Deferment of KASNEB examinations

Deferment of fees shall be allowed subject to the following conditions:

  1. A formal application shall be made by the student for deferment of examination fees to the subsequent sitting.
  2. Deferment of fees is not automatic and shall only be allowed on the basis of medical reasons, change of work station or similar extraneous circumstances as approved by the Secretary and Chief Executive.
  3. All relevant evidence should be attached to the application letter. Applications received without any evidence attached SHALL NOT be considered.
  4. A student shall be allowed to defer fees to the subsequent sitting only once in any particular level or section. The full amount of deferred fees not utilised in the subsequent sitting shall be forfeited to KASNEB.
  5. An administrative charge equivalent to 15% of the applicable examination fees shall be levied as a precondition for the deferment of the examination fees.
  6. An application for deferment together with the supporting evidence must be received at least thirty (30) days before the commencement date of the examination, except for medical reasons.



  • Hellos… I was experiencing bad tooth ache.. and I went for surgery and been given 2_3weeks for it to heal. Am having exam next week. I need to push it to may. What should I do?

  • Message:hi admin I registered for novemba exams and I have paid examination fee for section one and two CPA bt due to the fact that I was late to attend the classes I have decided to do section one alone,my question is can the examination fee for section two be transfered to may next year and what are the procedure am I supposed to follow?

    • Hi, Not being ready for exam on the basis of joining classes late is not enough reason to be allowed to deffer section 2 to may sitting

  • Message:
    I had diploma in business management from the university of Nairobi and I want to register for the November exam……is it possible to have examtion and combine part 1

    • You can register with the Diploma you are a holder of But regarding exemption on KASNEB can give feedback on which units you will be exempted from. Deadline for CPA November registration and examination entry is on September 30th

  • What happens if a student fails to appear for some papers due to an emergency that got him held up that date of exam though he didn’t intend to miss/be absent

  • Message:hi, admin I would wish to differ my may 2018 commercial law paper to Nov 2018 paper since was seeking medical attention at that time,how do I go about the deferment. I intent to do the other cpa papers scheduled.

  • A candidate lost her mom this past week, she is not in a position to sit the may exam how does she go about ?

    • She can do her exams in November sitting all she will require to do is to provide documents proving supporting her case. This will be possible even after exams

  • HELLO, I AM DENNIS AND EISH TO WITHDRAW FROM MAY EXAM DUE TO A LOT OF WORK AT MY WORK STATION WHICH WONT ALLOW ME TO SIT FOR EXAMS. WHAT DO I DO

  • Hi Am Pulla Mbwana Mejumaa,from Taita Taveta University.I registered for 21st May bt need to Defer coz av been at home due to the strike and my schedule zz very tight back at home and wunt get enough time to study and I think am not ready yet for the May Exam..is it possible for me defer to tek my exam on December.

  • I did my exam last year June and didn’t pass and got the notification late that my final attempt for the section was December last year. What can I do?

  • I did my ATD3 exam and managed to pass and am from west. my question is for me to get my ATD certificate is it a must that I should visit you at Nairobi for me to get my certificate or can get it through any other means

  • Hi, Admin I booked my exam sitting for November at KCA Kisumu then I was affected by the political wrangles and I had to shift from ksm. I hoped I would travel there to sit for the exam but as it is now I can’t. at this point will my deferment be considered especially that I requested through an online mail and without attachments

  • hi admin,

    i wish to defer my December sitting exam,as i am taking care of my sick mother and have not been able to attend classes due to her condition.can i be granted?

  • Hi Admin,I had book the exams for November,CPA Section three and I have been transferred to another work station where I will not be able to do my exams ,wil i quallify now to deffer my exams

  • Message:hi… my name is purity… i booked sec 3 an 4 exams to sit on nov… i was to attend school but due to unavoidable circumstances i couldn’t… I can’t sit for the two sections simply coz i feel am not ready.. can i defer section 4 only so that i go on with sec3? if yes, I can’t provide any evidence that I am not ready what then should I do?? kindly help

  • For instance due to illness I will not be able to do both section 1 and 2 only section 1 can do this deferal fee for section 2 sh(405) am I supposed to place it inside the application letter or? Please help

  • Message:My registration no. is NAC/281886,l deferred my May exams until November. l enquired how much l am required to pay to be allowed to sit for my November exams and was told l am supposed to pay 50%of the exam fee. l was also told that l was required to fill a deferment form and sent it back with a bank slip of the paid amount. l was informed that the form was sent through poster but l have not received it. What should l do as the deadline of paying is nearing and the money will not be accepted without the form?

  • Heyy Admin am Ruth currently in Nakuru would like to take a CS course as a private candidate,but l registered KIMs this is where l wil sit for my exam,,l had a mean grade of C_ ,,can l push through or l must start from ATD

  • Message:I’m Bernard Ngetich,RegNo287193-ID-23293232.kindly confirm for me the exemption I had applied in CPA sec1 so that I can prepare for Nov/Dec exam. cell phone No is 0720092079

  • I was reporting at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on 16th May… Upon a short notice call​.. This was 5 days before the commencement of my CPA exams scheduled for 22nd May…l would like to defer my examination fees… how do I do this considering the condition of the 30 day notification?

  • Good morning.
    Can i defer my exams to which are scheduled for 24th of May to December as I have university exams colliding with the kasneb exams?

      • I visited kasneb at gpo and got information that should talk to the secretary general about deferment.
        Do I have to present myself at your headquarters at upperhill?

  • hi! i combined CICT sec 5 and 6 together but failed all the papers,can i re-seat one sec at a time or i have to combine coz have done them the first time?

  • Message:I was recruited by police service commission on 11 may 2017 and I am suppose to report to police training school on 19 may 2017 just 5 days before commencement of my CPA exams scheduled for 24 may 2017.how can you help me because I wanted to deffer my examination fee considering the condition that a 30 day notice is required

  • Hi am a student of Taita Taveta university. I wished to difer my exams to november since the cpa examination dates is colliding with out end of semister examination

    • Deferment Of Examinations
      Deferment of fees shall be allowed subject to the following
      conditions:
      (i) A formal application shall be made by the student for deferment of examination fees to the subsequent sitting.
      (ii) Deferment of fees is not automatic and shall only be allowed on the basis of medical reasons, change of work station or similar extraneous circumstances as approved by the Secretary and Chief Executive.
      (iii) All relevant evidence should be attached to the application letter. Applications received without any evidence attached SHALL NOT be considered.
      (iv) A student shall be allowed to defer fees to the subsequent sitting only once in any particular level or section. The full
      amount of deferred fees not utilised in the subsequent sitting shall be forfeited to KASNEB.
      (v) An administrative charge equivalent to 15% of the applicable examination fees shall be levied as a precondition for the deferment of the examination fees.
      (vi) An application for deferment together with the supporting evidence must be received at least thirty (30) days before the commencement date of the examination, except for medical reasons.

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