CXC exams: Private candidate fees to sit CXC CSEC exams

CXC exams: Private candidate fees to sit CXC CSEC exams


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Private candidates who wish to sit the CXC CSEC must pay their registration and examination fees to the Local Ministry of Education in their island or territory. These fees are payable on registering to sit the CXC CSEC exams.

In Jamaica, the agency in charge of registration to sit the CXC exams is the Overseas Examination Commission.

Here is the current cost of sitting the CXC CSEC exams (in US dollar amounts).


Fee structure for Candidates in CXC participating territories

Candidate entry $17.50
Cost per subject $17.50
Late entry $22.50 - 37.50



Fee structure for Candidates in CXC non-participating territories




Candidate entry


Cost per subject


Late entry

$22.50 -37.50


Please note that local Ministries of Education may impose additional fees to cover local costs. Before registering, you are advised to enquire about any additional fees that you may be required to pay.


You can view more information on CXC CSEC examination fees on the CXC website (scroll to the bottom of the page).


Replacement CXC examination certificates

CXC charges a fee of USD $105.00 to provide replacement examination certificates. Forms to apply for CXC replacement exam certificates are available here.


CXC replacement transcript

You can also request a replacement transcript of your CXC exam results here.


You can calculate your local currency cost for registering for the CXC CSEC exams or replacing lost/damaged CXC certificates by using this currency converter:




guest (not verified) 22 August 2009 - 11:06pm

i wrote as a private candidate where do i get my results?

JESSIE (not verified) 2 November 2010 - 1:49pm


Jennifer Duncan (not verified) 21 October 2011 - 11:36am

love the subjects

Jennifer Duncan (not verified) 21 October 2011 - 11:38am

i just wanted to know as a private candidate will the registration fee be the same

Hello, yes, these are the fees that CXC has set for CXC CSEC exam registration.

There may be local fees in addition. These may be fees set by your local Ministry of Education for processing your CXC CSEC exam registration application.

Since these local fees vary by exam territory, you will need to contact your Ministry of Education (Overseas Examinations Commission in Jamaica) for more information on this.

keirre henry (not verified) 1 October 2012 - 11:01pm

it is very inspirational

guest (not verified) 2 October 2012 - 9:51am

hi , i would like to sit mathes and engling cxc exams in may /june 2013, im currently doing home studies (not attending any institution ) can i register if there a late registration ?

Kathy-ann Daniel 2 October 2012 - 10:16am

In reply to by guest (not verified)

Yes, you can. The deadlines for late registration are fast approaching. You are advised to try to sign up as soon as possible.

guest (not verified) 17 January 2013 - 12:11pm

Hey, if you registered as a PRIVATE candidate, can you sit the exams at any institutions?

No, you cannot sit the exam at any institution. Private candidates normally receive instructions from the Ministry of Education or the Overseas Examination Commission (CXC Local Registrar) on which exam centre to attend to sit their exams.

guest (not verified) 24 January 2013 - 7:18pm

Hey ADMIN what would be the cost of a CAPE subject in Jamaican dollars?I am not sure if i am getting $1638 dollars in Jamaican dollars.

guest (not verified) 10 September 2013 - 3:33am

Hi there,

For students studying on their own. How do they go abt getting a centre to sit their exams?

Also as a private tutor how do I secure an exam centre for my students and how do I go about paying their exam fees?

Thks in advane

guest (not verified) 23 October 2013 - 2:02pm

does chemistry have a third Paper for those who are not doing SBA?

tutor (not verified) 2 September 2014 - 8:47pm

I'm currently a full time student at my school however, I chose to write several science subjects such as Biology and Chemistry and Integrated Science while I'm still in form four. My teachers have recommended me and believes I will be successful and these courses.

Right now, I can only write the 3rd papers for these subjects because I haven not completed the SBA's as yet...Can I register through my school and still write the 3rd papers.

I DO NOT want to register as a PRIVATE candidate SO I need to know can I register through/ with my school and still be able to write the 3rd paper as a student of my current school.

I would appreciate a quick response and a link where CXC has this in writing. THanks in Advanced

guest (not verified) 5 November 2014 - 5:15pm

I want to do an english cxc 2014 in may but my teacher didnt not enter me so can i register at the ministry of education to do my english cxc in may and my entry fee for my school has past so i want to know the fee and if i can register to do it in barbados

kemar (not verified) 13 August 2015 - 11:05am

I want to do English 2016 in may, when does registration starts and I live in independence city, portmore, Jamaica. Is this a participating territorie ?

gordon (not verified) 12 November 2015 - 9:20am

The deadline at school has passed can I still pay for my subjects am a private candidate.

edward (not verified) 31 March 2018 - 5:28pm

my parents are moving to another county, really far away from our current location, is it possible, in any way to write my csec exams in another school?

admin 3 April 2018 - 9:07am

In reply to by edward (not verified)

Hi Edward, You can write your CXC CSEC exams in another school, if  the school is in a Caribbean territory where the exams are given. If this is not the case, and you are moving out of the Caribbean region, it will not be possible for you to sit these exams. Sorry.


liv (not verified) 22 May 2018 - 1:41pm

aumm i see 3/2 paper for chemistry n it says it is done by private individuals .... wat exactly does that mean? is 3/2 for students who havent submitted sba or smtg?

liv (not verified) 22 May 2018 - 1:44pm

3/2 paper , it is specifically for persons who havent submitted sba?

CHENELLE FRECKLETON (not verified) 25 June 2018 - 1:06pm

Hi. I'd like some more information on how to register as a private candidate to sit 3 exams, the entry cost and cost per subject and as well the earliest date possible for me to sit the exams. I. e. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, POA, HUMAN AND SOCIAL BIOLOGY.

guest (not verified) 30 October 2018 - 11:12pm

The fees for the exams are due tomorrow, but my parents are struggling to get the fees paid. If we are unable to pay it tomorrow, is there another time that we will get to pay it?

Natalie (not verified) 3 September 2019 - 5:06pm

Good afternoon:

I am from Jamaica, Can you please tell me the deadline to pay the mathematics resit fee for January 2020 and the total amount for the fees.

Thank you,

guest (not verified) 20 October 2019 - 2:30pm

I need to register for information technology May/june 2020 but as a private candidate. However i recently got the list of subjects offered and i'm not seeing it? Am i not able to do the exam?

KAREN LEE QUAY (not verified) 23 September 2020 - 12:06pm

could you register with the ministry of education to sit subjects without being in a school by studying on your own.

Alexzandra Pelz (not verified) 6 October 2020 - 1:30pm

Do I just pay one entry fee or do I have to pay an entry fee for each subject?

admin 7 October 2020 - 12:00am

In reply to by Alexzandra Pelz (not verified)

Hello, You have to pay an examination fee to sit each subject.

Chev (not verified) 12 October 2020 - 3:58pm

Do Private Candidates do SBA's or do they sit pappers 3?

admin 12 October 2020 - 9:45pm

In reply to by Chev (not verified)


Private candidates, people who are out-of-school  do not do SBAs. Instead they sit a third exam paper - Paper 3.

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