KCSE Results - Meaning of X, Y, P, W and U

Find out the meaning of letters X, Y, P, W and U in your KCSE results and how to resolve the issue with KNEC. Or AB and 00 in KCPE Results.


  • W - denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been withheld on suspicion that the candidate has been involved in an examination malpractice and investigations are ongoing;
  • X - denotes an absent candidate. A candidate is declared absent if he/she did not sit for one or all papers in the examination. However, for the KCPE examination results, the symbol AB indicates an absence;
  • Y - denotes that the candidate was involved in an examination irregularity. For the KCPE examination results, the symbol 00 indicates an irregularity;
  • P - denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been pended due to infringement on the entry requirements for the examination e.g. incorrect KCPE details for entry in KCSE examination;
  • U - denotes ungraded examination results due to infringement of the awards criteria.

    See; https://www.knec.ac.ke/services/release-results/

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