National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB)

NABTEB Examination Board

The National Business and Technical examinations Board NABTEB was established in 1992 to conduct crafts and technical examinations which was then done by Royal Society of Arts of UK in accordance with the National Policy  on Education NPE.

NABTEB was one of the examinations bodies set up to reduce the burden of conducting examinations like WAEC. The board conducts the National Technical Examination (NTC), National Business Certificate (NBC) and advance level versions of the following disciplines;

Business trades

General education

Engineering and construction trades

Miscellaneous trades

NABTEB certificates are listed by JAMB as one of the prerequisite needed to gain admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges. NABTEB has also commenced the Modular Trades Certificate Examination (MTCE) which is for persons who need to acquire skills in the following areas:

Motor vehicle mechanics work trade

Catering craft trade

Secretarial studies trade

Book keeping trade

If you have sat for NABTEB exam and you are looking for how you can check your result using NABTEB online result checker, I will suggest you first read the following post.


[Related Post: How to Check NABTEB Result]



NABTEB Conducts examinations on the following:

  • National Technical Certificate (NTC)
  • Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC)
  • National Business Certificate (NBC)
  • Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC)
  • Modular Trade Certificate (MTC)

Issue results, certificates and make awards in examination on behalf of or in collaboration with other examination bodies or agencies.

Monitor, collect and keep records of continuous assessments in technical colleges.

Prepare and submit an annual report of examination standards and related issues to the Secretary.

Conduct research and publish statistics and results to develop examinations, syllables and tests in business and technical studies.




1  English language 001, Mathematics 002, physics 004, chemistry 005 and ICT information communication. Technology 008 is compulsory for technical students while Economics 003 and Literature-in-English 007 are optional for them.


2  Candidates for the below listed trades can offer biology as trade related subjects but technical candidates are not allowed to offer biology.

Catering craft practise 340

Ladies garment making 200

Men’s garment making 320

Cosmetology 310

Fisheries 200

Animal husbandry 180


3  Introduction to building construction 211 is a compulsory subject for candidates offering any of the below trades:

Carpentry and joinery 220

Painting and decorating 250

Plumbing and pipefitting 250

Draughtsmanship craft practise 270


4 English language 001, Mathematics 002, Economics 003 are compulsory for business students while physics 004, chemistry 005, biology 006, Literature-in-English 007 and ICT information communication technology 008 are optional for them.



There are four schedules of entry into the NABTEB examinations which are:

a)      EA 60: This registration of candidates offering NBTE syllabus in technical trades.

b)      EA 61: This is the registration of candidates offering NBTE syllabus in business trades.

c)      EA 62:  This will be used to summarise all entries and fees paid by all NTC candidates.

d)      EA 63: This will be used to summarise all entries and fees paid by all NBC candidates.



On the form you will find spaces for the following;

Year: indicate the year the examination is to be taken

Numbering of entry schedules: enter the number of sheets used to register, if you used 5 sheets to register indicate: 1of 5, 2 of 5, 3 of 5, 4 of 5 and 5 of 5 respectively.

Centre code: indicate the centre code of your school or college.

College name: write the name of the college attended, address and telephone number.

Candidate’s examination number; leave blank till you have been given examination number. The examination number should be the same as the one given on the internet during your online registration.



South-South – Former ministry of work, behind Iluobe petrol station, Benin/Agbor road

Benin City Edo state 08029503132 08027293729

North-East – ministry of education headquarters, Yola Adamawa state 08036047492

North-Central – No 94 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II beside Iluobe petrol station, Abuja 08033819857 08074007415

South-West – 14, broad street marina Lagos State 08033750694

North West – S.M.C premises, by science and technical schools board Kaduna State 08035043429 08020736723

South-East – Beside Queens School Enugu 08033781644

If you need any more information about NABTEB or NABTEB exam, you can contact their office by using the above listed contact details.

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One Response to “National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB)”

  1. 100003198985157

    Jan 08. 2013

    I need information about NABTEB exam,

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