KNEC KCPE 2016 Examination Timetable Released
THE 2016 KCPE EXAMINATION TIMETABLE & INSTRUCTIONS Page 1
THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
THE 2016 KCPE EXAMINATION TIMETABLE & INSTRUCTIONS
1.0 TIMINGS OF PAPERS IN THE 2016 KCPE EXAMINATION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO SUPERVISORS, INVIGILATORS &
The time allowed for each paper is the one indicated against the name of the paper and it is inclusive of reading the instructions.
Visually challenged candidates will NOT be given extra time other than what is stated on their respective papers which is 30
minutes more than for the other candidates. Supervisors and Invigilators should ensure that candidates are issued with answer sheets
that have the correct names and index numbers.
2.0 DURATION/PERIOD, DATES AND TIMINGS OF 2016 KCPE EXAMINATION PAPERS
ITEM DAY PERIOD ITEM
8.30 am − 10.30 am 1 Mathematics 2 hours
8.30 am − 10.30 am 2 Mathematics (Large Print) 2 hours
8.30 am – 11.00 am 3 Mathematics (Braille) 2 hrs 30 mins
11.00 am – 11.30 am BREAK 30 minutes
11.30 am − 1.10 pm 4 English Section A – Language A 1 hr 40 mins
11.30 am − 1.10 pm 5 English Section A – Language A (Large Print) 1 hr 40 mins
11.30 am − 1.30 pm 6 English Section A (Hearing Impaired) 2 hours
11.30 am − 1.40 pm 7 English Section A (Braille) 2 hrs 10 mins
1.40 pm – 2.30pm BREAK 50 minutes
2.30 pm − 3.10 pm 8 English Section B − Composition 40 minutes
2.30 pm − 3.10 pm 9 English Section B – Composition (Large Print) 40 minutes
2.30 pm – 3.20 pm 10 English Section B − Composition (Hearing Impaired) 50 minutes
2.30 pm – 3.20 pm 11 English Section B – Composition (Braille) 50 minutes
2.3 DAY 2
8.30 am – 10.10 am 12 Science 1 hr 40 mins
8.30 am – 10.10 am 13 Science (Large Print) 1 hr 40 mins
8.30 am – 10.40 am 14 Science Braille 2 hrs 10 mins
10.40 am – 11.10 am BREAK 30 minutes
11.10 am – 12.50 pm 15 Kiswahili Lugha 1 hr 40 mins
11.10 am – 12.50 pm 16 Kiswahili Lugha (Large Print) 1 hr 40 mins
11.10 am – 12.50 pm 17 Kenyan Sign Language – Section A 1 hr 40 mins
11.10 am – 1.20 pm 18 Kiswahili Lugha (Braille) 2 hrs 10 mins
1.20 pm – 2.10 pm BREAK 50 minutes
2.10 pm – 2.50 pm 19 Kiswahili Insha 40 minutes
2.10 pm – 2.50 pm 20 Kiswahili Insha (Large Print) 40 minutes
2.10 pm – 2.50 pm 21 Kenyan Sign Language Section B Composition 40 minutes
2.10 pm – 3.00 pm 22 Kiswahili Insha (Braille) 50 minutes
2.4 DAY 3
8.30 am – 10.45 am 23 Social Studies and R.E 2 hrs 15 mins
8.30 am – 10.45 am 24 Social Studies and R.E (Large Print) 2 hrs 15 mins
8.30 am – 11.15 am 25 Social Studies and R.E (Braille) 2 hrs 45 mins
3.1 Only one of the papers bracketed together to be taken.
3.2 The Kenyan Sign Language papers should be taken only by candidates with Hearing Impairment (HI).
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4.0 INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES TO SUPERVISORS, TEACHERS AND CANDIDATES
4.1 INSTRUCTIONS TO SUPERVISORS AND INVIGILATORS
Supervisors and invigilators should call the attention of the candidates to the Instructions/Guidelines and adhere to them. They should also ensure
that candidates are issued with answer sheets that have the correct names and index numbers.
4.2 INSTRUCTIONS TO THE TEACHERS
TEACHERS are advised to ensure that candidates clearly understand the instructions given below and are aware of the penalties for examination
irregularities or misconduct. Candidates are required to follow these instructions carefully.
4.3 INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
4.3.1 Avail yourself for searching outside the examination room and be seated at your desk/table 15 minutes before the time scheduled for the
paper. Morning sessions will start at 8.30 a.m.
4.3.2 A candidate who arrives late will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the Supervisor. Only in exceptional circumstances will a paper
be given to any candidate who is more than half an hour late. Punctuality should be observed for all papers.
4.3.3 As soon as notice is given to stop, check to ensure that your name and index number have been written and crossed correctly on the
4.3.4 Check to ensure that each page of your question paper is printed.
4.3.5 Withdrawal from the examination should have been notified to the KNEC before 31st May 2016.
4.4 CAUTION TO THE CANDIDATES
4.4.1 You are not allowed to leave the examination room before the end of the period allocated to the paper except with special permission from
the Supervisor. NO CANDIDATE SO PERMITTED TO LEAVE MAY TAKE A QUESTION PAPER OR ANSWER SHEET/SCRIPT OUT OF
THE EXAMINATION ROOM.
4.4.2 Do not leave a sheet of paper you have written on or your answers in such a position that another candidate can read them. You should not
give or obtain unfair assistance, or attempt to do so, whether by copying or in any other way, and your work should not show proof of such
4.4.3 No communication whatsoever in whatever manner between candidates or with outsiders is allowed during the examination.
4.4.4 You are not allowed to have in your possession or in your proximity while in the examination room, any book, notes, papers or any other
materials whatsoever except the correct question papers and any materials expressly authorized by the Kenya National Examinations
4.4.5 You must return immediately to the Supervisor any question paper that has smudges, has errors or is badly printed.
4.4.6 You must not take any used or unused writing paper out of the examination room. Any rough work must be done on the official question
paper, if not to be submitted with the answers, must be left on the desk to be collected by the Supervisor and destroyed.
4.4.7 Any misconduct or causing of disturbance in or near the examination room will be treated as an examination irregularity.
4.4.8 Cell phones or any other electronic communication device are prohibited in examination centres. Any candidate caught in possession of a
cell phone/any other electronic communication device will have his/her results cancelled.
4.5 PENALTY FOR EXAMINATION IRREGULARITIES
4.5.1 The KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 Offences and Penalties stated in Sections 27 to 40 for cases of examination irregularities will apply. Some
of the highlights in these Sections state that:
18.104.22.168 A candidate who commits an examination irregularity in any paper will have the results for the WHOLE SUBJECT cancelled. Such
a candidate will not be entitled to a result for the subject. This will be reflected as (00).
22.214.171.124 If there is evidence of wide-spread irregularities in any examination centre, the examination results for the whole centre will be
126.96.36.199 Any person who:-
a) gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorized party,
whether a candidate or not, will be in violation of Section 27of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding
ten years, or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both;
b) willfully and maliciously damages examination material will be in violation of Section 30 of the Act and the penalty will be
imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both;
c) is not registered to take a KNEC examination but, with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself to take the part
of an enrolled candidate will be in violation of Section 31 of the Act, and shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both and shall be prohibited from taking an
examination conducted by or on behalf of the Council for a period of three years.
4.5.2 Please ensure that you do not commit any examination irregularity to avoid having your results cancelled.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER