How to retrieve WAEC examination number


waec examination numberOne of our readers asked us through our Facebook page if she could check her Waec result without her examination number? We gave her the solution actually but we want to make it public for everyone who may be experiencing the same problem now or in the future.

There is no way you can check your waec result without knowing your examination number. But don’t worry, we would show you how to retrieve your WAEC examination number so you can use it to check your result.

Note: This only works for WAEC May/June. It does not work for WAEC NOV/DEC (WAEC GCE).

Here is how it works; your waec examination number is a combination of your centre number and seat number. Your centre number is the first seven (7) numbers while your seat number is the last three (3) numbers.

How to retrieve your WAEC examination number

To be able to use this method, you should know the name of the school you did your exam and your seat number during the exam.

So, we are going to provide you with all the WAEC centre numbers in Nigeria. When you get to the page, click Ctrl-F on your keyboard and type the name of the school you did your exam in the search box. Copy down the centre number.

If you are using a mobile phone; when you get to the page that contains all the WAEC centre numbers in Nigeria, press the options button and locate the “Find” or “Find in page” button then type the name of the school you did your WAEC. Copy the centre number either on your phone or on a piece of paper.

Click here to see all the WAEC examination centre numbers in Nigeria.

After you have copied the exam centre number down, just add your seat number to it without leaving any space. The seat number is in three digits E.g (006, 035, 412).

If you have forgotten the name of the school where you did your waec exam, find a way to locate the school and explain to the principal your purpose of coming. Every secondary school has a master list of candidates who have written examination in their centre. The master list contains the names and examination numbers of students.

How to Know WAEC GCE examination number

To know your WAEC GCE examination number, kindly visit the nearest WAEC office close to you.

Now that you’ve gotten your WAEC examination number, click here to check your WAEC result.

  • Nwaneri richard

    I cannot remember my seat number, is there no way I can search for my seat number using my full name online

    • For now, you cannot do that online. Visit a WAEC office and provide them with information such as your name, year you did the exam and state where you did your exam.

  • believe

    pls I want 2 check my subjects” can I check it online

    • Yes you can check it online.

      • austen

        please, how do I check my subjects online, I need help now please..

  • Bright

    Hw Can I Fnd My Exam No&my Pin No

    • Your exam number is on your WAEC photo card while you need to purchase a WAEC scratch card to have a pin number.

      • Omini iwara daniels

        I want to know my centre number and seat number for GCE private candidate nov/dec 1994. I wrote the exam in lagos in ebutte metta area. My exam name was OMINI IWARA DANIELS. Thank you.

  • Mabutu Docthan

    Hw do i get my reg number online

  • confidence Clinton

    pls how can I retrieve my waec print out cos I’ve forgotten the registration number

  • confidence Clinton

    how can I retrieve my registration number for waec Nov 2015

  • chukwujindum precious gift

    good day i want to check my waec result my number is 304050603[014] i want to check my economics

    • You have to buy the WAEC scratch card if you don’t already have to check the result.

  • Vizzy chuks

    Plz sis i lost my photo card for nov/dec 2015 i dont knw my exam no i wrote it gov day sec schl adeta illorin west

    • Kindly read the post and follow the process to retrieve your WAEC examination number.

  • Awoyinka

    Please I can not remember my waec GCE examination number and am not in Nigeria please is there any how I can get that?

    • You have to visit a WAEC office to get it.

  • Muheeb fatiu

    Pls i was not given i.d card,can i buy a scratch card to check my result

  • Cleopas

    please I lost my waec GCE registration no 2016 st joseph primary school lagos island due to one issues can I retrieve it online pls

  • Chiefo

    I lost my scratchcard, is it possible to retrieve it to get the pin and serial number?

  • This is great information especially for those who wrote exams Years ago.
    Narrowing down the Centre number helps getting the seat number easier.
    I just hope most of those old schools are still functional.

  • Jahswill

    I lost my I.d card pls what should i do

    • If it is WAEC SSCE, go to the school where you wrote the exam. For WAEC GCE, go to WAEC office in the state where you wrote the exam.

  • idris

    plesea I lost my scratch card pin but I have the serial number what can I

  • Ebenezer

    I lost my ID card

    • Sirhc

      You don’t really need your ID card if you remember your exam number or seat number.

  • Kate

    Pls I lost my I’d card but I have my serial n pin number but don’t have center number for the 2017 waec can u pls help me

    • Sirhc

      If you remember your seat number, follow the process in the post to recover your Examination number.

  • usman

    Pls I have lost my I’d card and my serial and pin numbers are there. How can I get them.or I should go and buy a scratch check my result

    • Christopher

      Purchase a scratch card to check your result.

  • Shabi sodiq

    I cant even remember my reg no

  • loveth

    i’ve lost my ID card can i check my result by using scratch card only

    • Christopher

      Sure. Purchase the WAEC Scratch card to check your result.

  • John

    Good job brother

    • Christopher

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Ogie

    You are doing a great job. Please my case is very different. I wrote GCE in the past and I can’t remember my examination number and the year I wrote it. But I remember the name of the Centre. Do you think they will be able to find the examination number for me at waec office?

    • Christopher

      Yes it’s possible.

  • Michael Quaye

    i lost my card but i have check it only one, so how do i get it

    • Christopher Akuneme

      You have to purchase a WAEC scratch card since you have misplaced the card.

  • Amos

    how can I retrieve my seat number.

    • Christopher Akuneme

      Go to the school where you wrote the exam and request for your complete exam number.

  • Amos

    I know where I wrote the exam but I have forgotten my seat number. pls how can I get it back if I don’t
    want to go to that school

    • Christopher Akuneme

      If it’s WAEC SSCE, follow the procedure on this post. For WAEC GCE, go to a WAEC office in the state where you wrote the exam.

  • Ovie kevwe

    I want to retrieve my examination number how can i do that?

  • Mariam Idowu Maryk

    Please. I wrote weac since 2002 . I didn’t check my result since then. I know my secondary school but I don’t know the seat number n centre number. Can I still get the result because I need it now

    • Since you do not have the seat number, go to the school where you wrote the exam to get your exam number.