Registration for the West African Examinations Council’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for private candidates begins today 14th October 2019 and ends on 30th November 2019. Here is the complete BECE for private candidates registration manual detailing the entire Private BECE Registration Procedures and everything needed for a successful exams.
Detailed topics covered include: The private BECE Registration portal, The biometric BECE registration 2019 /2020, eligibility for the private BECE registration, dates for the private BECE examination, entry period and submission of entry documents, BECE for private candidates contact (help lines), availability of private BECE index number after registration, examination BECE for the private BECE candidates, registration fees for private BECE registration, timetable for private BECE candidates, list of participating banks for payment of fees, payment by mobile money, the BECE for private candidates examination guidelines and how to download the Private BECE Manual 2019 /2020 among others.
Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding to register for the examination.
Registration for the examination is both biometric and online for candidates who have taken
BECE before and also those who are 16 years or above.
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Monday, 10th February, 2020
|P001/2||English Language 2 (Essay)||1 hour||9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.|
|P001/1||English Language 1|
|45 minutes||10.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.|
|P022/2||Religious and Moral Education 2|
|1 hour||1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.|
|P022/1||Religious and Moral Education 1|
|45 minutes||2.00 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.|
Tuesday, 11th February, 2020
|P033/2||Integrated Science 2 (Essay)||1 hour 15 minutes||9.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.|
|P033/1||Integrated Science 1 (Objective)||45 minutes||10.15 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.|
|P053/2-055/2||Basic Design and Technology 2|
|1 hour 15 minutes||1.00 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.|
|P053/1-055/1||Basic Design and Technology 1 (Objective)||40 minutes||2.15 p.m. – 2.55 p.m.|
Wednesday, 12th February, 2020
|P030/2||Mathematics 2 (Essay)||1 hour||9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.|
|1 hour||10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.|
|P003/2-013/2||Ghanaian Language and Culture 2 (Essay)||1 hour||1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.|
|P003/1-013/1||Ghanaian Language and Culture 1 (Objective)||45 minutes||2.00 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.|
Thursday, 13th February, 2020
|P020/2||Social Studies 2|
|1 hour||9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m|
|P020/1||Social Studies 1 (Objective)||45 minutes||10.00 a.m. –10.45 a.m|
|P002/2||French 2 (Essay)||45 minutes||1.00 p.m. – 1.45 p.m.|
|P002/1||French 1 (Objective)||1 hour||1.45 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.|
Friday, 14th February, 2020
|Information and Communication Technology 2|
1 hour 15 minutes
9.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.
|Information and Communication|
Technology 1 (Objective)
10.15 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
1. Both papers for each Subject are to be taken at one sitting without break.
2. 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.
3. EXTRA TIME FOR BLIND AND DEAF CANDIDATES
Blind and Deaf candidates are to be allowed one and half (1½) times the time allotted to other candidates.
A. THE BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION
Candidates are required to capture their fingerprints at internet cafés with the requisite equipment to commence registration. Candidates may subsequently continue the registration process on their own after the capture of fingerprints. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that their fingerprints are captured. Without the fingerprints of the bona fide candidate, the registration is null and void.
B. PRIVATE BECE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE 2019 /2020
- Open the registration website.
- Select link to BECE (PC).
- Click on START REGISTRATION HERE.
- RE-SITTERS- provide index number for last sitting and continue.
- FIRST-TIMERS- provide your date of birth and continue.
- Fill in the required security data, i.e. password, security question, etc.
- Fill in your personal information.
- Select your Region and then Centre (where you wish to take the examination).
- Upload your image (recent passport-sized photograph with a white background) and
your signature (written in blue or black ink).
- Select the subject(s) you intend to write.
- Print your voucher and send to any of the banks listed in item 14.
- Print your Declaration Form for endorsement by your parent/guardian and submit same
to the WAEC office in your region.
- Pay the appropriate fees at the participating banks or through mobile money.
- Use your PIN/Invoice Number to access your Index Number and Admission Notice
from 20th January, 2020.
NOTE THAT YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT VALID TILL YOU PAY THE
1. ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PRIVATE BECE REGISTRATION
Two categories of prospective candidates are permitted to register for the examination.
(1) RE-SITTERS – This consists of candidates who previously sat for BECE but
could not make the required grade(s). Candidates must provide their previous
index numbers and the year they sat for the examination.
(2) FIRST-TIMERS – Candidates who are 16 years or above. Candidates will
be required to supply their dates of birth during the registration.
NB: SCHOOL CANDIDATES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER FOR THIS
2. DATES FOR THE PRIVATE BECE EXAMINATION
The examination will start on 10th February and end on 14th February, 2020. Access
the timetable by clicking on the ‘Timetable’ icon on the website. Carefully study it for
your guidance in the choice of subjects.
3. ENTRY PERIOD AND SUBMISSION OF ENTRY DOCUMENTS
The schedule for the acceptance of entries is as below:
1st October – 30th November, 2019 (16.00 GMT)…Normal registration and payment.
1st December – 31st December, 2019 (16.00 GMT)…Late registration and payment.
BECE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES CONTACT (HELP LINES)
You may contact us at any of our offices listed below:
(1) GREATER ACCRA REGION
National Examination Administration Department (NEAD)
Tel: 0302-208201-9 ext. 2274
(2) EASTERN REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Koforidua
Tel: 03420-20075/ 20921
(3) CENTRAL REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Cape Coast
Tel: 03320-32878/ 37086
(4) WESTERN REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Sekondi
Tel: 03120-46041/ 46334
(5) ASHANTI REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Kumasi
Tel: 03220-34449/ 344523
(6) BRONG AHAFO REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Sunyani
Tel: 03520-24462/ 27016
(7) VOLTA REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Ho
Tel: 03620-26164/ 28254
(8) NORTHERN REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Tamale
Tel: 03720-22854/ 23092
(9) UPPER EAST REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Bolgatanga
Tel: 03820-23232/ 24267
(10) UPPER WEST REGION
The Branch Controller, WAEC, Wa
Tel: 03920-20588/ 22278
4. AVAILABILITY OF PRIVATE BECE INDEX NUMBER AFTER REGISTRATION
Your 12-digit index number will be generated by WAEC and may be accessed online
from 20th January, 2020 using your Invoice Number.
5. CANDIDATE’S NAME
Candidates should ensure that their names are correctly entered.
(1) SURNAME should be entered first, followed by the FIRST NAME and then
the MIDDLE NAME (if any).
(2) Full name should not exceed forty (40) characters.
For example: DOTSEY-BRUCEMAN ALBERT KOFI should be entered as
D O T S E Y – B R U C E M A N A L B E R T K O F I
(3) Candidates with hyphenated names should ensure that the hyphen is properly
NB: Candidate’s surname and first name should be written in full.
6. DATE OF BIRTH
Candidates should ensure that their correct dates of birth are entered.
Requests for change of date of birth will not be entertained after release of results.
7. E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Candidates should ensure that they provide correct e-mail addresses and telephone
numbers that are active. Candidates shall be given logins and passwords to access
The Council will correspond with candidates via their e-mail addresses or telephone
WAEC WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WRONG DATA ENTERED.
8. EXAMINATION CENTRES FOR THE PRIVATE BECE CANDIDATES
The centres for the examination are listed below:
- GREATER ACCRA REGION
- EASTERN REGION
- CENTRAL REGION
1301001 Cape Coast
- WESTERN REGION
- ASHANTI REGION
- BRONG AHAFO REGION
- VOLTA REGION
- NORTHERN REGION
- UPPER EAST REGION
- UPPER WEST REGION
NOTE: The Council reserves the right to re-direct candidates to other centres if there
are not enough entries for any particular centre, or if there are more candidates
at a centre than can be accommodated there.
9. EXAMINATION SUBJECTS FOR THE PRIVATE BECE
You are required to select any number of subjects from one to a maximum of nine.
- English Language
- Social Studies
- Religious & Moral Education
- Integrated Science
Basic Design and Technology Options (choose only one)
- Home Economics
- Pre-Technical Skills
- Visual Art
Ghanaian Language and Culture Options (choose only one)
- Twi (Akuapem)
- Twi (Asante)
- Information and Communication Technology
10. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
Candidates should note that there will be no continuous assessment score component
for the examination.
11. BARRED CANDIDATES
Barred candidates who register for the examination before the expiration of their
sanction shall receive no results and any fees paid shall be forfeited.
12. REGISTRATION FEES FOR PRIVATE BECE REGISTRATION
(1) Subject Fees
The subject fees are as follows:
4 subjects or more subjects … GH¢190.28
3 subjects … … … GH¢173.25
2 subjects … … … GH¢157.65
1 subject … … … GH¢137.20
(2) Correction of Entries
After submission of entries, candidates who wish to make any change(s)
between 1st October and 30th November, 2019 will pay the following charges:
- GH¢50.00 where applicable for correction of centre, name, gender, address,
picture or substitution of subject.
- For addition of subject(s), fees as stated in 12 (1) above will apply.
(3) Penalty Fees
Entries made between 1st December and 31st December, 2019 will attract the
(a) Late Entry: One and half (1½) times the total entry fee;
(b) Substitution of Subject(s): One and half (1½) times the subject(s) fee;
(c) Addition of Subject(s): Twice the subject(s) fee;
(d) Correction of name, gender, address, picture or signature: GH¢50.00.
13. TIMETABLE FOR PRIVATE BECE CANDIDATES
The timetable can be found on our website: www.waecgh.org.
DIFFERENCE IN TIME ON THE 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.
14. LIST OF PARTICIPATING BANKS FOR PAYMENT OF FEES
Candidates may pay their registration fees at any branch of the following banks:
(1) Zenith Bank (Ghana) Ltd
(2) Ecobank (Ghana) Ltd
(3) Bank of Africa (Ghana) Ltd
(4) United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd (UBA)
(5) Prudential Bank (Ghana) Ltd (PBL)
(6) Access Bank (Ghana) Ltd
(7) Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) [For only candidates in the following
regions: Eastern, Volta, Northern, Upper East and Upper West]
15. PAYMENT BY MOBILE MONEY
Candidates may also pay directly from their mobile money account by using the short
code *944# on any communication network.
16. REFUND OF FEES
The West African Examinations Council, does not undertake to refund fees paid for its
services. However, if notice of withdrawal of candidature is received before the start of
the examination registered for, consideration may be given for the refund of fees paid
solely at the discretion of the Council.
17. REQUEST FOR REMARKING
Requests for remarking should be received not later than 60 days after the release of
results. After this period, no appeals on candidates’ results will be entertained. Any
candidate who makes such a request will pay the appropriate fee.
18. CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Council makes reasonable adjustments to the rules of its examination. These
adjustments are only for candidates who cannot be assessed by standard procedures set
out because of disability or other special needs. Applications for special arrangement
should reach the office by the end of the registration period. Visual impaired candidates
are provided with brailled papers; low vision with large print formats. This notification
should be received not later than 6
th January, 2020.
EXTRA TIME FOR VISUAL AND HEARING-IMPAIRED CANDIDATES
Visual/Hearing impaired candidates are to be allowed extra 50% of the time allotted to
19. DISPOSAL OF SCRIPTS
Scripts will be disposed off three (3) months after the release of results.
NO QUERIES WILL THEREFORE BE ENTERTAINED AFTER THIS PERIOD.
PRIVATE BECE EXAMINATION GUIDELINES
DIRECTIONS TO CANDIDATES
- Report to the supervisor of the examination hall at least thirty minutes before the time
shown for the paper. The timetable shows the actual time writing begins but you will be
allowed five minutes at the beginning of each paper to complete your particulars on the
front cover of the answer booklet. You are not to write anything in the answer booklet
during this period. The time allocated for reading through question papers or studying
maps, etc., is included in the total time allowed for the papers unless the rubric states
- Candidates are expected to be seated 30 minutes before the start of a paper. Candidates who
report late would not be admitted into the examination hall. For the avoidance of doubt, a
candidate is deemed late whenever the supervisor has given the order to start work.
Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination room until at least 30 minutes after
the start of the examination.
- Write your full index number, your name, title of the paper and the date of examination
clearly on every answer booklet. It is an offense, if a candidate does not write his/her name
and index number on the question paper and the answer booklet.
- If an examination paper for which you have not entered is handed to you, or if the question
indicates that other materials should also have been given out but you have not received
them, raise your hand immediately and inform the supervisor or invigilator when he
attends to you.
- Read very carefully the general directions that are given on the cover page of the question
paper. You will not gain extra marks if you answer more than the number of questions you
are asked to answer. Much time may be wasted in writing down information not asked for.
- Write on both sides of the paper and leave a margin at both right-hand and left-hand edges
unless the instructions on the question paper prohibit this. Leave two lines between
answers where these are sub-sections to the same question. Begin the answer to each full
question on a fresh page. Do not leave blank pages between answers.
- You must do all rough work in your answer booklet. (You will not be given any paper for
that purpose and, of course, you should not bring any paper for rough-work into the
examination room). When you finish the rough work, cross it out neatly. You will not lose
marks for doing rough work in your answer booklet.
- Write the number of the question clearly at the beginning of each answer. If the question
has sub-sections, show these also clearly. Do not copy the question. Be careful to use the
same system of numbering as that on the question paper.
- Remember that grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taken into account. Write your
answers with pen. You may use a fountain pen or a good ball-point pen, but pencils should
be used only for diagrams and for multiple-choice-objective tests.
- Bring mathematical sets and drawing instruments for Mathematics and Pre-Technical
Skills. If you are offering Visual Art or Pre-Technical Skills, you must bring your own
brushes and colours or a drawing board for the examination.
- Do not spend too much time on a particular question as this may affect the time available
for the rest of the questions. No marks are awarded for irrelevant answers.
- If you decide to leave the examination room before the end of the period allotted to the
paper, you must not take your question paper away but submit it with your script to the
supervisor. You may, however, go back at the end of the period to collect your question
- As soon as you are told that time is up, arrange your papers in the order in which you have
answered the questions. Ensure that your answer booklet has your full index number and
name written on it. Stay in your place until your script has been collected and you are told
CAUTION TO CANDIDATES
- Do not leave your answers in such a position that another candidate can read them.
- No communication whatsoever is allowed between candidates in the examination room.
- Any candidate who is caught giving or attempting to obtain unfair assistance, or who isotherwise detected in any dishonesty whatsoever, will be reported to the Council forappropriate action.
- If it is discovered that candidates have either copied from other candidates or givenopportunity to other candidates to copy from them or communicated dishonestly withother candidates, their papers will be cancelled.
- Candidates whose examination results have been cancelled for resorting to dishonest means may be refused re-entry to future examinations.
- All candidates must submit themselves to searching by the supervisor or the Council’s representative before entering the examination hall. Candidates are not permitted to havein their desks or in their possession, while in the examination room, any mechanical orelectronic device with which they could obtain external assistance, book, pocket-book,memorandum, notes or papers except the correct question paper given out by the supervisor/invigilator in the examination room. Candidates using mathematical instruments, as permitted by the regulations, must see to it that any information (formula or other data) shown on them is completely covered up. The instrument boxes must be shown to the supervisor before they are taken to the examination room.
- Candidates should not take any used or unused writing paper out of the examination room.Candidates who disregard this caution are liable to the same penalty as those who may bedetected for dishonesty. Supervisors and invigilators have been authorised to search allcandidates before they are admitted into the examination room. Supervisors and invigilators may also search candidates anytime during the examination if they have reason to suspect that candidates are carrying prohibited materials.
- Candidates guilty of disorderly conduct or causing disturbance in or near the examination room are liable to be expelled from the examination room.
- The Council reserves the right to cancel the results of candidates if it believes that theyhave been involved in irregularities before, during or after the examination.
- It is a criminal offence, punishable by law, to engage in any examination malpractice [WAEC Law: Act 719 (2006)]. You are hereby requested to comport yourself strictly inaccordance with the regulations bearing in mind that in addition to having yourexamination results cancelled, you may also be prosecuted in court.
- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should any candidate take a mobile phone or any electronic communication device into the examination room. The punishment for bringingany such gadgets into the examination room is the CANCELLATION OF THECANDIDATES’ ENTIRE RESULTS.
- Do not use correction fluid to clean name or index number. The use of correction fluid isnot allowed
- No amendment of date of birth will be allowed after the release of results. All requests foramendment of any information on bio-data will be considered only during and afterregistration.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING OBJECTIVE TEST PAPERS
These instructions should be carefully followed by candidates taking Objective Tests.
- You are required to bring into the examination room a pencil sharpener, an eraser and a
ruler. 2B pencils will be supplied to candidates in the examination room.
- You must write your full index number and name in ink on the question paper as required
by the instructions on the question paper.
- All index numbers and answers must be shaded in pencil. Under no circumstances should
pens be used to shade index numbers and answers. The scoring machine can only read
pencil marks; it is therefore necessary that you use only 2B pencil in recording your index
number and answers on the objective answer sheet.
- To record your index number, you must re-shade carefully the machine shading of your
index number on your objective answer sheet. An example has been given on the cover
page of each question paper and this must be closely followed. The shading should cover
the full width and length of the response position. The answer sheets are pre-printed with
candidates’ names and index numbers, and you should make sure that you have the
correct answer sheet which bears your index number and name.
Under no circumstances should candidates use any index number other than that given by
- Answer spaces must be shaded as shown below for C. [A] [B] [C] [D] [E]
Note that the answer space has been shaded completely and also that the shading does not
continue beyond the two lines. Failure to shade the answer space as shown may result in
loss of marks. Candidates should find no difficulty in making suitable marks if they
sharpen their 2B pencils to a fine point, and then rub the point gently on some scrap paper
to make it slightly blunt. If a candidate finds genuine difficulty in making suitable marks
as described above, it is better to over-mark, than to under-mark.
- You must shade one and only one answer space for each question. Candidates should
note that marking two responses to one question automatically gives them no score for the
question. Therefore if you shade an answer space in error, erase the wrong shading
completely and shade the correct answer space. If a candidate makes a poor erasure and
substitutes a new answer, there is the danger that the computer will read the erasure as a
mark and give no score.
- Under no circumstances should the answer sheet be folded or crumpled or damaged. The
computer will reject such answer sheets.
- Candidates are further requested to note that since The West African Examinations Council
processes over three million answer sheets per year, it is quite impossible for each one to be
given individual human scrutiny. It is therefore the clear responsibility of the candidate to
complete his objective answer sheet exactly as described in these instructions.
SPECIAL WARNING ON STARTING AND ENDING A PAPER
- When question papers are given out, no candidate should start work before the order to
start is given. Furthermore, when the ‘stop work’ order is given, candidates should
immediately put down their pens or pencils.
Any candidate found working on a paper before the order to start work is given, or found
still writing when the order to stop work is given, commits an irregularity and will be
SPECIAL WARNING ON CENTRE ARRANGEMENT
- Candidates must present their Admission Notices for inspection by the supervisor/
invigilator at the centre assigned to them. Candidates who do not present their Admission
Notices for inspection may not be allowed to write the examination.
- Candidates must write the examination at centres assigned to them by WAEC only.
Candidates who write the examination at any other centre may not have their result(s)
SPECIAL WARNING ON THE USE OF CALCULATORS
- Calculators are not permitted for the examination.
SPECIAL WARNING ON MOBILE PHONES
- Under no circumstances should mobile phones be brought into the examination hall.
OFFENDERS WILL HAVE THEIR ENTIRE RESULTS CANCELLED.
NB: Attached is a copy of the RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DEALING WITH CASES
OF IRREGULARITY AT THE COUNCIL’S EXAMINATIONS
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DEALING WITH CASES OF
IRREGULARITY AT THE COUNCIL’S EXAMINATIONS
(EFFECTIVE: 2016 ONWARDS)
1. BRINGING IN FOREIGN MATERIAL
(1) Where a candidate is found in the examination hall with notes, textbooks, prepared
materials or any other printed materials, the candidate’s entire results in the
examination shall be withheld pending the cancellation of result of the subject
involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(2) Where a candidate is found in the examination hall with a blank piece of paper or
any other material not covered under 1(1) above, (except mobile phone or any
electronic communication device) the entire results of the candidate shall be
withheld pending the cancellation of the subject involved by the appointment
committee of Council.
(3) Where a candidate is found with a programmable calculator in the examination
hall, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation
of the result of the subject involved.
(4) Where a candidate is found with a mobile phone or any other electronic
communication device in the examination hall, the entire results of the candidate
shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her entire results by the
appropriate Committee of Council.
2. IRREGULAR ACTIVITIES INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE EXAMINATION HALL
(1) Where a candidate is apprehended for offence(s) such as those listed below inside
or outside the examination hall, the candidate’s result in the entire examination
shall be withheld pending cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate
Committee of Council.
(a) Stealing, covering or misappropriating the script(s) of other candidates
(b) Substituting worked scripts during or after the examination
(c) Seeking or receiving help from non-candidate(s) such as Invigilator(s),
Supervisor(s), Teacher(s) or other personalities during the examination.
(2) Where the person giving help is not a candidate for the examination in session but
a prospective candidate, he/she shall be barred from taking any examination
conducted by the Council for one year and will also be reported to the appropriate
authority for disciplinary action to be taken against him/her. In addition to the
above action, the candidate’s entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation
by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(3) Where a candidate is apprehended for offence(s) such as those listed below inside
or outside the examination hall, the candidate’s entire results shall be withheld
pending cancellation of the results of the subject by involved the appropriate
Committee of Council.
(a) Tearing part of the question paper or answer booklet during the
(b) Refusing to submit worked scripts to the Supervisor after the examination;
(c) Starting to write an examination before commencement of work is
officially announced OR continuing to write after official orders have been
given for candidates to stop work;
(d) Other irregular activities within the immediate precincts of the examination
hall before, during or after the examination;
(1) Where a candidate is caught during the examination passing notes for help from
other candidate(s), receiving or giving assistance, talking with or colluding in any
manner with another candidate(s), the entire results of the candidate(s)involved
shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her/their result(s’) for the subject
involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(2) Where cases of cheating are detected in script(s) and/or otherwise established in
one paper, the result of the subject for the candidate(s) involved shall be cancelled.
Where a candidate is proved to have cheated in more than one paper/subject,
his/her results in those subjects shall be cancelled.
Where a person is caught impersonating a candidate, he/she shall be handed over to the
police for prosecution. The entire results of the person being impersonated and those of
the impersonator, if he/she is also a candidate for any WAEC examination, shall be
withheld pending cancellation by the appropriate Committee of Council.
Both the impersonator and the impersonated shall be barred from taking any examination
conducted by the Council for a period of not less than two years.
The Council also reserves the right to publish the names of persons so barred.
(1) Where cases of leakage are established at a centre, the entire results of the candidates
offering the subject(s) involved at the centre shall be withheld.
(2) Candidates proved to have been involved in the leakage shall have their entire
results cancelled by the appropriate Committee of Council.
(3) Where it is established that the school authorities condoned, connived at, and/or
encouraged the leakage, the entire results of all candidates at the centre shall be
withheld pending cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate Committee of
Council. In addition, the school should be de-recognised in accordance with Rule
6. MASS CHEATING
(1) Where more than half of the candidates for a subject at a centre are involved in
collusion or other forms of examination malpractice, this shall be regarded as mass
(2) Where mass cheating in a subject at a centre is established, the entire results of the
candidates at the centre shall be withheld pending cancellation of the results of the
subject for those confirmed to have cheated.
(3) Where mass cheating has been established the following shall apply:
In cases of schools, a report shall be made to the Ministry of Education or the
appropriate Board for disciplinary action to be taken against the person(s)
responsible and the School shall be de-recognised for a period not less than one
In the case of public centres, the Council shall take appropriate action.
(4) A school shall be de-recognised for a stated period if mass cheating is established
in more than one paper/subject. The appropriate Committee of Council is satisfied
that the school cannot ensure the satisfactory conduct of the Council’s
(5) De-recognition implies that the school authority can no longer organise or manage
the school as a school centre, although the Council or its agent may use the
physical facilities of the school for the purpose of the examinations. The School
may be allowed to present its students as School Candidates, but the conduct of the
whole examination (Practical and theory) shall be the responsibility of Council.
The School concerned shall pay prescribed extra fees as extra for the supervision
and invigilation of the examination before the examination begins.
(6) Notwithstanding items (6)(3)(a) and 6(4) above, recognition may be restored upon
a written assurance from the administering authority of the school that the
necessary requirement has been satisfied. Such assurance shall contain details of
measures being taken to ensure the satisfactory conduct of the examination, and
those which shall be put in place, subject to acceptance by the Council.
Recognition, however, will only be restored after at least one year of derecognition.
7. INSULT/ASSAULT ON SUPERVISORS/INVIGILATORS/INSPECTORS
(1) Where a candidate insults or assaults a Supervisor/Invigilator in the lawful
performance of hi/her duties inside or outside the examination hall, or in any other way
disturbs the conduct of the examination, the entire results of the candidate shall be
withheld pending cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate Committee of
Council. The candidate shall also be barred from taking any examination conducted
by the Council for a period of not less than two years. In addition, he/she may be
handed over to the police for prosecution.
(2) Where a candidate brings into the examination hall or uses anything including
chemical substance with intent to cause injury, temporary or permanent incapacity to
any authorized person in the examination hall including other candidates, the results of
the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of the entire results by the
appropriate Committee of Council. In addition, the candidate shall be barred for a
period of not less than two years from taking any examination conducted by the
(3) Contravention of Rule 7(1) and 7(2) shall not preclude legal action being taken against
the candidate by the Council or the individual(s) concerned.
8. CONTRAVENTION OF INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
(1) Where a candidate, in contravention of the instructions to candidates, writes with
pencil instead of ink or shades with ink instead of pencil, his/her entire results shall
be withheld pending cancellation of his/her results for the subject concerned by the
appropriate Committee of Council.
(2) Where a candidate fails to complete the cover page of his/her answer booklet as
specified in the instructions, his/her entire results shall be withheld pending
cancellation of his/her results for the subject concerned by the appropriate
Committee of Council.
9. MULTIPLE REGISTRATION
Where a candidate is involved in multiple registrations for the same diet of examination,
his/her entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation of his/her entire results by the
appropriate Committee of the Council.
10. NEW CASES
As new cases arise which are not covered by the above rules, the appropriate Committee
of Council shall take necessary action.
These rules shall be subject to review as and when necessary.
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