Beginning on Tuesday, January 31, 2022, and ending on Friday, February 17, 2023, WAEC will administer its General Certificate of Education (GCE) First Series test.
The first series of the West African Senior School Certificate examination schedule for private applicants is posted here.
Examination Board for Western Africa
FIRST SERIES, 2023 WEST AFRICAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES
CLOSING GLOBAL SCHEDULE
|Tuesday, 31stJanuary, 2023||PC3272 PC3271||Hausa 2 (Essay) Hausa 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|PC3282 PC3281||Igbo 2 (Essay) Igbo 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am -12:30pm|
|PC3292 PC3291||Yoruba 2 (Essay) Yoruba 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|Wednesday, 1stFebruary, 2023||PC3022 PC3021||English Language 2 (Essay) English Language 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|PC3023/B||English Language 3 (Test of Orals)**/****||45mins||2:00pm – 2:45pm|
|Thursday, 2ndFebruary, 2023||PC 1042 PC 1041||Financial Accounting 2 (Theory and Practice) Financial Accounting 1 (Objective)||2hrs 30mins 1hr||9:30am – 12:00noon 12:00noon – 1:00pm|
|Friday, 3rdFebruary, 2023||PC5022 PC5021||Agricultural Science 2 (Essay) Agricultural Science 1 (Objective)||2hrs 10mins 50mins||9:30am – 11:40am 11:40am – 12:30pm|
|PC2103||Literature-in-English 3 (Drama & Poetry)||2hrs 30mins||9:30am – 12:00noon 12:00noon -1:00pm|
|Saturday, 4thFebruary, 2023||PC4022 PC4021||General Mathematics 2 (Essay) General Mathematics 1 (Objective)||2hrs 30mins 1hr 30mins||9:30am – 12:00noon 2:00pm – 3:30pm|
|Tuesday, 7thFebruary, 2023||PC2022 PC2021||Christian Religious Studies 2 (Essay) Christian Religious Studies 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|PC2082 PC2081||Islamic Studies 2 (Essay) Islamic Studies 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|Wednesday, 8thFebruary, 2023||PC5122 PC5121||Physics 2 (Essay) Physics 1 (Objective)||1hr 30mins 1hr 15mins||9:30am – 11:00am 11:00am – 12:15pm|
|PC5123||Physics 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)||2hrs 45mins||2:00pm – 4:45pm|
|Thursday, 9thFebruary, 2023||PC2042 PC2041||Geography 2(Essay) Geography 1(Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|PC2043||Geography 3 (Practical and Physical Geography)||1hr 50mins||2:00pm – 3:50pm|
|Friday, 10thFebruary, 2023||PC5042 PC5041||Biology 2 (Essay) Biology 1 (Objective)||1hr 40mins 50mins||9:30am – 11:10am 11:10am – 12:00noon|
|PC5043||Biology 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)||2hrs||3:00pm – 5:30pm|
|Saturday, 11thFebruary, 2023||PC2162 PC2161||Civic Education 2 (Essay) Civic Education 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|Monday, 13thFebruary, 2023||PC4012||Further Mathematics 2 (Essay)||2hrs 30mins||9:30am – 12:00noon|
|PC4011||Further Mathematics 1 (Objective)||1hr 30mins||2:00pm – 3:30pm|
|Tuesday, 14thFebruary, 2023||PC2102 PC2101||Literature-In-English 2(Prose) Literature-In-English 1 (Objective)||1hr 15mins 1hr||9:30am – 10:45am 10:45am – 11:45am|
|PC5023||Agricultural Science 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)||1hr 30mins||2:00pm – 3:30pm|
|Wednesday, 15thFebruary, 2023||PC2032 PC2031||Economics 2 (Essay) Economics 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|Thursday, 16thFebruary, 2023||PC2052 PC2051||Government 2 (Essay) Government 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|PC1032 PC1031||Commerce 2 (Essay) Commerce 1 (Objective)||2hrs 50mins||2:00pm – 4:00pm 4:00pm – 4:50pm|
|Friday, 17thFebruary, 2023||PC5052 PC5051||Chemistry 2 (Essay) Chemistry 1 (Objective)||2hrs 1hr||9:30am – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|PC5053||Chemistry 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)||1hr 30mins||3:00pm – 4:30pm|
**** Nigerian residents are eligible to apply.
**** Open to Liberian residents too.
Time Disparity Between Exam Schedule and Paper
If the time allotted on the test booklet is different from the time allotted in the schedule, use the time allotted on the test booklet.
Jan. 20, 2023 /ANO/OOO/AO/ENO/EOA*
Only Nigerian residents are eligible to apply.
Only Liberian residents are eligible to apply.
Comparison of Exam Schedule and Question Paper Timings
If the time allotted on the test paper is different from the one on the schedule, use the time allotted on the test paper
It is planned to distribute examination papers in advance of the scheduled examination dates.
For those who are in charge of students taking Visual Art 3 Paper 3A, instructions will be distributed two weeks before the exam is scheduled to be taken.
Candidates will receive Paper 3B examination papers two weeks prior to the exam date.
Research Paper No. 3 on Acquired Artistic Know-How
Candidates will receive the General Knowledge-In-Art 3 exam paper two weeks before the exam is scheduled to be taken.
Candidates will get the Block Laying, Bricklaying, and Concrete Works 3 (Practical) Question Paper three days before the exam is scheduled to be administered.
Reports on Project Progress .
Two weeks before the exam, students in the fields of basketry, graphic design, leatherwork, ceramics, sculpture, picture making, textiles, and jewelry will receive the project work question papers. Candidates will be informed of the precise day on which they will get their examination materials.
Candidates who are deaf, blind, or illiterate should be given additional time to answer questions.
Applicants who are blind, deaf, or dumb should be given 1.5 times the time allocated to other candidates.
List of Approved Subjects for WAEC GCE First Series
S/N Subject Name Subject Code
1 COMMERCE 103
2 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 104
3 CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES 202
4 ECONOMICS 203
5 GEOGRAPHY 204
6 GOVERNMENT 205
7 ISLAMIC STUDIES 208
8 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 210
9 CIVIC EDUCATION 216
10 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 302
11 HAUSA 327
12 IGBO 328
13 YORUBA 329
14 FURTHER MATHEMATICS 401
15 GENERAL MATHEMATICS 402
16 AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 502
17 BIOLOGY 504
18 CHEMISTRY 505
19 PHYSICS 512
How to Apply for the WAEC GCE 1st Series 2023
All candidates should click Here to Apply: https://registration.waecdirect.org/
WASSCE Private Candidate 2023, FIRST SERIES has commenced. Normal Registration ends on January 9, 2023. Interested Candidates can purchase Registration PIN at any WAEC Office nearest to them or from Banks and Accredited Agents.