National secondary examinations timetable

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

Examinations

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 2020

Download the 2020 examination timetable as a PDF or an image.

** Assessment also offered digitally

 

Common Assessment Tasks (CATs)

Date NCEA Level 1 NCEA Level 2 NCEA Level 3
Tue 15 Sept Mathematics (MCAT)    
Thu 17 Sept Mathematics (MCAT)    
Tue 20 Oct   Cook Islands Māori / Korean / Tongan  
Wed 21 Oct Cook Islands Māori / Korean / Tongan    
Thu 22 Oct     Cook Islands Māori / Korean / Tongan
14-25 Sept
12-23 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
Thu 12 Nov Design and Visual Communication /
Technology
Design and Visual Communication /
Technology
Design and Visual Communication /
Education for Sustainability /
Technology / Visual Arts
Dance /
Design and Visual Communication /
Physical Education /
Technology / Music / 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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