This is what happens during KCPE, KPSEA exam rehearsals

This is what happens during KCPE, KPSEA exam rehearsals

KCPE and KPSEA exams are around the corner. The exams will start on 30th October and end on 1st November 2023.

However the KCPE and KPSEA candidates will first have the rehearsals on Friday 27th October 2023 before the exam papers next week.

Teachers contracted by Knec as centre managers, invigilators and supervisors for the exams will be doing a number of things that day including briefing learners important exam rules.

Among the important things candidates will be doing this day is being briefed on exam instructions, guidelines and penalties.

Another key event they be taken through is arranging their desks or tables according to the index numbers for KCPE and according to assessment numbers for KPSEA candidates.

Below are the duties the exam supervisors, invigilators and centre managers will be doing that day.


1) Ensuring a secure room with a lockable cabinet or cupboard is allocated by the Centre Manager for storage of examination materials other than the question papers and answer scripts during the examination period;

2) Inspecting examination rooms to ascertain that they meet the specification prescribed by the Council and are free of stimulus materials and ensure that the desks or tables are arranged as per the Council’s specifications;

3) Briefing candidates on how to conduct themselves during the examination.

4) For Supervisors to brief and assign duties to the invigilators on what is expected of them during the examination period;

During the examination period Knec has also allowed only a number of people inside exam centres. The measures are aimed to curb exam malpractices.

Knec has authorized only the following persons to be in the examination centres during KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE exam periods.

1 Centre Manager;

2 Deputy Principal/Headteacher;- where an examination centre has more than one deputy then the centre manager shall designate one deputy to assist him/her;

3 Supervisor(s);

4 Invigilator(s);

5 Gatekeeper;

6 Laboratory technician and science teacher only during practicals;

7 Authorized support staff to prepare meals for candidates who will strictly restrict their movements to the Kitchen.

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