2024 WAEC GCE Examination Timetable | Dates, Subjects and Key Information

2024 WAEC GCE Examination Timetable Dates Subjects and Key Information

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has formally disseminated the official timetable for the forthcoming 2024 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) First Series, ubiquitously known as WAEC GCE. This academic discourse aims to furnish examinees with essential details concerning the examination schedule,
thereby facilitating effective preparation strategies.

WAEC GCE Exam Date

According to the information encapsulated in the 2024 WAEC GCE Timetable, the series of examinations is planned to commence on 31st January 2024 and will conclude on 17th February 2024.

WAEC GCE Computer-Based Exams

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) General Certificate Examination (GCE) for 2024 is set to undergo a significant transformation, with a primary emphasis on Computer Based Testing (CBT). This innovative approach will be primarily utilized for Objective papers, where candidates will be required to answer all questions entirely through the CBT format. On the other hand, the examination is adopting a hybrid approach for the essay and practical tests.

In these sections, while the questions will be presented on computer screens, candidates will record their answers on paper. This blended method aims to streamline the testing process while maintaining the rigour and integrity of the examination.

WAEC GCE Timetable


Wednesday, 31st January 2024

Hausa 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am (2hrs)
Hausa 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30pm (1hr)
Igbo 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am (2hrs)
Igbo 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30pm
Yoruba 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am (2hrs)
Yoruba 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30pm (1hr)

Thursday, 1st February 2024

Biology 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:10am (1hr 40mins)
Biology 1 (Objective) – 11:10am – 12:00pm (50mins)
Biology 3 (Alternative to Practical Work) – 3:00pm – 5:00pm (2hrs)

Friday, 2nd February 2024

Financial Accounting 2 (Theory and Practice) – 9:30am – 12:00pm (2hrs 30mins)
Financial Accounting 1 (Objective) – 12:00pm – 1:00pm (1hr)

Saturday, 3rd February 2024

General Mathematics 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 12:00pm (2hrs 30mins)
General Mathematics 1 (Objective) – 2:00pm – 3:30pm (1hr 30mins)

Tuesday, 6th February 2024

Agricultural Science 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:40am (2hrs 10mins)
Agricultural Science 1 (Objective) – 11:40am – 12:30pm (50mins)
Literature-in-English 3 (Drama & Poetry) – 3:00pm – 5:30pm (2hrs 30mins)

Wednesday, 7th February 2024

Christian Religious Studies 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am (2hrs)
Christian Religious Studies 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30am (1hr)
Islamic Studies 2 (Essay) – 9:30am –
11:30am (2hrs)
Islamic Studies 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30am (1hr)

Thursday, 8th February 2024

Physics 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:00am (1hr 30mins)
Physics 1 (Objective) – 11:00am – 12:15pm (1hr 15mins)
Physics 3 (Alternative to Practical Work) – 2:00pm – 4:45pm (2hrs 45mins)

Friday, 9th February 2024

Geography 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am (2hrs)
Geography 1 (Objective) – 11:30am –
12:30pm (1hr)
Geography 3 (Practical and Physical
Geography) – 4:00pm – 5:50pm (1hr 50mins)

Saturday, 10th February 2024

English Language 2 (Essay) – 9:30am –
11:30am (2hrs)
English Language 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30pm (1hr)
English Language 3 (Test of Orals) – 2:00pm – 2:45pm (45mins)

Monday, 12th February 2024

Further Mathematics 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 12:00pm (2hrs 30mins)
Further Mathematics 1 (Objective) – 2:00pm – 3:30pm (1hr 30mins)

Tuesday, 13th February 2024

Chemistry 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am
Chemistry 1 (Objective) – 11:30am –
12:30pm (1hr)
Chemistry 3 (Alternative to Practical Work) – 3:00pm – 4:30pm (1hr 30mins)

Wednesday, 14th February 2024

Literature-In-English 2 (Prose) – 9:30am – 10:45am (1hr 15mins)
Literature-In-English 1 (Objective) – 10:45am – 11:45am (1hr)
Agricultural Science 3 (Alternative to Practical Work) – 2:00pm – 3:30pm (1hr 30mins)

Thursday, 15th February 2024

Economics 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am (2hrs)
Economics 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30pm (1hr)

Friday, 16th February 2024

Government 2 (Essay) – 9:30am – 11:30am (2hrs)

Government 1 (Objective) – 11:30am –12:30pm (1hr)

Commerce 2 (Essay) – 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Commerce 1 (Objective) – 5:30pm – 6:20pm (50mins)

Saturday, 17th February 2024

Civic Education 2 (Essay) – 9:30am –
11:30am (2hrs)
Civic Education 1 (Objective) – 11:30am – 12:30pm (1hr)


Special Provisions and Annotations

Time Discrepancies

In instances where there is a variance between the duration specified on the question paper and that on the timetable, candidates should adhere to the time duration outlined on the question paper.

Concession for Candidates with Special Needs

Candidates requiring special accommodations are entitled to receive 1.5 times the regular duration allotted to their peers for the completion of the examination.

This article serves as a comprehensive guide for candidates preparing for the 2024 WAEC GCE. Timely acquaintance with the timetable facilitates optimal exam preparation, thereby increasing the prospects of achieving laudable scores.

Given the high stakes of this examination, prudence in planning cannot be overstated.

Follow the link below to download the PDF version of the WAEC GCE Timetable.

Download WAEC GCE Timetable (PDF 178KB)

Remember: For the most accurate information, always refer to the official 2024 WAEC GCE PDF timetable. Here’s wishing every examinee the very best in their academic pursuit. May your efforts yield outstanding results!

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