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2024 CBA Grade 7 KNEC Exams; Full instructions

Jul 15, 2024

2023 CBA Grade 7 KNEC Exams; Full instructions

REF:KNEC/GEN/TD/OR/CBA/2023/001                                     17111April 2024

To:     All      (i)        Sub County Directors of Education

(ii)     Heads of Junior Secondary Schools

(Ill)     Heads of Pre-Vocational Level Schools


1.0 The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will upload on the KNEC CBA portal the School Based Assessment tools for Grade 7 (age based pathway) and Pre-Vocational Level (stage based pathway).

2,0  To access the assessment portal, Headteachers are required to login onto the CBA portal: https://cba.knec..ac.ke. Any school that will have password challenges should contact their respective Sub-county Director of Education for resetting of the password.

  • Schools will be expected to administer the assessment tools, score and upload the assessment outcomes of all learners on the CBA portal.
  • SBA tools for Grade 7 will be provided in two formats: PDF format and digital

format through the CBA portal httDs:/lcba.knec.ac.ke as follows:

4,1      PDF Format

  • Schools will be required to log in using the school

(Username and password).

  • Schools will access the tools in PDF format and
  • The tools will then be given to learners in either print format, projected on the screen or written on the
  • Depending on the format adopted, learners may write their responses on the question paper or on the provided writing materials provided by the school.
  • Digital format
    • To access the tools in this format, individual learners will be required to log onto the portal using their respective assessment
    • Upon logging in, learners will access the tools directly via digital devices such as the Digital Learning Programme (DLP) tablets available in schools.
  • Learners will be expected to give their responses on writing materials provided by the school
  • The two formats of assessment tools will be displayed on the CBA portal dashboard using different buttons. Schools are encouraged to allow learners act:11!$S the tools directly using the DLPs or any other available digital devices such as de$ktops and laptops. This will help schools save on printing cost. Those who may have challenges with the direct access may opt for the pdf format.
  • SBA tools for Pre-Vocational Level will be accessed on PDF format by their
  • Teachers will assess the learners as they undertake the performance-based tasks and score using the guidelines provided in the tool.
  • A detailed user manual describing step by step on how to access the tools, instructions, scoring guides and how to upload learners’ scores ls available on the CBA portal.
  • The assessment tools with coloured images should be printed in colour or loaded on the digital devices available In the school The learners should answer the questions using separate answer sheets provided by the school. In schools where the digital devices are Inadequate, the assessments can be done In shifts.
  • Headteachers are requested to keep all records and evidence generated from the assessments.
  • The materials required for the assessments should be obtained from the Immediate school environment or Improvised as much as possible.
  • The tools will be accessed as shown below:


Tools Data to be


last Date to Upload scores
12.1 Grade 7 (Subjects with Project, Practical & Perfonnance Tasks) i)     Performing Arts

II)       Visual Arts

Ill)     English

Iv)       Home Science

v)         Integrated Science

vi)         Health Education

vii)         Physical Education and


viii)         Islamic Religious Education ixl Hindu Relioious Education

3″‘ July 2024 11th August 2024
12.2 Grade 7

(Written tests)

i)           Mathematics

il)      English

iii)           Kiswahili

iv)          Kenyan Sign Language

v)          Intearated Science

2nd October 2024 23rd October 2024


Tools Date to be


Last Date to

Upload scores

vi)          Physical Education and Sports

vii)          Agriculture

viii)          Social Studies

ix)          Computer-Science

x)          Performing Arts

xi)          VISual Arts

xii)          Business Studies

xiii)          Life Skills Education

xiv)          Pre-Technical and Pre-

Career Education

xv)          Religious Education


2nd October 2024 23rd October 2024
12.3 SNE Pre-

Vocational Level (Performance tasks)

I)          Communication Social and Literacy Skills

II)         Religious Education (CRE/IRE/HRE)

Iii)     Daily Living Skills

Iv)       Environmental Activities

v)          Hygiene Nutrition and


vi)              Mathematical Activities

vii)              Music and Movement

viii)         Physical and Health Education

ix)          Pre-Vocation Skills

xl     Social Studies

2nd October 2024 23rd October 2024


This information is to enable you to prepare and plan adequately.

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