KCPE Results 2023: How to Check KCPE Examination results

Its official, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results published by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) are now available!

How to check KCPE Results 2023

Here is step by step guidance on how to check KCPE results 2023 for primary schools.

Total Time: 4 minutes

KNEC KCPE SMS Code 20076

Send an SMS to code 20076 to get your KCPE results 2022

To get your KCPE results 2023 via mobile phone, send an SMS with your Index Number to code 20076.

Input your index number

add your KNEC KCPE exam index number in the correct format and click send

Next, add your KCPE exam index number.

The format is Index numberKCPE. Type the word KCPE in capital letters. Don’t leave a space between the index number and the word KCPE.

KNEC charges KES 25 to get your KCPE results 2023 via SMS code 20076.

The KCPE exam results can be obtained via any of the three mobile network providers i.e. Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom (formerly Orange networks).

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Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Portal

Get your Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE results via the official KNEC portal www.knec portal.ac.ke

Alternatively, you can get your KCPE results 2023 via the official KNEC portal https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/

Estimated Cost: 25 KES


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  • Mobile Phone

Materials: KNEC KCPE Portal

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How to check KCPE results using the KNEC Online Portal

Here is how to check KCPE results 2023 via the KNEC portal.

  1. Go to the KNEC website https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/
  2. Click on the KCPE results tab
  3. Choose the year you did the KCPE exams
  4. Enter your index number
  5. Click on the Submit button
  6. Your KCPE results will be displayed on the KNEC website.

Other methods to check KCPE results 2023

  • Visit your now former primary school. Respective schools will post the examination results for their KCPE candidates.
  • The primary school’s results download is also available on www.knec portal.ac.ke

About KCPE

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) is awarded by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on completion of primary education.

The primary school KCPE examinations involve subjects such as:

  • English composition
  • Swahili insha
  • Religious studies
  • Social studies
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences etc.

KCPE examiners use modern optical mark recognition (OMR) to mark the subjects. OMR involves special scanning to get marked data from candidates answer sheets.

Students proceed to secondary education based on their KCPE results with the top candidates booking their seat in the secondary school of their choice.

The Principal Secretary (PS) and Cabinet Secretary (CS) of the Education Ministry are tasked with announcing KCPE examination results.

The KCPE results 2023 will be announced by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu after briefing President Ruto on the primary school performance.

About KNEC

Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is the national body responsible for overseeing national examinations in Kenya.

The KNEC online portal can be accessed on www.knec portal.ac.ke

The KNEC examinations for primary education KCPE are normally sat to determine secondary school admissions.

The KNEC examinations for secondary education KCSE are normally sat to determine university admissions.

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