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Key Dates

The Northern Ireland Transfer Test Key Dates

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Key Dates 2017/18

Below are the AQE (CEA) & the PPTC (GL Assessment) dates for the 2017/18 cycle.
AQE - 2017/18 Key Dates & Deadlines (pdf)
PPTC (GL) - 2017/18 Timetable (pdf)

Registration Opens

Tuesday 2nd May 2017: AQE Registration Opens
Monday 15th May 2017: PPTC (GL Assessment) Registration Opens

Registration Closes

Friday 8th Sep 2017: AQE Registration Closes
Friday 22nd Sep 2017: PPTC (GL Assessment) Registration Closes (2pm)

Assessment Dates

Saturday 11th Nov 2017: AQE (CEA) 1st Paper
Saturday 18th Nov 2017: GL Assessments
Saturday 25th Nov 2017: AQE (CEA) 2nd Paper
Saturday 2nd Dec 2017: AQE (CEA) 3rd Paper
Saturday 9th Dec 2017: GL Supplementary Entrance Assessment


Saturday 27th Jan 2018: AQE (CEA) results arrive at children’s homes
Saturday 27th Jan 2018: GL Assessment results arrive at children’s homes
AQE & GL results letters will be posted 1st class on Friday 26th of January and should arrive the next day (Saturday 27th Jan). Parents worried about late post may wish to contact the Post Office to make alternative arrangements.


Monday 12th Feb 2018: AQE (CEA) re-mark application form submission deadline.
Friday 9th Feb 2018: GL Assessment (GL) re-mark requests deadline (2pm).
Feb/Mar 2018: AQE Assessment (CEA) re-mark results.

Pupils apply to Schools

Feb/March 2018: Primary principals will hold meetings with parents and complete Transfer Forms for post-primary education. Transfer Forms will be sent to the Education Authority.

School Allocation

May/June 2018 - Parents are informed by the Education Authority which school that their child has been allocated to.