When it comes to KNEC courses, candidates are awarded scores based on the KNEC grading system for colleges.
Below we look at the KNEC grading system for colleges and how the results of examinations are classified.
KNEC grading system for colleges: How KNEC results for technical colleges are awarded
Now, for the whole examination, marks are issued in 5 classes while there are 8 different grades in the individual papers under the KNEC grading system for colleges.
Each candidate receives the results in terms of the class and grade depending on his/her performance in the final practical and theoretical tests and the continuous assessment tests (administered by the college being attended).
Here is the relationship between the various classes and grades according to the KNEC grading system.
|Pass with distinction||Grade 1 & 2|
|Pass with credit||Grade 3 & 4|
|Pass||Grade 5 & 6|
KNEC grading system for colleges: Classification according to the raw scores
Here now is the association between the classes and the raw scores..
|Raw Scores||Applicable grade||Class|
You are referred if you score below 39 (essentially meaning you have failed) in a paper in the KNEC exams for colleges and you have to pass the specific failed papers before being awarded with the relevant certificate.
Of course, there is a fee for re-sitting KNEC examinations (charged on per paper basis) and you have to book for a resit via the KNEC online registration for technical exams portal (assisted by your college).
Other notables about the KNEC grading
Overall performance is indicated as:
- PASS with DISTINCTION
- PASS with CREDIT
Needless to say, the highest passing score is a Distinction and Pass the least.
A score of ‘EXEMPTED’ means that you have been exempted from a paper on the account of having passed an equivalent qualification from another accredited examiner.
The above relationship applies to both certificate (artisan and craft levels) and the diploma grading system in Kenya for KNEC exams including most KNEC higher diploma courses.
The above KNEC college grading system is, however, different from the current KNEC ECDE grading system and P1 grading system.
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35 thoughts on “KNEC grading system for colleges [All you need to know]”
Hello, I am among those who sat for ECDE Certificate last year and of course I already have my results. Just to get more clarification; speaking of how points were added, to get the overall grade were the all points added and devided by the total number of examination papers? Or,,,clarification please,
Sorry, didn’t get your question
sasa nataka knec exam
i mean i need knec exam for 2022 for grade 6 ok.
sorry i have not understood
I could not archive my darget,I had a mean grade of D plain, what can I do
Can I join the 2021 diploma class after I passed with credit in the 2020 certificate examination
Yes but contact your college for guidance.
How to you do average for module students
I wished to know per subjects scoring (grades vs points), and how the overall grade is calculated.
hi, I have sat for CDPII KNEC exam four times but fail despite completing the paper at the given time. kindly assist on how to pass it, errors to omit e.g in ex 1,2,3,4,5.
I want to further my studies and qualify to be a diploma teacher training tutor.I only hold a p1 certificate which I passed with a credit.which course should I do so as to qualify? Plz advise
Requirements are as follows:
i. Minimum grade C+( Plus) in KCSE and
above and C+ (Plus) in the two subjects
ii. At least C (Plain) in English
iii. C (plain) in Mathematics for Science-based
iv. D+( plus) in Mathematics in non-science
Good work to Knec for having good thoughts to our nation.
One paper was cancelled or one unit ..can I register only that paper or I do the whole units
Repeat the entire thing
I got refer am I going to do the paper I failed or or all the paper ….and eat are the penalty of getting two refers
Hello admin. am asking this ..one got a reffer in two papers and the overall came Reffered… meaning they are going to sit for the whole module papers or the 2 failed papers?
2 failed papers
To the fail ones
Hello admin,I haven’t sat for any college internal exams,does that mean my knec results will be crnm?
I’m afraid that could be the case. But you can talk to the examination officer in your college for further advise
they take the individual scores for each module then they get the average.
For example, if module 1 you got 80, module 2 is 82 & then module 3 55, the average will be 72% (0.72). The final score for will be a credit 1.
What can I do to pass curriculum and methodology
What if I didn’t sit for one of my unit will I register that one unit or repeat the whole module
Hello adm. One did his referral paper in TUM but his former institution was KIHBT, will his main certificate be written from TUM OR KIHBT?
Is technical drawing marked by the institution or by the exam body?
Hi!Am Wekesa W Onesmus.I did my examination July this year for P1.Wanted to know if the results are out or not
ive gotten a fail in 3 papers can i refer or repeat the entire course
Am sella did had a refer one paper in 2007 can I get chance to register for the paper and what are the charges.
Am sella and did my PTE exams in 2007and had refer in one paper,can I get chance to resit? What are the charges?
what happens if you fail a referral of a specific paper?