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Friday, February 22, 2013

A/L Exam 4th Time

Cabinet decided to allow students who were affected by the z-score crisis in 2011 to sit for the Advanced Level Examination for the fourth time in the 2013/2014 academic year.
The approval was given after a proposal was put forward in this regard by the Minister of Higher Education, S.B.Dissanayake.

Cabinet approval was granted to allow students affected by the Z-Score issue in 2011 to sit the Advanced Level examination for a fourth time, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
Addressing the Cabinet press briefing at the ministry auditorium yesterday, the minister said a fourth attempt to sit the GCE A-L for the affected students has been facilitated on Supreme Court recommendation.
A joint Cabinet paper in this regard was submitted by Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake and Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena keeping with the Supreme Court determination.
The Cabinet paper allows students who sat for the A-L exam for the third and final time in 2011 and 2012, to sit for the exam as the fourth and final attempt in 2013 under the syllabus for which the students wish to sit (New or Old Syllabus) for university admission, only for the academic year 2013/2014.
It further allows students who could have sat for the A-Ls for the third and final time, but who did not get the opportunity to sit for the examination in 2012, to sit as the final attempt in 2013 under the syllabus for which the students wish to sit for university admission. CDN


  1. if some one sat a/l for 2nd time in 2011 are they can face a/l in 2013 or 2014 as 4th time.

  2. 2011 exam karapu,2014 a/l exam 1n 4th time karana aya university gannawa neda?ganna one neda?

  3. No one could imagine that old syllabus minimum Z score for medicine in 2012 is higher than the Z score of new syllabus and also there is a huge reduction in the number of students selected to medicine from old syllabus. This indicates that the admission policy implemented in 2012 is unfair to the old syllabus students. One reason for higher minimum Z score for old syllabus in 2012 is that most of the very good students from old syllabus went to third attempt because the competition for selection to medicine is only among the old syllabus students. This suggests that students sat GCE(A/L) exam in 2012 as third attempt is a completely different set of students (many very good students) than the students who sat GCE(A/L) as third attempt in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Then, a question arises how the percentage of students entered from third attempt from 2006 to 2010 could be applied as very suitable admission policy. If a little higher percentage applied than the percentage calculated from 2006 to 2010, few more students who are at the borderline to medicine from old syllabus could be selected and then the difference between minimum z score of old syllabus and new syllabus could be justified.

    There is no clear reason given why the students sat in 2011 as third attempt is not considered to calculate the percentage of students entered from the third attempt. To predict or forecast something, data from the very last year is more valuable than other years. So, percentage should have been calculated by considering percentage of students entered from third attempt from 2006 (2007) to 2011. There should be an increasing trend in the percentage of students entered from third attempt. Therefore, a little higher percentage than the calculated one should be applied to be suitable and fair admission policy to old syllabus students in 2012.

    In the history of G.C.E(A/L) examination, except 2012, students were able to predict at some percentage confidence level that whether they may be selected or not. This is why many students who did well in their third attempt in 2012 and disappointed for not selected for the medicine could not sit exam as fourth attempt in 2013. This is one of the reasons for very low GCE(A/L) result in 2013 from old syllabus. Because of this, there is a possibility for a student to be selected for medicine with low result and top rank in the district from old syllabus GCE(A/L) in 2013. It indicates that more students should have been selected from old syllabus in 2012. This seems same for most of the districts. This may be a big error (Type I error) rejecting very good students in 3rd attempt and accepting poor students from 4th attempt to the medicine. This error can be reduced by increasing the intake of medicine from year 2012 old syllabus even if it is late now or by considering application for admission in 2012 from old syllabus as a fresh application for the year 2013 because many very good students from old syllabus could not sit the fourth attempt due to disappointment and depression caused by unfair admission policy in 2012

  4. Hi. I'm Tharu. Oh pls can somebody tell me how to see 2014 A/L results right now. I tried to see But It is not shown. There are only new released results.

  5. Plz help me anyone,if one student get an island rank in 4th shy,will he be able to enter the university? Plz anyone help meeeeee...


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