Selection List: PNG National High and Secondary Schools - info & update

The Grade 11 selection for 2022 is usually released by the General Education Services (GES) of the National Education Department before the end of the year. Perhaps it is important to understand the effort (and appreciate the timebound work) the education officials put into selecting the Grade 11 students in 2021 for 2022. 

In this article, we provide the information and updates on Grade 11 selections and Selection Listing based on what we observed in the past.

LATEST UPDATE: Grade 11 Selection List 2022 Published

IMPORTANT UPDATE 22 DEC 2021: The Grade 11 Selection Lists for all the Regions and Nationa High Schools are OUT NOW (22nd DECEMBER 2022). 

As we predicted, the list came out 2 weeks after the Grade 11 Selection Committee had completed the selection. 

The education department website is slow due to a high volume of traffic. You may find this frustrating, so go easy.


  • Update#2: The 2022 Grade 11 selection is in progress.
  • Update#1: Grade 10 exam marks release to the selection committee on the 5th December 2021

According to the Education Secretary, the Grade 10 national exam results will be released to the Grade 11 Selection Conference on the 5th of December 2021.

That means that the 2021 Selection lists for National High and Secondary Schools are likely to be published after 2 weeks following the release of the results.

Grade 11 selection for 2022

Here is a brief of what actually happens from students taking the exams to releading of Grade 11 selection list in PDF:

1. Grade 10 Exams taken by students in schools in the provinces.

2. Grade 10 Students scripts are marked in the provinces.

3. Results are sent from the provincial marking centres to the Education Department in Port Moresby (MSD deals with the online Grade 10 results/marks).

4. MSD and General Education Services (a section of the National Department of Education) facilitate the selection.

5. Provincial reps, principals and education officers meet in the provinces (starting 2020) and use the Grade 10 students final results to select the 2021 Grade 11 students for national and secondary schools in the country.

6. The 2021 Grade 11 students selection PDF lists are published on the education department website.

How long does it take to do Grade 11 selection?

In 2020, it took 10 days (from the end of the selection) for the GES to publish the Grade 11 selection list. It took longer in 2021 (3 weeks) to finalise the publish the selection list in PDF.

This year's Grade 11 selection for 2022 might take 2 weeks, see our prediction here. 

This may seem long for the waiting parents and stakeholders, but it is important to get it right and also for the education secretary to sight the selection listing. 

Therefore, though it is timebound selection, GES and the education department does it well in 10 days after selections have been done.

Grade 11 Selection Info video

This video will help you to understand the process involved in the selection mentioned above. And, how to easily search the PDF list when it comes out. 

Timebound Activity: Grade 11 Selection 2022

The selection is timebound. As mentioned, though parents and stakeholders are desperate to see the list, we must also know that the list will (still) come out before the end of the year. No need to be worried. 

Join PNG Insight on Twitter or bookmark this blog or our website, we will let you know as soon as the 2021 selection PDF list is out.

If you need more info, check out these articles:

1. Grade 11 Selection list >> update and info

2. Grade 10 Online Result and Grade 11 Selection Timeline >> Click Here

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Appy to a college in PNG as a non-school leaver - opportunities 

Hope this information helps you to apply DODL matriculation study centres and complete your education. 

If you are a non-school leaver looking for an opportunity to study in PNG, check out the list of application and admission info.

Here is the page where you can get more information about the 2022 application form. Please, visit the Unitech DODL page here. If you have any questions, leave a comment below. 

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Unknown said...

When is the 2021 grade 11 selection listing will be officially published?

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

i also tried accessing Grade 10 results and but it appears saying there's an error..

Unknown said...

When will the 2021 grade 11 selection list be published??

Unknown said...

How will I find out grade 11 selection the list ready

Unknown said...

When will the grade 11 selection list be published,come on we've gone past the official release date.Concern mum,Madang.

Unknown said...

How can we see the selection list for grade 11

Unknown said...

Give the exact date for grade 11 selection list for 2021.

Unknown said...

When will the national selection for academic year 2021 be published?

Unknown said...

When will be the official release date of the grade 11 selection listing for the year 2021

Unknown said...

When will the selection list be published!!!!?

Unknown said...

It appears the 2021 grade 11 selection list has not been published. Can someone explain please?

Unknown said...

When will be the grade 10 selection list come out?

Parent said...

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Unknown said...

It appears that the grade 11 selection list has not yet been published. Today is now the 23rd December and as it was stated that by the 11th December the listing will be made available. We applaud your tireless work but Can we get an answer please? Thank you.

Unknown said...

Grade 11 selection is still not out, please share some light here.

Unknown said...

Grade 11 selection is still not out, please share some light here.

Unknown said...

Seriously what took you guys so long to publish the selection list so we can see it

Unknown said...

Is the actual grade 11 selection list for 2021 out?

Unknown said...

When will the Gr 11 selection list will be publish?

Unknown said...

any update on the grade 11 selection list for 2021?

Unknown said...

When will the department of education publish the grade 11 selection 18 December is already due

Unknown said...

Is the grade 11 selection list for 2021 published online now?

Unknown said...

The year is about to end, and the due date was over and yet the grade 11 selection list for 2021 not published.
When will it be out,please?

Unknown said...

When will be the selection list come out for grade 10?

Unknown said...

I get good Marks but why not my name is on the list while the students that get lowest,their name appear while my name is confusing so please is their another options left

Unknown said...

When will the Gr10 receive their acceptance letter and their certificates? Because schools will starts after some few days.

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Unknown said...

Still waiting. Any info from Educ Dept? What's going on? When are the NCD Grade 11 selection list for 2022 coming out?

Unknown said...

When are the selection lists for NCD Grade 11's for 2022 coming out?

Gaining To Proceed said...

Is there any possibility of getting students acceptance letter