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NABTEB Result. What Do I Need To Know?


1. How To Check NABTEB Result

To check your NABTEB result, you need a scratch card. Some students have been dreaming of the idea of not using a scratch card to check their result. If you want to know how to check NABTEB result without scratch card…sorry, it’s not possible. Before you even consider checking your result, buying the scratch card should be your first move.

 Follow the steps below to check your NABTEB result:

  •  Visit the NABTEB result checking portal here:
  • Type your ‘Candidate Identification Number.
  • Choose examination type, for example, May/June.
  • Now type the examination year.
  • Input the scratch card’s serial number. Then enter the 12-digit PIN on your scratch card.
  • Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button. Wait for your result to pop up. Then print it out if you want. 

 Do you want your result sent to your email? Then do this… When the result comes up after following the steps above, just choose the option that suggests it sent to your email and provide a valid email address.


2. NABTEB 2019, 2018 and 2017 result (info, release date and pass/failure statistics)

The performances of candidates who sat for the NABTEB examination is often analysed yearly. 

Here are some statistics for NABTEB’s May/June 2018 result.

The Registrar, Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe announced the result. It was said that the total number of candidates who registered for the exam was 55,480 in 1,458 centres. The actual number of candidates who sat for the exam was 54,752 (about 98% of those that enrolled).

According to the report from Professor Ifeoma, only 32,697 candidates scored minimum of 5 credits and above, plus English Language and Mathematics (this represents 59.72% of the total candidates).

About 83.5% of candidates who sat for the exam had 5 credits and more, with/without English language and Mathematics (that’s about 45,700 candidates).

3. What you need to know regarding NABTEB result checker for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015

Checking your NABTEB results in any year (be it 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, or 2015) is pretty simple and straight forward.

First, buy a NABTEB result checker and head to the official result checker page at:

When you get to the page, input your candidate number and choose your examination type i.e. Nov/Dec. Now select the year of examination.

Next, input your scratch card’s serial number (at the back of the scratch card) then the 12-digit PIN on your scratch card.

Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button. Your NABTEB results will show up.

4. NABTEB result Nov/Dec 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015

The result for NABTEB is often released a few months after the initial exam. You can still check the results to your previous exams, irrespective of the year, be it the NABTEB Nov/Dec 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2015.

Below is a simple guide on how to check the NABTEB GCE results (Nov/Dec).

  • Visit the NABTEB’s portal for checking results here:
  • When you get to this portal, input your ‘candidate identification number.
  • Choose the type of examination you wrote. In this case, you may select Nov/Dec.
  • Type in the year you wrote the examination. For example, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2015. 
  • The next step is to enter the serial number of your scratch card, then the 12-digit PIN.
  • Click on “Submit”, and the result window will show.

5. Is NABTEB result accepted internationally abroad or outside Nigeria?

Well, NABTEB was initially established for Nigerians. The body helps candidates secure admission into higher institutions in Nigeria.

To answer the question if the NABTEB result is accepted internationally abroad or outside Nigeria. The reality of this is that this exam does not cross the shores of Nigeria, for now. This exam is only conducted and valid in Nigeria.

If you wish to study abroad and you wrote the NABTEB exam, then you can always contact your foreign institution(s) if they do accept the result. Just talk to them about it. Get more details about your intentional school; it depends on them.

6. Can NABTEB result be used for international scholarship?

In as much as the NABTEB examination was designed to help candidates secure admission into Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities in Nigeria, using this result to bag an international scholarship can be a challenge. The best way to find out is to make an enquiry from the coordinator(s) of the scholarship program.

7. Can WAEC and NABTEB result be combined?

This question is common today. Many students don’t have the full result with flying colors. Combination of results like WAEC and NECO to secure admission in Nigeria has been a common practice.

Now for WAEC and NABTEB, this is quite possible. This combination is possible for almost all institutions in Nigeria.

Nevertheless, you still need to verify this from the higher institution(s) you want to be admitted.

If the course you intend to study at the Polytechnic or University is related to business or technical, then you will even have an upper advantage combining your NABTEB results with WAEC.

8. The NABTEB logo jpeg or png

Below you can download the logo below for all your legal use.


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  • I want to seek admission in higher institution in abroad they asked me to send my result and scratch card for them to view my result online but unfortunately 1999 result is not online.Pls what should I do and the institution needed the result to be checked online.
    Pls your swift response will be appreciated

    • Hello, I am sorry about this issue. I checked NABTEB result checking website here and the date only gets to year 2000. At this point, I would suggest you contact NABTEB on this link Choose a contact details closest to the state where you wrote the exam. Preferably, if you have time, you can go to their office.

      I wish I could be of more help. In the main time, you can write to the school you are seeking admission in explaining to them why they cannot be able to check the results. Also, explain to try to ask if they can provide an alternative means of authentication the results. Suggest if they can accept a notarized copy from a lawyer. If they accept a notarized copy, it is a matter of going to any lawyer or court to get it done. Note, you only notarize the photocopy, not the original.

      Just try this two things and see how it goes. I think you should contact the foreign school first.

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