Updated: How to Check KCSE Results via SMS, Online

KCSE students PHOTO/Courtesy

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is a national examination taken by students who have completed their four-year secondary education in Kenya.

It is administered by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), a government agency responsible for setting and marking national examinations in Kenya.

The KCSE examination is usually taken in November each year, and the results are usually released in December.

The examination tests students’ knowledge and skills in eight subject areas, which include:

  1. English Language
  2. Kiswahili Language
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. History and Government
  8. Geography

In addition to the eight compulsory subjects, students are required to take at least one optional subject from a list of over 30 subjects offered by the KNEC.

These optional subjects include foreign languages, music, art and design, computer studies, and agriculture, among others.

How to check KCSE results via SMS

KCSE results can be received by sending an SMS with your Index Number to 20076 for Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom networks.

Due to the high number of requests being made at that particular time, the feedback may take a few minutes to arrive.

It costs Ksh 25.

How to check KCSE results online

Step 1: Visit the official KNEC schools’ portal – www.knec-portal.ac.ke

Step 2: To login to the KNEC portal, Insert the User Name and Password which you used during the KCSE Registration.

Step 3: Once inside the portal, you will see several boxes. First, under the box labelled ‘FROM INDEX’, input the index number of the first candidate and in the box labelled ‘TO INDEX NUMBER’ input the last candidate’s index number. Click on ‘VIEW REPORT’.

Step 4: When all the slips are loaded, click on the menu labelled ‘EXPORT’.

Step 5: Select the format you would like to export the KCSE Result Slips e.g. ‘WORD’ or ‘PDF’ formats.

The KCSE Result slips will be downloaded to offline storage on your computer. You can then print the downloaded result slips.

How to download the results slip

Step 1: Log in to the KNEC portal and navigate to the Online Result Slip tab

Step 2: Click on the Examination Results tab.

Step 3: Choose the KCSE exam and the year.

Step 4: Press the Download button.

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