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National Examinations Council of Tanzania NECTA News www.necta.go.tz 2021

National Examinations Council of Tanzania NECTA News www.necta.go.tz 2021

The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) is Government Institution which was established by the Parliamentary Act No. 21 of 1973. NECTA is responsible for the administration of all National Examinations in Tanzania.

The decision to establish NECTA was a follow-up of an earlier move, in April 1971, when Tanzania Mainland pulled out of the East African Examinations Council (EAEC) to conduct her own examinations. Zanzibar pulled out of EAEC in 1970. Before the pull out, between 1968 and 1971,

National Examinations Council of Tanzania NECTA News www.necta.go.tz 2021

National Examinations Council of Tanzania NECTA News www.necta.go.tz 2021

NECTA Examination Types

  • Standard Four National Assessment (SFNA):

This format of Standard Four National Assessments is based on Primary School curriculum of standard III to IV introduced by the Ministry of
Education, Science and Technology, which was issued in 2016 and was effectively used in 2017. Primary school curriculum of 2016 is more focused on the Education and Training Policy of 2014, which emphasizes learners’ competence in all learning faculties.

The format aims at assessing the competence of pupils in Reading, Writing and Arthmetic skills, in the level that allows them to transfer the acquired knowledge in solving social, political, economic and technological problems
for personal and national development. This format will take effect in 2018.

The new format has identified six subjects, which will be taught in Standard III to IV. The subjects are Kiswahili, English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and Technology and Civic and Moral Education. The change in the new curriculum for Standard III to IV involves combining Geography and History to form Social Studies subject. Civics subject has been modified by adding the part of Moral, so it is called Civic and Moral Education. Also, Vocational Studies, Personality and Sports subject which was being taught in Standard III – IV will be taught from standard V.

In assessing Standard Four at National level, the National Examinations Council will administer six subjects, which are: Kiswahili, English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies,
Science and Technology and Civic and Moral Education. Teachers are urged to teach pup. Click here to Get SFNA Formats

  • Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)

This is a selection test which enables the government to select form one entrants for its schools. Students who get selected and those who are not, receive certificates. PSLE is administered in the second week of September every year.

The objectives of PSLE are to assess learner’s skills and knowledge gained in the different subjects at primary school level; to assess learners understanding of the basic skills and abilities in reading, writing and arithmetic and the extent that they can use such skills in solving pertinent problems in life; and identify learners with the capacity to continue with secondary education and other training institutions.

Any pupil who have completed standard seven in both government and private schools can be registered and sit for this examination.

The examined subjects at PSLE are Hisabati (Mathematics), English Language, Sayansi (Science), Maarifa ya Jamii (Social Studies) and Kiswahili.

Each subject has an examination format, which describes the structure of the examination paper, and the content in which that particular examination covers. The details of subjects addressed are shown in individual examinations formats that can be accessed in the examination formats link.

  • Form Two National Assessment (FTNA)

The National Examinations Council of Tanzania administered the Form Two National Assessment (FTNA) since 2014. This Form Two Assessment Format booklet has been prepared to provide guidance to teachers and students in their preparation of their Form Two National Assessment. The subjects covered in this document include the seven core subjects, which are Civics, History, Geography, Kiswahili, English Language, Biology and Basic Mathematics. It also contains ten bias subjects which are Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Engineering Science, Commerce, Book Keeping, Technical Drawing, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Furthermore the booklet contain twelve optional subjects namely Bible Knowledge, Elimu ya Dini ya Kiislamu, Fine Arts, Music, Physical Education, French Language, Arabic Language, Additional Mathematics, Food and Nutrition, Textile and Dressmaking, Theatre Arts and Information and Computer Studies, Click here to download FTN Formats

  • Qualifying Test (QT)

The Qualifying Test examination will be administered to private candidates inteding to sit for the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE), but do not have Form II level secondary education.

The Qualifying Test will comprise questions from Civics, Cross Cutting issues, English Language, Kiswahili, Kiswahili, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Qualifying Test draws as much as possible from the form I and II national syllabus but focus more on testing knowledge and skills equivalent to National Form II Examination.

The main objective of the Qualifying Test is to determine whether the prospective candidates have attained secondary education equivalent to form two level and thus are in a position to sit for the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE). Click here for more details 

  • Certificate of Secondary Education Examination(CSEE)

This is an achievement test offered to candidates who have completed four years of secondary education

CSEE is administered at the first week of November every year.

The core and compulsory subjects that a candidate is registered to sit for CSEE are: Civics, History, Geography, Kiswahili, English Language, Biology and Basic Mathematics.

Candidate may also sit for additional two subjects chosen from natural science subjects which are Physics and Chemistry or Business subjects which are Commerce and Book Keeping; Home economic subjects which are Food and Nutrition and Textile and Dress Making or Technical subjects which are Building Construction, Architectural Draughting, Surveying, Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork and Masonry, Painting and Sign Writing, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Electrical Engineering Science,

Radio and Television Servicing, Electrical Draughting, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Plant and Equipment Maintenance, Workshop Technology, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Welding and Metal Fabrication, Fitting and Turning, Auto Electric, Mechanical Draughting and Foundry and Blacksmith and one optional subject among the following:

Bible Knowledge, Elimu ya Dini ya Kiislamu, Fine Art, Music, Physical Education,French Language, Literature in English, Arabic Language, Agricultural Science, Information and Computer Studies and Additional Mathematics. No candidate for the CSEE shall register for more than ten subjects at one sitting.

Each subject has an examination format which describes the structure of the examination paper, rubric and the content in which that particular examination covers. The details of subjects examined are shown in individual examinations formats that can be accessed in the examination formats link.

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE)

This is offered to candidates who have completed two years of secondary education (advanced level) and have had three credits at CSEE level.

The ACSEE is administered on the first week of May every year.

The objectives of this examination are to assess the learner’s knowledge and ability to pursue with further education such as diploma and degree courses; to examine the extent to which the learners can use the skills gained to meet the social, political, economic and technological challenges for the individual and the national development at large.

Therefore, candidates at this level are expected to possess the following skills in a broad range of activities: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

This examination is offered to candidates who have completed two years of secondary education (advanced level) and have had three credits at CSEE level.

Each subject has an examination format, which describes the structure of the examination paper, rubric and the content in which that particular examination covers. The details of subjects addressed are shown in individual examinations formats that can be accessed in the examination formats link.

  • Grade A Teachers Certificate Examination (GATCE)

Each subject has an examination format, which describes the structure of the examination paper, and the content in which that particular examination covers. The details of subjects addressed are shown in individual examinations formats that can be accessed in the examination formats link.

Each subject has an examination format, which describes the structure of the examination paper, and the content in which that particular examination covers. The details of subjects addressed are shown in individual examinations formats that can be accessed in the examination formats link.

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