2023 KCPE and KCSE Exam Registration: KNEC Unveils 5 Key Guidelines


Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has made it clear that the ongoing registration for the 2023 KCSE, KCPE, and qualifying test exams is mandatory and must be completed by March 30, 2023. In a statement issued on Monday, February 13, the Council stressed that the correct order of names, gender, year of birth, and subjects registered must be filled in by all candidates. The Council also emphasized the importance of providing information on any special needs or disabilities.

The KCSE Qualifying Test (QT) is an exam aimed at evaluating a candidate’s eligibility to sit for the KCSE examination. The examination is open to those with a primary certificate other than KCPE and those with a foreign primary certificate acquired after less than eight years of primary school education.

David Njeng’ere, CEO of KNEC, has directed school principals to fill out the registration forms for candidates and hand them over to the Council. He confirmed that no candidate would be allowed to sit their exams without registering first. “Every center has two months to ensure that all candidates are registered,” Njeng’ere said during the release of the 2022 KCSE results on January 20, 2023.

The online registration process is being conducted at the office of the County Director of Education. KCPE is scheduled to take place between November 6, 2023, and November 9, 2023, while KCSE candidates will sit their exams between November 10, 2023, and December 1, 2023. The Council has also made it clear that there will be no late registration for the national exams.

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