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.

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!

Annual Meeting with Exam Center Administrators and Coordinators was Organized by the NAEC

The National Assessment and Examinations Center hosted administrators and coordinators of the examination centers to discuss the latest updates regarding the upcoming exams.

The meeting was chaired by the director of the Center Sophia Gorgodze, the deputy Kakha Jamburia and the heads of the relevant departments of the NAEC.

Kakha Jamburia, Deputy Director of the NAEC

The Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center thanked the administrators and coordinators of the examination centers for organizing the examinations and the work done in the past years. She wished each of them success in this year’s exams:

Sophia Gorgodze, the director of the Center

Some of you have been able to do the impossible during the pandemic, these very difficult 2 years – I appreciate it very much and thank you for that. I would especially like to wish success to those who will be an administrator or a coordinator for the first time this year, as they will make a significant contribution to the examination process. We have up to 90 thousand applicants in 2022 – this number is unprecedented in the history of the Center. This time too, our main task is to make each examinee feel that we have created an appropriate, decent exam environment for them after the exams are over. I believe that together we will achieve a common goal.

Sophia Gorgodze, the director of the Center

22 administrators and 22 coordinators are involved in facilitation of the 2022 exams. 22 examination centers have been opened throughout Georgia.

This year’s exams will start on July 4 with the Unified National Examinations.

The National School Olympiad 2021-2022 Award Ceremony

The winners of the National School Olympiad of the 2021-2022 academic year were awarded by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Tamar Makharashvili and the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center Sophia Gorgodze.

The first, second and third place winners were awarded with gift cards and diplomas.

Special thanks went to the “Association for Support of Information Technology Training and Informatics Olympiads” and its head, Mr. Giorgi Mandaria, for holding the Informatics Training Olympiad for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The National School Olympiad was organized in three rounds in the following subjects: Georgian language and literature, Georgian language for students of non-Georgian language schools, mathematics, history, geography, physics, chemistry, biology, foreign language.

More than 31,900 students expressed their desire to participate in the first round. Students had an opportunity to participate remotely from any computer connected to the Internet due to pandemic.

The second and third rounds were held at the examination centers. The top ten contestants were identified in all subjects and age categories. The winning students will become members of the team that will participate in the International Olympiads on behalf of Georgia.

The National School Olympiad is held every year. The purpose of the Olympiad is to stimulate the learning process and encourage students.

“Assessment for Development” – Project Workshop

The National Assessment and Examinations Center organized a workshop for school principals and teachers of Vake-Saburtalo and Old Tbilisi districts within the framework of the project “Assessment for Development”.

The event was held at the 55th Public School. Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center, and Dr. Eka Jeladze, Project Manager, discussed the test results with representatives of the schools involved in the project. The participants of the meeting once again received detailed information about the electronic platform of the report and its specifics.

The last large-scale pilot test for the electronic platform was conducted in more than 500 public schools throughout Georgia within the framework of the following project in May. Both Georgian and mathematics tests were taken by 5,000 to 7,000 students on each day of the testing. Students and parents, as well as teachers and principals, have recently received detailed diagnostic evaluation results. In order to better understand the electronic system and, in particular, the report module, the National Assessment and Examinations Center plans to conduct meetings for other schools involved in the project.

Explore more about “Assessment for Development” project here.

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.

Azerbaijani delegation visited the NAEC to Discuss Ongoing Cooperation and Future Partnership Prospects

Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center hosted Vali Hussein, Head of the Strategy Department of the State Examination Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Elnur Abbasov, Head of Law, Civil Service Policy and State Strategy Division.

For the third year in a row, the National Assessment and Examinations Center has been assisting the SEC to develop Georgian language and literature exam materials for schools in the Republic of Azerbaijan for the 9th and 11th grade students. For its part, the State Examinations Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan together with the NAEC’s experts has developed an item bank for Teachers’ Professional Examination in Azerbaijani language and literature. The following exam will be conducted by the NAEC for the first time this year.

The meeting also touched upon the existing challenges in the field of assessment and future plans. The National Assessment and Examinations Center plans to further enhance cooperation with its Azerbaijani counterparts in the near future.

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.

The National School Olympiad 2021-2022 has Concluded

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.

The finalists of the National School Olympiad 2021-2022 have shared views and pieces of advice to their peers and future participants.

“I made up my mind to participate in the Olympiad to demonstrate my mathematical abilities. The process went very smoothly, we took the tests in a peaceful and quiet environment which met all of the Covid-19 regulations. This is not my first time participating in the Olympiads, but this is my first time in the finals. This is very uplifting for me because even getting to the finals means a lot. I definitely urge my fellow students to try. “

Ia Goglidze

“Winning the National School Olympiad gives us a “golden ticket” to the International Olympiads. The Georgian team is formed by the winners at the national level – this is an extraordinary opportunity that we should all use. This type of contests increase healthy competition among students, develop a desire to be better, to achieve better results both at a school level and across the country. This is my second time participating. If I get another chance, I will get involved in the future. I would like to say to those who are considering to participate in the next National School Olympiad: nothing is impossible or even difficult if you set your mind to it.”

Zaza Elizbarashvili

“I took part in the National School Olympiad to test out my abilities. The testing process during all three rounds have been administered efficiently and I am personally very grateful to the NAEC’s team of professionals. I’d like to encourage other students to explore and review the resources carefully, try their best and believe in themselves.

Giorgi Japaridze

“As you know, the winner of the German Language Olympiad will travel to Hamburg to participate in the International Olympiad. Of course, winning and going there is my great desire, however I am participating for the first time this year and the fact that I am in the third round is already a great success for me. Reviewing the last year’s sample tests published at naec.ge helped me a lot in preparation. I advise everyone to try, this experience will surely be useful for further development.”

Nutsa Kakhaia

“I am in the tenth grade; therefore, this is my first National School Olympiad. I am taking a German language test – today is the third round. My main motivation for participating was to gain new experience.

Participation in the Olympiads will be especially useful for those students who plan to continue their studies abroad. I think it improves the ability to learn, get used to exams and network with other children. There’s no need for special preparation for the Olympiad – it is not necessary at all. I followed the school curriculum. The main thing is to trust yourself and write with confidence. “

Mariam Burduli

“I am satisfied with my results so far. I want to continue my studies abroad and it will be a kind of a preparation for future exams, both psychologically and practically. My advice to students is to take part in similar competitions, try and never be afraid to test themselves. “

Giorgi Baregiani

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