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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.

Top performing secondary schools in PNG 2023

Here are lists of top schools in Papua New Guinea in 2023. St Charles Lwanga and Paglum Secondary Schools are the best in their grades. Private schools like Paradise College, Goroka Grammar, and Hagi International are also doing well. The Department of Education announced the ranks on the 8th of December 2023 during the release of the Grade 10 and Grade 12 exam results.

Check out PNG Insight on YouTube for information on Grade 10 & 12 Selections - click here

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Top 10 Govt and Agency Schools, Grade 10: Top performing secondary and high schools 2023

  • 10. De La Salle Secondary School (NCD)
  • 9. Gordon Secondary School (NCD)
  • 8. St Joseph Tari Secondary School (Hela)
  • 7. Mercy Secondary Secondary School (ESP)
  • 6. Kama SDA Primary & Junior High School (EHP)
  • 5. Pidipai Secondary School (Enga)
  • 4. Cameron Secondary School (Milne Bay)
  • 3. Mt Hagen Secondary School (WHP)
  • 2. Marianville Secondary School (NCD)
  • 1. St Charles Lwanga Secondary School (NCD)

Top 10 Private Schools, Grade 10: Top performing secondary and high schools 2023

  • 10. Goroka Grammar International School (EHP)
  • 9. Hagi  International School (WNBP)
  • 8. Lae Christian Academy (Morobe)
  • 7. Pom Grammar (NCD)
  • 6. Lihir International School (New Ireland)
  • 5. Kokop College (NCD)
  • 4. Kimbe International School (WNBP)
  • 3. OLSH International School (New Ireland)
  • 2. St Joseph International College (NCD)
  • 1. Paradise College (NCD)

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Top 10 Govt and Agency Schools, Grade 12: Top performing secondary schools in PNG 2023

  • 10. Goroka Secondary School (EHP)
  • 9. St Gabriel's Secondary School (Western/North Fly)
  • 8. Marianville Secondary School (NCD)
  • 7. Lihir Secondary School (New Ireland)
  • 6. Cameron Secondary School (Milne Bay)
  • 5. St Ignatius Secondary School (Sandaun)
  • 4. Busu Secondary School (Morobe)
  • 3. St Charles Secondary School (NCD)
  • 2. Mt Hagen Secondary School (WHP)
  • 1. Paglum Adventist Secondary School (WHP)

Top 10, Private Schools: Top performing secondary schools in PNG 2023

  • 10. OLSH Vunapope Secondary School (ENBP)
  • 9. Nonu Institute Private School (NCD)
  • 8. Sacred Heart (Vunapope) International (ENBP)
  • 7. Goroka Grammar (EHP)
  • 6. Pom Grammar (NCD)
  • 5. Highlands Lutheran International School (Enga)
  • 4. OLSH International (New Ireland)
  • 3. St Joseph International Catholic College (NCD)
  • 2. Hagi  International School (WNBP)
  • 1. Paradise College (NCD)

The compilation of the top-performing schools from 2019 to 2022 is available here. Check to see which schools have been performing consistently in the Grade 10 and Grade 12 exams.

Top Performing Schools in PNG 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019

Since 2016, the National Department of Education has taken pride in announcing the ranks of the Top Performing Schools in PNG. Each school in the country ranks according to its performance in the national examination. 

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Ranking the Top Performing Schools in PNG

The education department ranks the schools as the top 10 performing schools based on how well the students perform in the exams. Also, the department recognises schools that have signs of improvement over the years. 

A school can rank among the top-performing schools or as the most improved school. 

 Mean Rating Index, MRI,

The department uses what is called the Mean Rating Index, MRI, to convert students' Grades to percentages  (out of 100%) or decimals (out of 1.0). 

In simple terms, the more As (in Grade 12) or Distinctions (in Grade 10) the higher the MRI a school gets. 

The schools are then sorted in order to pick out the top-performing schools in the country.

The list of 2023 top performing schools available here.

Most improved schools 

The most improved schools are those that show signs of improvement as compared to their past performances. 

It is a good indicator of improved teaching and learning introduced recently. It is done to acknowledge and recognise a school's achievements.

Top 10 Secondary Schools and National High Schools in PNG in 2022

Here is the latest update on the top-performing Secondary Schools in PNG in 2022. 

Top Performing Secondary and National High Schools in 2021 (Grade 12)

PNG Insight created a summary table of the Top 10 Schools in PNG on our main website - check it out

Top Performing High and Secondary Schools in 2021 (Grade 10)

You can also find the summary table of the schools that produce the top Grade 10 students in the country on our main website. 

Follow this link for the latest updates

Grade 11 Selections 2024

The Grade 11 selections will take place as soon as the selection committee from the provinces get the exam results. 

Reassuringly, the 2023 results are out on the 8th of December 2023. That means that the selection should be starting now. 

It may take up to 2 weeks to complete the Grade 11 selection. Check this article for more info.

DHERST National Online Selection 2024

DHERST announced the dates for selections and release of acceptance lists on its website. Here is a brief of the dates:
  • 2024 academic year admission selection list 2023 publication – Saturday 23rd December 2023
  •  Launching of 2023 Selection for 2024 academic year - Thursday 21st December, 2023
  • NOAS Grace period – Tuesday 12th December- Friday 15th December, 2023

Check this article for more info on DHERST National Online Selection 2023

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

If you have any questions, leave a comment below.

2021 Top Performing National High Schools in PNG

2023 Top Performing National High Schools in PNG

List National High Schools in PNG

Many people ask how many national high schools are in PNG at present. There are 6 national high schools (now called the National Schools of Excellence or NSoE) are:

  • Aiyura National Schools of Excellence, 
  • Kerevat National Schools of Excellence, 
  • Port Moresby National Schools of Excellence, 
  • Passam National Schools of Excellence, 
  • Wawin National Schools of Excellence and 
  • Sogeri National Schools of Excellence.

Check out the complete ranks of all the TOP SCHOOLS in PNG.

2021 PNG National High School Ranking

In 2021 the ranking, there was a slight shift in the ranking. 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.

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

Here is the rank from the top-performing NSoE:
  1. Passam, 
  2. Port Moresby,
  3. Wawin, 
  4. Kerevat, 
  5. Aiyura, and
  6. Sogeri.
Wawin National High School improved massively in 2021 ranks.

2020 PNG NHS Ranking

Here is the ranking for the 6 NHS in the country, the video below is the declaration of the performance rank of the 6 NHS in reverse order (the ranking was for NHS only).

The ranking was announced during the heads of schools and education divisions conference at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby on the 10th of December 2020.

  1. Passam
  2. Port Moresby 
  3. Kerevat
  4. Sogeri 
  5. Aiyura, and
  6. Wawin

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