Secondary School

National Exams 2021


Registration for secondary school tests and examinations, whatever the purpose (subject approval, entrance examination or improvement of classification) will take place between:

  • Registration deadline for the 1st phase – March 24 to April 15;
  • Registration deadline for the 2nd Phase – August 2 to August 6.

Compulsory Enrolment

With the exception of students who failed due to absences, secondary school students must register for the 1st phase of tests and exams of the 11th and 12th grades.

Cancellation of Enrolment

Secondary school students who cancel the enrolment in a given subject after the penultimate week of the 3rd term will not be able to sit a national final exam or an examination of equivalence to frequency in that subject in the current school year.

ENES 2021 Form

The ENES 2021 form is a necessary document to apply for higher education. Students can request it at the school where they took their national examinations, after examination results have been published.

In order to apply to higher education, students who do not intend to take exams in this academic year must register in the PIEPE platform, in order to issue the ENES 2021 form without having to pay the registration fee.

Registration for the 2nd Phase

All students who wish to take exams in the 2nd phase must register to do so.

The exams taken in the 2nd stage of the national final exams calendar can only be used, as entrance examinations, in the application to the 2nd stage of the national competition for access to higher education, both in the next school year and in the two subsequent years.

Applicants to Higher Education

Students who intend to apply to public higher education should request their access password from DGES’s online application system. When registering for the national final exams they should insert the receipt of the password request in the PIEPE platform.

PIEPE Platform

Secondary school students must register in the PIEPE platform. In this regard, we advise you to read the full text “V- Electronic Enrolment Platform for Exams and Tests” on pages 15 and 16 (Portuguese only).

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