PNG Grade 10 Exam Result 2023 and 2024 Grade 11 Selection Timeline

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Grade 10 Exam Result is usually released in mid-December 2023 (release on the 8th of December 2023), and the Grade 11 Selection Listings in late-December or early  January 2024.

The  Department of Education, including the Measurement Services Division and the General Education Services Division, secondary school principals, and provincial representatives, will select Grade 10 students for Grade 11 in 2023. Since 2020, the department initiated online selection where all selections were done in provincial headquarters, not in Port Moresby.

The link to the Grade 10 Online Results is provided below.

October National Examinations

Grade 10 students sit the national examinations in October every year. The week after the examinations a group of selected Grade 10 teachers marks the students’ exam scripts in each province. They, then, record the students’ marks.

The provincial examination supervisors (PESs) are the exam coordinators in the provinces. They send the Grade 10 results to the National Education Department in Port Moresby.

November Data Checks and Release of PNG Grade 10 Exam Result

Around November the Education Department, through the Measurement Services Division (MSD), would have checked the data/marks of Grade 10 students.

The checking and cleansing of data usually take place before the Grade 11 selection. The verifying of students’ details and data is an important function of MSD. The activity is time-bound. MSD/NDoE does it promptly.

MSD releases the results of Grades 8, 10 and 12 after data checks and data cleansing are completed.

You can find out about the latest on Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results 2023, here

December Grade 11 Selection

Two parties are involved in the selection process: General Education Services (GES) of the Education Department and principals or provincial reps.

In particular, MSD processes the Grade 10 examination results and makes them available online. And, releases it to the GES and principals for Grade 11 selections.

Read on to find out more about the PNG Grade 10 Exam results and Grade 11 selections timeline.

Grade 11 Selection Facts

The spaces at secondary and national high schools are limited to the class sizes and the number of classes. Hence, the students’ selections depend on space. Also, the selection hinges on a student’s performance in Grade 10 national examinations.

It is perhaps important to note that other factors also determine the chance of selecting a Grade 11 student for a school. Some of the influential factors are listed below:

  • Continuing Grade 10 students to Grade 11 in the same school
  • Performed exceptionally well in Grade 10 examinations
  • Parents and guardians wrote to the school principals indicating their reason/s for wanting to enrol their children to grade 11 in a particular school
  • Special changes of circumstances (e.g. family reasons, job transfer, etc.) may allow for the principals to select students to continue Grade 11 at their schools
  • Students preferences on the School Leavers Forms (SLF)

2023 Grade 10 Exam Result

The launching of online exam results happens after the checking and cleansing of the examination data. In hindsight, the PNG Grade 10 exam results make it easy for students, parents and guardians to access the results at their convenience.

Read about How to Access the 2024 Grade 11 Selection Lists – Click here.

Release of 2024 Grade 11 Selection List

In hindsight, the MSD/NDoE puts a lot of work into getting the data (exam results) ready on time for General Education Services (GES) and principals to use in the Grade 11 selections. The Grade 10 results used in the selections are also made available online for parents, guardians and students to see.

The GES of the Education department works with the selectors (principals) during the Grade 11 selection. The selection can take up to a week or two. When the selection is complete, GES publishes the Grade 11 selection list on the department’s website.

2024 Grade 11 selections list
Gr 11 selection conference at Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Meanwhile, students, parents and communities will have to wait for the official announcement (and publication) on the Education Department website.

This website does not publish the Grade 11 selection list.

An article titled Grade 11 Selection Info & Updates provides more details. So, check out how to identify the students’ names on Grade 11 selected listing through the link provided.

PNG Grade 10 Exam Result 2023 & 2024 Grade 11 Selection List

The Grade 10 exam results will be available to principals for Grade 11 selections on the FIRST to the SECOND WEEK of December every year.

Normally, it takes about a week or two to make the selection. That means that the students, parents and stakeholders will expect the list of names to be available to them around the THIRD WEEK of December if all goes according to plan.

To put it in perspective, the overall timeline (which may not be the same year-on-year) is as follows:

  • Grade 10 examinations (early to mid-October)
  • Exams marking (late October)
  • Grade 10 results from the provinces arrive at the Education Department in Port Moresby (early November)
  • Data Checks and cleansing (mid to late November)
  • Publishing of Grade 10 Exam results (late November to early December)
  • Release of Grade 11 selection listing (mid-December)

It Takes 3 Months to Complete Exam and Selection

Timeline of PNG Grade 10 Exam Result and Grade 11 Selection:


Grade 10 examinations

Exams marking
Grade 10 results from the provinces arrive at the Education Department in Port Moresby
Data Checks and cleansing

Publishing of Grade 10 Exam results
Release of Grade 11 selection listing

This process takes about 3 months to complete. The key divisions are MSD and GES of the Education Department, Principals and provincial reps. They play an active role in producing PNG Grade 10 Exam Results and the selection of Grade 11 students in the country.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Dum Reedius Iwa

    Please send me the 2024 grade 11 selection list for NCD schools by email.


      2024 grade 11 selection list for NCD schools will be published on the Educaition Department website.

  2. Issac Yuss

    Thank you for the information about the Grade 10 results and the Grade 11 selection list. I found it very helpful. However, I would like to know the exact dates for the release of these results and the list. Thank you again for your assistance.


      Here are the dates that you’ll find useful, click here.

  3. Kerenga Peter

    This is a convenient way to view results

  4. Gaita

    Hi, Is the grade ten selection done only on the national exam results or is it a collection. of the internal assesment together with external results. Thanks. Gaita.

  5. Kinmjosh Damuri

    Show me name list for 2020 Grade 11 selection

  6. Mary

    When actually the selection list for grade for 2020 will be published need know soon

  7. Jacob Naringa

    Please can you send me the 2019 grade 10 results of Busu Secondary School, Dregahaffen Secondary School and Sassi Lutheran High School thankyou and hoping to hear from you soon

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