Knec requirements and how to apply for exam Invigilation, Supervision

Knec requirements and how to apply for exam Invigilation, Supervision

TSC ordered its Sub County Directors to identify, nominate and vet teachers who will serve as Centre Managers, Supervisors, and Invigilators in the upcoming national exams and assessments.

Through a circular last month TSC also ordered the vetted teachers to get registered with Knec through the Cp2 portal by 18th October 2022.

The Commission asked teachers to use the link for the registration purposes.

It is the responsibility of the TSC Sub County Directors, who mostly delegate the duty to Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs), to shortlist teachers who will serve as Centre Managers, Supervisors, and Invigilators.

The teachers must then register themselves on the CP2 portal which will facilitate their payment.


The teachers will help Knec in administration of 2022 KCPE, KPSEA, KCSE and DECTE exams and assessments.


1. Must be a teacher registered and working with Teachers Service Commission

2. Must not have been or have any disciplinary case with Teachers Service Commission

3. Must not be in any form of leave with his/her employer Teachers Service Commission

4. Must register in the Knec CP2 portal after vetting by TSC

5. Must be of sound health and ready for deployment to any exam centre

6. Its an added advantage for those who previously served as Invigilators or Supervisors

7. Teachers serving as school administrators have an added advantage to serve as Supervisors


ExaminationRehearsalStart dateEnd date
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)18th November 202221st November 202223rd December 2022
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)25th November 202228th November 202230th November 2022
Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA)25th November 202228th November 202230th November 2022
Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE)18th November 202221st November 202225th November 2022


1. Reporting to the assigned examination centre a day before the start of the relevant examination for briefing and assignment of duties by the supervisor;

2. Reporting to the examination centre by 7.00 am in the morning on every day of the examination to receive the examination materials from the Supervisor in the presence of the security officers.

3. Inspecting the examination rooms assigned and the washrooms to be used every day before the examination starts to ensuring that there are no unauthorized materials or stimulus materials in the examination room or on the candidates’ desks or tables;

4. Closely monitoring candidates inside and outside the examination room and ensuring candidate is escorted to washrooms and searched before re-entering the examination room;

5. Searching candidates each time they enter the examination room to prevent smuggling of unauthorized materials and stimulus materials including mobile phones or any other electronic communication devices into the room. In this regard, female candidates must be searched by a female supervisor or invigilator or teacher and male students must be searched by male supervisors or invigilators or teachers;

6. Receiving the question papers from the supervisor, checking to ensure that the paper is correct as per the timetable and count them to confirm that there are enough copies for all the candidates before distributing them;

7. Ensuring that the examination starts promptly and lasts for the time scheduled on the examination timetable and hand over to the supervisor any question paper with errors or blank pages;

8. Ensuring that no unauthorized persons has access to question papers or candidates while the examination is in progress;

9. Identifying the private candidates against the photograph register as appropriate, verifying the candidates’ index numbers, names and ensure that the attendance register is signed by all candidates before the end of the examination session;

10. Being vigilant to ensure that candidates do not engage in any kind of examination malpractice and in case of any, report to the supervisor;

11. Ensuring candidates write their answers in the writing materials prescribed by the Council;

12. Not explaining the questions to the candidates, aiding, reading or allowing any person to read candidates’ responses;

13. Marking ‘AB’ against the name of every candidate who is absent every session of the examination and account for every candidate using the attendance register and ensuring that there is no discrepancy between the record of absenteeism and on the attendance register;

14. Taking note of the absent candidates’ index numbers and paper missed to be transferred to the computer printed attendance sheet;

15. Collecting and physically counting candidates’ answer scripts before releasing the candidates from the examination room at the end of an examination session and handing over candidates answer scripts at the end of each examination session to the supervisor for recording, packing and sealing in the return envelope;

16. Signing the declaration form in the report and certificate of supervision;

17. Handing over candidates answer scripts at the end of each examination session to the supervisor for recording, packing and sealing in the return envelope;

18. Ensuring that there is no discrepancy between the record of absenteeism and on the attendance register.

 19. Overall Responsibility:

a) Be held personally liable for any examination irregularity which he/she failed to report during the conduct of the examinations within the examination room he/she is allocated and its environs.

b) Ensure that the examination is conducted as per the Act, written law, these rules and Council regulations.

20. Details of these duties are contained in the guidelines for TSC teachers engaged in examination activities. You should read them carefully before the start of examination.

Last year TSC identified and vetted a total of 242,406 teachers who were used to administer the national examinations while the Interior ministry deployed more than 45,000 security officers for the exercise. 

A total of 70,486 teachers who were vetted by the Commission administered last years KCSE examination.

A total of 831,015 candidates registered for the KCSE examination which were administered in 10,413 centres.

The examination papers and other materials were served from 483 distribution centres.

The council registered 1,225,507 KCPE candidates in 28,316 examination centres which were served from 491 distribution centres.

Knec merged centres that had less than 30 candidates to cut down on the cost of logistics. This affected 151 centres whose candidates were hosted elsewhere.


Contracted ProfessionalExamRegionPay Per DayTotal Days engagedTotal Pay
Centre ManagerKCPEAll RegionsSh5004Sh2,000
Centre ManagerKCSEAll RegionsSh50018Sh9,000
InvigilatorsKCPEAll RegionsSh5383Sh1,615
InvigilatorsKCSENairobi & MombasaSh58017Sh9,860
InvigilatorsKCSEOther RegionsSh46017Sh7,820
SupervisorsKCPEAll RegionsSh6214Sh2,485
SupervisorsKCSENairobi & MombasaSh69518Sh12,510
SupervisorsKCSEOther RegionsSh63018Sh11,340
Security OfficersKCSEAll RegionsSh42016Sh6,720
DriversKCSEAll RegionsSh40516Sh6,480


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