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.
Here is how KUCCPS calculates your weighted cluster points for university admission.
The following formula is used to calculate the weighted cluster point:
w = Weighted Cluster Point
c = Raw Cluster Point
a = Aggregate Cluster Point
To get the weighted cluster points, you need to determine:
Sum of the Performance index of all the relevant cluster subjects for the candidate. (r)
Sum of the maximum performance index of the relevant cluster subjects used. (m)
Sum of the performance index of the 7 required subjects for the candidate. (api)
Sum of the maximum subject performance index of the 7 candidates subjects. (spi)
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 one’s 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.
Assuming the students Score is as follows:
A. Determine the Cluster Subjects:
B. Grade Points
Each course has the four key subjects that are considered in the calculation.
C. Calculate Raw Cluster Points
D. Determine the : r, m, api & spi
E. Calculate the weighted Cluster Points (w)
K.N.E.C. always forward the performance index (PI) per subject for each candidate to KUCCPS.
To make the process of calculating the weighted cluster points using the new formula easy, KUCCPS has provided an online tool which candidates can use after logging into the online revision system.
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.
Towards this end, the Placement Service opened its online application system for applicants to revise their choices on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 00.00 hours and will close it on February 14, 2018, at 24.00 hours.
Those who did not submit their applications through their schools may use this opportunity to apply for degree, diploma or certificate courses of their choice as Government supported students.