NCEA results 2021 update

More than 160,000 students can now view their 2021 NCEA results on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website. The results are available as of the 20th of January 2022.

Students will get their marked exam papers by post in late January.

NZ Scholarship Exam results will be available in early February.

 How to check NCEA results for 2021?

NCEA exam results 2021

The 2021 NCEA exams were delayed by two weeks due to the Covid-19 lockdown. In addition, significantly fewer students showed up to sit for the exams.

Students can now access their NCEA results online at the NZQA website

  • Visit the NZQA website.
  • Click on ‘Students and Learners Login’
  • Enter Email or Username
  • Click Login

That it!

If you have difficulty accessing your results, contact NZQA.

Need help with 2021 NCEA results

NZQA’s call centre will stay open until 8 pm at the time of the release of the results.

Trained staff are there to ensure they answer students’ queries about their results. This also includes a team of specialists and experienced advisors who can offer further guidance.

Contact NZQA

Students unsure of their National Student Number (NSN) or Student Login password can contact NZQA’s contact centre:

  • through the website’s ‘chat’ function,
  • on 0800 697 296 or
  • by emailing

For privacy reasons, NZQA can give results and NSNs only to the students themselves.

2021/2022 NCEA marked papers, reviews & considerations

Students can view marked NCEA exams through the Student Login from 31 January 2022, a change from previous years, where these have been returned through the post.

After their marked papers are available, students have until 25 February to apply for a review or reconsideration.

New Zealand Scholarship exams results

Students who sat New Zealand Scholarship exams will be able to view their results online from 10 February 2022, and after papers are returned, can apply for a review or reconsideration until 4 March 2022.

Readers note:

This information is provided for the benefit of our visitors from New Zealand. This information is updated to fit the format we use on PNG Insight. If you have any questions relating to the 2021 NCEA exam results, please contact NZAQ directly. 

Here is some info on NESA results for 2021.