verbal Aptitude

What Are The Federal Unity Colleges?

These are the complete list of the federal Unity Colleges. hence, Candidates have to choose any three (3) Federal Unity Colleges as their first, second , and third choices, i.e. one (1) school from each of the three (3) geopolitical zones.

  1. Federal Government College, Abaji
  2. Federal Government College, Ado-Ekiti
  3. Federal Government College, Akure
  4. Federal Government College, Anka
  5. Federal Government College, Apo
  6. Federal Government College, Azare
  7. Federal Government College, Buni-Yadi
  8. Federal Government College, Enugu
  9. Federal Government College, Garki, Abuja
  10. Federal Government College, Gboko
  11. Federal Government College, Ibillo
  12. Federal Government College, Idoani
  13. Federal Government College, Ikirun
  14. Federal Government College, Ikom
  15. Federal Government College, Ijanikin
  16. Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene
  17. Federal Government College, Ilorin
  18. Federal Government College, Ipetumodu
  19. Federal Government College, Ipoti
  20. Federal Government College, Kaduna
  21. Federal Government College, Kano
  22. Federal Government College, Keffi
  23. Federal Government College, Kiyawa
  24. Federal Government College, Kwali
  25. Federal Government College, Lagos
  26. Federal Government College, Minna
  27. Federal Government College, Nise
  28. Federal Government College, Odogbolu
  29. Federal Government College, Okigwe
  30. Federal Government College, Omu-Aran
  31. Federal Government College, Owerri
  32. Federal Government College, Port Harcourt
  33. Federal Government College, Rubochi
  34. Federal Government College, Sokoto
  35. Federal Government College, Suleja
  36. Federal Government College, Warri
  37. Federal Government Girls’ College, Abaji
  38. Federal Government Girls’ College, Bauchi
  39. Federal Government Girls’ College, Benin City
  40. Federal Government Girls’ College, Bida
  41. Federal Government Girls’ College, Calabar
  42. Federal Government Girls’ College, Gboko
  43. Federal Government Girls’ College, Imiringi
  44. Federal Government Girls’ College, Kabba
  45. Federal Government Girls’ College, Kazaure
  46. Federal Government Girls’ College, Langtang
  47. Federal Government Girls’ College, Lokoja
  48. Federal Government Girls’ College, Owerri
  49. Federal Government Girls’ College, Potiskum
  50. Federal Government Girls’ College, Shagamu

National Common Entrance Examination Format

  • There are four (4) formats for the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE):
    1. Quantitative and Vocational Aptitude
    2. Mathematics and Basic Science and Technology
    3. Verbal Aptitude
    4. English and National Values Education

NCEE Result Checker Portal

  • Notice of Updated Fee for Result Checker Token: This is to inform the public that the fee for the Result Checker token has been revised to ₦625 per token.
  • Important Note: Please be aware that the fees mentioned above do not include Remita’s charges.

NCEE Result Checker

  • How to Check NCEE Result: To check the National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) result, follow these steps:
    1. Visit the NCEE result checker portal.
    2. Select the Examination Year.
    3. Choose the examination type as National Common Entrance Examination.
    4. Enter your NCEE examination Registration Number.
    5. Click on the “Check Result” button.

National Common Entrance Examination Dress Code

  • Dress Code for National Common Entrance Exam: The dress code for the primary school pupils taking the national common entrance exam in Nigeria is mufti.

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