THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL,ACCRA
BASICEDUCATIONCERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES (BECE-PC)
NOTES FOR THE GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES
Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding to register for the examination.
Registration for the examination is biometric and online for candidates who have taken BECE before and also those who are 16 years or above.
BECE PC REGISTRATION
Candidates are required to capture their fingerprints at internet cafes with the requisite equipment to commence registration. Candidates may continue the registration process on their own after the capture of their fingerprints. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that their fingerprints are captured. Without the fingerprint of the bona fide candidate, the registration is null and void.
PLEASENOTETHAT THE WEBSITE FOR THE ONLINE
Open the registration website.
Select link toBECE-PC.
Click onSTART 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 yourRegionandCentrewhere you wish to take the examination.
Upload your image (recentpassport-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 thebankslisted in item 13.
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 bank or byVISA card ONLINE.
Use your PIN/Invoice Number to access your Index Number and AdmissionNotice from January
NOTE THAT YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT VALID TILL YOU PAY THE REQUISITE FEE(S).
Two categories of prospective candidates are permitted to register for the examination.
1)RE-SITTERS–This consists of candidates who have previously sat for BECE. 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 theirdate of birthduring the registration.
NB:School candidates are not permitted to enter for this examination.
2.DATES FOR THE EXAMINATION
The examination will start on15thFebruary and end on 19thFebruary. Access the Timetable by clicking on the Timetable icon on the website. Carefully study it for your guidance in the choice of subjects.
When To Register For BECE PC
3.ENTRY PERIOD AND SUBMISSION OF ENTRY DOCUMENTS
The schedule for the acceptance of entries is as below:
1stOctober – 26thNovember, (16.00 GMT)…Normal registration and payment
27thNovember – 23rdDecember, ………………. Penalty registration and Payment
WAEC BECE PC OFFICES
3.1You may contact us at any of our offices listed below:
(1)GREATER ACCRA REGION
PrivateBasic EducationExamination Administration Department (PBEEAD) Tel: 0302-208201 to 209 ext. 2264, 2182
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Koforidua 03420-20075-
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Cape Coast
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Sekondi
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Kumasi
Tel: 03220-34448, 34452
(6)BRONG AHAFO REGION
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Sunyani 03520-27016
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Ho 03620-28254
The Branch Controller,WAEC,Tamale03720-23092
(9)UPPER EAST REGION
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Bolgatanga 03820-23232
(10)UPPER WEST REGION
The Branch Controller,WAEC, Wa 03920-22278
BECE PC INDEX NUMBER
Your 10-digit Index Number will be generated by WAEC and may be accessed online
from4thJanuary,using your Invoice Number.
HOW TO FILL BECE PC FORMS
Candidates should ensure that their names are correctly entered.
(1)SURNAMEshould be entered first, followed by theFIRST NAMEand then theMIDDLE NAME (if any).
(2)Full name should not exceedtwenty-five (25) characters.
For example:DOTSEY-BRUCEMANALBERT KOFIshould be entered as
(3)Candidates with hyphenated names should ensure that the hyphen is properly indicated.
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.
After submission of entries,requests for change of date of birth will not be entertained.
E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Candidates should ensure that they provide e-mail and telephone numbers that are active. The Council will correspond with candidates via the e-mail or telephone numbers provided.
WAEC WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WRONG DATA ENTERED.
WAEC BECE PC EXAMINATION CENTRES
The centres for the examination are as listed below:
(1)GREATER ACCRA REGION
BRONG AHAFO REGION
(9)UPPER EAST REGION
(10).UPPER WEST REGION
NB: 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.
WAEC BECE PC EXAMINATION SUBJECTS
You are required to selectany number of subjects from one to a maximum of nine.
Religious & MoralEducation
BASIC DESIGN ANDTECHNOLOGYOPTIONS(choose only one)Home Economics
Pre-Technical Skills Visual Art
GHANAIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OPTIONS(choose only
Dangme Ewe Fante Ga Gonja Kasem Nzema
Twi (Akuapem) Twi (Asante)
Information Communication Technology
Candidates should note that there will be no continuous assessment score component for the examination.
Barred candidates who register for the examination before the expiration of their sanction shall receive no results and any fees paid shall be forfeited.
WAEC BECE PC REGISTRATIONFEES
The subject fees are as follows:
4 subjects or more subjects
(2)Correction of Entries
After submission of entries candidates who wish to make any change(s) between1st October and 26thNovember, will pay the following charges:
GH¢50.00 where applicable for correction of centre, name, address, picture or substitution of subject.
For addition of subject(s) fees as stated in 12(1) above will apply.
Entries made between 27thNovember and 23rdDecember, will attract the following:
(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,address,pictureorsignature: GH¢50.00.
WAEC BECE PCTIMETABLE
The timetable can be found on our websitewww.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.
WAEC BECE PCLIST OF PARTICIPATING BANKS
Candidates may pay their registration fees at any branch of the following banks:
(4)United Bank of Africa (UBA)
(8)Agricultural Development Bank (only for Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Volta, Northern, Upper East and West regions).
14.REFUND OF FEES
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), doesNOTundertake 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.
Request for remarking should be received not later than 60 days after the release of results. Any candidate who makes such a request will pay the appropriate fee.
16.CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Council makes reasonable adjustments to the rules of its examination 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 theend of the registration period.Blind candidates are provided with braille papers, low-vision
candidates are provided with large print formats. This notification should be received not later than 23rdDecember,
EXTRA TIME FOR BLIND AND DEAF CANDIDATE
Blind/Deaf candidates are to be allowed one and half (1 ½) times the time allotted to the candidates.
17.DISPOSAL OF SCRIPTS
Scripts will be disposed ofthree (3) monthsafter the release of results.
NO QUERIES WILL THEREFORE BE ENTERTAINED AFTER THIS PERIOD.
HEAD OF NATIONAL OFFICE
DIRECTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1.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 otherwise.
If you arrive more than 30 minutes late you will be required to give a satisfactory reason
to the Supervisor otherwise you will not be allowed to take the examination. You will
not be allowed to leave the examination room until at least 30 minutes after the start of
Write yourfull index number,your name,title of the paperand thedate of examination
clearly on every answer booklet.
If an examination paper for which you have not entered is handed to you or if the
question indicates that a map or 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 comes to see you.
Read the general directions that precede the questions very carefully. 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 pages of your answer booklet unless the instructions on the
question paper prohibit this: leave a margin at both right-hand and left-hand edges.
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
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 rough work paper with you 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 book.
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
may be used only for diagrams and for multiple choice objective tests.
Bring mathematical and drawing instruments for Mathematics and Pre-Technical skills.
If you are offering Art or Pre-Technical skills, you must bring your own brushes, colours
and drawing board for the examination.
Do not write so much on one or two questions that you leave yourself little or no time to
answer other questions. No marks are given 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 with you; you must return it with your
script to the Supervisor. You may, however, go back at the end of the period to collect
your question paper.
13.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 to leave.
14.Do not leave your answers in such a position that another candidate can read them.
No communication whatsoever will be allowed between candidates in the examination
Any candidate who is detected giving or attempting to obtain unfair assistance, or who is
otherwise detected engaging in any dishonesty whatsoever, will be reported to the
Council for appropriate action.
If it is discovered that candidates have either copied from other candidates or given
opportunity to other candidates to copy from them or communicated dishonestly with
other 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 have
in their desks or in their possession, while in the examination room, any book,
memorandum or pocket-book, notes or papers whatsoever, 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 (formulae or other data) shown on them is securely covered up.
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 be detected to have engaged in dishonesty. Supervisors and Invigilators have been
authorized to search candidates both before they enter and before they leave the
examination room if they have reason to suspect that candidates are carrying prohibited
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 they
have 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 Act 719 (2006). You are hereby requested to comport yourself strictly in
accordance with the regulations bearing in mind that in addition to having your
examination results cancelled, you may be prosecuted in court.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING OBJECTIVE TEST PAPERS
These instructions should be carefully followed by candidates taking Objective Tests.
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 shouldmake sure that you have the correct answer sheet which bears your index number and name.
Answer spaces must be shaded as shown below for C.
Note that the answer space has been shaded completely; note 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.
Note that the computer manufacturers state “No mark should extend more than one-
sixteenth of an inch beyond the edges or ends of the mark positions”.
You must shadeone and only oneanswer 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.
30.Undernocircumstance should the answer sheet be folded or crumpled or damaged. The computer will reject such answer sheets.
Candidates are further asked 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 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 workbeforethe 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 penalized accordingly.
SPECIAL WARNING ON CENTRE ARRANGEMENT
33. Candidatesmustpresent their Admission Notices at the Centre assigned to them. Candidates who do not present their Admission Notices may not be allowed to write the
Candidates must write the examination at centres assigned to them by WAEC only.
Candidates who write the examination at centres not assigned them may not get their
result(s) in those papers.
SPECIAL WARNING ON THE USE OF CALCULATORS35. Calculators arenotpermitted for the examination.
SPECIAL WARNING ON MOBILE PHONES
36.Under no circumstance should mobile phones be brought into the examination hall.
OFFENDERS WILL HAVE THEIR ENTIRE RESULTS CANCELLED.
HEAD OF NATIONAL OFFICE
THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FOR
DECLARATION / ENDORSEMENT
have read the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination
and have agreed to be bound by them. I have also done the biometric aspect
of the registration personally and will accept any liabilities arising out of my
non-compliance with the rules governing same. I hereby accept that the Council
shall apply the relevant penalties to me in case of a breach of any of the rules
and regulations, including those concerning mobile phones and other communication
SIGNATURE OF CANDIDATE
NAME OF PARENT/GUARDIAN
SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN
This form should be completed and signed by the parent/guardian in the presence of the candidate.
Candidates may be prosecuted for any false declaration.
Parent/guardian may be required to produce the candidate when the need arises.
*Candidates should submit this form to the nearest WAEC Office.