Billy Jones' dramatic late equaliser for Exeter denied Stevenage all three points at St James' Park.
Jones' 35-yard free-kick found the top-right corner after George Boyd had fouled Lee Phillips.
The away side had taken a 57th-minute lead through Steve Guppy whose left-foot strike sneaked inside the right post from 12 yards.
Boyd went close with a 20-yard drive for Stevenage while Lee Phillips came close from six yards.
Exeter: Rice, Woodards, Edwards, Richardson, Billy Jones, Taylor (Challinor 62), Gill, Buckle (Clay 74), Moxey, Mackie (Stansfield 59), Phillips.
Subs Not Used: Paul Jones, Seaborne.
Goals: Billy Jones 87.
Stevenage: Julian, Fuller, Henry, Gaia, Nutter, Dobson, Beard, Lee, Guppy, Boyd, Morison (Stamp 84).
Subs Not Used: Potter, Oliver, Goodliffe, Deen. Booked: Dobson.
Goals: Guppy 58.
Ref: A Sainsbury (Wiltshire).