HISTORY NEW EXAMINATION FORMAT CSEE 2023
(For Both School and Private Candidates)
The History examination format revises the 2019 version issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
The format is based on the History Syllabus for Ordinary Secondary Education of 2005.
The improvements made in this revised format include changing the examination rubric while retaining the examination objectives, content and competencies.
The examination will assess the extent to which the candidates can:
<> explain how African societies were formed, how they developed and the factors that influenced their development;
<> demonstrate knowledge of historical events and factors that shaped the past and the present conditions of Africa in relation to the rest of the world;
<> analyse the problems African societies experienced in the past and explain how they solved them to master their socioeconomic environment;
<> apply knowledge acquired in History in interpreting, analysing, and evaluating events taking place in the world generally and Africa particularly;
<> evaluate the efforts made and strategies the African people used to regain their independence and resist neo-colonialism; and
<> demonstrate basic skills of critical thinking, reasoning, judgment, empathy and effective participation in developmental activities.
The History examination will test the candidate’s ability to:
<> assess the efforts made by pre-colonial African societies in 18 mastering their environment and fostering their social, political and economic advancement;
<> evaluate the impact of foreign domination on African societies from the period of interaction with the external world to the colonisation of Africa;
<> explain various efforts and strategies African nation-states made in the struggle against colonial subjugation;
<> assess cultural, political, economic and technological changes African countries made after independence; and
<> analyse the objectives, achievements and problems of the establishment of regional, continental and intercontinental cooperation.
There will be one (1) paper for a three (3) hours duration. The paper will consist of 11 questions in sections A, B and C.
The candidates will be required to answer all the questions from sections A and B and two (2) questions from section C. The paper will weigh a total of 100 marks.
Section A will comprise two (2) questions. Question number 1 will be a multiple-choice question made up of 10 items. Each item will weigh one (1) mark, hence a total of 10 marks.
Question number 2 will be a matching-items question, consisting of six (6) items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, hence a total of six (6) marks. Therefore, the section will weigh a total of 16 marks.
Section B will consist of six (6) short answer questions. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Each question will carry nine (9) marks, hence a total of 54 marks in this section.
Section C will consist of three (3) essay questions. Candidates will be required to answer two (2) questions. Each question will weigh 15 marks. Therefore, the section will weigh a total of 30 marks.
The candidates will be examined on the following topics: