The education ministry says reports from across its six regions indicate that the overall administration of the Primary Exit Profiles ability test for this year went smoothly and no major issue affected the examination.
The education ministry is reporting that the exam started on time, all scripts were in place and the centres were observed to be properly arranged and the students were settled.
Just over 39,000 students are registered to sit the exams this year.
The second component, the grade 6 performance tasks will take place on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20.
The curriculum based tests are set for Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24.