How to Register for GCE

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Want to know how to register for GCE? Then you are on the right page. This blog post will provide all the details you need to know about this. The registration for 2023 GCE for private candidate’s second series is officially out and it will be on till the 11th of August, 2023. If you are interested in applying, you can read through this blog post to know how to buy the pin and register online.

How to Register for GCE

Candidates who want to register for the GCE would be interested to know that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates has thirty-six (36) subjects available for the examination.

Where to Buy GCE Registration Pin?

Before candidates can begin registration for the GCE examination, they need to buy the PIN which will be used for the registration. Here are the official places where you can buy the WAEC/GCE pin:

  • Access Bank Plc
  • Ecobank Ltd
  • First Bank Of Nigeria
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Guaranty Trust Bank
  • Heritage Bank
  • JAIZ Bank
  • Online
  • Polaris Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sterling Bank
  • Union Bank of Nigeria
  • Unity Bank PLC
  • United Bank of Africa (UBA)
  • WEMA Bank
  • Zenith Bank

These are the places where candidates can purchase the GCE pin to be able to register for the exam. Furthermore, candidates will be asked to pay an additional N500 commission to the banks. Alternatively, there are other cashless payment channels where they can get the token for GCE registration. After getting the Pin, candidates can proceed to register for the GCE exam.

How to Register for the GCE Form

Once you have purchased the GCE token, then you can proceed to register for the exam. Here is how to do it:

  • Connect to the internet
  • Open your web browser  and visit
  • Students must have their registration pin
  • Then, you download the GCE Biometric Data Capture Software
  • The next step is to fill in your name and then capture your Thumb and face
  • Enter your first, middle, and surname
  • Then you also enter the exact date of birth and choose your gender
  • Then your profile will be created
  • Choose a username and create  a password
  • Capture your finger by using a fingerprint scanner
  • Login to your account with your username and password
  • Choose your Exam town
  • Choose your subjects
  • Check the information
  • Then tap the Submit button
  • Tap the print button to print your WARC exam photo card

And that is it. Before submitting your details, make sure that you check if the information you entered is correct and change any errors if found. Afterward, you can print the GCE examination photo card which has all the information you need to write the exam such as the GCE exam number, subjects, and result checker pin.

GCE Candidates with Special Needs

These are candidates with special needs and they would like to also register for GCE and sit for the exam. However, these candidates must state their disability such as low vision, speech, blind, spastic, and so on.

Completion of Registration

All candidates must finish their registration within the first two weeks of first access to the GCE official website during the time of registration. Candidates must make sure that their information such as name, passport, gender, date of birth, and the subject they want to take in the exam are accurate.

Furthermore, as a means of identification during the exam period, candidates must also print their photo card as proof of successful registration. In the photo card, the result checker pin will also be included.

Crucial Information for GCE Registration

Before taking the GCE examination, there are some important information that every candidate should be aware of and they include:

  • After purchase, examination fees are non-refundable.
  • All candidates must watch the VCD given to them after the purchase of the pin prior to their exam registration
  • All candidates should make sure they print the examination timetable after registration. This way they will be aware of the examination time and date.
  • When registering for the exam, candidates must upload a high-quality passport photograph. The photograph background must not be red or blue. The passport size should be 275 by 314 pixels.
  • All candidates must check the GCE syllabus and regulations and the timetable for the examination. They can download this from the WAEC websites by using their registration pin.
  • Candidates should go to the exam hall in common clothes and not any uniform.
  • Candidates who sit for the exam in more than one center will have their results withheld.
  • Alcohol and smoking is prohibited in the examination hall.
  • Candidates who enter the examination hall with gadgets will have their results canceled.
  • Candidates must make sure that their entries are accurate because the council won’t be held responsible for the mistake in the candidate’s data.
  • All candidates are required to come into the examination hall with the original photo card.
  • If any candidate is found guilty of examination malpractice, he/she will have their result canceled and also will be persecuted.

The above-mentioned are the important guidelines to which all candidates sitting for this year’s GCE must adhere strictly.


Can I Use GCE To Enter School?

Yes, you can. Students can make use of their GCE results to gain admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Is GCE Registration Still Out?

Yes, it is. The registration form for GCE 2023 second series will commence on the 10th of July, 2023 and it will end on the 11th of August, 2023. The GCE form cost a total of N18,000.