Vocational Exams Have Started

After months of intense exams, three busy days are still ahead for the National Assessment and Examinations Center. Vocational college entrance exams started today at 9AM in 53 exam centers throughout Georgia.

The Deputy Minister of Education and Science Valerian Gobronidze and the Director of the NAEC Sophia Gorgodze visited the examination center located at the Technical University of Georgia and observed the testing process on the spot.

Deputy Minister of Education and Science Valerian Gobronidze and the Director of the NAEC Sophia Gorgodze

This year the NAEC will be hosting 150 applicants with special needs, therefore all of the exam centers are fully equipped accordingly.

Vocational testing will continue until September 8.

On September 7, applicants will be tested in literacy and quantitative literacy, and the general abilities exam will be held on September 7-8.

The maximum score in literacy as well as in quantitative literacy is 30. The minimum competency threshold is 15% of the maximum score. The time for testing is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

As for general abilities or aptitude, the maximum test score is 50, and the time for working on test is 2 hours.

The NAEC has given an opportunity to applicants to take a pre-test online and familiarize themselves with the features of the program and sample items remotely.

In 2022, admission is announced for more than 600 vocational programs. About 24,500 applicants expressed their desire to participate in the exams.

Continue to Study in Georgia

On Thursday, 1st the National Assessment and Examinations Center conducted an exam for applicants who were willing to continue their studies in Georgia.

The NAEC supports Georgian citizens’ endeavors to transfer from foreign universities to Georgian higher educational institutions. Therefore, the organization facilitates such exams twice a year to ensure more flexible schedule and broader opportunities.

The exam started at 12:00 and lasted for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

In order to successfully pass the exam, the examinees should score more than 50% of the maximum points specified for the test (minimum threshold 23 points).

The exam results will be announced as soon as the papers are marked. The results will be available on the website: online.naec.ge. The applicants will be able to access their personal accounts using the password given by the NAEC on an exam day.

The registration dates for the upcoming exam date will be announced later.

2022 University Admission Results

Today marks the beginning of a new era for many young Georgians. After hottest weeks of examination, marking and appellation process, the National Assessment and Examinations Center published the university admission and grant distribution results.

More than 77 percent of the registered applicants – a total of 32,100 enrolled in the universities of their choice.

About 6 550 examinees received a state grant.

Some 1 390 examinees enrolled in Georgian language training programs and more than 200 of them were funded.

Today, during the press briefing, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center Dr. Sophia Gorgodze congratulated the applicants and wished good luck in their future endeavors. Dr. Gorgodze also reminded the students that it is necessary to contact the higher education institutions in the coming days to sign the contracts and finalize the paperwork.

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

The top six educational programs this year according to the first choice of entrants were: law, psychology, humanities, business administration and healthcare.

The unified national exams of 2022 started on July 4 with the Georgian language and literature exam. 22 examination centers opened throughout Georgia received about 90,000 applicants, including more than 41,000 entrants. In parallel to the main sessions, additional sessions were held for those who tested positive for Covid-19.

Exams 2022 Have Started

The busiest days are ahead for the NAEC. Up to 90 000 registered applicants in 22 exam centers around the country will be testing out their skills and knowledge within the upcoming two months.

The first exam days of the Unified National Exams of 2022 have passed peacefully. On the 4th of July up to 95% registered examinees were present during Georgian language and literature exam.

More than 41,000 entrants have registered for the Unified National Exams this year. It is necessary for applicants to appear on time for each exam with an identity document and an exam card, which indicates the time and place of each exam – applicants will not be admitted to the exam after the registration is completed.

All centers are equipped with a cooling system and all the necessary infrastructure. Ambulances, rescue service and patrol police are mobilized at the examination centers.

The entrants have the opportunity to choose and change educational programs for several more months until the publication of the results of the appeal. This regulation has been adopted by the Center to let the examinees make decisions based on their actual results which increases their chances to be enrolled in the desired programs.

The major news of the 2022: entrants have the broader opportunity to choose the third compulsory subject as the literature, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, fine and applied arts, civic education were added to the list along with the existing subjects: mathematics and/or history.

The change does not apply to any program of the health direction and also to the method of awarding with the grant.

2022 Exam Regulations: Pandemic-related regulations that have been in place for the past two years will be abolished for the 2022 exams. Examinees may only wear a mask if they wish to.

As for those who will officially be diagnosed with Covid-19, they will not be excluded from the examination process. In addition, one exam session of the relevant subject will be conducted for such examinees after at least 7 days of infection. An additional session will be scheduled only once per subject.

The National Assessment and Examinations Center determines the participants of the additional examination session based on the information collected from the database of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.

In parallel with the Unified National Exams in 2022, the National Assessment and Examinations Center is also conducting a Common Master’s Degree Exam and a Student Grant Competition. The center will also conduct the Subject/Professional Skills/Senior Special Teacher Examinations.

Stay tuned for more news and updates regarding the Exams 2022!

Getting Ready for the 2022 Exams

The National Assessment and Examinations Center is actively preparing for the exams 2022. Twenty two examination centers throughout Georgia have already been selected, equipped and are ready for hosting the upcoming exams.

A total of 90,000 examinees have been registered for the 2022 exams. More than 41,000 entrants, 2,500 students, 9,500 graduate students, 34,500 teachers and aspiring teachers will be testing out their skills and knowledge within two hottest months of summer. Therefore, the Center has taken extra careful measures to ensure comfortable and safe environment for all applicants and the staff members.

Answer sheets and supporting materials have been published, packed and are being delivered to each exam center. Hygienic tools have been distributed. Sound amplifiers and headphones, pens, information posters, and medicine needed for each center for emergency medical care are already inspected and ready to be sent to the centers. Exams are currently being conducted through a special program.

All the computers that will be used for the 2022 exams were tested and equipped with a special program. Including computers for listening to foreign languages. Exam servers are also being prepared.

The National Assessment and Examinations Center has selected, trained and re-trained the supervisors who, along with other staff of the Center, will manage the process on the spot in the examination centers. Administrators-coordinators, IT managers, assistants and other technical staff have also been appointed.

The staff of the National Assessment and Examinations Center continues to work to ensure the timely, smooth and transparent examination process.

The 2022 exams will start on July 4 with the Unified National Examinations.

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.