The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (
The registration for the November/December 2023 examinations which is currently on-going will lead to the award of the following:
i. National Business Certificate (NBC)
ii. National Technical Certificate (NTC)
iii. Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC)
iv. Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC).
v. This entry guide is issued with other documents for Nov/Dec Certificate Examinations. It contains instructions for easy online registration.
PURCHASE OF REGISTRATION PINs/SLOTs: NABTEB NOV/DEC GCE
Registration PINs/Slots for the above-named examinations for private candidates are available for purchase at:
a. NABTEB Zonal Offices in Abuja, Kaduna, Yola, Osogbo, Enugu and Benin
b. NABTEB Liaison Office in Abuja,
c. NABTEB Area Office in Lagos,
d. NABTEB State offices Nationwide and
e. NABTEB National Headquarters, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City.
Approved NABTEB centres are free to enter candidates for the examinations, but they should obtain Registration PINs/Slots for each candidate from the designated selling points.
Candidates may also visit the Board’s website at https://novdec.nabteb.gov.ng/CandidateRegistration.aspx
The examinations consist of examinable General Education Subjects and Trades at both Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
NABTEB CERTIFICATES FOR MULTIPLE ADVANTAGES
NABTEB Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Certificates offer multiple advantages to candidates:
a. Candidates who pass all the required Trade subjects, Trade-related and General Education Subjects qualify as Certified Craftsmen or Master Craftsmen. NABTEB qualified Craftsmen and Master Craftsmen with NBC/NTC and ANBC/ANTC have opportunity to be employed, self-employed and employers of labour. They are also qualified to fill the existing skills gap needed for Nigeria’s technological advancement.
b. With General Education subjects integrated in the NABTEB examination structure, candidates with enough Credits are qualified for admission to institutions of higher learning within and outside Nigeria.
CALL TO CANDIDATES: Potential candidates who have not registered should utilize this golden opportunity and go and register without further delay.
FINAL NOTE: NABTEB certificates guarantee academic advancement and career progression.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO NABTEB NOV/DEC GCE CANDIDATES
a. Entries that do not conform with the Board’s regulations would be rejected.
b. The Board will ensure that examinations take place as provided on the Timetable at various centres. However, changes if any, will be communicated to candidates through the mass media or through their centres.
Candidates are strongly advised to check for such vital information at their centres/NABTEB website at least three (3) days before the commencement of the examinations.
c. The Board reserves the right to cancel or withhold the results of any candidate in whole or in part for reasons connected with examination malpractice and irregularities.
d. The Board, its employees or agents shall be relieved from all responsibilities, for any injury, delay, loss or damage however caused and of whatever kind, arising/resulting directly or indirectly from any action, neglect or default on their part while acting in the course of or connection with the Board’s Examinations.
e. The Board may reject the scripts of any candidate in any paper for which the candidate has not been duly registered.
f. Only three (3) changes would be allowed for trades/subjects after registration. However, no change would be allowed for Bio-data entries.
MATERIALS ALLOWED FOR THE EXAMINATIONS (NABTEB NOV/DEC GCE)
a. All candidates are required to supply their own pen, pencil, eraser, ink, ruler, and mathematical set.
b. Drawing Materials: Candidates are required to provide their own drawing board, Tee-square, metric scale ruler and other drawing instruments. They are also allowed to use slide rules during the examination if the need arises.
c. The use of simple, non-programmable, noiseless and cordless calculator is allowed.
d. Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination Hall with GSM hand-set and other electronic gadgets.
DATE AND TIME OF EXAMINATION (NABTEB NOV/DEC GCE)
a. It is imperative for candidates to check the date and the time of commencement of their papers from examination Timetable and their examination centre or from the Board’s website.
Generally, morning papers commence at 9.00 a.m., and candidates are to arrive at their examination centres at least half an hour before the commencement of each paper.
b. No candidate is allowed to leave the hall, unless on confirmed health ground, until 30 minutes to full time for a 3-hour paper or 10 minutes to full time for an objective paper. Where a health problem is confirmed, the centre supervisor is under instruction to ensure that question paper and other worked materials are not taken out of the examination hall. Similarly, no candidate is allowed into an examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of a paper.
COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATION (NABTEB NOV/DEC GCE)
All practical/oral tests are expected to commence at 9.00 a.m. as indicated on the Timetable.
Candidates must report at the centres where they are expected to write their practical/oral examination at the scheduled time on the Timetable.
Candidates are required to produce their Admission print out each time they report for a paper.
CONDUCT WITHIN EXAMINATION HALL
Candidates are expected to conduct themselves properly while in the examination
hall. Candidates found guilty of disorderly behaviour in the examination hall would be expelled from the centre.
COMPLETION OF EXAMINATION MATERIALS AND HANDLING OF FACILITIES
All Candidates must write their names, centre numbers, candidates’ numbers and paper codes, on answer booklets, objective answer sheets, graph sheets, drawing sheets, and continuation sheets, etc in all their papers. Candidates are advised not to use office pins to secure their papers. Twine would be supplied by the supervisor or invigilator on request. Candidates should exercise great care in the use of furniture and equipment during the examination. They are reminded that the cost of repairs or replacement of any damaged property would be borne by those responsible for such damages.
NABTEB NOV/DEC GCE EXAMINATION RULES
a. Examination Malpractice Act No. 33 of 1999: The attention of candidates is hereby drawn to the provisions of Examination Malpractice Act No. 33 of 1999 which provide stiff penalties for examination malpractice. Candidates are therefore warned to desist from actions that would breach the provisions of the Act.
b. Candidates are not allowed to bring textbooks, scripts or plain sheets of paper into the hall, except materials which they have been specifically told to bring for the examination.
c. Candidates must not communicate with each other during the examinations.
Candidates wishing to ask questions should draw the attention of the supervisor/invigilator by raising their hands.
d. The Board does not accept responsibility for the loss of books, bags, or other property which candidates bring to the examination centre.
e. A candidate who disobeys any of these instructions may be asked to discontinue his or her work, by the supervisor who is under instruction to report such disobedience to the Board.
f. Where examination officials or school authorities are involved in Examination malpractice or irregularities, candidates may report directly to the Board with proof.
Candidates are allowed to make formal complaints/appeals with regard to specific examinations and other sundry matters based on the following guidelines.
a. Complaints/appeals relating to registration and related matters must be received before the close of registration.
b. All complaints on results and related matters must be received not later than six (6) months after the release of results.
c. Complaints received after this period will not be entertained.
d. Letters of complaints/appeals should be addressed to Registrar/Chief Executive, NABTEB, Benin – City indicating full name, registration and Centre name/number, type and year of examination, current location/postal address, GSM number, e-mail (if available) and other relevant information.
Candidates for practical examinations are required to provide their own tools. In the case of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), candidates may be allowed to provide their own computers/laptops. Candidates are expected to exercise great care in the handling and use of the machines and tools provided by their centres. Cutting list for practical papers would be sent to centres and candidates are to make individual arrangement with the principals/properietors of their centres for the procurement of materials for their practical papers for which they are to pay.
The cost of the material(s) needed for each practical paper will be calculated by the Board and sent to centres. Candidates are free to demand for this from the Principals/Proprietors of their centres who are under instruction to make them available to candidates who may wish to make private arrangement to get the materials for practical papers. Candidates are therefore strictly advised to go to their centres at least one week before the commencement of their papers in order to make proper arrangement for the procurement of materials for practicals.
No results would be issued to candidates who sit for papers for which they have not been registered.
However, if you register for a paper and your name does not appear on the Marks and Attendance Sheet, report to the supervisor, who has been authorized to take appropriate action. If you have been entered for the wrong paper(s) or your name is mis-spelt, you must let the supervisor know immediately to effect correction.
Multiple/double Registration (registering for two or more trades at the same time) would be invalidated.
Scan and upload your coloured passport photograph with red background and with a dimension of 2cm x 1.5cm. Use of Webcam passport is not allowed.
ADMISSION NOTICE FORM
Candidates must download the admission print out and bring same to the examination hall for all the papers registered for.
You are required to supply your personal information which includes: First Name, Middle Name and Surname e.g. “Muyiwa Emeka Yakubu, Address, Date of Birth and Gender information.
TRADE, TRADE-RELATED AND TRADE COMPONENTS
Examination centres must not register candidates for trades for which their centres were not approved. Colleges/schools which do not adhere strictly to this would have their entries invalidated in the affected subjects.
a. The registration for:
i. Nov/Dec NBC/NTC/General Education is N15,250 per candidate.
ii. Nov/Dec ANBC/ANTC is N18,250 per candidate.
b. Late registration will attract a penalty of N5,000.00 per candidate.
CORRESPONDENCE AFTER SUBMISSION OF ENTRY
In all correspondences, the candidate must state:
a. His/her full name
b. Examination number
c. Year of examination/series
d. Examination centre
e. Trade/subject name/code.
f. Contact address/phone number and e-mail address if available
VISUALLY CHALLENGED CANDIDATES
Visually challenged candidates would also register on-line but must clearly state the nature of their challenges.
Privilege should be given to all Albinos who will be writing the Examinations:
For Objective – Extra 10 Minutes.
For Practical – Extra 20 Minutes.
(i) Candidates are strongly advised to make use of standard cybercafé for their entries.
(ii) Biometric registration is compulsory for all candidate