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BECE Timetable For JSS3 2023/2024 And Grading System

The BECE timetable for the basic certificate examination (JSS 3) has been released by the NECO. According to the Council, the examination will commence Monday 15th May 2023 and end on Friday 26th May, 2023.

Therefore candidates who are asking for when Junior WAEC 2023 will start, the exam will start on 15th May, 2023.

To download the New official BECE timetable for 2023 in PDF.

All candidates writing BECE 2023 should take note of the following:

  • Practical in Business Studies as well as Basic Science & Technology (BST) should be in sets where the number of candidates is large and the equipment cannot go round. However, the practical examination should not exceed 5.00pm. Computers can be used in place of manual Typewriters for Business Studies.
  • Albinos and Blind Candidates are to be given 30mins extra time in all subjects.
  • Blind Candidates must make use of NECO-supplied OBR Customised Braille Sheet for the Examination.

Read: How to prepare and pass BECE

BECE Timetable

NECO BECE Timetable 2023

Monday 15th May

  • Paper I: Objective: Arabic Language – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper II: Objective: Arabic Language – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper I: Objective: French Language – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Paper II: Objective: French Language – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday 16th May

  • Paper I: Objective: Basic Science and Technology (BST) – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper II: Objective: Basic Science and Technology (BST) – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper IV: Drawing: Basic Science and Technology (BST) – 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Wednesday 17th May

  • Paper I: Objective: English Studies – 10.00am – 11.20am
  • Paper II: Objective: English Studies – 11.20am – 12.00 noon
  • Paper III: Essay: English Studies – 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 18th May

  • Paper I: Objective: History – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper II: Objective: History – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper I: Objective: Pre-Vocational Studies (PVS) – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Paper II: Objective: Pre-Vocational Studies (PVS) – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 19th May

  • Paper I: Objective: Christian Religious Studies – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Islamic Studies – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper II: Objective: Christian Religious Studies – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper II: Objective: Islamic Studies – 11.00am – 12.00noon

Saturday 20th May

  • Paper III: Practical: Business Studies – 10.00am – 10.20am

Monday 22nd May

  • Paper I: Objective: Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA) – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper II: Objective: Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA) – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper III: Practical: Cultural and Creative Arts (CCA) – 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday 23rd May

  • Paper I: Objective: Hausa L1 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Igbo L1 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Yoruba L1 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Edo L1 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Efik L1 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Ibibio L1 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper II: Objective: Hausa L1 – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper II: Objective: Igbo L1 – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper II: Objective: Yoruba L1 – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper II: Objective: Edo L1 – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper II: Objective: Efik L1 – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper II: Objective: Ibibio L1 – 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Paper I: Objective: Hausa L2 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Igbo L2 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Yoruba L2 – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper I: Objective: Business Studies – 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Paper II: Objective: Business Studies – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 24th May

  • Paper I: Objective: Mathematics – 10.00am – 11.20am
  • Paper II: Objective: Mathematics – 11.20am – 12.40pm
  • Paper III: Essay: Mathematics – 2.30pm – 3.10pm

Thursday 25th May

  • Paper III: Computer Practical: Basic Science and Technology (BST) – 10.00am – 10.45am

Friday 26th May

  • Paper I: Objective: National Values Education (NVE) – 10.00am – 11.00am
  • Paper II: Objective: National Values Education (NVE) – 11.00am – 12.00noon

Recommended: BECE Syllabus

SCHOOLS AND CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

* Practical in Business Studies as well as Basic Science & Technology (BST) should be in sets where the number of candidates is large and the equipment cannot go round. However, the practical examination should not exceed 5.00pm. Computers can be used in place of Typewriters for Business Studies.

* Albinos and Blind Candidates are to be given 30mins extra time in all subjects.

* Blind Candidates must make use of NECO-supplied OBR Customised Braille Sheet for the Examination

Check out the Lagos State BECE Timetable

BECE Grading System

NECO conducts for Federal Unity Colleges and other allied institutions. BECE certificate replaces the primary school certificate as the first school leaving certificate.

The BECE grading system is as follows:

  • A – Distinction
  • B – Upper Credit
  • C – Lower Credit
  • P – Pass
  • F – Fail

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