Get Back Lost Centre/Exams Number WAEC, NECO or NABTEB


I wrote NABTEB exams May/June in 2015.

I have traveled to another town far from where I wrote my exams.

I have lost my exams number or centre. I can only remember the seat number I used then.

Is there a way I can get the centre number here so that I can check my result?


How to Get Lost NABTEB Centre/Exams Number Back

Sorry about your situation brother or sister.

As at the time of this post (March 2019), NABTEB doesn’t give an official list of their centres and their attached numbers. Hence, you may not have direct access to such information through me.

Re: How to Get a Lost NABTEB Centre/Exams Number Back

However, I had done some findings for you. I got a link to the list of their centres up to 2017. But there was a problem.

The list is not active when last I checked.

1. Check Online for the Exams Number

It’s possible that, by the time you are (or anyone else is) reading this post, the exams body has restored the list. You can copy and paste the link to your browser –

You may be lucky.

Meanwhile, if it opens by any chance, it may still not contain the centre numbers. If it does, best of luck.

2. Travel Back to the Centre, Call the Coordinator or Send a Proxy

If the suggestion above doesn’t work, you should consider traveling back to the town of your exams and ask for this number directly from the centre.

Those centres should keep records of individual applicants too.

You can skip that hurdle if you still have phone access to the centre or there’s anybody who can help you get their number.

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Another means is to send a person you know in the town or around to help you contact the centre and get their number.

3. Contact a Candidate for the Same Exams

In most cases, candidates who still have access to a friend or colleague that wrote the exams at the same centre with them can get the centre number form such other candidates.

Once your old friend still has his exams slip or photocard with them, he can help you with the centre number.

This works even for those people who had forgotten both the centre number and their seat numbers.

Once you know someone behind or in front of him during the exams, you get your way out.

What you do is get the candidate in front or at the back and ask for his or her number.

Then, you add 1 or minus 1 from the seat number to get yours.

I want to believe one of the suggestions above will help you out of this mess.

In the case of Lost NECO Centre/Exams Number

Even though you asked about NABTEB, yet for the sake of another reader who might have lost his or her NECO centre or exams number, let’s address that too.

NOCE has centre number though, candidates are not to check their results with centre numbers. Instead, a specific exam number is issued to each candidate. This is what you’re to check your result with.

The number is 10 digits. It looks like this 54890011EF.

This is how the exam body’s result checking system will identify you. Hence, you won’t need your centre number to check the result.

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If you’d lost this number, only option 2 above is available for you to get the number back. Option 1 is out of your reach on the internet and option 3 won’t work because candidates’ numbers in NECO do not follow in numerical or alphabetic order.

In the Case of Lost WAEC Centre/Exams Number

Candidates will need the combination of centre number and seat number/serial number to check WAEC result – be it school candidates’ or privates candidates’.

The 11-digit WAEC exams number will look like this 42091234101. Whereas, the first 8 numbers are the centre number and the last 3 are serial or seat number.

If you’d lost the number, you can follow the guide above (for NABTEB). The three options are opened to you.

Officially, for the Requirements for Retrieval of Photo Card, this is the procedures the exams body want you to follow:

  1. Visit WAEC office close to you and submit the following items
  2. Affidavit for Loss of Examination Number (bring with you the Treasury Receipt); 
  3. A Passport Photo; 
  4. Processing Fee of 2,000 Naira; 
  5. Result Checking & Printing Fee of 950 Naira.

However, in order to check them for a lost WAEC centre number online, check my, 15265+ Correct and Complete Official WAEC Centres and Numbers.

Wishing you luck!

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