NECO Exam 2022 Starts Today | How To Pass NECO Examination

The National Examination Council (NECO) exams start today being 24th of June, 2022 according to the updated NEC timetable released.

NECO which is organized by the Ministry of Education in Nigeria is a qualifying examination equivalent to the West African Examination Council organise by the West African countries.

NECO exams guide 101 as the name implies contains all necessary information pertaining to rules and guidelines governing NECO A’Level Programme and it’s an examination for the year.

You can well download the NECO 2023 timetable

NECO Exam 2022


The NECO exam 2022 timetable was released about 2 weeks ago. You can check the NECO exam timetable and download the pdf format. The exam will start

This may be the very first time you are hearing about NECO NECO A’LEVEL Programme or you have been hearing peolpe talk about NECO but you have never thought of it to be a real thing. Today you have decided to look up the so-called NECO of a thing on Google and you stumbled on this article, we can assure you that you have visited the right place.

This post is basically for beginners providing you with necessary information just like a beginner’s guide will do. To get the best out of this post we suggest you take your time to go through every piece of information you find in this page and if there is anything we left behind and it is of great concern to you, do not hesitate to contact us.

NECO is an alternative admission process in Nigeria that you can use to gain admission into 200 level instead of 100, the registration for NECO for 2019 is still ongoing and lectures have started. You should take the privilege now.

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If you fail JAMB, or you are unable to write JAMB or you pass JAMB but not given admission you can also register NECO while the registration is still ongoing in case anything happens with your JAMB

Is NECO Exam Difficult?

To know more about NECO registration, you can click the link, also visit NECO 2019/2021 registration closing date to know the last date for the registration you also see the list of universities in Nigeria that accepts NECO for any course – medicine, law, accounting, Business Admin, Mass Communication, Arts, Engineering etc.

The NECO 2019/2021 the admission into 200 level is assured provided you sit tight and pass your exam during the course of the programme which is 9 to 10 months.

If you register for NECO now and also register for JAMB these will give you 2 opportunities in the same year, with 2022/2023 NECO for example, it means you will be in 200 level by next year even if JAMB did not give you admission.
Visit how NECO Works to see how you will be able to combine your IJMB result with the direct Entry form.

NECO Exam Questions

For details on what NECO exam questions look like, you can our NECO Program overview where we talked extensively about NECO Exam questions

For more questions on NECO examinations, please call the NECO helplines on 08105087367 or 08111357171. Please do not call us on JAMB issues, visit JAMB’s official website for JAMB issues or visit one of the JAMB Accredited centres in your state of residence to solve all issues regarding JAMB.

Is NECO exam objective or theory

NECO exam is both theory and objective for all the subjects candidates register for in the examination

NECO exam is purely theory and practical no objective except sometimes in Economics Questions. You will need to write and answer questions on a theory basis.

NECO registration costs #8,500 which can be paid at any Gtbank nearest to you; Account name: NECO Alevel Registration and the account number is 0163836217

Warning: Do not visit any other website for NECO related issues, visit directly on

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students have to endure the frustration of missing out on university admission. For many of those students, that failure has little to do with their performance at the yearly Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

A candidate could pass the UTME with flying colors and still miss out on admission. The latest figures from JAMB indicate that over 1.6 million candidates sat for the UTME. But only 30% are likely to get admission to a university of their choice.

Comparatively, the statistics for the number of candidates who are admitted to Universities through NECO dwarves the JAMB admission stats.

For instance, of the about 30,000+ NECO applicants annually:

  • There is a 93% pass rate
  • 81% successful admission rate to a university
  • 75% of those admitted get to read their first choice course

The gulf between students seeking for admission in Nigerian tertiary institutions and the actual number admitted through the UTME would continue to grow in the coming years.

In other words, unless an alternative is found, many more candidates would keep seeing their dreams of becoming a university student crash.

For many years now, that alternative is NECO and many students studying in universities today owe their good fortune to the comprehensive guidance they got through NECO.

NECO Exam Starts Today

THE 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) would commence on Monday, 27th June, 2022, the National Examination Council (NECO), said.

Spokesperson of NECO, Mr Azeez Sani, in a statement on Saturday said state Ministries of Education, principals, commandants and all stakeholders should disregard any speculation on the alleged postponement of the examination.

Sani assured the candidates that the Council has put all necessary measures in place to ensure a seamless conduct of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination.

He added that the 2022 NECO Senior School Certificate Examination would end on Friday, 12th August, 2022.

According to him, candidates are to be examined in 76 Subjects during the examination.

How To Pass NECO Exams

To pass NECO Exam excellently well apart from attending a very good center and attending lectures, you must learn to read. To pass NECO examination, you must train your mind to read at least 2 hours daily.

Not just when the exam is near or the timetable is out, but from the very next day you start your lectures. No one follow this rule and fail.

How to use the NECO Result to gain admission

To make use of your NECO result, just register for JAMB, write the exam, and make sure you read to pass the exam, you will be able to use your NECO result to gain admission to the university you want

The NECO can be used to gain admission into the 200 level in any approved Nigerian University.

A candidate wishing to use to result to her admission into the University must follow these steps:

1. Visit the nearest JAMB office to get the Direct Entry (DE) form. Alternatively, you can visit the JAMB website and click on the DE link to get to the required portal.

2. Fill the form on the website or the hardcopy you bought from the JAMB office.

Make sure the details you provided match your NECO result.

3. In the form, you have the option of choosing your preferred university (first option) and an alternate choice (second option). You are allowed to make up to six choices

The course you chose would be directly related to how well you perform in the NECO examination. That is why it is important to choose a quality study center.

A good NECO study center combined with hard work and diligent study would surely guarantee your NECO result would get you any course you desire.

Universities that accept NECO

All universities in Nigeria accepts NECO result except the University of Ibadan (UI)

While filling out the Direct Entry form, make sure your choice of university accepts the NECO results for entry into 200 level.

All the universities in Northern Nigeria accept students with NECO result. In the south, over 75% of the universities, whether federal, state or private, accept successful NECO candidates into various courses in the respective universities.

To see a comprehensive list of Universities that admit NECO students and their point requirements, please click on this link (insert link to that page)

However, even though the poll of Universities for NECO candidates to choose from is wide, there are some universities that are considered the best vis-a-vis:

  • The number of NECO intakes yearly
  • The number of courses on offer for NECO candidates

The following are the list of some of the top federal and state universities that admit NECO candidates:

  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University of Benin, Benin City
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • University of Abuja, FCT
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna

NECO study centers

All secondary schools in Nigeria are used as NECO examination centres provided that such secondary schools have been approved by the state and federal governments of Nigeria.

To meet to challenges of a growing number of students who want to be part of NECO’s success model, the management decided to open several centers around the country.

This also serves to reduce the stress some candidates might encounter in traveling long distances to get the best NECO study and training center.

Fully functional NECO centers managed by us are available in the following locations

  • Ilorin
  • Abuja
  • Ondo
  • Uyo
  • Port Harcourt
  • Ekiti
  • Oshogbo
  • Lagos
  • Ibadan
  • Ogun

New centers in Delta, Imo and Enugu would be opened very soon.

NECO fees and payment schedule

The NECO fees is between #18,000 to #50,0000

The total NECO fees payable to NECO is between N168,000 and N258,000. The disparity exists depending on your chosen study center.

However, the standard fee at our Ilorin center is N168,000 only. It covers everything for the duration of the program. It is broken down as follows

  • Registration Form: 8000
  • School Fees: 110,000
  • Hostel accommodation: 35,000
  • Textbooks and other materials: 15,000 (this includes lab coats for science students)

Note that when you pay for the registration form, you automatically get a link to download the NECO syllabus. The syllabus should be a constant companion for the duration of the program.

It contains everything you need to know about areas of study and what is expected of you at the examination proper. Make sure you refer to it regularly during your time as an NECO student.

Payment Schedule

At NECO, we have made the payment of fees as painless as possible for those who can’t pay the whole fees at once.

You can pay the fees in three installments if this is your preferred payment option.

The first installment is 50% of your centre fee according to what is stated on NECO centres and their Fees

The balance of N80,000 can be paid in two installments. Have a discussion with the study center coordinator to agree on a mutually acceptable schedule for the payment of this balance.

Please take note that after payment of the complete fee, no other financial obligation is expected of you.