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Kuccps 2021/2022 students placement (Commonly asked questions and answers)

Kuccps portal now open for Course applications, revisions by KCSE 2020 candidates
Kuccps portal now open for Course applications, revisions by KCSE 2020 candidates

Are you applying for the 2021/2022 Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) Courses? You may be having problems or experiencing some difficulties during the application process. Here is a guide on how to resolve some of these problems.

Am I selecting courses regarding the cut off points for 2019?

Cut-off points are the weighted cluster points of the last competitively placed student in a given degree programme and can only be determined once the placement cycle is complete. The previous cut-off has been provided to guide in the application.

I applied for Courses while at school. Am I supposed to apply again?

If you selected courses through your school, you are encouraged to log in, review your choices and make changes to align them with your exam performance, priorities and interests.

Which is the official Kuccps portal for courses application/ revision?

Use the Kuccps official portal, students.kuccps.net/login/, that is now open for application/revision by the KCSE2020 candidates and will close on June 11, 2021.

Is the Kuccps going to upload the cut-off points for 2020 so that I can compare them with my cluster points and make appropriate choices based on my performance?

You have been provided with cut off points of previous 4 years to use as a gauge on how competitive a course is to enable you find where you fit.

I have started to apply but the portal indicates 1b, 1c is required. How can I go through it?

Please note that 1a,1b,1c should be a similar course in three different institutions while 2,3,4 is any other preferred course in an institution of your choice.

I want you to please give me a procedure on how you can help me change my university. I did my KCSE exams in 2019 but was placed in a university that was not my choice and selected for a course which I am not interested in. Please help.

Inter Institution Transfer is usually done online through the student portal but it is currently closed. The application procedure will be provided once the portal is open. Keep on checking here for update on inter-institution transfer date.

What are the Kuccps cut off points?

Cut off points are the marks of the last person to enter a course in a university. Kuccps can only get this information after applicants have been placed and joined.

I have been told that I haven’t secured a place because the courses I applied for are very competitive. What should I do?

Log into the student portal and revise your courses.

How does Kuccps determine a student’s cluster points?

Kuccps uses the performance index which is the ratio of your performance per subject against the highest performing student in that subject. Get more details here; How to calculate Kuccps cluster points.

I am a student of KCSE 2018. Am l eligible to apply now for KUCCPS placement or is it for 2020 candidate only?

If you got below C+ and have never been placed you can apply and be placed.

Why does the Kuccps system tell me that I do not qualify for the selected course?

If the system tells you that you do not qualify for the course you have selected, this means there’s a subject among the requirements that you have not met. Please choose another course.

Where is my cluster weight written on the portal I’m seeing many values. Also, what does Kuccps mean to say that I have not qualified for any course due to competition? How will I know how many cluster points are required for a certain course? Kindly help.

When you click on a course of choice, you will be directed to a page that has the subject requirements and a list of the institutions that offer that course with their cut off points over a period of 4 years. Your cluster weights are on the far right. Choose courses where your cluster weights exceed the cut off points by around 1.5 points and above to give yourself a competitive edge.

I can’t see the 2020 cut off points for the programmes. How do I know which ones Am qualified for?

 Cut-off points are the weighted cluster points of the last competitively placed student in a given degree programme. Cut-off points can only be determined once the placement cycle is complete.

Where are the Kuccps cutoff points for 2020?

You have been provided with cut off points of previous 4 years to use as a gauge on how competitive a course is to enable you find where you fit. Cut off points are the marks of the last person to enter a course in a university. We can only get this information after applicants have been placed and joined.

How do I know the institution where I have been placed?

Placement will begin after the first revision exercise. Once the placement results are out a notification is usually sent to applicants via SMS and results posted in the Kuccps student portal.

When the required subjects are Physics or mathematics, English or Kiswahili, what subjects should I use to calculate my cluster points? Also, when calculating my cluster points Should I go with the formula given?

Please dont calculate your cluster weights. Use what we have provided on the portal. You do not have all the information required. Kuccps uses the performance index which is the ratio of your performance per subject against the highest performing student in that subject. Get more details here; How to calculate Kuccps cluster points.

Where do I apply or change my Kuccps courses?

To apply or change your courses, access the portal via the website kuccps.ac.ke or log in directly through the link students.kuccps.net. You can also download the KUCCPS Students App from Playstore.

Is the kuccps portal open already?

Yes. The application portal is open and will be closed on June 11, 2021.

Does someone have to login to the kuccps portal so that he/she may know the university or college one has been called to or all will receive the letters?

Placement results are usually posted in the student portal once the process is complete. Kuccps is currently carrying out the first revision of courses, placement process will begin after revision. 

I applied for a course in 2018 but I didn’t make it to college that time. Am I eligible to apply again?

No. You cannot reapply because you can only be placed once.

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