KCSE Registration 2023 Application Form Portal, Requirements, And Deadline

Last Updated on February 6, 2023

KCSE Registration 2023: The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced the registration dates for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary education (KCPE) examinations.

KCSE Registration

According to KNEC Chief Executive Officer Dr. David Njeng’ere (MBS) the registration will be done for two months. The registration will run from 1st February 2023 and 31st March, 2023.

The CEO asked all head teachers and principals to ensure that all KCSE and KCPE candidates are registered for the examinations.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) portal for registration of the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will be opened from 1st February 2023 to 31st March, 2023. Remember that there will be no late registration and mark the registration period.

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KCSE Registration 2023

STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON REGISTERING A NEW CANDIDATE FOR KCSE, KCPE 2023 EXAMS

To register new candidates follow the easy steps below;

  • Visit the official KCSE registration portal by using the address; https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/.
  • Log into the portal by enter the user name (school Knec code) and password. Then, click on ‘Login’.
  • Under the ‘Register Candidates’ Tab, click in the box indicated ‘Select’ so as to open more menu.
  • Next, select ‘Enter New Candidate (s)’ and click on ‘Continue’.
  • In the new window, in the ‘ENTER PREVIOUS EXAM DETAILS‘, choose the exam as either KCPE or Qualifying, enter the index number (as used in the previous examination) and year. Now, Click on ‘Find’.
  • The system will search for the candidate and display the candidate’s details; Candidate’s name, Gender and the Year of Birth.
  • Complete the candidate’s registration by capturing the details below:
  • Index Number; The last three digits only.
  • Entry Code: First Attempt (for those attempting KCSE for the first time), Repeater All Subjects (For those attempting KCSE for the second or third time) and Repeater Partial (For those taking only part of the subjects).
  • Status: Citizen or Non-Citizen,
  • Birth Certificate No,
  • Disability status of the candidate,
  • Upload the candidate’s passport photo (they should be 300 x 300 pixels)
  • Choose the subjects that the candidate is registering for.
  • Finally, click on ‘post’ to upload the candidate’s details. If successful, you will see the confirmation message.
  • Repeat this procedure until all the candidates have been registered.

EDITING DETAILS OF EXISTING CANDIDATES

You can edit details for existing candidates. This can be done by using the guide below;

  • Visit the official KCSE registration portal by using the address; https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/.
  • Log into the portal by enter the user name (school Knec code) and password. Then, click on ‘Login’.
  • Under the ‘Register Candidates’ Tab, click in the box indicated ‘Select’ so as to open more menu.
  • Next, select ‘Edit Existing Candidate (s)’ and click on ‘Continue’.
  • In the new window, enter the last three digits of the index number for the candidate whose details you want to modify. This should be captured at the ‘ENTER CANDIDATE INDEX NUMBER’ box.
  • Then, click ‘Find’. The candidate’s details will be displayed. Make the desired corrections and select ‘Post’.

DELETING DETAILS OF EXISTING CANDIDATES

You may want to remove a candidate from the Knec database. The procedure of de-registering a candidate is as follows:

  • Visit the official KCSE registration portal by using the address; https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/.
  • Log into the portal by enter the user name (school Knec code) and password. Then, click on ‘Login’.
  • Under the ‘Register Candidates’ Tab, click in the box indicated ‘Select’ so as to open more menu.
  • Next, select ‘Edit Existing Candidate (s)’ and click on ‘Continue’.
  • In the new window, enter the last three digits of the index number for the candidate whose details you want to modify. This should be captured at the ‘ENTER CANDIDATE INDEX NUMBER’ box.
  • Then, click ‘Find’. The candidate’s details will be displayed.
  • Scroll to the bottom of your screen and click on the ‘delete’ tab.
  • The portal will prompt you to confirm the action since it is irreversible. You will see this question; ‘Are you sure you want delete this?’ Click on ‘Ok’ to complete the process.

DOWNLOADING THE NOMINAL ROLLS.

Once you have completed capturing details for all candidates, you will be required to print the Nominal rolls that will be sent to Knec. To download and print the nominal rolls follow the guide below;

  • Visit the official KCSE registration portal by using the address; https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/.
  • Log into the portal by enter the user name (school Knec code) and password. Then, click on ‘Login’.
  • Once logged in, you will see the ‘View reports’ menu. Next to ‘task’, click on ‘select’ to expand the menu.
  • Next, select the desired report (Master or Subject nominal roll). Then, click on ‘view’.
  • Give the system some few minutes to fully load the Nominal roll.
  • Click on the ‘export’ button, select the format that you want to use and the nominal roll will be automatically downloaded.
  • Locate the nominal roll in your downloads, open and print it.
  • Accordingly sign the printed nominal roll (s).

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