Examinations Unit


The Examinations Unit has the responsibility for:

1. The administration of the following National, Regional and International examinations:

Primary Level
  • Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA);
  • National Test;
  • Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination (PSLCE).
Secondary Level
  • National Certificate of Secondary Education (NCSE); and

Regional- Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)
Secondary Level
  • Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC);
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE);
Technical/Vocational Level
  • Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).

Secondary Level
Pearson International (To be discontinued by the MoE, 2017 )
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
  • International Advanced Level (IAL)
Technical Level (Examining Bodies)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA);
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM);
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA);
  • Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE)
  • Institute of Management and Information Systems (IMIS);
  • Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT)
  • University of London (UOL) - (To be discontinued by the MoE, 2017 )
    - Bachelor and Master’s Degree Programmes (e g LLB, LLM …)

2. The Registration and Examination Dates.
The periods listed are tentative dates, and as such, the Ministry's website should be revisited closer to the period outlined, for the registration instructions in which specific dates  will be outlined.

National Test November –end January Late June
SEA October - December Early May
PSLCE March- April Late June
NCSE November –end January June
-January Exams
-May-June Exams

August- mid September

May-Mid June
CAPE October May-Mid June
CVQ September -January
-January Exams
-May-June Exams

September – mid October
Mid February –mid March

May-Mid June
IAL Mid February –mid March May –mid June

Registration done Online. Please check appropriate websites
May and December
CIM June and December
ICS June and Nov/Dec
IFE March
IMIS June and December
-Bachelor Degrees
-Master Degree

Mid December - end February
Mid January – end March

May / June
Sept and December
3. The Release of Results

Examination Tentative date of Release of Results
National Test September
SEA Early July
PSLCE Late September
NCSE October
- January Exams
- May-June Exams

Mid March
Mid August
CAPE Mid August
4. The Processing of Applications for Certified Statements and Transcripts for: initiative

  • Teachers College
  • Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination (PSLCE)
Please note that all other requests for Certified Statements & Transcripts must be made to the relevant examining body:
  • Caribbean Examinations Council – www.cxc.org
  • University of Cambridge – www.cie.org.uk
  • University of London – www.edexcel.com
  • City & Guilds (Pitman) – www.cityandguilds.com

5. The Verification of Results for Educational and Professional Institutions

Contact Information

The Examinations Unit
Ministry of Education
No. 5 St. Vincent Street,
Port of Spain.
Tel: (868) 622-2181 Ext. 1100 - 1114
Email: Exam.section@moe.edu.tt