More than 163,000 students throughout the country have had a nervous start to the morning, as NCEA results were published.
Students were able to log on to the Qualifications Authority website and see their results from 7am.
Deputy chief executive of assessment Richard Thornton said 12,000 students accessed their results in the first hour and the process was going smoothly.
A glitch during similar tests in advance of the results in 2013 allowed more than 200 students to get an early glimpse of their scores, sparking a flurry of inquiries and complaints.
The Qualifications Authority said it had been routinely testing its software to avoid a repeat of similar problems.
Ruby Pleasants, 18, from Newlands College in Wellington, checked her results early this morning, and says access was much easier this year.
"This time it was straight forward i didn't have to call anyone or anything."