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Be Informed: Know about PNG Grade 11 Selection Online

In Papua New Guinea, the Grade 11 Selection process opens doors to exciting academic opportunities, leading students to pursue upper secondary and STEM education. This simplified guide provides aspiring students with a clear understanding of the following:

  • selection criteria, 
  • procedures, and 
  • factors that influence their chances of gaining admission to upper secondary schools. 
This article is based on Education Secretary Circular No. 13/2020.

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Conducting the Grade 11 Selection Online

The Grade 11 Selection process in Papua New Guinea is conducted online. The Department of Education provides an online system for principals to enter and verify student data in the provinces. 

The committee then uses the online system to select students based on the National Standard Requirements - the Selection Benchmark. This ensures that the process is fair, transparent, and efficient.

Data entry and verification for the Grade 11 Selection process take place in the provincial capitals. Principals collaborate on entering and verifying student information from School Leaver Forms (SLFs), ensuring data consistency across provinces. Simultaneously, the principals:

  • Address transfer requests.
  • Ensure eligible students receive official offer letters.
  • Gather final reports and publication lists.
  • Appoint a chairperson to manage logistics.
  • Request electronic copies of SLFs for all Grade 10 students.

This centralised approach enhances data management and reduces errors, promoting a fair and efficient selection process.

Grade 11 Selection National Benchmark

To be eligible for Grade 11 selection, students must meet the established National Standard Requirements, which evaluate their academic performance in various subjects. These requirements include:

  • Acing at least 7 Upper Passes in essential subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Personal Development, Agriculture, and Business Studies.
  • Achieving proficiency in other subjects: Art, Design and Technology, Home Economics, Practical Skills, and Computing.
  • Securing a percentile score of 77.0 or higher in the Grade 10 examinations. (Here is the full explanation)
  • National Schools of Excellence (NSOE) prioritise students with Credits and Distinctions.

PNg Grade 11 selection - Education Department Website

Eligibility for Selection to Secondary Schools and NSOE

To identify and nurture academically promising students, the Grade 11 Selection process employs the standardised benchmark outlined above. 

The Grade 11 selection committee scrutinises student records and selects candidates based on their academic achievements and adherence to the Grade 11 Selection National Benchmark. 

National Schools of Excellence prioritise students with Credits and Distinctions, creating a diverse and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Only officially recognised Secondary Schools are authorised to admit Grade 11 students.

Grade 11 Essentials for Fair Selection

After verifying the data, the committee carefully analyses the information and selects students from the eligible lists. The selection process adheres to the National Standard Requirements and considers various factors, including:

  • Completed and Approved School Leaver Forms: Only students with finalised School Leaver Forms are eligible for selection.
  • School Quotas: Each school has a designated quota for the number of students it can accommodate in Grade 11. Students who exceed the quota will not be selected.
  • Exemplary Character References: Students with outstanding character references are given priority during the selection process.
  • Parental Transfer Requests: Parents who request a transfer for their child must submit a formal written request.
  • Gender Equity: In cases of a tie, gender equity is considered when determining selection.

Grade 11 selection list pdf 2024 - downgload - education department website .gov.p

Confirmation and Approval

The final selection lists undergo a rigorous two-step confirmation process:

  1. Chairperson's Confirmation: The Chairperson of the Grade 11 Selection Committee carefully reviews the lists to ensure adherence to the established criteria.
  2. Secretary for Education's Approval: Only after the Chairperson's confirmation can the lists be forwarded to GES for the Secretary for Education's final approval.

Upon receiving approval from the Secretary for Education, selected students receive offer letters from their respective schools. They may then enrol in Grade 11 according to the approved lists published on the Education Department website

No other selection, amendments, or inclusion should be done to the final selection lists that are done by the provincial selection committees and approved by the Education secretary.

Additional Considerations: Fairness & Efficiency

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the available slots, the committee may consider non-eligible lists. Additionally, selected students must retain soft copies of their approved School Leaver Forms for verification purposes. 

Principals are also responsible for maintaining copies of the following documents:

  • Copy of the final selected list.
  • Copies of school leavers forms for selected students.
  • Offer letters for all selected students.


The Grade 11 Selection process in Papua New Guinea helps students get into upper secondary schools. The committee selects students based on their grades and standards set by the Department of Education. 

The final selection lists for all the upper secondary schools in the country will be published on the department website. Students who are selected receive offer letters from their schools.

Top STEM Students Get US Scholarships (National Schools of Excellence Top Performers)

The Ministry of Education in Papua New Guinea is celebrating the outstanding achievements of students who excelled in the STEM Examination. For the second time, Grade 12 students from the National Schools of Excellence (NSOE) took the challenging test, and the top-scoring students were awarded prestigious scholarships to study in the United States.

scholarships for png students 2024 Top STEM Students Get US Scholarships (National Schools of Excellence Top Performers)

This scholarship program is a way for the Ministry to encourage excellence in STEM fields and help students reach their full potential. By providing these talented individuals with the opportunity to further their education abroad, the Ministry is investing in the future of STEM innovation in Papua New Guinea.

The scholarship recipients have shown remarkable dedication and passion for STEM subjects, earning the top positions in their respective disciplines. Their success serves as an inspiration to other students, demonstrating the possibilities that STEM education holds.

As these scholars embark on their academic journeys in the United States, they carry the hopes of the nation, and an inspiration for future STEM students. Their contributions to the field of STEM are eagerly anticipated, and their success will undoubtedly pave the way for future generations of STEM leaders in Papua New Guinea.

National Schools of Excellence Grade 11 Selection List 2024 (OUT NOW)

The Department of Education will release the 2024 National School of Excellence (formerly known as National High Schools) Grade 11 selection lists on its website along with the secondary schools' Grade 11 selection lists.

PNG Insight will keep this page updated with the most up-to-date information. Bookmark this page and share the link with your friends and colleagues to stay informed.

National Schools of Excellence 2024 Grade 11 Selection Lists (December 2023 Updates)

  • Update#6: 20.12.2023 - NSOE Grade 11 Selection Lists 2024 OUT NOW - Released Today. SEE THE DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW.
  • Update#5: 14.12.2023 Do you think the Education Department should include the dates for the publication of Grade 10 and 12 examination results and Grade 11 selection on the Education Department Calendar? Let us know what you think here.
  • Update#4: 10.12.2023 - PNG Insight understands that the selections are still in progress, no announcement has been made as to the release of the 2024 Grade 11 selection list for the National Schools of Excellence yet.
  • Update#3: 08.12.2023 - Top STEM students get US Scholarships - Click here to Get Details; 2023 Rank for the NSOE
  • Update#2: 06.12.2023 - Grade 10 and Grade 12 results to come out on the 8th of December 2023
  • Update#1: 01.12.2023 - General Education Services (GES) officially announced the dates for the Grade 11 National Selection for 2024

Grade 11 Selection List for National High Schools 2023 (National Schools of Excellence)  RELEASED (20.12.2023)

2023 NSOE Rank and Top-performing Secondary Schools

Here is this year's rank for the 6 national schools of excellence, including the secondary schools in PNG. 

2022 Top Performing National Schools of Excellence in PNG

Find out how to check your name on the Grade 11 selections list PDF and the top-performing schools in the country.

2021 Top Performing National High Schools in PNG

There was a slight shift in the 2021 National High Schools ranking. Check out the complete ranks of all the TOP SCHOOLS in PNG.

Note that the ranks are indications of the performances of the 6 National Schools of Excellence (formally National High Schools) performance in the Grade 12 National Examinations in 2021.

You can also see the 2020 ranks on the right of this video. Watch and subscribe to PNG Insight on YouTube.

Passam and Port Moresby National High Schools maintain the top places at No. 1 and No.2 as the 2021 performing schools of excellence in PNG.

2024 Grade 11 Selection List for Secondary Schools

As we predicted last year, the list came out 10 days after Education Department (MSD) released the 2022 Grade 10 exam results. This year's (2023), selection is in progress. Check out the links to your region to find out more about the selections.

Note that we ONLY reproduce the selection list here from the Education Department website for our visitors. If you have any questions, check out the education department website. 

Prepare for 2024 Academic Year: Grade 11 and Grade 12 Maths Resources Online

Do you know you can download the Grade 11 and Grade 12 Mathematics (General and Advanced Maths) Exam Papers and all the Topics? 

PNG Insight has over 10 years of collections of Exam Papers and resources for both teachers and students. 

Check out our Maths Exam Resources get a copy of the topics and download the Exam Papers.

National high school selection list PDF 2023

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