KNEC Examiners Training 2021; Application Requirements and Procedure

Do you want to become a KNEC Examiner?

Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) conducts training for teachers/tutors to prepare them to become examiners for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), Primary Teacher Education (PTE), Early Childhood Development Education – Proficiency (ECDE) and Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE) examinations.

KNEC Examiners  training normally takes place annually.

Applicants are normally required to pay training fee of KES.10,500.00. The money should be deposited under the GENERAL PAYMENT account, (others) in KNEC collection accounts at either Cooperative Bank, National Bank, Equity Bank or Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).

successfully trained examiners  will  then later be incorporated into the KNEC EXAMINERS DATA BASE.

KNEC will thereafter engage such examiners from the data base as per the criteria of appointment of examiners as need may arise from time to time.

Teachers who have already been trained as Examiners and are already in the KNEC database of examiners need not apply for the training.

Applications are therefore invited from interested and qualified teachers/tutors as follows:

KCPE EXAMINATION: Primary school teachers to train as KCPE Examiners in the following papers:

English Composition 901/1

Kiswahili Insha 902/1

English Composition for SNE 903/1

KCSE EXAMINATION: Secondary school teachers to train as KCSE examiners in the following papers:

English 101/1,2 & 3

Kiswahili 102/1,2 & 3

Mathematics Alt. A 121/1

Biology 231/1,2 & 3

Physics 232/1 & 2

Chemistry 233/1,2 & 3

History and Government 311/1 & 2

Geography 312/1 & 2

Christian Religious Education 313/1 & 2

Islamic Religious Education 314/1 & 2

Home Science 441/2

Art & Design 442/1 & 2

Agriculture 443/1 & 2

Woodwork 444/1 & 2

Metalwork 445/1 & 2

Building Construction 446/1 & 2

Power Mechanics 447/1 & 2

Electricity 448/1 & 2

Drawing & Design 449/1 & 2

Aviation Technology 450/1 & 2

Computer Studies 451/1 & 2

French 501/1 & 2

German 502/1 & 2

Arabic 503/1 & 2

Kenya Sign Language 504/1 & 2

Music 511/ 2 & 3

Business Studies 565/1 & 2

PTE EXAMINATION:Tutors in Primary Teachers Training Colleges to train as PTE Examiners in the following papers:

Education 1011
English 1012
Kiswahili 1013
Physical Education 1014
Mathematics 2011
Science 2012
Agriculture 2013
Home Science 2014
CRE 3011
Social Studies 3013
Art/Craft 3014
Music 3015

DTE EXAMINATION: Tutors in Diploma teachers training colleges to train as DTE examiners in the following papers:

Education 9501
Physical Education 9502
English 9503
Kiswahili 9504
Arabic 9506
CRE 9510
Music 9515
Mathematics 9516
Physics 9517Chemistry 9518
Biology 9519
Agriculture 9521

ECDE EXAMINATION: Tutors in Early childhood teachers colleges to train as ECDE examiners in the following papers:

English Proficiency 8011/1
Arithmetic 8011/2
General Paper 8012

General Qualification to join Examiners training programme

  • Be a practicing teacher in the relevant subject areas at the level of examination.
  • Must be registered by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
  • Have a minimum teaching experience of three (3) years.
  • Must NOT be on interdiction or any other form of disciplinary action from the employer.
  • Must be recommended by his/her Head of institution;
  • Must be 50 years of age and below
    Specific Qualification for KCPE and KCSE Examiners
  • Gave a minimum qualification of P1 for KCPE examination with a minimum of a C (plain) at KCSE level in the subject they are applying to train. Those applying to train for English Composition for SNE must have been trained in Special Needs Education.

Diploma in Education (and above) for KCSE marking

Specific Qualification for PTE/ECDE/DTE Examiners

At least one (1) level above the qualification of examination;

Those teaching in secondary schools and have masters in education can also apply to be trained as PTE and DTE examiners.
Teachers with a Diploma in ECDE and above and have P1 certificate will have an added advantage.

How to apply for KNEC Examiners Training

Applicants will be expected to access the online form using the link;, fill in their respective personal details and print the same form.

They will further be required to fill in sections 2.0 and 4.0 manually, attach the testimonials listed in the application form and forward to KNEC so as to reach the Council.

Only qualified Teachers who have presented all the required documents will be shortlisted for the training exercise


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