Digital Examinations - Information for Candidates

How do I view my marked 2021 end of year digital exam?

Candidates who sit an NCEA exam digitally will be able to view marked digital exam scripts from late January 2022 (exact date to be confirmed) until 30 June 2022.

Once the digital exam scripts are available, you will be able to view your responses by clicking on a “Access digital exam script” button on this page and access using your student login account details.

Once you have logged in, you will be directed to a page where you can access any marked digital exam scripts that are available to view.

If your result appears to be different to what is displayed on your marked digital exam script, this may be because a derived grade or unexpected event grade has been applied to your work.

NOTE: NZQA does not return marked digital submitted assessments (e.g. Digital Technologies Common Assessment Tasks, Design and Visual Communication, Visual Arts, Level 3 Education for Sustainability, NZ Scholarship Health and Physical Education, Dance and Music). You should contact your school if you need a copy of your submission.

Digital Reviews and Reconsiderations

If you think a standard you completed digitally is missing some or all its content, or a grade score has been calculated or reported incorrectly, you will need to apply for a review. 

The date by which all reviews and reconsiderations must be received will be confirmed in early 2022.

If you would like your digital exam remarked, you will need to apply for a reconsideration. NCEA reconsiderations cost $20.40 for each standard; however, you may qualify for a reconsideration fee waiver.   

For digital standards that were answered entirely online, you do not need to send a copy of your answers with your application for a review or reconsideration.

Grade score marking (GSM) and your results

Your NCEA digital exam will show a grade score for each question you completed.

In GSM the separate scores for questions are added together to give the total score. Your grade is then awarded based on the total score.

The range of scores for each grade of each standard is in the cut scores for each subject. You can use these to check your grade has been correctly awarded.

More information about grade score marking can be found here.

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