NAEC’s Open-Door Day in Marneuli

The National Assessment and Examinations Center organized an open-door day for the twelfth graders of Marneuli Municipality schools. Ms. Maia Gabunia, the Head of the Center’s Exam Process Management Service, visited the fifth public school to discuss upcoming Unified National Examinations.

The meeting focused on the examination procedures, registration issues, as well as the recommendations that the examinees should consider both before and during the exams. At the open-door day, the entrants received comprehensive information about the Georgian language training program.

“It was a very informative meeting. It covered all of the hot topics regarding the upcoming exams. I have chosen psychology as my future profession. The closer the exam time is, the more the tension increases and it is very natural. Despite the pandemic, my peers and I have tried hard- we will do our best to reach our goals. My advice for entrants is to worry less and be more confident in themselves.”

Elene Bochoidze – Student of Marneuli Public School N5

The National Assessment and Examinations Center has been hosting open-door days for entrants since December. Due to the pandemic, meetings were held in electronic format. The link was public and accessible to all interested parties. For 6 months, the test takers had the opportunity to attend online meetings every week and get answers regarding the upcoming exams directly from NAEC’s subject experts.

Another Year of Successful Partnership between the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) and the State Examination Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SEC)

Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC), and Maleika Abbaszadeh, Chairperson of the State Examinations Center (SEC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, signed another Memorandum of Understanding electronically.

The aim of the cooperation is to develop assessment instruments for Georgian and Azerbaijani language proficiency.

The Director of the NAEC Ms. Sophia Gorgodze and the Deputy Directors Mr. Kakha Jamburia and Mr. Levan Sabauri e-meting the colleagues from the SEC for the official signature ceremony.

Due to this partnership the first Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examination will be conducted this year for Azerbaijani language and literature teachers working in Georgian schools.

Ms. Maleika Abbaszadeh, Chairperson of the State Examinations Center (SEC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan signing the MoU with the NAEC online.

Collaboration between the centers started in the spring of 2020. Under the Memorandum the NAEC’s experts have been reviewing and developing the SEC’s Georgian language item bank for school-leaving exams. The SEC on the other hand has been assisting the Center in the development of an item bank for Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examination for Azerbaijani language and literature teachers working in Georgian schools.

Registration for the Unified National Examinations 2022 has Started

Online registration for the Unified National Examinations started today at 10:00 AM. Eligible applicants should register at online.naec.ge until the 4th of April 18:00 PM.

The Unified National Examinations are centralized, high-stakes and computer based. The whole process is standardized, every procedure including test development, administration, marking and appellation is in compliance with established regulations and applicants are in equal conditions. By means of valid, fair, and reliable educational assessment the NAEC contributes to the improvement of the quality of education in Georgia.

The director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center sat down with media to discuss the registration procedures. Dr. Sophia Gorgodze encouraged the entrants to pay attention to the registration regulations and deadlines highlighted at the NAEC’s annual “Guideline for Entrants”.

The document includes a list of educational programs, frequently asked questions, news and all the important topics related to the upcoming examination process.

The registration process for entrants will be held in several stages this year as well:

Stage One:

The entrant should fill in personal data, choose the city of the exam, the subjects to be taken and, if necessary, mark the need for special conditions;

Stage Two:

Entrants will be able to change or add the subject, as well as the language of the exam until 18:00 on April 14;

Stage Three:

Examinees will have an opportunity to make changes to the list of educational programs until the day after the announcement of the results of the appeal.

Registration Instruction in Georgian

For further information regarding the procedures, fees and other relevant issues please visit:

Our web page: www.naec.ge

An online platform: online.naec.ge

Facebook page

Also, feel free to contact the NAEC’s Hotline at: (032) 2473333.

And last but not least, Good luck to all the applicants!

“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do”

Benjamin Spock

Annual Report 2021

2021 has been a year of unprecedented challenges for the National Assessment and Examinations Centre, and the examination process turned out to be the longest in the history of the Centre.

Training thousands of people involved in exam preparation, carefully complying with healthcare guidelines, creating a safe, well-structured and efficient environment for up to 85,000 examinees and re-adapting human and technical resources in case of emergency are just a few of the activities performed by the devoted staff members of the NAEC.

Due to the pandemic and in the best interest of examinees, the centre, together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, decided to offer additional sessions to those applicants who were unable to sit examinations due to a confirmed diagnosis of Covid 19. The National Assessment and Examinations Centre managed to plan and conduct the examination process twice within a short period of time.

Additional sessions were scheduled for more than 600 participants after the completion of the main sessions. More than 170 teachers and candidate teachers, 200 entrants, about 190 participants in the general master’s exams and up to 60 students registered for the student grant competition took up this opportunity. The applicants were allowed to sit additional exam sessions 14 days after recovery. The participants of the specific examination session were identified on the basis of information provided by the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health. Subject experts created different versions of the tests specifically for additional sessions.

Looking back at the major highlights of the 2021 it is obvious that success is not determined by the quantity and complexity of the challenges we solve, but by teamwork, professionalism, willingness and ability to accomplish the task – I extend my sincere gratitude towards each and every employee of the Centre.

Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Centre.

Registration for the National School Olympiad 2021-2022

The registration process for the National School Olympiad 2021-2022 started today and will conclude on the 26th of November 18:00 PM.

The 10-12 grade students who are willing to participate in this year’s Olympiad should contact school administration and register formally according to the specific age group in each subject.

The List of Subjects

Georgian language and literature,
Georgian language for students of non-Georgian language schools,
Mathematics, History, Geography,
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Foreign language.

The National School Olympiad will be held in three rounds and each round will be based on the National Curriculum. The student who accumulates not less than 60% of the maximum score of the relevant subject test and is among the top 1000 participants of the relevant class and subject ranking list will be eligible to pass to the second round of the National School Olympiad 2021-2022.

The purpose of the Olympiad is to stimulate the learning process and increase the motivation of students. Also, to identify candidates for the teams that will participate in the International Olympiads on behalf of Georgia.

Call for Cambridge English Qualifications

Registration for the Cambridge English Exams will begin on October 11 and conclude on October 22. Applicants should send the completed application form and relevant documentation electronically within this period.

Along with assessment and research the NAEC has been an Authorized Exam Center for various international exams since 2013. The Center offers comfortable and peaceful environment for high quality testing service.

Cambridge International Qualifications are trusted by more than 13,000 employers, colleges, universities and government agencies. Each exam is carefully designed to consolidate the skills developed at the previous level, and lay the foundations for future success.

Cambridge English exams are recognized by over 25,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. Cambridge English language tests can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognized, can increase your choices for study or work.

Testing will be conducted at the National Assessment and Examinations Center according to the following schedule:

Paper-based KET – December 3

Paper-based PET – December 3

Paper-based FCE – December 11

Paper-based CAE – December 4

For more information on international exams, please feel free to contact:

Contact person: Ketevan Otiashvili

Email: kotiashvili@naec.ge

Phone: 0322473333 (ext. 7432)

Address: Tbilisi, 9 Mindeli str.

Vocational Testing will be Conducted on the 13th and 14th of September in Tbilisi

After successfully conducting the first round of vocational examinations in the regions the NAEC will host applicants in six fully equipped Exam Centers in Tbilisi.

A total of more than 10 000 applicants have registered for the 2021 vocational testing, more than 5 200 of them will take exams in Tbilisi.

On the 13th of September the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Tamar Kitiashvili and the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center Sophia Gorgodze observed the process in one of the examination centers in Tbilisi.

Vocational testing is computer adaptive, therefore, each applicant has an opportunity to demonstrate his/her competence and learn the results once the exam is concluded. Vocational exams are conducted in the following subjects:

  • General Abilities – 50 points (2 hours);
  • Biology – 30 points (1.5 hours);
  • Chemistry – 30 points (1.5 hours).

The minimum competency threshold is 15% of the maximum score in each subject.

An online tryout testing was conducted on the 12th of September. The registered applicants were given an opportunity to learn about the features of the program and sample test assignments remotely/from home.

As in 2020 in 2021 the examination process is carried out in full compliance with the recommendations set by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia.

2021 Unified National Examinations have concluded

The 2021 Unified National Examinations have concluded today (30.08.2021). 29,362 entrants have enrolled in various universities throughout the country.

Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center

It is my honor to congratulate each and every of them and wish an exciting, successful and productive student life. I would also like to kindly remind them that from the next week they should contact the higher education institutions for administrative purposes to finalize the enrolment procedure.

In 2021, 76% of registered applicants became students. This percentage is almost the same as the last year (75%). Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, the number of enrolments has not decreased. As for the state funding, a total of 10,769 entrants were funded, of which 6,545 entrants received a state grant: 1,011 entrants received a 100% grant, 1,454% received a 70% grant, and 4,080 entrants received a 50% grant. 4,224 entrants will continue their studies at the state-funded faculties.

As for the competition for different programs, Law, Business Administration, Psychology and Healthcare are in the lead like in previous years. This year, a different trend was also revealed. Popular areas now also include graphic design, performing arts, veterinary medical studies, and computer science. The number of enrollees in the Georgian language foundation program has increased, where representatives of ethnic minorities first master the Georgian language and then continue to study in a specific direction. Compared to the last year, this year about 300 entrants gained the right to continue their studies in these programs.

The examination process in 2021 was the longest due to the pandemic, as every applicant who was absent at the exam with a diagnosis of Covid-19 had an opportunity to be involved in the process after recovery. Despite the prolonged examination process, the National Assessment and Examinations Center did everything possible to ensure that the final announcement of the results was not delayed, which would prevent starting university studies on time.

This year has once again shown us how responsible and civic-minded was each participant in the exams. Due to such attitude and devoted staff the examinations were conducted completely safely amid pandemic. I would like to express my special thanks to each team member of the NAEC. I would also like to sincerely extend my gratitude towards all the agencies that helped us in the process of conducting the exams for a month and a half. The outstanding support of each counterpart was significant to help us overcome the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center

Primary Results of Teacher Competency Examinations are Being Published

The results are already available at www.naec.ge and online.naec.ge for teachers and candidate teachers who have taken exams in elementary school subjects, fine and applied arts, physics, chemistry, biology and geography.  Each applicant may feel free to see the raw scores as well as papers through their personal accounts.

Exam results can also be learnt via text messages. The applicant should send his / her examination identification number from cell phone (Magti, Geocell) to 93333 (service fee will be deducted 0.50 GEL from the account as many times as the subscriber sends the message).

The final scaled scores will be published as soon as the marking process in all subjects is completed.

The National Assessment and Examinations Center began conducting qualification exams for teachers in 2010. The Center has carried out the Teacher Competency Examination and Exam for Candidate Teachers since 2017.

More than 28,700 applicants have registered for the 2021 Teacher Competency Examinations.

Currently the Professional Competency Examination in Subject Matters is offered in the following fields:

• Georgian Language and Literature (primary level);

• Mathematics (primary level);

• Natural Sciences (primary level);

• Georgian Language and Literature, Mathematics and Natural Sciences (I – IV grades);

• Georgian Language and Literature (secondary and tertiary levels);

• Georgian as a Second Language (primary, secondary and tertiary levels);

• Mathematics (secondary and tertiary levels);

• Social Sciences (secondary and tertiary levels): History, Geography, Civic Education;

• Natural Sciences (secondary and tertiary levels): Physics, Chemistry, Biology;

• Foreign Languages (primary, secondary and tertiary levels): English, German, French,

Russian;

• Aesthetic Upbringing Subjects: Arts, Music, Sports;

• Informational Communication Technologies.

Unified Masters Examinations Have Started

The Unified Masters Exam will be conducted from the 27th until the 30th of July. More than 12,800 people have expressed their desire to take the Unified Masters Examinations this year. 25 exam centers throughout Georgia will serve the examinees.

The detailed information about the address of the examination center, the date of the examination and the time of registration is indicated on the examination card. The card can be printed from the page: online.naec.ge

The special teacher subject exam will be completed on the 27th of July. This year, this exam is held for the first time and more than 2,800 applicants have registered for it.

Additional examination sessions are being conducted for examinees who were unable to take exams on time due to the Covid-19 diagnoses. Only one additional session is scheduled in each subject.

The examination process is carried out in full compliance with the recommendations set by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. Examinees and invigilators are only allowed in 50% of the area of ​​each examination sector. Each desk is equipped with a transparent protective barrier from the front. The distance between the tables is maintained. Wearing a face mask is mandatory throughout the examination process. Air conditioners are switched on at temperatures above 30 ° C. The center also has special spaces for those who have a temperature this year.

The marking process has already started, the results will be published in August.