CXC® 2022 Examinations Administration Strategy

CXC® 2022 Examinations Administration Strategy

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) wishes to advise that the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCLSC®) examinations will be administered in their original format; that is, for CAPE® and CSEC® Papers 01, 02 and 031/School-Based Assessments (SBAs) or Paper 032 for private candidates, and for CCSLC®, Papers 01 and 031/School-Based Assessments. CXC® will maintain the strategy of 100% SBA moderation across all centres, for all subjects in 2022.

Examination dates are as follows:

  • May/June CAPE® examinations: 2 May – 10 June 2022
  • May/June CSEC®: 2 May – 3 June 2022;
  • CCSLC® examinations: 6 – 9 June 2022; and
  • CPEA™ examinations: 12 – 13 May 2022.

Caribbean Vocational Qualification* (CVQ*) assessment will be conducted between May and July 2022. Dates will be determined by individual participating territories.

Official timetables are available at

CXC® has once again put concessions in place to support students in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These include:

  • School Based Assessments (SBAs) – The reductions to SBA Requirements made in 2021, as much as 50 per cent in some subjects, were maintained.
  • Option to Defer – The deferral strategy has been extended for use any time prior to the administration of a subject. Candidates will be able to defer to January or June 2023, whenever the subject is administered.

As we look ahead to 2023, CXC® continues to work with regional Ministries of Education on its digital transformation strategy. Plans are currently underway to begin administering all Paper 01 examinations electronically in 2023.

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