KNEC KCSE Registration 2023 Online in Kenya, KNEC Login Portal, Confirmation, Forgot Password, Photo upload Guidelines, Compressed Zipped File, Index Number

January 30 2023: The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has announced that the Registration of Candidates to sit for KCSE 2023 exams has been opened. The process will start on Wednesday, February 1 2023 until Thursday, March 30 2023.

The KNEC KCSE Registration 2023 online in Kenya for 2023 KCSE Candidates will still be done from the Kenya National Examinations Council – KNEC website:

Below is a guide of how to do the KNEC KCSE Registration 2023

The Headmaster or the authorized person will follow these four steps;

👉Visit the KNEC website


👉Download the application form for the candidates’ registration

👉Fill the candidate’s details to create the registration file

👉Login into the KNEC website and:

  • Upload the registration file
  • Enter new candidate
  • Edit existing candidates
  • Edit school details
  • Generate and print nominal roll
  • Generate and print school invoice

NB: The school principals should know that this application is only available up to last day of the Registration period.

KNEC KCSE Registration
KNEC KCSE Registration online

How to Access the System for KNEC KCSE Registration 2023 Online

👉First you will need to have your user name and password. The username being the school code. The code is now an 8-digit number. The county code has been added to the earlier 6-digit school code.

👉To obtain password, send an SMS to 22262 with the format KCPE#centrecode e.g KCSE#12345678, you will then receive an 8-digit number which you shall use as the password to log in.

👉Enter your user name and password

👉Click Log In

👉Upon successful login, you will be required to change your password as a security measure ensuring that only authorized persons can access your registration details. The form below will appear that will allow you to change your password.
NB: Appears only if accessing the system for the first time.

Changing Password for KNEC KCSE Registration 2023

👉Type in the 8 digit number sent to you via SMS as the default password in the text-area labelled Current Password.

👉Enter (create) the new password (Can be any combination of letters or numbers) in the text-area labelled New Password.

👉Confirm the new password (Please don’t copy-paste), by re-typing the password in the text-area labelled Confirm Password.

👉Click Change Password to effect the changes

👉Click Continue to proceed to the upload – registration of candidates. PHOTOGRAPHS

How to upload Photographs for KNEC KCSE Registration 2023

For the candidates who will be required to upload photos, i.e. non-formal students, the following guidelines will help:

👉It must be a passport photograph, should be coloured and must be taken using a digital camera.

👉The photo should be taken on a cream or light grey background (the backgrounds should be plain not flowered)

👉Photo size should be 45mm high x 35mm wide

👉Free from shadows.

👉The photo should be taken with eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or spectacles)

👉The candidate should be facing forward, looking straight at the camera.

👉The Candidate should be having a neutral expression with the mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows)

👉Each candidate should be on his/her own, no group photos or objects like dummies or toys or even other people being visible on the photos.

👉The photo should be in sharp focus and clear with a strong definition between the face and background.

👉The photo must contain the full face, neck and shoulders of the candidate in frontal view

👉The photo should be recent (not more than six months old)

👉The photos MUST be saved with the full index of the candidate and in JPG format i.e. the 11 digits e.g. 01101001001.jpeg.


👉All photos should be taken in school uniform

👉In addition to uploading the photos, all schools should submit the saved photographs to KNEC offices through their D.E.O’s in CD’s (each photo should be matched with the index numbers, not names, in JPG format).

KNEC KCSE Registration 2023
KNEC KCSE Registration 2023

How to upload photos for KNEC KCSE Online Registration 2023

👉Transfer candidates’ photo onto a computer

👉Rename/save the photos with the candidate index number (no photo should be saved with the candidates’ names)

👉Create a folder named your centre code

👉Copy all the candidate’s photos onto that folder

👉Zip/compress the folder

  1. 👉Right-click the folder with Photos
  2. 👉Select Send to
  3. 👉Click on Compressed (zipped) folder

👉Log on back to KNEC website

👉Click upload button candidate photos

👉Enter your username and password

👉From the TASKS drop-down list, select Upload Candidates Photos and click Continue

👉Browse to the compressed photos folder, and click upload

👉If successfully uploaded, a message will show on the application.

Confirmation of the KNEC KCSE Registration 2023

To confirm the KCSE registration go to the webpage

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