KCPE registration guide and requirements.
KCPE registration guide and requirements.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has released a list of requirements for registration of the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates. A student must fulfill the mandatory requirements in order to be fully registered.

Knec Requirements for a 2021 KCPE candidate.

To be registered for the KCPE examinations, a candidate must submit the following:

  1. A birth certificate,
  2. Secondary school choices and
  3. Registration fees (where applicable).
  4. All Examination fees must be paid through any of the following banks:-
    • Co-operative Bank.
    • National Bank of Kenya.
    • Equity Bank.
    • Kenya Commercial Bank.
  5. All Heads of institutions should ensure that KCPE 2021 candidates are registered where they have been learning in class seven (7).
  6. All candidates registering for examination in prisons must have individual passport size photograph uploaded online.
  7. All Heads of Institutions must ensure accuracy in the following when registering the candidates.
    • Correct order of candidate’s names as per the birth certificate;
    • Gender;
    • Year of birth;
    • Subjects entered;
    • Information on different categories of candidates with special needs (ie Braille, Low Vision, deaf and physically challenged).

How to ensure that a KCPE 2021 candidate is fully registered

A candidate is considered duly registered for the KCPE examinations after fulfilling the following:

  1. Candidate’s details are successfully uploaded onto the KCPE registration portal,
  2. Entered correctly for the right RE paper (CRE, IRE or HRE),
  3. Payment of fees where applicable (examination fees is not refundable or transferable to another candidate nor to another year).
  4. Submission of all the candidates’ registration materials to KNEC.

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  1. Hello, I’m Isac I kindly wish to know how to register repeating class 8 candidate and how much to pay and how to pay


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