KUCCPS Cluster Points Calculation for 2018-2019

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KUCCPS Cluster Points Calculation

KUCCPS Cluster Points Calculation: Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS now has a new formula for calculating cluster points to calculate your weight cluster points for university admissions in Kenya.
KUCCPS – how to you calculate your cluster points. Here is how KUCCPS calculates your weighted cluster points for university admission.
KUCCPS new Formula for Calculating Cluster Points. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service KUCCPS, KCSE Points
The Board of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) held its 28th meeting on 17th January 2018 to discuss the 2018/2019 placement of Government-sponsored students to Universities and Colleges.
After considering the analysis of the 2017 KCSE Examination Results together with the maximum available capacities in Kenyan Universities and Colleges, the Board resolved that:
All 2017 KCSE candidates who scored a minimum aggregate grade of C+ of 46 points shall be eligible for placement to both public and private universities to pursue degree courses under Government sponsorship.
All candidates who scored a minimum mean grade of C – of 32 points shall be eligible for placement to pursue diploma courses offered in tertiary institutions.
All candidates who scored a mean grade of D of 18 points and above shall be eligible for placement to craft certificate courses offered in tertiary institutions.

Calculating the Weighted Cluster Point

The following formula is used to calculate the weighted cluster point:
w = Weighted Cluster Point
c = Raw Cluster Point
a = Aggregate Cluster Point

Here is a sample of a table with precalculated Weighted Cluster Points based on the formula above.
With this table, simply match your Basic Aggregate points on the Verticle Axis and your Raw Cluster points for a given course on the Horizontal Axis and read the weighted Cluster Point at their intersection.
Please note that this might not be the same formula applied to arrive at the weighted cluster points for KCSE 2014 candidates, however, it gives an idea of how the weighted cluster method affects ones qualification for a given course.

Examples of Cut Off Points for University Admissions

To give you an idea of what to expect with this year’s cluster points, here is an example of previous points used by the University of Nairobi, JKUAT, Kenyatta University and Maseno University.
The last figure at the end of each Degree course is the Previous KCSE Cut Off Points for admission to that particular course. In other words, that figure represents the Weighted Cluster Points as discussed above.


  1. francis

    January 8, 2017 at 11:47 am

    to do a diploma in civil engineering in a recognised college needs how much cluster per subject?

  2. Calvince Harst

    December 31, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    where is that formula

    • Petter

      January 26, 2018 at 5:20 am

      It is in google

    • EdewaitEric

      January 31, 2018 at 9:16 am

      even me im trying to look for that formula i cant find cos if it was points we could not have decimal points

  3. maurice

    January 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    where is the formula

  4. Cindy

    January 3, 2018 at 10:26 am

    what is the formula of calculatinf the cluster points

  5. Matingo

    January 3, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Dear Dreamers; Where is the formulae????

  6. Benjamin gathuku muthoni

    January 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    May I get my cluster points calculated please

  7. Duphen

    January 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    The formula is not clear. Please assist

  8. moses

    January 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    when will the second revision of courses for the 2017 form four leavers be?

    • ZABLON

      January 23, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      AS from 24th Jan to 14th Feb

  9. tila loko

    January 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I need to know how to calculate my cluster points and how to revise my courses.

  10. caroline gichugu

    January 9, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    has the first revision of courses been done?

  11. Madegwa

    January 12, 2018 at 9:57 am

    How can I get the list of various universities and the courses offered

  12. Davis Luvisi

    January 16, 2018 at 9:23 am

    My name is Davis working with Tumaini Trust; an organization that sponsors students from poor economic backgrounds mainly around the Korogocho/Ngomongo slums. I would like to be informed about how to calculate cluster points for different courses offered in the public universities.

  13. Thomas

    January 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

    When is the second revision for courses for 2017 form four leavers

    • Nabiswa

      January 18, 2018 at 7:52 am

      KUCCPS First Revision of Degree and Diploma Course for the 2018/2019 Placement & Cluster Points

      • Lina

        January 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

        Where is the formula????

      • Lilian

        January 25, 2018 at 10:08 am

        hey can you calculate for me the cluster points please .

  14. EUGENE

    January 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    when is the second revision for 2017 kcse candidates please?

    • Nabiswa

      January 18, 2018 at 7:50 am

      KUCCPS First Revision of Degree and Diploma Course for the 2018/2019 Placement & Cluster Points

      • Peter Chege Ngigi

        January 25, 2018 at 11:07 pm

        My mean grade is B AGP 60
        Eng C+,Kis C-,Math A-,Bio D, Phy B+, Chem B+, Geo B.
        Courses of choice
        1. Mechatronic 2. Electrical and Electronic, 3. Computer Engineering.
        Please calculate for me the cluster and the courses qualified. Thanks.

  15. Beatrice

    January 19, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Is diploma in law a government sponsored course? Where can i go to and the cut off points?

  16. Brian Muriithi

    January 20, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Whereis the formula?

  17. Lina

    January 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Where is the formula?

  18. ken

    January 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    where is the formula and the list???????

  19. shadrack kimutai

    January 24, 2018 at 8:56 am

    where is the formula

  20. Dennis

    January 24, 2018 at 10:25 am

    how do I know my cluster point’s for construction management course

  21. Fred

    January 24, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Please attach the precalculated cluster table

  22. elvo

    January 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    i cant see the formula

  23. bartle

    January 25, 2018 at 7:31 am

    my student’s account is not updated, why? Must I make some payments

  24. Candy

    January 25, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I really can’t get how to calculate my cluster points.please show me the easier way

  25. victor

    January 25, 2018 at 11:24 am

    formula please.


    January 25, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I did my kcse in 2017 and got C plain.I would like doing diploma in nursing but i got the following results Eng=C+,kis=B-,Maths=C-,
    Bio=D-,Chem-D-,Hist=A-,C.R.E=B-.Kindly advice if i qualify Or which diploma course to suit in medical.

    • Titus

      December 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

      You don’t qualify. You performed poorly in Biology and Chemistry.

  27. Enrique

    January 25, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Is there a problem with the application/revision portal or is it a case of end user challenges. A student with a B+ (71 Points) 2017 still does not qualify for any of the courses listed in the portal including Art courses with cut offs of as low as 28.457. How come there are no cut off points for 2017? The portal only show cut offs for up to 2016 and it does not calculate the students weights at the last column.

  28. Harrison kinyua

    January 26, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I wish to say that I can’t find the cutoffs of various courses in different universities .How can you assit

  29. Antony Mulwa

    January 27, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Can a student who scored 58 points in last years exam manage to pursue Mechatronic Engineering(i.e Degree)?

  30. David Otieno Okus

    January 27, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    kinldy help me to calculate my cluster points

  31. Janet Jomo

    January 29, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Climax of first revision is?

  32. Douglas Mokandu

    January 29, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    i am in dilemma because kuccps said that students with C- and above shall be eligible for diploma courses bt I visited their site n nikaona diploma in education u must have a min grade of C+ yet n diploma plz somebody help me sielewi kuccps b real I got a C bt sija qualify for diploma in education y?

    • Gilbert K arap Too

      February 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Hi Douglas. first I congratulate you for the grade
      you got in KCSE.for one to qualify for edu science course,He/she must have C+ in the two teaching subjects and Cplain in maths. same applies for arts related field but in maths,one should have D+ and above.

    • nguva

      February 3, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      some courses have special requirements which may not be generalized for all the other courses. You can still consider applying for other course which you qualify

  33. Dixson

    January 31, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Seriously am requesting for 2017/18 cluster points before the time elapse

  34. Dixson

    January 31, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Am requesting for the cluster points of 2017/18 b4 time elapse

  35. joseph kariuki mwangi

    February 1, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    i have a friend of mine who scored B plain, she had applied the courses when in school.all the courses she had applied requires her to have scored biology a B.She is in a dought that she might not be placed,What is the advice on her please?

  36. Isaiah Hope

    February 2, 2018 at 11:26 am

    hello can a c+ student do chemical engineering course ..Thanks

  37. Margret kwamboka

    February 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Will one apply for education science if he/she has a C- in English

  38. Kelvin

    February 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Can i be helped decide if my sister is eligible for mechatronix engineering at jkuat

  39. Mercy

    February 8, 2018 at 11:52 am

    You have not shown us how it the cluster points are calculated.

  40. collins kipruto

    March 2, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    pleas send me a formula used to calculate cluster points for 2017 results

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