WAEC GCE Timetable 2021/2022 – First Series

The new and current West African Examination Council (WAEC) GCE Timetable 2021 for first series is out. The examination starts on Monday 15th February 2021 and ends on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

According to the Timetable schedule released by the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, English Language is on Saturday 20th and Mathematics is on Saturday 27th February 2021.

You can download the new WAEC GCE Timetable in PDF, by clicking on the red link.

WAEC GCE Timetable – First Series

The schedule below shows the papers you have in each day.

Monday, 15th
February, 2021

Civic Education 2 (Essay)**
Civic Education 1 (Objective)**
Government 2 (Essay)
Government 1 (Objective) 
9:30am -11:30am
2:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday, 16th
February, 2021
Agricultural Science 2 (Essay)
Agricultural Science 1 (Objective)
Agricultural Science 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)
9:30am -11:40am
11:40am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Wednesday, 17th February, 2021Chemistry 2 (Essay)
Chemistry 1 (Objective)
Chemistry 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)
9:30am -11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Thursday, 18th
February, 2021
Economics 2 (Essay)
Economics 1 (Objective)
Financial Accounting 2 (Theory and Practice)
Financial Accounting 1 (Objective)
9:30am -11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday, 20th
February, 2021
English Language 2 (Essay)
English Language 1 (Objective)
English Language 3 (Test of Orals)/**
9:30am -11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Monday, 22nd February, 2021Physics 2 (Essay)
Physics 1 (Objective)
Physics 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)
9:30am -11:00am
11:00am – 12:15pm
2:00pm – 4:45pm
Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021Geography 2(Essay)
Geography 1(Objective)
Geography 3 (Practical and Physical Geography)
9:30am -11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm -3:50pm
Wednesday, 24th February, 2021Christian Religious Studies 2 (Essay)
Christian Religious Studies 1 (Objective)
Islamic Studies 2 (Essay)
Islamic Studies 1 (Objective)
9:30am -11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
9:30am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, 25th
February, 2021
Biology 2 (Essay)
Biology 1 (Objective)
Biology 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)
9:30am – 11:10am
11:10am – 12:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday, 26th
February, 2021
Literature-In-English 2(Prose)
Literature-In-English 1 (Objective)
Literature-in-English 3 (Drama & Poetry)
9:30am – 10:45am
10:45am – 11:45pm
3:00pm -5:30pm
Saturday, 27th
February, 2021
General Mathematics 2 (Essay)
General Mathematics 1 (Objective)
9:30am – 12:00noon
2:00pm -3:30pm
Monday, 1st
March, 2021
Further Mathematics 2 (Essay)
Further Mathematics 1 (Objective)
9:30am – 12:00noon
2:00pm -3:30pm
Tuesday, 2nd
March, 2021
Hausa 2 (Essay)**
Hausa 1 (Objective)**
Igbo 2 (Essay)**
Igbo 1 (Objective)**
Yoruba 2 (Essay)**
Yoruba 1 (Objective)**
Commerce 2 (Essay)
Commerce 1 (Objective)
9:30am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
9:30am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
9:30am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm -4:00pm
4:00pm -4:50pm

** Available to candidates in Nigeria only

**** Available to candidates in Liberia only


  1. Difference in Time on Question Paper and Timetable

Where the duration indicated on the question paper differs from that on the timetable, the one on the question paper should be followed.

2. Question Papers to be Given Out in Advance of the Dates They Are to be Taken

(1) Visual Art 3

Paper 3A – Instructions will be given to supervisors two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.

Paper 3B – Question papers will be given to candidates two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.

3. Extra Time for Blind, Deaf and Dumb Candidates

Blind, deaf and dumb candidates should be allowed one and half times the time allotted to other candidates.

Finally, ensure you always check the WAEC GCE timetable very well so as to be sure of the day you have your papers. If you miss the exam, there is no provision to re-write it.

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills, C++, Fortran, and Entrepreneurship. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter from University of Ibadan and PhD student at FUNAAB.

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