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Revised ECDE-Diploma KNEC 2020 Examination Timetable

Kenya National Examination Examination Council (KNEC) has released 2020 Diploma in Early Childhood Development Examination timetable.

According to the just released timetable, the rehearsal day has been slated for Monday 19th October, 2020.

On the first examination day (Wednesday 21st October, 2020), candidates will tackle two papers; Foundations of ECDE and Curriculum Development and  Psychology, Personality Development, Guidance and Counseling.

Candidates will sit for Management of ECDE, Community Development and Research and Methodology and Curriculum Activities on the last day (Friday 23rd October) of 2020 exam.

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The time allowed for each paper is indicated against the name of the paper and NO EXTRA TIME IS TO BE ALLOWED. In case of any discrepancy, the time stated on the question paper must be taken as correct.

Visually challenged candidates will NOT be given extra time other than what is stated on their respective papers. Any time allocated to reading through questions, studying maps etc, is included in the total time shown, except when special paper instructions indicate otherwise.

Important notice

  • Your attention is drawn to the regulations governing the conduct of candidates on the back page.
  • Supervisors and invigilators MUST ensure that candidates have written their names and index numbers on their answer scripts before they take the scripts from the candidates.
  • Trainers should ensure that the candidates take note of the instructions given at the back and are aware of the penalties for irregularities or misconduct.


  1. Be at your seat in the Examination Room ten minutes before the time fixed for the examination in the various papers. 1st session will normally start at 8.30 a.m. followed by the 2nd session. There will be a 30 minutes break between the sessions.
  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. Absolute punctuality is essential for all papers.
  3. Check the question paper you have been given to confirm that it is the paper you registered for.
  4. If an examination paper for which you are not registered is handed to you, or if the questions indicate that a map or other material should also have been provided, inform the Supervisor at once.
  5. Attend carefully to any general instructions that may be given on the first page of a paper, e.g. instructions limiting the number of questions that should be answered.
  6. Check to ensure that each page of your question paper is printed.
  7. Write your name, index number, signature and date on the answer booklet.
  8. Write on both sides of the paper, but do not use the margins. Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.
  9. Write the number of the question clearly in the left-hand margin at the beginning of each answer. Do not copy the question. Be careful touse the same system of numbering as appears in the question paper. Leave a blank line after the answer to each question.
  10. Write your responses in black or blue ink. You may use fountain pen or ball point pen. Pencils should only be used for diagrams. Bring mathematical and drawing instruments for subjects for which they will be needed.
  11. Read each question carefully. A lot of time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for and no marks will be given for it.
  12. Do not spend too much time on one or two questions. Leave yourself adequate time to answer other questions.
  13. As soon as notice is given to stop, make sure your name, index number, signature and date is written on the answer booklet and then hand it over to the supervisor/ invigilator.
  14. Withdrawal from the examination should have been notified to the KNEC in writing before the examination begins.



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