The seven teams were divided into one pool of three and one pool of four teams. The two pool winners took part in play-offs to determine the nation advanced to the World Group II Play-offs. The nations finishing last in their pools took part in relegation play-offs, with the losing nation was relegated to Group II for 2014.
The eleven teams were divided into one pool of five and one pool of six teams. The winners of each pool played off against each other to determine which one team advanced to Asia/Oceania Zone Group I in 2014. All the other nations competed in the same manner for the positional Play-offs.