WAEC GCE 2023 Timetable: 2023 WAEC West African Examination Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2023 GCE Time-Table for Private Candidates Second (2nd) Series - October/December Session Final International Timetable [27th October - 20th December, 2023] [Download In PDF].
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES, 2023 – SECOND (2ND) SERIES FINAL INTERNATIONAL TIMETABLE: The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has published the Senior School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) Timetable for Private Candidates, 2023 Second (2nd) Series - October/December.


The Examination is scheduled to commence from 27th October - 20th December, 2023 in all the WAEC GCE Approved Exam Towns.

Candidates are advised to take note of the WAEC GCE List of Subjects and prepare adequately against the upcoming exams.

Below are the break down of the CORE SUBJECTS contained in the examination time-table

Kindly follow this link to download the Final Timetable for WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2023 - Second Series.

2023 WAEC GCE Timetable [October/December] | Second (2nd) Series [27th October - 20th December, 2023] 






Friday 27th October, 2023

PC7023 PC7033

Foods and Nutrition 3 (Practical) Planning Session Home Management 3 (Practical ) Planning Session

1hr 1hr

9:30am   -  10:30am

10:30am   -  11:30am

Monday, 6th November, 2023 to Friday, 17th November, 2023

PC3013 PC7054 PC3043 PC7013 PC7023


Arabic 3 (Oral)

Music 3B (Performance Test) French 3 (Oral)

Clothing and Textiles 3 (Practical) Foods and Nutrition 3 (Practical) Home Management 3 (Practical)

15mins 30mins 40mins

2hrs 30mins 3hrs


Time for paper will be arranged by the Council.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2023


Building Construction 3 (Building Drawing and Essay)

2hrs 30mins

9:30am - 12noon

PC1042 PC1041

Financial Accounting 2 (Theory and Practice) Financial Accounting 1 (Objective)

2hrs 30mins 1hr

9:30am - 12noon 12noon - 1:00pm

PC2052 PC2051

Government 2 (Essay)

Government 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

2:00pm - 4:00pm 4:00pm - 5:00pm

PC6152 PC6151

Basic Electronics 2 (Essay) Basic Electronics 1 (Objective)

1hr 1hr

2:00pm - 3:00pm 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday, 16th November, 2023

PC3272 PC3271

Hausa 2 (Essay)

Hausa 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm

PC3282 PC3281

Igbo 2 (Essay)

Igbo 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm

PC3292 PC3291

Yoruba 2 (Essay)

Yoruba 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm

Friday, 17th November, 2023

PC7032 PC7031

Home Management 2 (Essay) Home Management 1 (Objective)

1hr 1hr

9:30am - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am

PC6153 PC6153

Basic Electronics 3 (Practical) Basic Electronics 3 (Practical)

3hrs 3hrs

9:30am - 12:30pm (1st Set) 1:00pm - 4:00pm (2nd Set)


Agricultural Science 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)

1hr 30mins

3:30 pm - 5:00pm

Saturday, 18th November, 2023

PC2162 PC2161

Civic Education 2 (Essay) Civic Education 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, 21st November, 2023


Health Education 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)

1hr 45mins

9:30am - 11:15am


Physical Education 3 (Theory of Practice)


2:00pm   - 4:00pm

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2023


Technical Drawing 3 (Sketches, Building and Mechanical Drawing)

2hrs 45mins

9:30am - 12:15pm

PC6082 PC6081

Technical Drawing 2 (Essay) Technical Drawing 1 (Objective)

1hr 45mins 1hr

2:30pm - 4:15pm 4:15pm - 5:15pm

Thursday, 23rd November, 2023

PC7022 PC7021

Foods and Nutrition 2 (Essay) Foods and Nutrition 1 (Objective)

1hr 15mins 1hr

2:00pm - 3:15pm 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Friday, 24th November, 2023

PC6093 PC6093

Woodwork 3 (Practical)

Woodwork 3 (Practical)

3hrs 3hrs

9:30am - 12:30pm (1st Set) 1:00pm   - 4:00pm (2nd Set)

Saturday, 25th November, 2023

PC4022 PC4021

General Mathematics 2 (Essay) General Mathematics 1 (Objective)

2hrs 30mins 1hr 30mins

9:30am - 12noon 2:00pm   - 3:30pm


Monday, 27th November, 2023

PC6042 PC6041

Building Construction 2 (Essay) Building Construction 1 (Objective)

1hr 45mins

9:30 am    -  10:30 am

10:30 am    -  11:15 am

PC7062 PC7061

Visual Art 2 (Essay) Visual Art 1 (Objective)

2hrs 50mins

2:00pm - 4:00pm 4:00pm - 4:50pm


Tuesday, 28th November, 2023



Literature-In-English 2(Prose)

Literature-In-English 1 (Objective)

1hr 15mins


9:30am -  10:45am

10:45am -  11:45am

PC6142 PC6141

Basic Electricity 2 (Essay) Basic Electricity1 (Objective)

1hr 1hr

12noon - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 2:00pm

PC6092 PC6091

Woodwork 2 (Essay and Design) Woodwork 1 (Objective)

2hrs 20mins 40mins

2:00pm - 4:20pm 4:20pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday, 29th November, 2023

PC2022 PC2021

Christian Religious Studies 2 (Essay) Christian Religious Studies 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:30pm

PC2082 PC2081

Islamic Studies 2 (Essay) Islamic Studies 1 (Objective)

2hrs 50mins

9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:20pm

PC3012 PC3011

Arabic 2 (Essay)

Arabic 1 (Objective)

2hrs 50mins

2:00pm - 4:00pm 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Thursday, 30th November, 2023

PC6032 PC6031

Auto Mechanics 2 (Essay) Auto Mechanics 1 (Objective)

1hr 30mins 1hr

9:30am - 11:00am

11:00am - 12noon


Literature-In-English 3 (Drama & Poetry )

2hrs 30mins

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Friday, 1st December, 2023

PC5022 PC5021

Agricultural Science 2 (Essay) Agricultural Science 1 (Objective)

2hrs 10mins 50mins

9:30am -  11:40am

11:40am -  12:30pm

PC5112 PC5111

Physical Education 2 (Essay) Physical Education 1 (Objective)

1hr 20mins 50mins

3:30pm - 4:50pm 4:50pm - 5:40pm

Saturday, 2nd December, 2023

PC2032 PC2031

Economics 2 (Essay)

Economics 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:30pm


Visual Art 3A (Drawing)


2:00pm - 5:00pm

Monday, 4th December, 2023

PC7052 PC7051

Music 2 (Essay)

Music 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:30pm

PC6143 PC6143

Basic Electricity 3 (Practical) Basic Electricity 3 (Practical)

3hrs 3hrs

9:30am - 12:30pm (1st Set) 1:00pm - 4:00pm(2nd Set)

Tuesday, 5th December, 2023

PC2072 PC2071

History 2 (Essay)

History 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:30pm

PC1032 PC1031

Commerce 2 (Essay)

Commerce 1 (Objective)

2hrs 50mins

2:00pm - 4:00pm 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Wednesday, 6th December, 2023

PC2042 PC2041

Geography 2(Essay) Geography 1(Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:30pm


Geography 3 (Practical and Physical Geography)

1hr 50mins

2:30pm - 4:20pm

Thursday 7th December, 2023

PC5122 PC5121

Physics 2 (Essay)

Physics 1 (Objective)

1hr 30mins 1hr 15mins

9:30am -   11:00am

11:00am -   12:15pm


Physics 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)

2hrs 45mins

2:00pm - 4:45pm

Friday, 8th December, 2023

PC5042 PC5041

Biology 2 (Essay)

Biology 1 (Objective)

1hr 40mins 50mins

9:30am - 11:10am

11:10am - 12noon


Biology 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)


4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, 9th December, 2023

PC3022 PC3021

English Language 2 (Essay) English Language 1 (Objective)

2hrs 1hr

9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:30pm


English Language 3 (Test of Orals)


2:00pm - 2:45pm

Monday, 11th December, 2023

PC6033 PC6033

Auto Mechanics 3 ( Practical ) Auto Mechanics 3 ( Practical )

2hrs 2hrs

9:30am - 11:30am (1st Set) 12noon - 2:00pm (2nd Set)

Tuesday, 12th December, 2023



Chemistry 2 (Essay)

Chemistry 1 (Objective)



9:30am -  11:30am

11:30am -  12:30pm


Chemistry 3 (Alternative to Practical Work)

1hr 30mins

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday, 13th December, 2023


Further Mathematics 2 (Essay)

2hrs 30mins

9:30am - 12noon


Further Mathematics 1 (Objective)

1hr 30mins

2:30pm - 4:00pm


Music 3A (Aural)


4:30pm - 5:15pm

Thursday, 14th December, 2023


Visual Art 3B (Creative Design)


9:30am - 12:30pm

PC6072 PC6071

Metalwork 2 (Essay)

Metalwork 1 (Objective)

1hr 30mins 1hr

2:00pm - 3:30pm 3:30pm - 4:30pm

PC7012 PC7011

Clothing and Textiles 2 (Essay) Clothing and Textiles 1 (Objective)

1hr 30mins 1hr

2:00pm - 3:30pm 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Friday, 15th December, 2023

PC3042 PC3041

French 2 (Essay)

French 1 (Objective)

1hr 15mins 1hr

9:30am - 10:45am

10:45am    -  11:45am

PC5082 PC5081

Health Education 2 (Essay) Health Education 1 (Objective)

1hr 30mins 1hr

3:30pm - 5:00pm 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday, 20th December, 2023

PC6073 PC6073

Metalwork 3 ( Practical ) Metalwork 3 ( Practical )

3hrs 10mins 3hrs 10mins

9:30am - 12:40pm (1st Set) 1:00pm - 4:10pm (2nd Set)

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Difference in Time on 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.

2. Question Papers to be Given Out in Advance of the Dates They Are to be Taken
Visual Art 3

Paper 3A – Instructions will be given to supervisors two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.
Paper 3B - Question papers will be given to candidates two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.

3. Extra Time for Candidates with Special Needs

Candidates with Special Needs should be allowed one and half times the time allotted to other candidates.