Department of Examinations will start accepting Applications for G.C.E. Advanced Level (A/L) Examination for the Year (2022) from 1st of August, 2022.
The closing date for GCE 2022 A/L Examination Application is until Midnight 12.00 of 19th of August, 2022.
Instructions to complete and submit GCE A/L (2021) 2022 Examination Online Application
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination – 2022 Applications for this examination should be submitted only through online method.
Instructions to complete and submit the application are published in the official website of the Department of Examinations (https://doenets.lk) or in the online examination website (https://onlineexams.gov.lk/eic) or in the official mobile app.
Applications of private candidates for this examination will be accepted from 1st August 2022 to 12.00 midnight of 19th August 2022.
Each private candidate is advised to read this notification fully and thoroughly understand before filling and submitting the application online through above website.
Special attention should be paid in accurately entering the selected Town and Subjects of the examination.
Candidates are allowed only to apply for maximum of 03 main subjects.
In addition, the applicants can apply for Subject No.12 Common General Test and Subject No. 13- General English as applicable.
Applying for the examination should be conducted in two main stages.
Stage 1 Entering adoration and receiving the Reference Number.
Enter your personal information, examination information, subject details and payment method. You should obtain the reference amber to make payment through a Post Office.
Stage II Payment of examination fee and downloading the application.
Upon submitting the reference number to the Post Office you may pay the examination fee to the Post Office and then visit the website by logging in or by activating the link you have been sent via SMS and then download the application by clicking “Download AL 2002 Application of the website Candidates who successfully paid examination fee through bank cards also can download application by above icon.
Examination fee can be paid via Post Offices or by any bank card.
A printed copy of the application should be obtained after completing and submitting the application online. You should place your signature on the printed copy and keep it in your possession for future references, if required.
Applying or appearing as a private candidate by being a student in a government school is entirely prohibited. Committing of such offence shall be subjected to invalidating of examination results and debarring from sitting any future examinations.
2.1 Login into the system -Stage 1
i) Following paths of the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka can be used to fill the application.
- Visit the official website https://donets.lk and click “Online Applications (School Exams under “Our Services” or
- Visit the official mobile app. “Doe” of the Department of examinations and click “Online Applications (School Exams) or
- Visit https://onlineexams.gov.lk/etc
ii) Private applicants should select “G.C.E. A/L 2022- Student Registration (Private)” to apply.
iii) After entering and selecting your personal information, town and medium of the exam, you should select the Subject to enter the subjects which you intend to appear in the examination
iv) (a) (33) General English:
Applicants are allowed to apply for General English subject in addition to the there main subjects and the Common General Test Marks acquiring for General English subject will not considered for selecting to universities. However the grading of this subject will be cited in the GC.E. (A/L) Certificate
(b) (12) Common General Test:
Any applicant intending to enter Universities in Sri Lanka should obtain minimum 30 marks by sitting for this subject Applicants, who have obtained over 30 marks for this subject in a previous attempt of G.C.E. (A/L) are not required to sit once again.
c) Subjects with practical tests:
All applicants sitting for the written test of Subject No. 28, 52, 53, 54.55.56,57,58,59,65 and 66 will be called for the practical test. Results of above subjects will be issued only for the candidates appeared for both written and practical tests. Candidates should appear for the practical test on the same day given in the admission card. Candidates who fail to appear on the given date will not be provided any other date for the practical test. No re-tests will be conducted after completion of the practical tests as scheduled
(d) Candidates should select subjects in compliance with the instructions of the Ministry of Education Circular No.2016/13 dated 26.04.2016. Candidates selecting subject combinations non-compliance with standard subject streams will be identified as “Non Stream” candidates and Island Rank and District Rank will not be issued with final results of such candidates. Please be noted that this Department will not be responsible for the inconveniences caused to candidates by selecting subject combinations in contrary to circular instructions.
2.2 You cannot apply for this examination after 12.00 midnight on 19.08.2022. The online facility will be closed after 12.00 midnight of the prescribed date.
2.3 A candidate can submit only one application. Submission of more than one application by altering information will cause the rejection of all applications of the candidate and legal actions will be taken against such candidates. Any revelation of such fraud even after issuing results will cause to invalidation of the results of such candidates and legal actions will be taken and penalized accordingly.
03. Payment of Examination Fee and Downloading Application Stage II
Examination fee can be made via Post Offices or by bank cards (as Credit/Debit payment)
3.1 If you pay via Post Office, you should select the link “Pay by Postal Department” under “Payment Method”. The Reference Number you receive therein should be submitted to the Post Office for paying examination fees and the receipt received from the Post Office should be kept in your possession.
After making payment, log-in to the website of the Department of Examinations to download application.
The application can be downloaded by visiting the website through the link you received along with the SMS when you made the payment successfully
3.2 If you pay by hank credit/debit cards, you should select “pay by credit/debit card” under ” Payment method”
No. of Subjects 1 2 3 4 5 Examination Fee (Rs.) 150/ 200/ 250/ 350/ 400/ respectively
04. You will receive the admission card according to your application submitted. You will be allowed to make any required changes to the admission card within seven (07) days of receiving by login in to the official website of the Department of Examinations.
05. Any inquiries with regard to the differences of the information of your application and admission and should be made by contacting the School Examination Organization and Results Branch via following telephone numbers immediately after receiving the admission card.
06. Every private candidate should provide their own permanent address and telephone number and should not mention the name and address or telephone number of the private or international school where the candidate is receiving education.
07. Verification of identity
It is compulsory to provide the National Identity Card or a valid Passport or valid Driving Licence at the examination hall to prove identity of the candidate.
Candidates who do not possess a National Identity Card should obtain a National Identity Card by submitting an application without any delay to the Commissioner General of Registration of Persons through Grama Niladhari
08. All candidates should pay due examination fees except for the candidates appearing for the first and second attempts from Government Schools. Fee levying / Non-Fee Levying Government approved Private Schools and approved Piriven. Applications of the candidates who have not paid prescribed fees will be rejected.
09. Candidates with special education needs should compulsorily fill the details requested under “candidates with special needs”
Note: Examination fees paid for this examination will not be refunded full or partially or transferred to any other Examination.
Candidates who have not appeared even for a part of a paper will only be considered as candidates not appeared for the examination. Since the examination attempt to enroll in a university for such candidates will not be cancelled, they are not required to provide any medical certificates. Keeping the admission card of the candidate safely in possession is the only evidence to prove not appearing for any subject of the examination. It is not required to submit medical certificates or any other requests to this department in that regard.
Applicants who have appeared for GCE (A/L) -2021 (2022) and intend to appear for this examination as their second or third attempt will be given a grace period to apply for this examination after releasing results of said examination which they have faced.
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