COMMERCE EXAMINATION FORMAT FORM FOUR
(For Both School and Private Candidates)
This examination format is a revised version of the 2008 issued by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
This format is based on the Commerce Syllabus for Ordinary Secondary Education of 2016.
The revised format emphasises on measuring the students’ competences especially in higher order thinking skills.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The examination will assess the extent to which the candidates can:
2.1 use personal social values and skills in dealing with commercial issues;
2.2 interpret commercial issues using government and non-government policies;
2.3 describe the role of various organisations in commerce;
2.4 use entrepreneurial skills in dealing with commercial issues; and
2.5 apply basic leadership, managerial skills and principles while working with others to accomplish business goals.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
The examination will test the candidates’ ability to demonstrate their competences on:
3.2 how to provide supportive arguments during trading and dialogue;
3.3 how to negotiate in business transactions;
3.4 financial literate and management risks; and
3.5 the economic role played by commerce in day-to-day activities.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
There will be one paper of three (3) hours.
The paper will consists of three sections of A, B and C with a total of ten (10) questions.
The candidates will be required to answer a total of nine (9) questions which will weigh 100 marks.
<> Section A will consist of two (2) questions. Question 1 will comprise 15 multiple choice items.
Each item will weigh one (1) mark, making a total of 15 marks.
Question 2 will consist of five (5) matching items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, hence a total of five (5) marks.
Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Therefore section A will carry a total of 20 marks.
<> Section B will consist of five (5) short-answer questions each weighing 10 marks. The candidates will be required to answer all the questions.
This section will carry a total of 50 marks.
<> Section C will consist of three (3) essay questions. The candidates will be required to answer two (2) questions.
Each question will weigh 15 marks, making a total of 30 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT
5.1 Commerce Basics
5.4 Domestic Trade
5.5 Warehousing Management
5.6 Economics Basics
5.8 Business Communication
5.11 International Trade
5.14 Business Units
5.15 Business Management