KCSE Projects and Practical Papers for the Group IV and V Subjects

By | February 12, 2024

KCSE 2024 Projects and Practical papers for the Group IV and V subjects; Instructions and Marking Schemes.


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REF:     KNEC/EA/EM/KCSE/CIR/PROJECT/2024/001                               5th February, 2024


All County Directors of Education

All Principals of Secondary Schools presenting candidates for the 2024 KCSE examination

All Principals of Secondary Schools hosting the 2024 KCSE examination for private candidates


Administration of the 2024 KCSE examination will commence with the following Projects and Practical papers for the Group IV and V subjects as follows:

  • Projects; Art & Design (442/3), Agriculture (443/3), Woodwork (444/2), Metalwork (445/2), Building Construction (446/2) and Computer Studies (451/3);
  • Practical papers; French (501/3), German (502/3), Arabic (503/3), Kenyan Sign Language (504/3) and Music (511/1).

In this regard, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) hereby issues the following instructions to guide the conduct of the Project and Practicals:

  • The 2024 KCSE Examination Projects:
  • All Projects and related advance instructions for KCSE examination subjects with a Project component have been posted on the KNEC KCSE projects portal for access by schools as timetabled, through the KNEC website knec.ac.ke;
  • All Principals and/or County Directors of Education (in the case of private candidates) will access the instructions by logging on to the KNEC website knec-portal.ac.ke and clicking on 2024 Project/Practical button to download all the instructions related to the subjects the candidates are registered for;
  • The Principal/Subject teacher or County Director of Education (for private candidates) will access the instructions by logging into the KNEC Project/Practical portal using the User Code and Password for the examination centre;
  • User Manual is available on the KNEC projects portal to guide on logging into the projects’ portal; downloading the advance instructions; keying in candidates’ scores; uploading photographic evidence; downloading; and printing reports on the
  • The Project’ assessment will have two (02) key Milestones: Milestone I and Milestone II, which must be uploaded within the specified timelines as given below:
442/3Art and Design 2D31stMarch 2024 
Art and Design 3D 31st July 2024
443/3Agriculture31st March 202431st July 2024
444/2Woodwork31st March 202431st March 2024
445/2Metalwork31st July 202431st July 2024
446/2Building Construction31st March 202431st July 2024
451/3Computer Studies31st March 202431st July 2024
  • At the end of each Milestone, the Subject Teachers will key in the candidates’ scores and upload the pictorial evidence on the Project portal. The pictorial evidence should be a group photograph of the candidates at their workstations in either Graphic Interface Format (.gif) or JPEG (.jpg)
  • The project portal will only be accessible for keying in scores and uploading pictorial evidence for one month before the deadline(s).
  • It is the responsibility of the CDEs (for private candidates) or Principals to ensure the project work is done by the candidates and the candidates’ scores are keyed in and uploaded within the specified timelines failure to which:
    • A penalty fee of five hundred shillings {Kshs. 500.00} per candidate shall be charged for failure to upload within the specified timelines;
    • KNEC shall institute punitive measures, including (but not limited to), pending of the candidates’ results and/or deregistration of the institutions from being KNEC examination centres.
  • KNEC will closely monitor the project progress and authenticity of the scores for all the candidates registered for the year 2024 KCSE Project/Practical
  • The school and individual candidates will be expected to compile and maintain a portfolio (file) of evidence on the progress of the Project work to be presented for assessment and monitoring.
  • All CDEs (for private candidates), Principals, Subject teachers and candidates need to note that all documents relating to assessment and conduct of examinations are confidential and must be handled as such, at all times.
  • The 2024 KCSE Examination Oral, Aural and Practical Papers:
  • The advance instructions for Art and Design (442/2) and Computer Studies (451/2) practical papers will be uploaded on the schools’ Project portal by September 2024 to enable schools to prepare the required materials in good time for the examination.
  • Keying in and uploading candidates’ scores for KCSE examination papers with Oral, Aural and Practical components for French (501/3), German (502/3), Arabic (503/3), Kenyan Sign Language (504/3) and Music (511/1) will be done by the assessors, after assessment of the candidates, on the examination day as per the assessment timetable.
  • Keying in and uploading of Home Science practical (441/3) candidates’ scores will be done by the subject teachers after the assessment of the candidates on the examination day as per the assessment timetable

Evidence of Uploaded Scores

All Principals/Subject teachers or CDEs (for private candidates) are expected to download the candidates’ scores report (in PDF format), print a hard copy of the uploaded scores for each milestone and maintain it as evidence. This applies to the subjects with a project and Home Science (441/3) practicals only.

  • Host Centres for Private candidates

CDEs with private candidates registered for subjects with a project/practical component are requested to identify the schools that will host the private candidates for the project/practical work and inform KNEC in writing.

Please bring this information to all the relevant persons involved and ensure compliance to the guidelines for effective administration of the projects and practicals.



The Principal Secretary, State Department of Basic Education, MoE The Director General, MoE

The Director, Quality Assurance and Standards, MoE The Director, Secondary, MoE

All Regional Directors of Education, MoE All TSC Regional Directors

All TSC County Directors