UGANDA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS BOARD (UNEB) EXAMINATION TIMETABLE FOR U.C.E OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2023
The purpose of the examination is to assess the candidates’ level of achievement. It is not an end in itself but will help place candidates in their career paths. Candidates are advised to approach the examination without panic.
TIME ALLOWED FOR THE QUESTION PAPER
The time allowed for each paper is shown against the name of the paper and NO EXTRA TIME IS TO BE ALLOWED. In case of any discrepancy, the time stated on the timetable must taken as correct. Any time allocated for reading through questions, studying maps, etc. is included in the total time shown except when special paper instructions indicate otherwise.
In drawing up a detailed timetable for circulation to schools and/or candidates the Board is guided by the following rule
- Papers included in the same period should begin at the same time, except when a candidate is offering two paper in the same period, the second paper should be timed to follow the first after a reasonable interval, but not exceeding 30 minutes.
- Daytime periods should be provided for both Art and Science papers.
- No candidate may take more than one of the papers bracketed together.
Uganda National Examinations Board will arrange timetables for examinations in 662/2 Foods and Nutrition, 665/2 IPS Foods and Nutrition, 672/2 Home Management, 314/1 Oral French, 309/3 German Orals, 396/1 Chinese Orals and 621/ Music Practical which will be conducted by visiting examiners on dates prior to 13″ October 2023. IPS 612/2, 3 will be issued at 12.00 p.m on day of Examination to allow for setting of specimens.
Coursework Assessment marks for subjects where it is a requirement, including French 314/1, must be submitted to UNEB through the school portal not later than 30 September, 2023. Centres must not deliver the Coursework Assessment marks physically, by post or by courier because they shall not be accepted. Subjects with coursework components will not be graded without coursework marks.
Candidates’ attention is drawn to the “Directions to Candidates” and “Caution Against Malpractice in or around the Examination Room” at the end of this document. It is hereby assumed that candidates and all concerned have read, understood and will abide by these regulations.
The Chief Invigilator should receive candidates from the head teacher by 8.30 am and 1.30 p.m for checking and confinement. The Morning session should begin at 9.00 a.m. and the Afternoon session at 2.00 p.m. Any deviation from the set time must be explained to the Board in writing. Candidates with special needs will be allowed 45 extra minutes.
TIMETABLE FOR U.C.E. PRACTICAL TESTS AND THEORY
- Sit only the examination papers you have registered for. No results will be issued for papers you have not registered for.
- Sit the examination only at the centre/school where you have been registered to take it.
- Do not go out before or immediately at the end of each examination. Witness the checking and sealing of the scripts first.
- Leave used or unused answer booklet(s) inside the examination room.
- No separate paper will be provided for rough work.
- Mobile phones are not allowed in or around the examination room.
- Sharing of calculators, mathematical tables, rulers, pens, etc. is not permitted during the examination.
CAUTION AGAINST MALPRACTICE IN OR AROUND THE EXAMINATION ROOM
Breach of instructions/regulations, irregularity, misconduct or dishonesty (cheating) in connection with UNEB examinations may lead to disqualification or cancellation of results of a candidate or of all candidates at a centre. Any candidate found involving himself/herself in malpractice in the examination may be refused to continue with his/her examination, arrested and handed over to the Police. Such a candidate may be barred from sitting any other UNEB examinations.
CANDIDATES AND ALL CONCERNED MUST NOTE THAT INVOLVEMENT IN MALPRACTICE IN ONE PAPER SHALL LEAD TO THE CANCELLATION OF RESULTS OF THE WHOLE EXAMINATION.
Where malpractice is suspected, candidates and all concerned will be summoned to appear before the Board.
The following are cases of malpractice that will lead to disqualification, cancellation of results or arrest of a candidate:
- Smuggling of unauthorized material into the examination room.
- Copying from one another (collusion), or leaving work exposed such that another candidate can copy from.
- External assistance given by teachers and/or any other persons.
- Prior knowledge of examination questions, or confidential advance instructions.
Impersonation, I.e. hiring somebody else to sit the examination or where another person rather than the duly registered candidate sits the examination.
- Improper behaviour, e.g. making noise, disobeying the invigilators, violent behavior such as attacking or threatening invigilators, disrupting the examination etc.
- Substitution of examination scripts during or after the examination.
- Irregularity e.g. taking longer time than that stipulated on the question paper to sit an examination or one candidate using different names.
- Tearing the answer booklet/script into loose sheets, tearing out any pages of the script or folding the script in anyway.
- Being in possession of a mobile phone or any other communication gadgets during the examination.
- Being in possession of books or revision notes while in confinement before Science practicals.
- Marking one’s own work during the examination.
- Submitting two answer scripts by the same candidate.
- Any other cases of malpractice that shall be detected.
Candidates should report directly to the Board any person (could be another candidate, Invigilator, Teacher or Head teacher) suspected to be indulging in examination malpractice. Use the address: Executive Director UNEB, P. O. Box 7066, Kampala.
The Board reserves the right to declare publicly names of centres, candidates or anyone else who will have involved themselves in examination malpractice.
You will be able to access your examination results on a mobile phone as soon as they are released by sending a well formatted SMS as follows: Type “UCE”, leave a space, then type your index number and send to 6600 on networks as will be specified by the Board at the time of release of results. There should be no spaces in the index number. For example, UCE U0028/020.
Dany. Odongo EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Theme: Integrity and Security in the Management of Examinations is a joint Responsibility.
UGANDA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS BOARD EXAMINATION TIMETABLE FOR U.C.E