How to Retrieve NECO Examination Number

Have you misplaced your NECO examination number? in this article, we would show you how to retrieve your NECO examination number with ease. And it is totally free.


The national examination council, NECO has a unique 10 digit alphanumeric number it gives each of its candidates. The number serves as the student’s identity, it can also be used to check NECO results when it is released.

The NECO exam number has eight numbers and two alphabets in capital letters. Here is an example; 60514564AD.

These numbers are unique to each student in different years. For example, your NECO exam number for this year might be another person exam number in a different year.

How to Retrieve NECO Examination Number

NECO has not officially released the way it formulates the exam numbers. Unlike NECO, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) is transparent on how it formulates WAEC exam numbers; 7 of the numbers are the WAEC centre number while the last three are the seat numbers.

Visit a NECO office in your state and provide the following information;

  • Full name.
  • Year of the exam.
  • Name of school where the exam was written.

Armed with this information, a national examination council official will run a search on the NECO database with the information you provided. Viola! your NECO examination number would be given to you.

As at the time of publishing this article, NECO does not charge its candidates to retrieve exam numbers. However, policies may change in the future. So, it’s smart to go to the NECO office with some money.

Have you recently tried to retrieve your NECO exam number? Tell us your experience via the comment section below.

Also, we have an article on how to retrieve WAEC exam number.



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  1. Chukwu Morris says:

    I went to the NECO OFFICE in RIVERS STATE and they told me that I can only get my registration number from my school where I wrote the exam my school has misplaced the list and can’t find it.
    I don’t just know what else to do.

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      You can visit your school to get the result or certificate if it’s a NECO SSCE examination.

  2. Ogunlade oluwafemi Daniel says:

    I love this portal it’s nice, thanks to the admin.

  3. Otabor Winnifred says:

    I want to retrieve my neco registration number.School: federal government college odogbolu ogunstate year 2021/2022

  4. Emmanuel Atting says:

    Please can i get it online

  5. Mbakwe Godspower Osazuwa says:

    Please I misplaced my neco registration number I want to find it

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      Have you read the article?

  6. Martins chisom umeh says:

    I want to retrieve my NECO reg number urgently pls
    School:::St Mary catholic college kwamba denary Niger state suleja
    Year::::2018/2019__June /july

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      Kindly read the article.

  7. Martins chisom umeh says:

    I misplaced my NECO reg number, and I need it urgently…pls can u help with it…
    School :st Mary catholic college kwamba denary suleja Niger state

  8. Nwachukwu Queeneth chinwendu says:

    My results picture
    The exam centre is model secondary School in umuokirika

  9. Jessica Kosi says:

    Honestly I don’t know how to retrieve my neco registration number I who’s I could

    1. Lagschools Support says:

      Follow the instructions on the page to retrieve your result.

  10. Osakpamwan favour says:

    I need my registration number

  11. Onyendinefu Oluebube precious says:

    I lost my registration number pls how can I get it bak