This is how to check/get the released KCSE Exam Results 2023 via SMS/Online and how to download the Result Slip for the whole School from the KNEC Portal Login – www.knec.portal.ac.ke.
Friday, December 22 2023: The 2023 KCSE Results have been released by the Education CS Ezekiel Machogu at the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) offices in New Mitihani House, Nairobi.
This is after the marking of the exams ended on December 15 2023.
The CS had said that once the marking process ends, compilation and analysis of the KCSE Results 2023 performance data will commence and the release of the results will be done shortly afterward.
The CS broke the tradition of naming top performers in the exam, and instead outlined the Grades that the candidates scored.
A Total of 881,416 candidates sat for the KCSE Exam 2023. 443,644 were Male and 437,772 Female.
Check out the table below for how the Grades were distributed.
How to Check KCSE Results 2023 via SMS
KCSE Results 2023 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.
How to Check and Download KCSE Result Slip 2023 online via KNEC Login Portal www.knec.portal.ac.ke
Principals and school heads can download and print the result slips from the KNEC portal and website by following this link
👉Visit the official KNEC schools’ portal by clicking the link – HERE
👉To login to the KNEC portal, Insert the User Name and Password which you used during the KCSE 2023 registration.
👉Once inside the portal, you will see several boxes. First, under the box labeled ‘FROM INDEX’, input the index number of the first candidate and in the box labeled ‘TO INDEX NUMBER’ input the last candidate’s index Number. Click on ‘VIEW REPORT’.
👉Wait for the result slips to load. When all the slips are loaded, click on the Menu labeled ‘EXPORT’.
👉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.
This is how the Grades were distributed in the KCSE Results 2022
|Grade A minus||4,445||1,962||6,407|
|Grade B plus||9,578||6,104||15,682|
|Grade B minus||27,245||21,474||48,719|
|Grade C plus||36,950||33,138||70,088|
|Grade C minus||56,469||62,599||119,068|
|Grade D plus||64,783||70,238||135,021|
|Grade D minus||83,683||84,075||167,758|
Cheating in KCSE Exam Results 2021
Several cases of KCSE exams cheating have led to the arrest and detention of 42 students of Dibuoro Secondary School in Usonga ward in Alego, Siaya County, for engaging in exam malpractices.
They were caught with phones which had the contents of Chemistry practical paper and Swahili paper.
All the results of those who were found cheating were canceled and will not receive their KCSE Results.
The KCSE Exam Results 2020/2021 will be released on May 10 2021 at the Mitihani House Nairobi. This has been revealed by the Education CS Prof. George Magoha.
The CS had said on May 7 2021 that the final process in the marking and compilation of the KCSE exams was nearing completion and the results would be ready on Monday, May 10 2021.
In the KCSE 2020, some 747,161 candidates sat for their exam. 143,140 of them attained a score of C+ and therefore will join the Universities. This represents 19.03% of the total candidates. All the other candidates are eligible to join the TVET institutions, Tertiary Learning Institutions, Teachers Training Colleges and KMTC’s.
Top candidates in KCSE 2020 Exams Results
In KCSE Results 2020, a total of 893 candidates scored an A plain. The top 15 candidates are;
|Top Candidates in KCSE 2020 Exams Results|
|1||Simiyu Robinson Wanjala||
Muranga High School
|2||Allan Wasonga||Agoro Sare High School||A||87.173||Male|
|3||Sharon Chepngeno Terer||Kenya High School||A||87.173||Female|
|4||Muriasi Rob Ong’are||Alliance High School||A||87.139||Male|
|5||Mbugua Esther Wacucu||Kenya High School||A||87.113||Female|
|6||Mark Kipkoech Kogo||Alliance High School||A||87.106||Male|
|7||Kenneth Oranga||Kapsabet Boys High School||A||87.049||Male|
|8||Henry Madaga||Maranda High School||A||87.046||Male|
|9||Chepkorir Patience||Kenya High School||A||87.046||Female|
|10||Musomba Edith||Machakos Girls School||A||87.013||Female|
|11||Leslie Loise Wanjiku||Kenya High School||A||Female|
|12||George Byrone||Kapsabet Boys High School||A||86.970||Male|
|13||Kiprono Howard||Maranda High School||A||86.013||Male|
|14||Jelimo Debra||Kenya High School||A||86.947||Female|
|15||Buluma Daisy||Kenya High School||A||87.938||Female|
The Most Improved Candidates in KCSE Results 2021
The most improved candidate in KCSE 2020 was Cheruiyot Bett Dennis From Kimargis Secondary School in Bomet County. He scored 190 marks in KCPE and a B- in this year’s KCSE. Others are:
- Maluti Tom Miti from St Teresa’s Girls Secondary in Bukeke with 199 marks in KCPE and a B- in KCSE
- Kipis Soimit Charity with 151 marks in KCPE and a C+ in KCSE
- Sadera Sempeywo From Oldekesi Secondary School with 168 marks in KCPE and a B- in KCSE
- Kamar Abdullahi from Habaswein Mixed Secondary School with 168 marks in KCPE and a B- in KCSE
This shows that candidates who score low marks in KCPE exams can perform better in KCSE exams four years later. This is the reason why the 100% transition of students from primary schools to secondary schools should be embraced by all education stakeholders mostly the parents and the students.
The Most Improved Schools in KCSE Exams 2021
- Kaaga Girls Secondary School
- St Joseph’s Girls, Kitale
- Kisasi Secondary School
- Oriwo Boys Secondary School
- Riokindo Boys Secondary School
- St Josephs Rapogi
- Light Academy
- Saye Mixed Secondary School
- Wiobiero Mixed Day Secondary School
- Chuka Boys Secondary School
KCSE Results 2021 Cheating cases in exams
Some teachers, center managers, and principals were involved in exam malpractices. They would screenshot the examination papers before exam time and proceed to allegedly avail the answers to the candidates. They have since been apprehended and faced the full wrath of the law.
KCSE Results 2021 Top 100 Schools Nationally
|KCSE Results 2021 Top 100 Schools Nationally|
|Position||School Name||Mean Score||County|
|1||Kapsabet Boys High School||10.51||Nandi|
|2||Kenya High School||10.4||Nairobi|
|3||Mang’u High School||10.28||Kiambu|
|4||Alliance Boys High School||10.18||Kiambu|
|6||St Joseph Girls High School||9.95||Trans Nzoia|
|7||Murang’a High School||9.86||Murang’a|
|8||St Bridgid Girls High School||9.85||Trans Nzoia|
|9||Pangani Gilrs High School||9.84||Nairobi|
|10||Maranda High School||9.8||Siaya|
|12||Moi Girls High School Eldoret||9.68||Uasin Gishu|
|13||Friends School, Kamusinga||9.62||Bungoma|
|14||Asumbi Girls High School||9.6||Homa Bay|
|15||Moi High School, Kabarak||9.56||Nakuru|
|16||Anestar Boys High School||9.58||Nakuru|
|17||Chemelil Sugar Academy||9.55||Kisumu|
|18||Kisima Mixed Secondary School||9.5||Nyandarua|
|20||Baricho High School||9.48||Kirinyaga|
|21||Starehe Boys Centre||9.43||Nairobi|
|22||Kagumo High School||9.41||Nyeri|
|24||Moi Tea Girls Secondary School||9.3||Kericho|
|25||Riokindo Boys High School||9.3||Kisii|
|26||Kiage Tumaini Boys High School||9.3||Kisii|
|27||Lugulu Girls High School||9.3||Bungoma|
|28||Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School||9.23||Nyeri|
|29||Chepterit Girls High School||9.2||Nandi|
|30||Agoro Sare High School||9.2||Homa Bay|
|31||Orero Boys High School||9.2||Homa Bay|
|32||Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Secondary School||9.1||Mombasa|
|34||Kanga High School||9.05||Migori|
|37||Kapsabet Girls High School||8.92||Nandi|
|38||Mary Mother of Grace Secondary School||8.9||Laikipia|
|39||Kipsigis Girls High School||8.9||Kericho|
|41||Mbita High School||8.9||Homa Bay|
|42||Butere Girls High School||8.9||Kakamega|
|44||Meteitei Secondary School||8.82||Nandi|
|45||Bunyore Girls High School||8.81||Vihiga|
|46||Nakuru Boys High School||8.8||Nakuru|
|47||Litein High School||8.8||Kericho|
|48||Kebirigo Boys High School||8.8||Nyamira|
|49||St Mary’s Igoji High School||8.8||Meru|
|50||Chogoria Girls High School||8.8||Tharaka Nithi|
|51||Makueni Boys High School||8.75||Makueni|
|52||Mbooni Girls High School||8.74||Makueni|
|53||St Anthony Boys High School||8.73||Trans Nzoia|
|55||Moi Naikarra Secondary School||8.7||Narok|
|56||Nyambaria Boys High School||8.7||Nyamira|
|57||Oriwo Boys High School||8.7||Homa Bay|
|58||Segero Academy||8.7||Uasin Gishu|
|59||St Patrick High School Iten||8.69||Elgeyo Marakwet|
|60||Baringo High School||8.65||Baringo|
|61||Nanyuki High School||8.63||Laikipia|
|63||Moi Girls High School||8.6||Nairobi|
|64||St Joseph Boys High School Kitale||8.6||Trans Nzoia|
|65||St Mary’s Kibabii Boys High School||8.57||Bungoma|
|66||Chavakali High School||8.56||Vihiga|
|67||Mahiga Girls High School||8.55||Nyeri|
|68||Anin Girls Secondary School||8.5||Elgeyo Marakwet|
|69||Ulanda Girls High School||8.5||Migori|
|70||Carmel Girls Secondary School||8.5||Machakos|
|71||Nkubu High School||8.5||Meru|
|72||Moi High School Mbiruri||8.5||Embu|
|73||Kakamega High School||8.48||Kakamega|
|74||Kisau Girls Secondary School||8.42||Makueni|
|75||Ogande Girls High School||8.4||Homa Bay|
|76||Kaaga Girls High School||8.4||Meru|
|77||St Francis Rangala Girls High School||8.38||Siaya|
|79||Nyangwa Boys High School||8.34||Embu|
|80||Kahuhia Girls High School||8.33||Muranga|
|81||Kyeni Girls High School||8.32||Embu|
|82||Sacho High School||8.3||Baringo|
|83||Moi Siongoroi Girls Secondary School||8.3||Bomet|
|84||Metkei Girls High School||8.3||Elgeyo Marakwet|
|85||St Francis Girls High School||8.29||Kiambu|
|87||Tengecha Girls High School||8.2||Kericho|
|88||Karima Girls High School||8.2||Nyandarua|
|89||Kabarnet Boys High School||8.2||Baringo|
|90||Chepkumia Secondary School||8.2||Nandi|
|92||Nyamira Girls High School||8.2||Siaya|
|93||Sironga Girls High School||8.2||Nyamira|
|94||St Joseph Secondary School Rapogi||8.2||Migori|
|95||Ikuu Boys High School||8.2||Tharaka Nithi|
|96||Tenwek High School||8.19||Bomet|
|97||Butula Boys High School||8.15||Busia|
|99||Nyeri High School||8.13||Nyeri|
|100||Tengecha Boys High School||8.1||Kericho|
KCSE Results 2021 Per County, Top Schools, Top Students/Candidates
Below, you will get the list of the top schools nationally in the KCSE Results 2021, 100 Most Improved KCSE Candidates in the just released 2021 KCSE Exams. You will also find the top/best students/candidates nationally/countrywide and 2021 KCSE Results of the best/top Schools per County.
The KCSE Results 2021 have been released this year before the Christmas Day by the Education CS Amina Mohammed. CS Amina released the results on Friday, 21st December, 2018 at KNEC Headquarters; Mitihani House, along Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi after briefing President Uhuru Kenyatta about the results to be released.
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KCSE Performance 2018 per Candidate
Out of 660,204 candidates, 90,377 of them attained a score of C+ and therefore will join the Universities. This represents 13.77% of the total candidates.
In KCSE Results 2018, a total of 315 candidates scored an A.
Top candidates in KCSE 2018 Exams results are
- Otieno Irine Juliet from Pangani Girls with an A of 87.644 points
- Kalume James from Maseno School
- Edwin Otieno Ouko from Light Academy
- Kamwiru Mwangi Duncan Ian from Moi High School Kabarak
- Humphrey Rasugu from Maseno School
- Noel Kipchin Juliet from Alliance High School
- Njenga Brian Ndung’u from Mang’u High School
- Osogo Munyenye Wesley from Alliance High School
- Nyakea Moraa Sharlene from Moi Girls School Nairobi
- Onyando Roy Allan Ochieng from Maranda High School
- Mathenge Stephanie Kirigo from Moi High School Kabarak
- Njoroge Anthony Maina from Mang’u High School
- Whitney Nikano Mwambwi from Kabsabet Boys High School
- Ayado Alfred Mugei from Moi High School Kabarak
- Langat Angela Cherotich from Precious Blood Riruta
- Gichine Wamungu from Nakuru High School
- Matsotso Medline Auma from Moi High School Kabarak
- Nyabuto Stephen Obure from Alliance High School
- Ochieng Joshua from Maseno School
- Gitau Mark from Light Academy
The most improved candidate was Josphat Mwangi Kamau From Mioro Secondary School in Muranga County. He scored 278 marks in KCPE and an A- in this years KCSE. Others are:
- Josphat Mwangi Kamau with 278 marks in KCPE and an A- in KCSE
- Richard Kiuru with 267 marks in KCPE but scored B+ in KCSE
- Maingi George Mburu with 279 in KCPE and B+ in KCSE
- Wambui James Kamau with 186 in KCPE and B- in KCSE
- Cheruiyot Gideon with 209 in KCPE and B in KCSE
This is a clear indication that candidates who score low marks in KCPE exams can perform better in KCSE exams four years later. This is a clear justification for the 100% transition of students from primary schools to secondary schools.
KCSE Results 2018 Cheating cases in exams
This year there was no leakage of exams as it was in 2016 and 2017. However there were few incidences of early exposure of the exams. The culprits have been dealt with in accordance with the law.
The results of 100 candidates were also cancelled due to exam malpractices. Also the results of some centers were withheld pending further investigations.
101 mobile phones were confiscated during the exams from the candidates and four candidates were deregistered for impersonation.
Education CS Amina Mohammed said that 6 masterminds of exams cheating and examination fraud cartels who were on the run for the lat six years have now been arrested and charged.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia revealed that during the KCSE Exams 2018, there were 62 cases of non conformity and non compliance on the part of some teachers who are now under investigation. 5 of these teachers have already been interdicted and punished.
KCSE Performance 2017
This year in 2017 142 students attained an A an improvement by one student. In 2016 141 students scored an A . Also 2714 candidates scored A- (Minus) a decline from 2016’s 4,645 candidates.
CS Matiang’i also indicated that the number of students who attained the grades to join university declined from the 88,929 candidates in 2016 who qualified to join the Kenyan universities.
Mathematics and other 13 subjects performance improved in 2017.
According to TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, 40 teachers participated in exam irregularities, and will be dealt with according to the law.
Any private school that hires a deregistered teacher will be automatically deregistered.
According to CS Matiang’i, the results followed the normal performance curve.
According to KNEC Chairman Prof. George Magoha and CS Matiang’i, early exam exposure before the exam time became a major cause of this year’s exam irregularities.
The ministry of Education has this year withheld the results of ten schools pending investigations and the outcome of the investigations will be out by the 18th January, 2018. One of the school is St Theresa Girls Senior School, Naivasha that was deregistered in November, 2017 over exam irregularities.
In another school in a school in Rift Valley fishy activities were observed in that school during the KCSE Exams whereby almost all senior Government officials in the Ministry of Education and Interior visited it. The problems there were so strange that the public school principal hid phones that were confiscated in the exam room in a water bucket.
These exams that were sat this year have been marked as one of the most credible since the tight rules and security that were put in place by the Education CS Fred Matiang’i and the KNEC Chair former University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof George Magoha.
How to Check KCSE 2017 Results online
If the Parents and students want to check their results online, they should follow this link to access the KNEC Portal ….. Search your KCSE 2017 Results and use your Index number
How to check KCSE Results 2017 via SMS
To receive the results via SMS just send an SMS with your Index Number to 22252 for Safaricom, Airtel and Orange networks. The feedback may take a few minutes to arrive due to the high number of requests being made at that particular time.
KCSE 2017 Results per county, Top Schools, Top Candidates, Ranking
There will be no ranking of schools in 2016. A law for ranking was passed in October 2016 but there was legislation required to effect that which the Education Ministry has not yet legislated upon. From next year ranking will come back.
KNEC official website www.knec-portal.ac.ke
The www.knec-portal.ac.ke is the official portal for the KNEC website.
Here where all online KCSE and KCPE Registrations and Confirmation, result slip download, Principals portal and performance analysis are done.
KCSE Results 2017 remarking
The Kenya National Examinations Council – KNEC is accepting requests to remark any subject any candidate may have doubts with for 2017 KCSE Results. This is if the candidate feels that the results got did not reflect what was expected.
KCSE 2017 Results remarking procedure
- The candidate should submit the request for remarking within 30 (Thirty) Days after the date the results were released. This remarking will attract a fee of Ksh. 1000.
- Remarking of scripts may be undertaken by the Council at the written request of the headteachers who presented the candidate.
- Requests for remarking from a private candidate shall be channeled through the Provincial Directors of Education or the District Education Officers of the Ministry of Education or the candidate presenting himself/herself physically at Mitihani House, KNEC Headquarters where one will need to fill a form.
- The Council shall undertake to remark scripts only after satisfactory reasons are given by the requesting headteacher justifying the remarking of scripts for a candidate whose results have already been issued.
- The Council may reject any request for remarking where in its opinion, a strong case for the same has not been established.
KCSE Results 2017 Cheating cases in exams
In the year 2017 there were no cases of cheating in the KCSE Exams. This, it was said can be attributed to the excellent coordination between the Education Ministry, the TSC, School Principals and Head Masters, Invigilators, Security officials, teachers and students.