Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) | Tanzania
This is an achievement test offered to candidates who have completed four years of secondary education.
The Examination Calendar
CSEE is administered in the first week of November every year.
The objectives of CSEE
The objectives of this examination are to assess student’s skills and knowledge achieved in different subjects at secondary school.
Also to weigh the extent to which the student can use the skills gained to meet the social, political, economic, and technological challenges for the individual and the national development at large; to identify students with the capacity to continue learning to the advanced secondary school level and other learning institutions.
The holder of the CSEE qualification is expected to be able to apply skills of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a broad range of activities.
Eligibility of Candidates Who Seats for the Examination
Any students who have completed four years of secondary education at both government and non-government registered schools and passed form two secondary education examinations or Qualifying Test. Also, repeaters of the same examination registered themselves as private candidates.
The core and compulsory subjects that a candidate is registered to sit for CSEE are Civics, History, Geography, Kiswahili, English Language, Biology, and Basic Mathematics. Candidate may also sit for additional two subjects chosen from natural science subjects which are Physics and Chemistry or Business subjects which are Commerce and Book Keeping; Home economic subjects which are Food and Nutrition and Textile and Dress Making or Technical subjects which are Building Construction, Architectural Draughting, Surveying, Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork and Masonry, Painting and Sign Writing, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Electrical Engineering Science, Radio and Television Servicing, Electrical Draughting, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Plant and Equipment Maintenance, Workshop Technology, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Welding and Metal Fabrication, Fitting and Turning, Auto Electric, Mechanical Draughting and Foundry and Blacksmith and one optional subject among the following: Bible Knowledge, Elimu ya Dini ya Kiislamu, Fine Art, Music, Physical Education,French Language, Literature in English, Arabic Language, Agricultural Science, Information and Computer Studies and Additional Mathematics. No candidate for the CSEE shall register for more than ten subjects in one sitting.
Each subject has an examination format that describes the structure of the examination paper, rubric, and the content which that particular examination covers.
The details of the subjects examined are shown in individual examination formats that can be accessed in the examination formats link.
- The Executive Secretary,
- The National Examinations Council of Tanzania
- P.O. BOX 2624 OR 32019
- Dar es Salaam.
- +255-22-2700493 – 6/9