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2020 KCSE Time table latest free pdf download: KNEC Guidelines

ByAlbert Muliro

Feb 27, 2020

The Kenya National Examinations Council, knec, has released the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) timetable. In the released timetable, candidates will rehears for the examination on Friday October 30, 2020.

The candidates will then sit for their first paper on Monday November 2, 2020; commencing with English paper one (Functional skills) in the morning session and Paper 2 (Comprehension, Literacy Appreciation and Grammar) in the mid morning.

The candidates will sit for their last paper on Wednesday November 25, 2020. The exam period shall last for eighteen (18) days.

Just like it has been, two papers shall be done per day. The morning session will run from 8.00a.m to 10.00a.m. While the mid morning papers will be done between 11.30a.m and 2.00p.m. There shall be a break, between the papers, of thirty (30) minutes from 11.00a.m to 11.30a.m.


A student who may wish to withdraw from sitting the 2020 KCSE examination is at liberty to do so. KNEC should be notified of the withdrawal from the examination not later than May 31, 2020. Otherwise you would be deemed to have missed the papers and awarded a grade X. Consequently, you will be treated as a repeater in case you wish to sit for subsequent KCSE exams.


The timetable comes with a number of instructions, warnings and penalties. As a candidate, make sure you familiarize yourself with all these to avoid any inconveniences

Albert Muliro

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