How to Check KUCCPS Placement Results for 2022 KCSE Candidates 

Find out how KUCCPS streamlines student placement and provides valuable career guidance for 2022 KCSE candidates in Kenya.

Jul 31, 2023 - 11:54
How to Check KUCCPS Placement Results for 2022 KCSE Candidates 
How to Check KUCCPS Placement Results for 2022 KCSE Candidates 

Whether you're an ambitious student, a concerned parent, or an educator in Kenya, understanding the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) can be a game-changer. This article will examine the KUCCPS placement process, focusing on the 2022 KCSE candidates. We'll explore what KUCCPS is, its critical functions, and most importantly, guide you on how to check the KUCCPS placement results.

KUCCPS - A Beacon of Higher Learning in Kenya

KUCCPS, which stands for Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, is a government body mandated to streamline university and college student placement in Kenya. This state corporation was established under the Universities Act 2012, with a clear mandate to coordinate the placement of government-sponsored students to universities and colleges, among other roles.

Key Functions of KUCCPS

  1. Student Placement: KUCCPS' most vital role is to place students who have sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam into universities and colleges. They do this based on the students' performance, choices, and available capacities in the institutions of higher learning.
  2. Career Guidance: KUCCPS also provides valuable career guidance to students, helping them make informed choices about their career paths.
  3. TVET Authority: KUCCPS is responsible for placing students into government-sponsored Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs, helping to equip Kenya's workforce with practical skills.

Now that you understand what KUCCPS is and its role in Kenya's education sector, let's dive into the meat of our topic - how to check KUCCPS placement results.

Checking KUCCPS Placement Results for 2022 KCSE Candidates 

KUCCPS has made the process of checking placement results relatively straightforward. Students can check their university or college placement in three main ways:

KUCCPS Student Portal

This is the most preferred way of checking placement results. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do this:

  1. Visit:
  2. Login with your details as follows;
    • Username: Use your total KCSE Index Number
    • Year: 2022
    • Password: Use your Birth Certificate Number or KCPE Index Number

3. Once logged in, you will see the course, university, or college where you were placed.


All students placed by KUCCPS will receive an SMS with their placement details. To check your placement status via SMS, send your Index Number to 20842. Ensure you start with your KCSE year and do not include spaces or slashes. For instance, 202212345678912 is the correct format.

KUCCPS Mobile App 

KUCCPS also has a mobile app that makes checking placement results a breeze. First, download the KUCCPS Student Portal App from the Google Play Store. After installing the app, use your KCSE index number and the year you did your KCSE to log in. Your initial password will be your Birth Certificate Number or KCPE Index Number.

Remember, the above steps apply after KUCCPS announces the placement results. It's crucial to follow the organization's official channels for accurate updates.

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The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) plays a pivotal role in the education sector in Kenya, making the transition from secondary school to higher learning institutions smooth. As a 2022 KCSE candidate or a guardian of one, understanding the ins and outs of the KUCCPS placement process is critical for ensuring a successful placement into a university or college.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What happens if I do not get placed by KUCCPS?

    • If you do not get a placement after the first revision, you will be given another chance to choose your courses again during the second revision window.

What is the minimum entry point for university placement by KUCCPS?

    • The minimum entry point to university is a C+ for KCSE candidates.

Can I change my courses after the first KUCCPS revision?

    • Yes, KUCCPS opens a second revision window for students who missed their placement after the first revision.

How does KUCCPS determine university or college placement?

    • KUCCPS considers a student's KCSE performance, choices during application, and the available capacity in various universities and colleges.

What should I do if I experience trouble during the application process?

    • KUCCPS has a helpline (0205137400) that you can call for assistance in case of any difficulty during the application process.

Are all courses available at the institutions government-sponsored?

    • Yes, according to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, all courses available at the institutions are government-sponsored.

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