Before selecting a course to pursue in College or University it’s important to understand how the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) cluster points are calculated.
It is this cluster points determine whether you qualify for a certain course or not.
How to Calculate Cluster Points
This is the formula used when calculating weight cluster points
Note that different tertiary institutions use their own cluster even for similar classes. And as a result, , the cluster points cut off for the same course in different institutions are not similar.
The above dynamics collectively necessitate the need for students to determine their cluster points before settling on a particular course of study.
Here are some of the Factors that influence cluster points
Factors that influence the grading system regarding clusters
(A) . Cluster Subjects for a Student
Group Subjects Selection Recommended
Group I-Compulsory 3
Group II – At least two 2
Group III – At least one 1
History & Govt
Hindu Rel. Ed
Art and design
Building and construction
(B) . Grade Points
Each and every academic course offered in higher learning require a minimum of four primary subjects. For this reason, cluster point calculation encompasses these subjects irrespective of its group. Below is a breakdown of KCSE grading points.
(C). Raw cluster points
They are calculated using four grading subjects concerning the course requirements
Subject Grade Grading points
Mathematics A- 11
Physics B- 8
Chemistry B- 9
Business studies A- 11
39 -raw cluster points
After directing the public on how to calculate cluster points for universities admissions, Kuccps is now in the limelight of receiving student placement results.
In the past ,Many students have experienced difficulties in comprehending how to calculate KCSE cluster points.
The ambivalence affects the placement process with many students likely to land on unpredictable courses.
The second revision will grant applicants who did not participate in the first revision a chance to apply for courses in higher learning Institutions.
This exercise mainly features students who qualified for the government-sponsored program by attaining at least a C+ in their aggregate mean grade in KCSE national examination.
The above process has continually been simplified to help applicant focus on proper career choice as opposed to hard metrics.
All cluster point values are edited annually by KUCCPS.