The Applications are called from 20th May 2014 to 20th June 2014 from all the school and private candidates who intend to sit the above examination. The Specimen Application Form given below attachment is only for the private candidates. Every private candidate should read and understand this notice completely and complete the Application Form. A special consideration should be given to write the accurate number when mentioning the town number and subject numbers in the Application.

Application Forms for school candidates:

The relevant application forms have been sent in order to receive by 20th May 2014 to the government schools and approved pirivenas in which the students have sat the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination before.

If any school has not received the applications by now such schools should inform the School Examinations Organization Branch immediately.

Only those who have left school can apply as private candidates . Any one applying for this examination as a private candidate while still being in school is illegal. If such an instance is revealed, it will result in being debarred from sitting examinations.

Private Candidates:

Any person not attending any state school, non fee-levying approved school or recognized Pirivena may sit as a private candidate. Applications for this examination will be received from private candidates only up to 20th June 2014.

Private candidates should select the town closest to their permanent residence for the examination.

Application Forms should be prepared by candidates themselves in accordance with the Specimen Application Form appearing on below attachment.

The Application Form should be 28cm x 21cm in size and cages 01-12 should be on the first page while the cages 13-14 should be on the reverse. The application form sent by you should be in accordance with the specimen application form.

Postal Address for Private Candidate Applications of G.C.E (O/L)

Completed Applications should be sent by registered post to the “Commissioner General of Examinations, School Examinations Organization Branch, P.O. Box 1503, Colombo”. On the top left-hand corner of the envelope, please write legibly,

“GCE (O/L) – December 2014 ” and also the “ Town No. ………………………..”

One Candidate should submit only one Application. If any candidate sends more than one application his candidature will be cancelled / results even though released, will be annulled. They also can be subjected to a long term suspension from the examination. Furthermore one envelope should contain only one application. Applications should be completed correctly and clearly in one’s own handwriting and for that matter given instructions should be followed thoroughly.

When using application forms prepared by outsiders, carefully check whether the subject numbers, town numbers and all the other details are in compliance with those given in this notice. The Department will hold no responsibility for any mis-prints in respect of the structure of the application form, subject lists, town numbers etc. It is the responsibility of the candidates to prepare their applications in compliance with the specimen given in this notification which is the official notification of the Department of Examinations.

Proof of Identity at the Examination:

Candidates should prove their identity at the examination centre each time they sit a paper. Valid documents are

  • National Identity Card issued by the Department of Registration of Persons
  • A Valid Passport.

Examination Fees:

All private candidates must pay the prescribed fees, relevant to the number of subjects they wish to appear for.

The prescribed fee has to be paid to a post office / a sub post office and the receipt obtained has to be pasted in the relevant cage in the application and forwarded. Money orders are not accepted. (It is advisable to keep a photocopy of the receipt and the receipt of registration of the application form with the candidate),

Please Note

  • Examination Fees paid will not be refunded in full or partially or transferred as fees for any other Examination.
  • After submitting the applications, the private candidates will not be allowed to change the examination centre, medium of language, subjects under any circumstances. Hence special attention will have to be paid on the above when completing the application.
  • Applications for which examination fees have been paid to post offices after the closing date of applications and applications received after the closing date will be rejected.
  • The applicants who apply for the following subjects in Section II should sit for a practical test. Final results will be released only for the candidates who sit for both written and practical examinations.

(40) Music (Oriental)

(41) Music (Western)

(42) Music (Carnatic)

(44) Dancing (Oriental)

(45) Dancing (Bharatha)

(50) Drama and Theatre (Sinhala)

(51) Drama and Theatre (Tamil)

(52) Drama and Theatre (English)

Click below links to download more details and Application forms and town list in 3 languages

G.C.E (O/L) 2014 Examination Time Table
EnglishClick Here
TamilClick Here
SinhalaClick Here
Town list
EnglishClick Here
TamilClick Here
SinhalaClick Here

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