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KCSE Timetable 2017: KNEC KCSE 2017 Exam Timetable and Dates

KCSE Timetable 2017: The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE 2017 exams will officially start on Monday 6 th November 2017 and end on Friday 29 th November 2017.

Find below the full PDF copy of KCSE Timetable 2017 as released by the Kenya National Examination council.

To view the KNEC KCSE 2017 Exam Timetable and Dates click on the link below:

KNEC Releases 2017 Timetable and Dates

KCSE Timetable 2017 Updated on: 9.6.2017

The Kenya National Examination council has released 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.

Some 972, 837 candidates will sit the KCPE exam for three days from October 31 while another 573,234 candidates will write the KCSE exam between November 3 and November 29.

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 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.

Knec also ruled the 1.5 million students who registered to sit this year’s national exams cannot withdraw their candidature now. Candidates who wished to pull out of the KCPE and KCSE should have done so by end of last month.

A Knec examinations brief that also contains this year’s timetable instructs all registered candidates to be available for examinations 15 minutes before time.

“Present yourself for a search outside the examination room and be seated at your desk table 15 minutes before the time scheduled for the paper. Morning sessions will start at 8.30 am,” said Knec.

Candidates who arrive late for the exams will be required to give a satisfactory explanation to the supervisor or risk being locked out.

—End of  KCSE Timetable 2017 Update—

KCSE Timetable 2017 - KCSE 2017 Timetable

KCSE Timetable 2017 – KCSE 2017 Timetable

The KCSE Examination Timetable, Instructions and Guidelines


TEACHERS are advised to ensure that the candidates read these instructions and guidelines carefully and adhere to them. The candidates should be made aware of the penalties for examination irregularities or misconduct.


  1. Avail yourself for frisking outside the examination room and be seated at your desk/table 15 minutes before the time fixed for the examination in the various papers. The first session will start at 8.00 a.m. followed by the second session as indicated on the timetable.
  2. A candidate who arrives late will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the Supervisor. Only in exceptional circumstances will a paper be given to any candidate who is more than half an hour late. Absolute punctuality is essential for all papers.
  3. Check the question paper you have been given to confirm that it is the paper you registered for.
  4. If an examination paper for which you are not registered is handed to you, or if the questions indicate that a map or other material should also have been provided, inform the Supervisor at once.
  5. Attend carefully to any general instructions that may be given on the first page of a paper, e.g. instructions limiting the number of questions that should be answered.
  6. Check to ensure that each page of your question paper is printed.
  7. Write your name and your index number on the answer booklet.
  8. Write on both sides of the paper, but do not use the margins. Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.
  9. Write the number of the question clearly in the left-hand margin at the beginning of each answer. Do not copy the question. Be careful to use the same system of numbering as appears in the question paper. Leave a blank line after the answer to each question.
  10. Write your responses in black or blue ink. You may use fountain pen or ball point pen. Pencils should only be used for diagrams. Bring mathematical and drawing instruments for subjects for which they will be needed.
  11. Read each question carefully. A lot of time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for and no marks will be given for it.
  12. Do not spend too much time on one or two questions. Leave yourself adequate time to answer other questions.
  13. As soon as notice is given to stop, make sure your name and index number is written on the answer booklet and then hand it over to the supervisor/ invigilator.
  14. Withdrawal from the examination should have been notified to the KNEC before 31st May 2014.



You are not allowed to leave the examination room before the end of the period allocated to the paper except with special permission from the Supervisor.


  1. Do not leave a sheet of paper you have written on or your answers in such a position that another candidate can read them. You should not give or obtain unfair assistance, or attempt to do so, whether by copying or in any other way, and your work should not show proof of such unfair assistance.
  2. No communication whatsoever in whatever manner between candidates or with outsiders is allowed during the examination.
  3. You are not allowed to have in your possession or in your proximity while in the examination room, any book, notes, papers or any other materials whatsoever except the correct question papers and any materials expressly authorized by the Kenya National Examinations Council.
  4. You may only use mathematical tables printed by the Kenya National Examinations Council, and these should not contain any additional notes except the printed information. If you are using a calculator as permitted by the Regulations, it should be the specified non programmable calculator. If in doubt, check with the Supervisor.
  5. You must return immediately to the Supervisor any question paper that has smudges, errors or is badly printed.
  6. 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. 
  7. Any misconduct or causing of disturbance in or near the examination room will be treated as an examination irregularity.
  8. 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.
  9. Note that 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.


  1. The KNEC Act 2012 rules and regulations, 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:
  2. A candidate who commits an examination irregularity in any paper will have the results for the WHOLE SUBJECT cancelled. Such a candidate will not be entitled to a result and will be awarded result “Y” overall.
  3. 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:-
a) 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;

b) willfully and maliciously damages examination material will be in violation of section 30 and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both;

c) 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, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year 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 threeyears.

Please ensure that you do not commit any examination irregularity to avoid having your results cancelled.

KCSE Timetable 2017 – KCSE 2017 Timetable


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