View KCSE results online on KEMIS portal

How to Check KCSE 2023 Results Online on KNEC Portal

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The Ministry of Education has abolished the traditional SMS system for checking KCSE results. The previous SMS service, accessible on Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom lines, cost 25 shillings per message and was plagued with mix-up errors. The new KNEC system, launched by the Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, allows candidates to access their KCSE results online free of charge.

Moreover, schools can receive printed copies of the results shortly after the exams are released. Any discrepancies or issues should be promptly reported to KNEC within 30 days, accompanied by relevant supporting documentation.

The KCSE 2023 results will benefit from the new grading system where only 2 subjects are compulsory; that is Mathematics and the best language (English or Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language).

How to Check KCSE 2023 Results on KNEC Portal

To check your KCSE results on KEMIS, you only need a mobile device or computer connected to the internet; there’s no need to visit a cyber cafe to view your results. Follow these steps to access your KCSE 2023 results:

  1. Visit the KNEC Results portal: https://results.knec.ac.ke
  2. Type your “Index number”, your 11-digit KCSE index number
  3. Next, enter your full name as registered with KNEC KCSE
  4. Next, click View Results
  5. Your full KCSE results will be displayed on the screen
  6. You can proceed to take a screenshot of your results
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How to Download Result Slips from the KNEC Portal

The results slips are availed on the KNEC KCSE portal at least a week after the school receives the whole results printouts from sub-county education offices.

Schools can then download and print result slips from the KNEC portal www.knec-portal.ac.ke using the school’s login details provided during the registration of the candidates on the KNEC registration portal.

Download KCSE results slips from the KNEC portal.
KNEC KCSE portal login dashboard for downloading result slips.

Meaning of Symbols in KCSE Results

Sometimes, students may see the following symbols in their results. Here’s what they stand for:

  • A candidate who receives the symbol “X” did not take one or more papers during the examination
  • A candidate who receives the symbol “Y” engaged in an irregularity during the examination
  • A candidate who receives the symbol “P” has a pending result due to incorrect information provided, such as wrong KCPE number or birth certificate details when registering for KCSE
  • A candidate who receives the symbol “W” has had their results held back due to being suspected of cheating in the examination and is under investigation
  • A candidate who receives the symbol “U” did not meet the minimum requirements for grade awards
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