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Candidates without valid ID barred from sitting exam - Examinations Chief

Students to be given 10 extra minutes to answer papers

Examination Commissioner General H. J. M. C. Amith Jayasundara stressed that Advanced Level candidates will not be allowed to sit for the examination this year, without producing a valid identity card. The G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination 2022 will be held from today (23) to February 17 at 2,200 examination centres countrywide.

This year 331,709 candidates will sit the examination, which is coordinated through 317 examination coordinating centres. Of the total candidates, 278,196 are school candidates while the rest 53,513 are private candidates.It is a must that candidates produce a valid identity card in order to sit the examination.

According to the Examinations Commissioner General, candidates should prove their identity by providing one of three identification documents. Accordingly, candidates can produce the National Identity Card (NIC), a Valid Driving License or a Passport.

Any of these three identifications can be produced for the examination.He added the the bringing of mobile phones, smart watches and scientific calculations to the examination hall have been strictly prohibited.

“All candidates are requested to come to the examination hall at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the examination,” he added.

He further added that private and school candidates have been advised to check whether there are any errors in their admission cards, since those mistakes should be rectified prior to the commencement of the examination.

“Candidates should pay attention to the name, medium, subjects applied for, examination centre and so on. If there are any mistakes they can be amended by logging on to the Examinations Department website without calling over at the Examinations Department.

ny corrections of the school candidates should be done through the respective principals while the private candidates can do so by logging on to the website https://www.doenets.lkPrivate candidates can get their amendments done after logging on the website providing the National Identity Card number.

The corrections of school candidates have to be done by the principals by logging on and entering the username and the password provided to the respective school,” Jayasundara said.

“Admissions of school candidates should be attested only by the school principal while those of the private candidates should be attested by the individuals indicated in the application,” he added.

It has been decided to give 10 minutes extra time to the students appearing for the A-level examination in addition to the allotted time to answer papers. Examination Commissioner General Amit Jayasundara said that the additional 10 minutes will be given to the students after the allotted time of one hour is over after giving the essay question paper.

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