The KCPE science paper is tested on the basis of skills against topics using a specification table.
The specification table ensures that all topics in the syllabus are covered and that no more questions are set from one section of the syllabus than from another.
Kenya National Examination Council tests all science topics from grade one to eight.
Energy carries 8 questions in science KCPE examination.
Properties of matter
Properties of matter carries 4 questions
Making work easier
The topic ‘Making work easier’ carries 3 questions
Food and nutrition
Food and nutrition carries 3 questions
Human body carries 5 questions
Plants carries 5 questions
Animals carries 5 questions
Weather and sky
Weather and sky carries 2 questions
Health Education carries 6 questions
Environment carries 3 questions
Soil carries 3 questions
Water carries 4 questions
Skills tested with number of questions
Knowledge (17 questions)
Comprehension (8 questions)
Application (9 questions)
Analysis (7 questions)
Synthesis (5 questions)
Evaluation (4 questions
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