If you’re one of the nearly 1,460,557 students who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams in 2023, You can check your KCPE results via SMS by sending an SMS with your Index Number to 40054.
This year result marks the end of the 8-4-4 system since it was last incepted in 1985. The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is responsible for administering the KCPE exams and releasing the results.
In the past, students and parents had to go to their respective schools to collect results slips. However, in recent years, KNEC has made it possible to view your KCPE results online or via SMS.
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How to Check KCPE Results via SMS in 2023
Here’s how to check your KCPE results via SMS in 2023:
To get your KCPE results via SMS, send an SMS with your Index Number to 40054 for Safaricom, Airtel, and Orange networks.
For example, if your Index Number is 1234567890, you would send the following text message:
1234567890 to 20076
You should receive your KCPE results via SMS within a few minutes.
Ensure that you have enough airtime before sending the SMS.
The cost of sending an SMS to check KCPE results is Ksh. 25 per SMS on all networks.
How to Check KCPE Results Online in 2023
Alternatively, you can view your KCPE results online by visiting the KNEC website and entering your Index Number.
This method lets you view your results in real-time and print out your KCPE result slip.
To check your KCPE results on the KNEC portal, follow these steps:
- Go to the KNEC website (https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/) and log in using your candidate number and examination year as your username and password.
- Click on the “ONLINE- RESULT-SLIP” tab.
- Select “KCPE” from the drop-down menu.
- Enter your Index Number and click “Login.”
- Your KCPE results will be displayed on the screen.
Currently, this method is unavailable to candidates who sat for the KCPE exams in 2022, as the portal has not been updated.
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You can view your KCPE results via SMS by sending an SMS with your Index Number to 40054.