BEC MALEPA PSLE Private Candidate Registration

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) is mandated under Section 5 of the Botswana Examinations Act No. 4 of 2002, “to conduct schools examinations and any other examinations for the Ministry and issue certificates in respect of such examinations.” BEC’s key business activity is the development, administration, accreditation and certification of schools examinations in the primary and secondary education sub-sector.

Maximised individual potential through globally competitive qualifications.

To advance the quality of education through effective and responsive assessment for all.

and . There will be no extension to these dates

Private candidates are informed that registration will start on the 18th March to 26th April 2019 (For BGCSE and GCE O’ Levels) and Private candidates are informed that JCE Registration will start on the 13th March 2019 until 1st April 2019.

The information regarding Registration can be accessed through the BEC website at and BEC Facebook page (Botswana Examinations Council) and Twitter Account @Bots_Exams. Candidates can also call the following lines for more information -Telephone 3650826, 3650809, 3650700, or visit BEC Headquarters situated at Plot No. 54864, along Western by-pass between Mass Media Complex and Westgate Mall.

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BEC Registration for Candidates

Private candidates are informed that Registration for Private Candidates will start on 17 February until 03 April for JCE and 02 March to 30 April (For BGCSE and GCE O’ Level) Examinations . The information regarding Registration can be accessed through Malepa, the BEC website at, BEC Facebook page (Botswana Examinations Council) and Twitter Page (@Bots_Exams). PLSE registration will run from 03 February until 13 March

1. Click Here to download the PSLE Registration Information.

2. Click Here to download the JCE and BGCSE Registration Information.

3. Click Here for Instruction on How To Register and Pay Online.

BEC PSLE Results

The examination is held once a year (Letter and Composition for English and Setswana in August; all other papers in October).  The examination is designed for candidates who have completed seven years of primary education or its equivalent.  The Scheme of Examination makes provision for candidates who are studying through informal means, as well as those engaged in full-time education.  Candidates must be at least 11 year old when they take the examination, but otherwise there is no age restriction.

The examination is offered in the following subjects:  Mathematics, Setswana, English, Social Studies, Science, Agriculture and Religious and Moral Education.

BEC Grading System

The PE together with the APE and SE uses mark sheets to pull out exemplar scripts to be used for finalizing the thresholds. The exemplar scripts should be for 2 marks above each cut-off and 2 marks below. There should be five scripts picked at each mark

The grades obtained by a candidate at syllabus level are converted from alpha to numeric grades to allow for an aggregation. The conversion is as follows: A = 9 B = 7 C = 5 D = 3 E = 1