Of the 332,949 students who sat the Grade 5 scholarship examination on October 15, 50,664 students (15.22 percent) have passed the cut-off mark. The total number of students who applied to sit for the examination was 338,037.
Commissioner General of Examinations, Amit Jayasundara said 258,871 students had scored more than 70 marks this year and 1,50,017 students scored more than 100 marks. The number of students who passed the cut-off mark this year has increased compared to last year. The cut-off percentage was 14.4 percent last year.
The Sinhala medium cut-off mark for Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Galle, Matara, Kurunegala and Kegalle districts was 154.
The cut-off mark in the Hambantota district was 150 and it 149 in Polonnaruwa, Badulla and the Moneragala districts.
The spokesman for the Examinations Department said that the Sinhala medium cut-off mark in Ampara, Puttalam and the Anuradhapura district was 148 and the cut-off mark in Vavuniya, Mannar and Mullaitivu 145.
If a student’s marks needs to be re-checked, appeals can be submitted online from November 27 to December 4, the spokesman added.