Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has released KCPE results this morning at the New Mtihani House in South C.

This year’s exams were the last in to be done in the 8.4.4 system as the Education sector fully embraces the Competency Based Curriculum.

Being the last KCPE Exam to be done, CS Machogu has declared that those who missed the exams will have a chance to sit for a special one come January 2024.

KCPE has been done since 1989 after the CPE Exam in Primary school.

1,415,315 candidates sat for the Exams this year with the top student scoring 428 marks out of the possible 500 marks.

Only 8,525 candidates were able to score 400 marks and above with 352,782 students scoring between 300 and 399 marks.

The majority of pupils scored between 200 to 299 with 658,278 candidates falling into that category.

383,025 candidates scored between 100 to 199 marks with the rest of the candidates scoring below 100 marks.

In the previous exam, the top student scored 432

To access the 2023 KCPE results, the Ministry of Education has provided various methods, including checking through SMS and online platforms.

To check the results via SMS follow the steps below

  • Open a blank text message on whatever SIM card you are using
  • Type your full 11-digit KCPE number followed by the word KCPE, for example, 50167345023KCPE. Do not leave spaces in the index number and the word KCPE.
  • Send to the KNEC SMS number 40054
  • You will receive a text message from KNEC with your results after a short while. The SMS will cost Ksh25 per message sent across all networks.

For the second method of checking online, follow the following steps;

  1. Visit the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) portal.
  2. Click on the KCPE Results tab.
  3. Select the year of the exam (2023).
  4. Enter your Index number.
  5. Press the Submit button.



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