ECZ G.C.E Time Table 2023| Zambia

ECZ G.C.E Time Table 2023. notice to all candidates for the upcoming session, according to the latest Examination Council of Zambian the written session begins on Wednesday, 26th July 2023 to Friday, 11th August 2023.



Please note that TIME ALLOWED is shown against the subject /paper name, (e.g., 2167/1 History 2HRS 30 MINUTES). NO EXTRA TIME IS ALLOWED.
Any time allocated for reading through the questions, studying maps, etc. is included in the total time shown.
(1) Papers included in the same period should begin at the same time, except that, where a candidate is writing two papers in the same period, the second
should be timed to follow the first after an interval not exceeding a quarter of an hour.
(3) (i) The Examinations Council of Zambia will consider applications from Centres for modification of the Time-tables
(ii) Time-Table clashes: Heads of schools/Centres should check the Time-Tables and report any clashes to the Examinations Council of Zambia
This should include:
(a) two papers set in the same period with a third paper set in the other period on the same day;
(b) two papers set in the same period, but with no papers set in the other period on the same day.
If there is a Time-Table clash as mentioned in (a) above, the Head will be requested to write to the Director, of the Examinations Council of Zambia, suggesting how the clash may be resolved.
If there is a Time-Table clash as mentioned in (b) above, one of the papers may be transferred to the other period on the same day, provided that the
security of the examination is maintained. The Head of School/Centre will be required to write to the Director, the Examinations Council of Zambia, to
inform the Council of which paper is to be transferred.
(4) Examination Centres must ascertain from the Examinations Council of Zambia, the dates for any papers not mentioned

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(5) Notices of the times at which the examination will start and of any changes in this time-table as printed, will be communicated by the Examination
Centre to the candidates.
(6) No candidate may take more than one of the papers bracketed together


Teachers are advised to take care that their learners are carefully drilled to carry out these directions. Numbers 3, 4 and 11 below are very frequently
disregarded and candidates sometimes suffer a loss of marks in consequence.

  1. Be seated in the Examination Room five minutes before the start of the Examination. No talking is allowed once you are in the Examination Room.
  2. If an Examination paper for which you are not entered is handed to you, or if the questions indicate that a map or other form should also have been
    given out, speak to the Supervisor immediately.
  3. Attend carefully to any general directions that may be given at the head of a question paper (e.g., Directions limiting the number of questions that
    may be answered).
  4. Write the centre number, and your examination number in the spaces at the top of the Answer Booklet. In addition, write the subject name, subject
    code number and paper number in the spaces provided on the Answer Booklet. The above information must also be written on any loose papers e.g.,
    maps, graph papers, etc. clear figures in the right-hand top corner of every sheet of writing paper, etc., which you use and the name of the subject as
    well as your examination number on the first sheet of each set of papers. If you are using an inserted Answer Booklets, you need only write this
    information on the cover and on any loose maps, graph papers, etc.
  5. Leave a margin at both right-hand and left-hand edges. Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.
  6. Do not fold your Answer Sheets / Booklets at any time.
  7. Write the number of the question clearly in the left-hand margin at the beginning of each answer. Do not copy the question. Be careful to use the
    same system of numbering as it appears in the question paper. Leave a blank space after the answer to each question.
  8. Candidates are warned that the use of pale blue ballpoint pens contributes to illegibility and that if their work cannot be read, they automatically
    penalize themselves. HB pencils must be used for answering multiple-choice tests and soft erasers should be used. Pencils or ball-point pens in other
    colours may be used for diagrams only.
  9. Do not use ink to shade the multiple-choice Answer Sheets.
  10. The use of map stencils in all Geography papers is forbidden. Bring mathematical, drawing and dissecting instruments for subjects for which they
    will be needed. Candidates are warned that the use of electronic calculators in the examination room is limited strictly to non-programmable
    calculators. Pocket computers and any other supplementary material must in no circumstances be taken into the Examination Room.
  11. Candidates are allowed to use electronic calculators in the Examination room during the following subject papers:
    • 4024/2 Mathematics Paper 2
    • 5054 Physics
    • 5070 Chemistry
    • 5124 Science
    • 4030 Additional Mathematics
    • 7010/2 Principles of Accounts
  12. No additional time will be allowed for failure of a calculator or any other instrument in the Examination Room. (New)
  13. Read each question very carefully. Much time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for, and no marks are given for it.
  14. Do not spend too much time on one question so as to leave yourself no time to answer others which you are able to answer.
  15. As soon as notice is given to stop writing, fasten any loose papers to the left-hand corner of the Answer Booklet (this is normally the order in
    which you answered the questions); see that they all have your examination number written upon them, fasten them together at the left-hand top
    corner and hand them unfolded to the Supervisor. (If more than one Booklet is used, tie them together) Do not tie your Answer Booklets together so
    tightly that the pages tear apart when they are turned over.
  16. Do Not Staple Answer Booklets Together.
  17. A candidate who arrives after 30 minutes from the starting time of an examination will not be allowed to enter into the Examination Room. Absolute
    punctuality is essential. Candidates are not allowed to leave the Examination Room half an hour before the end of the period allotted to the paper
    except by special permission of the Supervisor.
  18. Candidates with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are eligible for 25 percent extra writing time.
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    20.1. The Head of school/Centre shall announce a caution to the candidates at an assembly that examinations were about to start and candidates
    should not involve themselves in examination malpractices such as smuggling of unauthorized materials including exercise books, notes,
    text books, cellular phones, etc. in the examination room or somebody else writing an examination on behalf of a candidate.
    20.2. Where a candidate will be involved in examination malpractice, results of such a candidate in the subjects will be nullified

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