Commerce Form Four National Examination Format from Tanzania Exam Council

Commerce Form Four National Examination Format from Tanzania Exam Council

Commerce Form Four National Examination Format from Tanzania Exam Council 2023


This examination format has been prepared to replace the old format in order to ensure wider coverage of the syllabus.  The revised format will include multiple-choice, matching and short-answer items which were not included in the former format.


            Commerce examination will test candidates’

                2.1       knowledge of commercial procedures and formalities of import and export trade.

2.2 ability to discuss and analyse contracts which are the cornerstone of exchange and distribution of goods and services.


The examination will test candidates’ ability to:

                3.1       evaluate activities that are taking place in various commercial sectors.

                3.2       explain commercial methods and procedures, e.g. import and export formalities.

                3.3       discuss the economic role played by commerce in the day to day activities.

3.4       describe the basic principles of commerce which are necessary in modern business environment.

                3.5       identify the indicators/criteria used in identifying commercial activities.


                4.1       One paper of 2½ hours duration will be set. 

                4.2       The paper will consist of sections A, B and C, with a total of 10 questions.

4.3  Section A will consist of one question with ten (10) multiple-choice items and another question with ten (10) matching items.  Each question will weigh ten (10) marks.  

4.4 Section B will have four questions; one of which will be based on calculations or    drawings.  The other three will be short answer questions on different commercial concepts or terms.  Each question will weigh ten marks. 

4.5 Section C will consist of four essay questions.  Candidates will be required to answer two questions.  Each question will weigh twenty marks.


                5.1       Scope of commerce

                5.2       Production

                5.3       Retail trade

                5.4       Wholesale trade

                5.5       Business units

                5.6       Banking

                5.7       Warehousing

                5.8       Taxation

                5.9       Transport

                5.10     Communication

                5.11     Money

                5.12     Foreign trade

                5.13     Management

                5.14     Financial aspects of a business

                5.15     Trade documents

                5.16     Demand and supply theory

                5.17      Marketing 5.18     Insurance