NECO Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

This post was created to answer questions students may have about NECO examinations. We have done our research and we know questions students are asking about NECO.

Though, if you don’t find an answer to your question, you can use the comment section to ask your question. So here we go.


What is the full meaning of Neco?

N..E.C.O is the abbreviation for the National Examination Council. Neco is an exam regulatory body in Nigeria that conducts examinations at the secondary school level.

What is Neco website?

Neco’s official website is

Can I check Neco result without the scratch card?

No, you cannot. You need a pin to check your Neco result. This pin can only be found in the Neco scratch card.

How can I upgrade my Neco result?

Don’t fall for that scam. NECO result cannot be upgraded. Anybody that tells you it is possible to upgrade NECO result is only trying to cheat you.

When will NECO result come out?

NECO SSCE result (normal NECO) comes out by September while NECO GCE result comes out by February. You can subscribe to our email list with the box at the end of this post to get updates concerning NECO result.

What Does NO CA3 Mean?

You can experience this issue while trying to check your NECO result. NO CA3 means your school did not upload your continuous assessment 3 on NECO’s database. If you are having this issue, your result will not be released.

To resolve this issue, go to the school where you wrote the exam, you will be required to pay the sum of 20,000 Naira to NECO TSA account as a penalty for late submission.

Can I combine WAEC and NECO result for Admission?

Yes, you can combine WAEC and NECO results for admission. Any school that accepts two sittings will accept a WAEC and NECO combination. For instance, Yabatech; Yabatech accepts two sittings.

How do I get NECO exam timetable?

There are two versions of the NECO timetable; The NECO SSCE timetable and the NECO GCE timetable. Click on the appropriate link to download the NECO timetable;

How can I get NECO office address?

The National Examination Council (NECO) has offices in the whole states in Nigeria. NECO head office is located at Western bye pass, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe road, Minna, Nigeria. For the complete list of NECO offices in Nigeria click the link.

Where can I buy NECO result checker scratch card?

You can buy the NECO result checker scratch card from any of the NECO offices in your state. But if the office is far from you, consider buying from us. Click here to buy the NECO scratch card from us.

How can I collect my Original NECO result?

You can get your original NECO ssce result from the secondary school where you did the examination. The NECO GCE original result can be gotten at NECO office.

There was a mistake on my NECO result, how do I correct it?

If there’s a mistake on your NECO result, the principal of your secondary school has to write a letter to NECO telling them to correct the issue. If the mistake is on NECO GCE result, you have to go to NECO office to lay your complaint. Once you get your result, you should go through it immediately to check for errors.

I have misplaced my NECO exam number, how do I recover it?

NECO exam can be recovered at a NECO office. Check our article to see the full process of recovering a NECO examination number.

As time goes on, we will add more questions and answers to the ones we have already written. You can also read our post on WAEC frequently asked questions and answers.

Do you have any question about NECO? Use the comment section to drop your question and we may include it in this post with the answer to your question.


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  1. Sandra irabor says:

    I have already registered for the 2022 neco GCE external candidate exam because I got to know that a white background passport size photo is needed and the Cyber cafe I registered used a red background passport size photo hope it won’t affect me in any way

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      You will be able to write the exam but your picture may not appear clearly on your WAEC certificate.

  2. Sadeeq Danjuma says:

    Good day sir
    I wrote NECO in Benin city in 2009.
    I hard the school has been shot down.
    Pls where can I collect my original result or can I collect it from any NECO office?

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      Visit a NECO office in Benin city to collect your NECO GCE certificate.

  3. I was given an exam number that matches with another candidate, I have used it on four answer booklet, although my master sheet has the correct exam number, pls will my result be tampered with?

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      You have to report this case to your school or visit a NECO office in your state of residence.

  4. Please i wrote my exam number careless course i was in a hurry to submit hope they will correct it if it’s wrong?

  5. Please help us with our private Neco results we need to get admission our state university their are in second bach now please help us

  6. Good evening
    I wrote my neco gce exam as an external student in ogun state, i got my original slip at Abeokuta sometime ago, is it possible i get my certificate here in lagos?
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      You can only get the NECO external original certificate in the state where you wrote the exam. Hope this helps you.