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KNEC Examiners’ Training – What You Should Know

KNEC Examiners’ Training – What You Should Know.

The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, conducts Examiner training on a regular basis. Increased candidature, the need to replace exited examiners, and the introduction of new exam papers all influence the training of new examiners.

  • To be considered for training, applicants must apply through KNEC’s online platform whenever opportunities are advertised.
  • The applicant is required to pay the training fees as set by the Council from time to time.
  • You must be a working teacher who is registered with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
  • Must be a teacher of the relevant subject.
  • You must have a minimum of three years of teaching experience after graduation.
  • As stipulated in Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution, the candidate must be a person of high integrity.
  • The head of the institution must recommend you for training.
You should be aged 50 years and below.
  • You must not be subject to any form of disciplinary action from your employer.
  • PTE Examiners: Applicants for PTE must have a diploma in education or higher.
  • DTE Examiners: Applicants for DTE must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in education. Those who teach in secondary schools and hold a master’s degree in education may apply to be trained as PTE and DTE examiners.
  • Examiners in Business and Technology: Have a minimum qualification of a Diploma in the relevant field of specialization, as well as at least one (1) academic level above the qualification of the examination for which he/she is applying to be trained.


Exams for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE: A minimum qualification of a P1 Certificate with a mean grade of C (plain) at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams is required.


A minimum qualification of a Diploma in Teacher Education is required for KCSE examiners.

When selecting examiners for training, the Council takes several factors into account, including:

  • Regional balancing,
  • Examiner age,
  • Gender balancing,
  • Work experience, and
  • Professional qualifications, among others.

Examiner training is fully residential and typically lasts one week. Examiners are fed and housed at the training facilities of their choice.

The Council communicates with successful applicants via SMS, email, and Short Message Service.

How To Apply For Examiner Jobs

  1. Access the Knec examiners portal using the link https://examinersapp.knec.ac.ke
  2. Those with Cp2 accounts and passwords, should log in to the portal using their usernames and passwords.
  3. Those without passwords should click on reset password button and enter their mobile number in the format 2541******** and submit to get their usernames and passwords.
  4. Those without Cp2 account, click on create account and follow the instructions to create your profile.
  5. Upon successful log in, Fill in your personal information accurately and print the form.
  6. You will then manually fill out sections 2.0 and 4.0, attach the required testimonials listed on the application form, and submit the documents to KNEC.
  7. Only qualified Teachers/Tutors who have submitted all necessary documentation will be considered for the training exercise.
  8. Please send your application to: The Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC). Р.О. Box 73598-00200 NAIROBI.

KNEC will keep your information in its database after you have successfully completed your training.

You will be invited to apply online during the national test marking process. The KNEC training exercise will take place entirely on-site.

PAYING KNEC EXAMINERS’ TRAINING FEES


As previously stated, you will not be trained as a KNEC examiner unless you pay the training fees.

Each applicant must pay a training fee of Sh10,500 using their registered mobile phone number and the KNEC Mpesa pay bill number: 819313.

You must indicate the applicable examination, i.e. KCPE; KCSE; PTE; DTE; Business or Technical, for the Account Number.

The MPESA Reference Number must then be recorded on the printed application form in the space provided.

KNEC EXAMINERS TRAINING AREAS

Kiswahili Insha and English Composition are the only papers for which the Council trains KCPE examiners. There are training opportunities for KCSE examiners in the following areas:

KNEC Examiners’ Training - What You Should Know
KNEC Examiners’ Training – What You Should Know
S/NSUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODE
1English101
2Kiswahili102
3Mathematics Option A121
4Mathematics Option B122
5Biology. 231
6Physics232
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7Chemistry233
8Biology For The Blind236
9General Science237
10History & Government311
11Geography312
12Christian Religious Education, CRE313
13Islamic Religious Education, IRE314
14Hindu Religious Education, HRE315
15Home Science441
16Art & Design442
17Agriculture443
18Woodwork444
19Metal Work445
20Building Construction446
21Power Mechanics447
22Electricity. 448
23Drawing & Design449
24Aviation Technology450
25Computer Studies451
26French. 501
27German502
28Arabic503
29Kenya Sign Language504
30Music511
31Business Studies565.

How to download KCSE, KCPE examiner’s invitation letter

Follow the steps below to download the KNEC marking invitation letters:

  1. Open your browser (Google, Chrome, or Opera) and enter the following address: https://cp.knec.ac.ke/ or simply click on the link.
  2. In the new window, click the ‘CLICK HERE TO PROCEED’ button.
  3. Type in your User Name (ID NO.) and Password (TSC NO.) and click the ‘Log in’ button.
  4. Once logged in, click ‘ACCEPT OFFER.’ A prompt will appear on your screen/window to indicate that the offer has been saved, such as ‘Your offer acceptance has been saved.’
  5. Click on ‘DOWNLOAD YOUR LETTER’ to download your marking invitation letter.

6). You can then print or save your letter to your local device.

Please keep in mind that you will only be able to access your invitation letter once KNEC has opened the portal.

KNEC Examiners’ Training – What You Should Know

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