Download Free ECDE Diploma Examination Timetable and Instructions

By | February 12, 2024



  • 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 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.

1.2           IMPORTANT NOTICE

  • Your attention is drawn to the regulations governing the conduct of candidates on the back page.

1.2.2        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


2.2TUESDAY 02.04.20248.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.(1st session)16011 Foundations of ECDE and Curriculum Development3 hours
11.30 a.m. – 12 noonBREAK30 mins.
12.00 noon – 3.00 p.m.(2nd session) 26012 Psychology, PersonalityDevelopment, Guidance and Counseling 3 hours
2.3WEDNESDAY 03.04.20248.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.(1st session)36013 Child Growth and Development3 hours
11.30 a.m. – 12 noonBREAK30 mins.
12.00 noon – 3.00 p.m.(2nd session)46014 Health, Nutrition and Child Rights3 hours
2.4THURSDAY 04.04.20248.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.(1st session) 56015 Management of ECDE, Community Development andResearch 3 hours
11.30 a.m. – 12 noon BREAK30 mins.
12.00 noon – 3.00 p.m.(2nd session)66016 Methodology and Curriculum Activities3 hours


  • Instructors are advised to ensure that the candidates read these instructions and guidelines carefully and adhere to them. The candidates should be made aware of the penalties for examination irregularities or


  • Be at your seat in the Examination Room ten minutes before the time fixed for the examination in the various 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.
  • A candidate who arrives late will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the 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.
  • Check the question paper you have been given to confirm that it is the paper you registered
  • 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
  • Attend carefully to any general instructions that may be given on the first page of a paper, g. instructions limiting the number of questions that should be answered.
  • Check to ensure that each page of your question paper is
  • Write your name, index number, signature and date on the answer
  • Write on both sides of the paper, but do not use the Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.
  • 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 to use the same system of numbering as appears in the question Leave a blank line after the answer to each question.
  • Write your responses in black or blue 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.
  • Read each question A lot of time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for and no marks will be given for it.
  • Do not spend too much time on one or two Leave yourself adequate time to answer other questions.
  • 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/
  • Withdrawal from the examination should have been notified to the KNEC in writing before the examination


  • You are not allowed to leave the examination room before the end of the period allocated to the paper except with special permission from the NO CANDIDATE SO PERMITTED TO LEAVE MAY TAKE QUESTION PAPERS OUT OF THE EXAMINATION ROOM.
  • Do not leave a sheet of paper you have written on or your answer in such a position that another candidate can read it. You should not give or obtain unfair assistance, or attempt to do so, whether by copying or in any form and your work should not show proof of such unfair
  • No communication whatsoever in whatever manner between candidates or with outsiders is allowed during the
  • You are not allowed to have in your possession or in your proximity while in the examination room, any books, notes, papers or any other materials whatsoever except the correct question papers and any materials expressly authorized by the Kenya National Examinations
  • You may only use mathematical tables printed by the Kenya National Examinations Council, and these should not contain any additional notes except the printed information. If you are using a calculator as permitted by the Regulations, it should be the specified non-programmable If in doubt, check with the supervisor.
  • You must return immediately to the supervisor any question paper that has smudges or has errors or is badly
  • You must not take any used or unused writing papers out of the examination room. Any rough work must be done on the official answer papers and, if not to be submitted with the answers, must be left on the desk to be collected by the supervisor and
  • Any misconduct or causing of disturbance in or near the examination room will be treated as an examination
  • Cell phones or any other electronic communication device are prohibited in examination centres. Any candidate caught in possession of a cell phone/any other electronic device will have his/her results


  • The KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 Offences and Penalties stated in Sections 27 to 40 for cases of examination irregularities will apply. Some of the highlights in these Sections state that:
  • A candidate who commits an examination irregularity in any paper will have the results for the whole subject Such a

candidate will not be entitled to a result and will be awarded result “Y” overall.

  • If there is evidence of widespread irregularities in any examination centre, the examination results for the whole centre will be   Any person who:-

  1. gains access to examination material and knowingly reveals the contents, whether orally or in writing, to an unauthorized party, whether a candidate or not, will be in violation of Section 27 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both;
  2. willfully and maliciously damage examination material will be in violation of Section 30 of the Act and the penalty will be imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding five million shillings or both;
  3. is not registered to take a KNEC examination but, with intent to impersonate, presents or attempts to present himself to take the part of an enrolled candidate will be in violation of Section 31 of the Act, and shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding two million shillings or both and shall be prohibited from taking an examination conducted by or on behalf of the Council for a period of three years.
  • Please ensure that you do not commit any examination irregularity to avoid having your results cancelled.