KISWAHILI EXAMINATION FORMAT FORM FOUR
021 KISWAHILI (Kwa Watahiniwa Walioko na Wasiokuwa Shuleni)
This exam format is based on the amendments made in the 2008 format issued by the Tanzania Examinations Council.
This format is based on the summary of the Kiswahili lesson for the year 2010.
The format improvements that have been made are aimed at testing competence based on higher levels of thinking and there are no changes in the topics that will be tested.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The general objectives of the test are to measure to what extent the candidate can:
<> communicate in Kiswahili fluently in various fields of life;
<> to determine indicators of appreciation of Kiswahili as an important part of Tanzanian culture;
<> to show inquisitive skills and develop various issues of Kiswahili language and literature;
<> use literary works in everyday life;
<> use the Kiswahili language in various contexts; identify various ways of promoting and spreading Kiswahili so that it can be used for communication with neighboring and international countries;
<> to read various Kiswahili texts; building a better and stronger foundation for learning and self-development; and
<> using Kiswahili to acquire knowledge, direction and social, cultural, technological and academic skills from within and outside the country.
3.0 GENERAL SKILLS
The examination using this format will focus on testing the skills and performance of the candidate in:
<> listening and communicating in standard Kiswahili in various contexts;
<> to identify indicators of the value of Kiswahili as the national language;
<> read various Kiswahili texts effectively;
<> write short and long news in standard Kiswahili;
<> reading for understanding and self-study to gain knowledge and for fun;
<> use literary language in communication considering all language skills and;
<> to research various aspects of the Kiswahili language.
4.0 EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
The examination of the Kiswahili subject will be conducted for a period of three (3) hours.
The exam will have one (1) paper divided into parts A, B and C with a total of 12 questions. The candidate will be required to answer a total of 11 questions with a total of 100 marks.
Section a will have two (2) questions. The first question will be selective and will have a total of 10 marks. The second question will be matching and will have a total of 5 marks. The candidate will be required to answer all the questions. This part will have a total of 15 marks.
Section b will have six (6) short answer questions. Questions 3 and 4 will have four (4) marks each, while questions 5 – 8 will have eight (8) marks each. The candidate will be required to answer all the questions. This section will have a total of 40 marks.
Section C will have a total of four (4) essay questions. The candidate will be required to answer three (3) questions. This section will carry a total of 45 marks.
<> Utumizi wa Lugha
<> Maendeleo ya Kiswahili