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KCSE 2018 Timetable, Date And Guide Lines

KCSE 2018 Timetable, Date And Guide Lines
November 22
13:39 2017

KCSE Timetable 2018: The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE 2018 exams will officially start next October 2018.


Find below the full PDF copy of KCSE Timetable 2018 as released by the Kenya National Examination council.

KNEC To Release For  2018 Timetable and Dates

KCSE Timetable 2018 To Be Updated soon.

The Kenya National Examination council will release guidelines for this year’s national examinations.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has also announced tougher measures to curb cheating in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

Knec warned of tough penalties for cheating, including a 10-year jail term or Sh2 million fine or both for revealing the contents of examination material to an unauthorised party, whether a candidate or not.

The council last year also warned it would cancel the results for individual candidates or entire examination centres found guilty of irregularities.

Cell phones or any other electronic communication devices are prohibited in examination centres. Candidates caught in possession of a cell phone or any other electronic communication device will have their results cancelled.

2018 KCSE Timetable Guidelines and Instructions to teachers and candidates



  • Before the exam start students should avail themselves for search and ensure they are seated 15 minutes before the exams starts
  • The first session will start at 00 a.m. followed by the second session as indicated on the timetable.
  • No candidate should arrive to the exam room late. Late comers will only be allowed to sit for exams if they come within the first 30 minutes after exams has started and should present a valid reason for their lateness.
  • Check the question paper given to you to confirm that it is the paper you registered for.
  • Inform the supervisor, if an examination paper for which you are not registered is given to you, or if the questions show that a map or other material must be provided
  • Read carefully to any general instructions that may be given on the first page of a paper, e.g. guidelines limiting the total of questions to answered
  • Each page should be printed
  • Write your index number, name, and sign. Don’t forget to write the date of the examination on the answer booklet.
  • Write your answer on both sides of the paper, but leave the margins. Each answer start on a separate fresh line and write the number of the question you are answering on the margin on the left.
  • Do not copy the question.
  • Use the same system of numbering as appears in the question paper.
  • Answer to each question should be separated by a blank line
  • Only black or blue inked pen should be used, either fountain pen or ball point pen.
  • Pencils should only be used for draw diagrams.
  • Mathematical set and drawing instruments will be needed.
  • Carefully read every question..
  • Allocated enough time for each question depending on the time given.
  • Confirm all the required details (name, index number, signature and date of exam are included in the answer booklet) before handing it to the invigilator.



As per the 2018 KCSE timetable the following warning should be keenly understood by the student sitting for the exam

  • You are not permitted to leave the examination room before the end of the period assigned to the paper except with exceptional permission from
  • the Supervisor. (No one should leave exam room with question paper or answer booklet.)
  • Place you answer booklet in a position that no other person can see or copy your answers
  • No forms of irregularities are allowed.
  • No message in whatever form should be done between candidates or with outsiders as the exam is ongoing.
  • In the examination room you are not permitted to have in your proximity, any book, notes, papers or any other materials whatsoever except the right question papers and any materials specifically authorized by the Kenya National Examinations Council.
  • Don’t add any information to your mathematical tables that are printed by Kenya National Examinations Council
  • All calculators used should be non-programmable calculators. If you are not sure about your calculator you can consult with the supervisor before exams begin.
  • Supervisor should be handed over all the erroneously printed material and any material that may comprise the exams.
  • You must not take any used or unused writing paper out of the examination room. Any rough work must be done on the official answer
  • Booklet and, if not to be submitted with the answers, must be left on the desk to be collected by the Supervisor and destroyed.
  • Any misconduct or causing of disturbance in or near the examination room will be treated as an examination irregularity.
  • For practical papers to be taken in shifts, all candidates taking the examination must avail themselves for confinement. Any candidate who
  • does not present him/herself for confinement will have committed an examination irregularity.
  • Cell phones or any other electronic communication device are prohibited in examination centres. Any candidate caught in possession of a
  • cell phone/any other electronic communication device will have his/her results cancelled.



The 2018 KCSE timetable has outlined the following consequences for exams irregularities

The KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 Offences and Penalties stated in Sections 27 to 40 for cases of examination irregularities will apply. Some of

the highlights in these Sections state that:

  • A candidate who commits an examination irregularity in any paper will have the results for the WHOLE SUBJECT Such a
  • candidate will not be entitled to a result and will be awarded result “Y” overall.
  • If there is evidence of wide-spread irregularities in any examination centre, the examination results for the whole centre will be cancelled.

Any person who:-

  • gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorized party, whether a
  • candidate or not, will be in violation of Section 27 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or a
  • fine not exceeding two million shillings or both;
  • willfully and maliciously damages examination material will be in violation of Section 30 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment
  • for a term not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both;
  • is not registered to take a KNEC examination but, with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself to take the part of an
  • enrolled candidate will be in violation of Section 31 of the Act, and shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not
  • exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both and shall be prohibited from taking an examination conducted
  • by or on behalf of the Council for a period of three years.

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