National secondary examinations timetable

Common Assessment Tasks (CATs) | Submission dates for portfolios and reports

Examination 

ALL NCEA (levels 1–3) and New Zealand Scholarship examination sessions are three hours.

All exam sessions start at either 9.30 am or 2.00 pm.

Examination timetable 2021

Download the 2021 examination timetable as a PDF.

** Assessment also offered digitally

 

Common Assessment Tasks (CATs)

Date NCEA Level 1 NCEA Level 2 NCEA Level 3
Tue 14 Sept Mathematics (MCAT)    
Thu 16 Sept Mathematics (MCAT)    
20 Sept-1 Oct
18 Oct-27 Oct
Digital Technology Digital Technology Digital Technology
  • Guidelines for administration for the CATs will be published on the Subject pages and communicated by circular.
  • Schools must indicate which day they intend to offer the Mathematics and Digital Technology CATs.

 

Submission dates for portfolios and reports

Date NCEA Level 1 NCEA Level 2 NCEA Level 3 Scholarship
Wed 27 Oct Design and Visual Communication /
Technology /
Visual Arts
Design and Visual Communication /
Technology
Design and Visual Communication /
Education for Sustainability /
Technology
Dance /
Design and Visual Communication /
Music /
Health and Physical Education /
Technology
Wed 3 Nov   Visual Arts    
Thu 11 Nov     Visual Arts  

Note: These are the deadlines for schools to submit materials to NZQA. Students should confirm dates for submission within their schools.

 
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