Are you ready to register for your exams? This is your first step towards gaining qualifications that can open up a world of opportunity.

In this section, you can find out how to register for IGCSEs, O Levels and A- and AS-levels, how to pay for exams, and how to make special arrangements.

If you need to make special arrangements when registering for these exams please contact us at least six weeks before your exam date. You will need to provide a medical certificate issued within the last two years along with your special need request. Find out how we can assist with your special arrangements

Step1: Complete your registration form

Download and complete the Cambridge school exams registration form (see downloads section below). 

Make certain that your contact details and subject codes are correct.

Sign the application and attach two passport-sized photographs.

Step 2: Pay for your exams

Only bank payments are accepted, details can be obtained at the reception desk when you submit your application.

Please ensure you keep a copy of your receipt as proof of payment. See the price list for each subject and option on the downloads section below.

  • Payments should be made at Standard Chartered bank - any branch.
  • Please deposit Cash only (we do not accept cheques).
  • Kindly note that we do not accept Mpesa Payments or direct ATM deposits. 
  • Payments made by bank transfer must include bank charges and will need to be cleared before your application is confirmed.
  • Use the British Council Virtual Account Deposit Slips available in all Standard Chartered bank branches to make your payment  

Follow the instructions below to complete the virtual account deposit slip:

  • Ensure that your full candidate name is clearly indicated in the student name section. 
  • For all other exams, candidates are required to bring their Original Kenyan ID  or  original and valid passport. Kindly note that if you do not hold a Kenyan ID you must bring your country's  original and valid passport . (We do not accept Alien ID cards). Your name on the bank slip must match this document
  • Please note that all exams have a reference code already printed after the exam name e.g. for Cambridge School Exams , the reference code printed already on the slip is 99061(subject reference code) for  ( CIE A Level), 99061 ( CIE A Level), 99063( CIE O Level), 99064 ( CIE IGCSE), 99065 ( CIE AS Level), 
  • In the ‘select the appropriate exam and indicate ID number of candidate in boxes’ field first tick the box of the exam that you are taking
  • After the subject reference code, enter the code for month of exam (refer to the table below) followed by the full number of the document that you registered with, that is, your ID / Passport number as indicated above (kindly complete filling all the boxes with your document number even if the number of boxes in the field are not enough)
  • For example if you’re registering for May Exams, with a passport number of A1234567 you will add 021234567 in the blank boxes at the subject reference code for your exam choice. For example for CIE A Level  the subject reference code is 99061 and already printed on the bank slip so you will write i.e. 99061021234567 – ie the subject reference code is already there for CIE A Level 99061, then you write in the month of your exam (for May it is 02) and then you write in the passport / ID number ie 99061021234567 (do not add the letter from your passport)
  • Note: It is important to enter correct information in the fields to prevent delays with tracking your payment.
  • Kindly note that you are still required to bring in the yellow slip copy to British Council to complete your registration. This needs to be submitted by the deadlines for your selected exams. Contact the Customer Services Team at British Council Nairobi for any further queries – Tel 020 283 6000 / 0732 117 000


Each examination board has a normal registration stage (see registration dates and deadlines below) for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees on your exam registration form.

Step 3: Submit your registration form

Submit your completed application and proof of payment at the British Council office reception desk.

Step 4: Registration complete

You have successfully registered for school exams with the British Council.

You will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination venues approximately three weeks before your exams.

Registration dates and deadlines

Cambridge School Exams MAY/JUNE 2017 SESSION

Registration deadline for CIE Exams May/June 2017:

  •  1st Level Late Entry Deadline(Penalty applicable) – 4th February to 31st March 2017 (1.00pm) . Penalty Fee: Ksh. 6,950.50 Per Paper
  • There will be no Late Penalty stage