Acting Chief Executive Officer; Dr Mercy G. Karogo, MBS is the Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya National Examinations Council since March 2016.
Acting Chief Executive Officer; Dr Mercy G. Karogo, MBS is the Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya National Examinations Council since March 2016.

Close to two million candidates have been registered to sit for this year’s national examinations. According to statistics released by the Kenya National Examinations Council, Knec, 1,938,667 candidates will sit for the final primary and secondary examinations in 2020. Of this number some 751,150 candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations while 1,187,517 others will sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations. This comes after the Council closed the window for enlisting the candidates on February 15, 2020.

HIGHEST CANDIDATURE EVER

According to statistics from Knec, 2020 will see the highest number of candidates sitting the KCPE and KCSE examinations. In 2019 there were 1,088,986 candidates who registered for the KCPE examinations.

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The table below gives a summary of the KCPE Candidature over the last five (5) years:

S/NO YEAR KCPE CANDIDATURE
1 2015 937,372
2 2016 952,388
3 2017 1,003,443
4 2018 1,060,711
5 2019 1,088,986
6 2020 1,187,517

 

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The same trend (increase in candidature over the years) is replicated for the KCSE examinations. For instance, a total of 751,150 have been registered for this year’s examinations; up from the 699,706 in 2019 (See table below);

S/NO YEAR KCSE CANDIDATURE
1 2015 525,787
2 2016 577,249
3 2017 615,591
4 2018 664,479
5 2019 699,706
6 2020 751,150

REVISED 2020 KCPE, KCSE TIMETABLES

Among the Girls’ National schools, Butere has registered the highest number of candidates for the 2020 KCSE examinations at 475.

In the revised KCSE timetable released by KNEC, candidates will rehearse for the examination on Friday October 30, 2020.

The candidates will then sit for their first paper on Monday November 2, 2020; commencing with English paper one (Functional skills) in the morning session and Paper 2 (Comprehension, Literacy Appreciation and Grammar) in the mid morning.

The candidates will sit for their last paper on Wednesday November 25, 2020. The exam period shall last for eighteen (18) days.

Just like it has been, two papers shall be done per day. The morning session will run from 8.00a.m to 10.00a.m. While the mid morning papers will be done between 11.30a.m and 2.00p.m. There shall be a break, between the papers, of thirty (30) minutes from 11.00a.m to 11.30a.m.


WITHDRAWAL FROM 2020 KCSE EXAM

A student who may wish to withdraw from sitting the 2020 KCSE examination is at liberty to do so. KNEC should be notified of the withdrawal from the examination not later than May 31, 2020. Otherwise you would be deemed to have missed the papers and awarded a grade X. Consequently, you will be treated as a repeater in case you wish to sit for subsequent KCSE exams.

THE 2020 KCSE PDF TIME TABLE

The timetable comes with a number of instructions, warnings and penalties. As a candidate, make sure you familiarize yourself with all these to avoid any inconveniences.

Get a copy of the 2020 KCSE Examination Time Table by clicking on the link below.

2020 KCSE Timetable, Fee PDF download


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