### Kuccps 2021 cutoff and cluster points per course

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps) has released the 2021-2022 cut off points for all courses. The newly released cutoff points will affect Degree, Diploma, Certificate and Artisan Courses.

Before selecting a course to pursue in College or University it is necessary that you understand how the Kuccps cluster points are calculated. These cluster points determine whether you qualify for a certain course or not.

## How to Calculate Cluster Points KUCCPS

The formula below is used when calculating weight cluster points

w=√(r/m*api/spi)*48

The symbols in that formula have specified meaning.

Symbol description.

 S/N Symbol Description 1 w Weighted Cluster Point 2 c Raw Cluster Point 3 a Aggregate Cluster Point 4 m Maximum performance index per cluster for all students and subjects 5 r Raw cluster performance index per cluster for all subjects enrolled 6 api Aggregate performance index 7 spi Maximum performance index

Different tertiary institutions all use own cluster even for similar classes. As thus, the cluster points cut off for the same course in different institutions are not similar.

These dynamics collectively necessitate the need for students to determine their cluster points before settling on a particular course of study.

## Factors that influence cluster points

Below are some of the factors that influence the grading system regarding clusters

### 1. Cluster Subjects for A Student

Group Subjects Selection Recommended

Group I Mathematics Compulsory 3

English

Kiswahili

Group II Physics At least two 2

Chemistry

Biology

Group III Geography At least one 1

CRE

History & Govt

Hindu Rel. Ed

Group IV Aviation

Comp Studies

Woodwork

Metal Work

Electricity

Art and design

Power mechanics

Building and construction

Group V German

Arabic

French

Music

Every academic course offered in higher learning require a minimum of four primary subjects. For this reason, cluster point calculation encompasses these subjects irrespective of its group. Below is a breakdown of KCSE grading points.

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A 12

A- 11

B+ 10

B 9

B- 8

C+ 7

C 6

C- 5

D+ 4

D 3

D- 2

E 1

### 3. Raw cluster points

Raw cluster points are calculated using four grading subjects concerning the course requirements

Mathematics A- 11

Physics B- 8

Chemistry B 9

39 -raw cluster points

After directing the public on how to calculate cluster points for universities admissions, KUCCPS is now in the limelight of receiving student placement results.

Many students are reportedly experiencing difficult times in comprehending how to calculate KCSE cluster points.

The ambivalence affects the placement process with many students likely to land on unpredictable courses.

The ongoing second revision grants applicants who did not participate in the first revision.

The exercise mainly features students who qualified for the government-sponsored program by attaining at least a C+ in their aggregate mean grade in KCSE national examination.

It is now easier to calculate cluster points for intake using JAB compliant formulas.

The process has continually been simplified to help applicant focus on proper career choice as opposed to hard metrics.

You should also note that all cluster point values are edited annually by KUCCPS.

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## 2021-2022 CUT OFF POINTS FOR THE KUCCPS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 S/N Cluster Course Number of programmes 1 Cluster 1 Law & Related 1 2 Cluster 2 Business & Related 59 3 Cluster 3 Arts & Related 85 4 Cluster 4 GeoScience & Related 15 5 Cluster 5 Special Education 5 6 Cluster 6 Kiswahili & Related 4 7 Cluster 7 Engineering, Technology & Related 60 8 Cluster 8 Architecture, Design, Planning & Related 22 9 Cluster 9 Computing, IT & Related 17 10 Cluster 10 Agribusiness & Related 9 11 Cluster 11 Science & Related 31 12 Cluster 12 Mathematics, Economics & Related 28 13 Cluster 13 Design, Textiles & Related 2 14 Cluster 14 Sports, Physical Eduation & Related 6 15 Cluster 15 Medicine, Nursing, Health & Related 31 16 Cluster 16 History & Related 3 17 Cluster 17 Agriculture, Food Science, Environment & Related 81 18 Cluster 18 Geography, Natural Resources Management & Related 1 19 Cluster 19 French & Related 2 20 Cluster 20 German & Related 1 21 Cluster 21 Music & Related 3 22 Cluster 22 Education Science & Education Arts 15 23 Cluster 23 Religious Studies & Related 14
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1. Cluster 1 – Law & Related 1
2. Cluster 2 – Business & Related 59
3. Cluster 3 – Arts & Related 85
4. Cluster 4 – GeoScience & Related 15
5. Cluster 5 – Special Education 5
6. Cluster 6 – Kiswahili & Related 4
7. Cluster 7 – Engineering, Technology & Related 60
8. Cluster 8 – Architecture, Design, Planning & Related 22
9. Cluster 9 – Computing, IT & Related 17
10. Cluster 10 – Agribusiness & Related 9
11. Cluster 11 – Science & Related 31
12. Cluster 12 – Mathematics, Economics & Related 28
13. Cluster 13 – Design, Textiles & Related 2

14. Cluster 14 – Sports, Physical Eduation & Related 6
15. Cluster 15 – Medicine, Nursing, Health & Related 31
16. Cluster 16 – History & Related 3
17. Cluster 17 – Agriculture, Food Science, Environment & Related 81
18. Cluster 18 – Geography, Natural Resources Management & Related 1
19. Cluster 19 – French & Related 2
20. Cluster 20 – German & Related 1
21. Cluster 21 – Music & Related 3
22. Cluster 22 – Education Science & Education Arts 15
23. Cluster 23 – Religious Studies & Related 14

## 2021-2022 CUT OFF POINTS FOR KUCCPS DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Clothing Textile (Diploma) 0
Computing (Diploma) 7
Education Science (Diploma) 10
Engineering (Diploma) 33
Health Sciences (Diploma) 15
Social Sciences (Diploma) 20
Sciences (Diploma) 19
Technical (Diploma) 11
Tourism & Hotel Management (Diploma) 4
Education Arts (Diploma) 24
Media Studies (Diploma) 10

## 2021-2022 CUT OFF POINTS FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

Clothing Textile (Certificate) 4
Computing (Certificate) 5
Engineering (Certificate) 15
Health Sciences (Certificate) 0
Social Sciences (Certificate) 11
Sciences (Certificate) 10
Technical (Certificate) 27
Hospitality (Certificate) 10