245,000 students to sit GCE (AL) exam
Two-hundred-and-forty-five thousand students will sit the GCE
(Advanced Level) examination this year. Of the total number, 170,000
candidates are school applicants.
A higher number of students have applied to sit the examination from
the Colombo, Gampaha, Kandy, Galle and Kurunegala districts.
There will be around 35,000 invigilators, according to Commissioner
General of Examinations, Anura Edirisinghe.
Edirisinghe said the GCE (A/L) examination will commence on August 9
and conclude on September 3.
The examination will be conducted in about 2,100 centres islandwide
including the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
The Commissioner General said that admission cards for the
examination will be printed from the third week of July. School
candidates can collect their admission cards from their schools and
private candidates will receive them by post.
He said the students sitting the examination should carry their
National Identity Cards to prove their identity. The examination will
commence at 8.30 a.m. and added that all students should be at their
centres at least half an hour earlier.
Students are not permitted to bring calculators, notes, tippex,
mobile phones and watches with calculators during the examination and
should refrain from copying.
Students will be banned from sitting the examination for three years
for fraudulent activities.
The Commissioner General said that there would be a higher university
intake this year as the examination will be held for the first time in
three decades in a peaceful atmosphere.
He also appreciated the measures taken by the Government to enhance
facilities in universities.