2024 NCEA Registration

If you wish to register for any external standards for 2024, you will need to submit an online registration via the link below. These are all external standards:

Digital submissions, portfolios and reports can only be assessed if the appropriate external standards are selected in your NCEA registration submission.

Before you start your NCEA registration, please carefully read the information below.

Start your NCEA registration here

If you are not sure if you should register, or which external standards to register for, just ask your kaimanaaki or subject kaiako (teacher).

If you were previously enrolled with another secondary school this year, you will need to re-register for any external standards through Te Kura.

If you are studying at a secondary school as well as Te Kura, your own school should register you for any external standards for your Te Kura subjects.

You can only submit a single registration so it must include all external standards you wish to register for.

Submit your registration before the deadline specified in the NCEA registration instructions we have emailed to you (or to your supervisor). If you register for end of year exams, the same deadline applies to approval from your exam centre school.

Important to know


25 July is the final date you can register for the DCAT. If you wish to register for any other external standards, you must include these when registering for the DCAT.

Closer to the exam date, relevant details will be sent to the email address you provided in your registration.

End of year exams - Exam centre school

Te Kura is not an end of year exam centre school. If you register for end of year exams, you will need to ask a local secondary school if you can sit there (you select the school as part of your registration).

End of year exams - NCEA Level 1

From 2024, all end of year exams for NCEA Level 1 will be sat digitally on your laptop rather than being hand-written. The exceptions are Maths (1.4) and Physics Earth & Space Science (1.4) which remain hand-written exams.

Digital submissions – NCEA Level 1

Digital submissions are non-end of year external standards available in Level 1 subjects. They are sat at home during Term 3 (weeks 6 to 8). For further information, please contact your subject kaiako (teacher).

Practice exams

NCEA practice exams are sat at home from 2 to 6 September.

For information about internal assessment deadlines, Special Assessment Conditions, appealing an internal result, and how to set up your NZQA learner login account, please refer to this NCEA assessment information sheet.

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