KNEC Examination fee for KCSE 2019 repeaters

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For the past few years the government of Kenya has been paying examination fee for both KCPE and KCSE candidates. However, for  candidates who are sitting their exam for the second time(repeaters) and foreign students they fully incur the total cost of exam.

The examination fee is payed to the official Kenya National Examination Council, KNEC, accounts by school heads. Students are supposed to pay as per the number of subjects he/she will register.

Below is a breakdown of the applicable fees for the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, repeaters and non Kenyans.

1 Subject 3,100
2 Subjects 3,500
3 Subjects 3,900
4 subjects 4,300
5 subjects 4,700
6 subjects 5,100
7 subjects 5,500
8 subjects 5,900
9 subjects 6,300



Students who are undertaking project based subjects are expected to pay an additional fee to facilitate their projects.

Those taking Home Science pay an additional Kshs200 while those taking Aviation Technology are expected to add Kshs2,500.

Home Science 441 200
Art and Design 442 200
Agriculture 443 200
Woodwork 444 200
Metal Work 445 200
Building Construction 446 200
Power Mechanics 447 500
Electricity 448 500
Drawing and Design 449 200
Aviation Technology 450 2,500
Computer Studies 451 200
French 501 500
German 502 500
Arabic 503 500
Kenya Sign Language 504 500
Music 511 500


According to the circular by KNEC Acting Chief Executive Officer (Dr. Mercy Karogo) dated 26th November, 2018,  registration of candidates for the 2019 KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education), KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) and KCSE QT (Qualifying Test) examinations will  be concluded on 15th February, 2019.

KNEC had warned that there shall be no late registration of candidates in 2019. This means, candidates who shall have not registered by the 15th of February, 2019, will have to sit for their examinations in 2020.

Verification of registration data will take place between 18th and 28th February, 2019. Teachers are advised not to sign for their candidates as there will be no window for candidates to sit for any subject as under protest in the 2019 examination.