How To Check KCSE 2022 Results Online & Via SMS

Candidates and parents can access the results through the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) website or SMS platforms.

How To Check KCSE 2022 Results Online & Via SMS
Education CS nominee Ezekiel Machogu in Parliament. /STANDARD DIGITAL

Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu has released the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results.

Speaking during the release of the 2022 KCSE results at Mtihani House in Nairobi county on Friday, January 20, Machogu revealed that 841,416 candidates sat their exams between November and December.

"We have released the results early so that the candidates pursue higher learning institutions in 2023. The credible achievement in the marking process couldn’t have been possible if a number of teachers didn’t sacrifice themselves, I thank them," he addressed.

Students during a past KCSE exam. /FILE

How To Check The Results

Candidates and parents can access the results through the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) website or SMS platforms.

For SMS, send a text with your Index Number followed by KCSE (in Capital letters) to 20076, and you will receive a text message from KNEC with your results after a short while.

Ensure that you have enough airtime before sending the SMS. The cost of sending an SMS to check KCSE results is Ksh25 per SMS on all mobile networks.

It is worth it to note that the system will be accessible on the official release date.

For online, you can also view your KCSE results online by visiting the KNEC website and entering your Index Number.

How To Check:

  1. KNEC website ( and log in using your candidate number and examination year as your username and password.
  2. Click on the “ONLINE- RESULT-SLIP” tab.
  3. Select “KCSE” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter your Index Number and click “Login.”
  5. Your KCSE results will be displayed on the screen.

The results can be printed through the online portal at one's convenience.

Parents can also check for their children's results through the county education offices and their respective schools.

841,416 candidates sat for the 2022 KCSE examinations compared to 826,807 candidates in 2021. 443,644 of the candidates were male, while 437,772 were female.

The number of counties that had more male than female candidates was 14 compared to 17 in 2021. They include Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Turkana, Samburu, West Pokot, Kajiado, Narok, Homa Bay, Migori, Garissa and Mandera.

On the registration of the 2023 KCSE and KCPE candidates, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) directed all schools to register them by March 31, 2023.

"We are starting the process of registering candidates from February 1 to March 31. Every centre has two months to ensure all students are registered.

"KNEC wants the teachers to ensure that all eligible candidates are registered through the portal," KNEC CEO David Njeng'ere stated.

Breakdown Of Grades

Machogu appreciated the teachers and candidates while revealing that there was a significant performance improvement in 17 subjects compared to 11 subjects in 2021.

1,140 candidates obtained an overall A grade in the KCSE 2022 exams compared to 1,138, in 2021.  173,345 candidates scored C+ and above, which is the minimum grade for entry into university.

The number of candidates with D+ and above was 522,588 (59.14 per cent) compared with 442,251 (53.29 per cent) in 2021. Only 30,822 scored below E.

  1. A (Girls were 271 girls while boys were 875)
  2. A- (Girls were 1,962, while boys were 4,445)
  3. B + (Girls were 6,104 while boys were 9,578)
  4. B (Girls were 13,520 while boys were 17,783)
  5. B- (Girls were 21,574 while boys were 27,245)
  6. C+ (Girls were 33,138 while boys were 36,950)
  7. C (Girls were 49,191 while boys were 45,963)
  8. C- (Girls were 62,599 while boys were 56,469)
  9. D+ (Girls were 70,238 while boys were 64,783)
  10. D (Girls were 79,935 while boys were 75,545)
  11. D- (Girls were 84,075 while boys were 83,683)
  12. E (Girls were 12,760 while boys were 18,062)

Prior to the release of the results, there was almost a crisis after examiners marking the KCSE exams at St. Francis Mang'u Girls High School went on strike in protest of poor working conditions and low pay.

"The hiccup that was experienced at one of the marking centres threatened to derail the marking exercise but KNEC was able to intervene. I wish to urge professionals who are engaged in national exercises to put the interest of the nation first," he said.

Education CS nominee Ezekiel Machogu in Parliament. /FILE