UPDATE – Much awaited, A/L Zscore cut-off marks will be released on Monday October 26. A total of 41,500 candidates will be allowed to enter state universities, Sampath Amaratunga, the chair of the University Grants Commission told to NewsFirst. The university intake for degrees such as medicine and engineering has been increased this year, Amaratunga further said. Releasing Z Score cutoff marks delayed due to a lawsuit / case filed and due to coronavirus outbreak and limited staff at UGC. Z-score cutoff marks will be released to UGC official website www.ugc.ac.lk .

Releasing Z Score cutoff marks again delay. According to UGC sources, releasing Zscore cutoff marks delay due to a lawsuit. UGC is now consulting with Attorney General AG department’s advice over this matter. UGC earlier said they will release Cutoff marks October 1st week or before 2nd week.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSION BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE GCE (A/L) EXAMINATION 2019

In a case pending before the Supreme Court in relation to allocation of places for courses of study between the students who applied for University admission under New and Old Syllabi based on the results of the GCE (A/L) Examination held in 2019, a motion was filed by the Hon. Attorney General informing the decision of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in principle to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately due to lack of time, the matter was not listed this week. Therefore Hon. Attorney General took further steps to file another motion seeking to list the matter on 20.10.2020.

The cut off marks will be released thereafter.

The Chairman – University Grants Commission

“Lanka Education” managed to contact University Grants Commission (UGC) officials. According to UGC sources, much awaited 2019 ZScores cutoff marks will be released to the internet before commence 2020 A/L examination. UGC sources further told “Lanka Education” that the 2019 A/L exam based ZScore Cutoff marks will be release before October 2nd week. Sources further say they will try their best to release cut-off marks during October first week.

“Zscore cutoff marks preparation at its last stage, UGC is hoping to release the cut-off marks October first week”

University Z Score Cut Off Marks to release 2020 October to www.ugc.ac.lk

Z score Cutoff marks based on 2019 A/L exam results will be delayed as several aptitude tests have not conducted and several aptitude tests results have not been released. According to the UGC sources all aptitude tests results should be released before releasing Zscore Cut off marks. Tests were delayed due to coronvirus outbreak. According to the University Grants Commission UGC sources releasing Zscore cutoff marks and starting university entrance for new academic year will be delayed due to coronvirus outbreak. UGC sources say the delay is due month-long public service shutdown following curfew and less staff reporting to work as a safety measures. UGC has not yet announced the exact date of releasing Z-score. We “Lanka Education” will update the cut-off marks release dates in coming days once contacted the UGC officials.

Earlier Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC planned to release cut-off marks on 2020 June or July months and speed the university admission process. Release was delay due to sudden coronavirus outbreak, curfew, and safety regulations. UGC has not yet announced the exact date.

Below listed Zscore Cutoff marks released dates during last 10 years. Only 2011 A/L exam’s Zscore releasing dragged to December month. In other years, it was released September month.

When 2019 / 2020 Z Score Cut-off marks release to UGC Website?

Year Cut Off Marks Released
2010 A/L May 27, 2011
2011 A/L December 28, 2012
2012 A/L November 9, 2013
2013 A/L September 6, 2014
2014 A/L October 6, 2015
2015 A/L September 20, 2016
2016 A/L June 6, 2017
2017 A/L July 26, 2018 
2018 A/L July 26, 2019
2019 A/L October 26, 2020*

*forecast data

Meanwhile Government planning to prepare a mechanism to admit students to universities within 6 months period after A/L exam results release, said Minister Bandula Gunawardene. Currently it takes about one year to admit students to local universities.  

Academic activities of Medical & Engineering faculties will start before 2020 November end. According to the reliable sources other faculties (Management, Science, Arts) will start from 2020 December to February 2021 period.

University Z Score Cut Off Marks to release 2020 October to www.ugc.ac.lk

Minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study of universities in respect of each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2019 can be accessed through the following modes after release;


1. Websites

www.ugc.ac.lk

www.selection.ugc.ac.lk


2. Call 1919 (Government Information Centre)


3. SMS to 1919

Format:  ugc <space> Index Number -> send to 1919

Example: ugc 2223322 ->send to 1919


4. Call UGC – 0112695301, 0112695302, 0112692357, 0112675854

Z score Cutoff marks based on 2019 A/L exam results will be delayed as several aptitude tests have not conducted and several aptitude tests results have not been released. According to the UGC sources all aptitude tests results should be released before releasing Zscore Cut off marks. Tests were delayed due to coronvirus outbreak

33 COMMENTS

  1. Have the students take the University from the 2019 A/Lexam
    Do they get in the rounds again
    ( field -Mathematics Division of Kalutara District)

  2. Could you please release the cutoff marks before 2020 al exam… please… there are so many students get readying to this year exam but they have also applied for universities… if you release it before al exam they can take a direct decision… so i’m appealing you sir… please release the cutoff marks before the exam…

  3. Please sir. Release the cutoff marks.. please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

  4. Very much distracted and can’t concentrate in studies. will you at least give us, the students, an update in releasing cutoff marks?!The Due date you previously mentioned has passed and still there’s no update on what’s been going on. Let us know what’s happening as early as possible. Please.

  5. October 7 පහු වෙලානෙ පුතේ. මක්කැයි කොරන්නේ?

  6. Please sir ask the members of ugc to release the cutoff marks for 2019 a/l before tomorrow….then only we can take a decision regarding the 2020 a/l….please sir…

    • sir please release cut off marks before A/l as soon as possible. students are very stressed and they are very confused to make discussions
      plz sir

  7. Very much distracted and can’t concentrate in studies sir. Please let us know, the students, about the cut-off marks releasing date?! The due date has passed and there’s still no update on what’s been going on!
    We are unable to take decisions on facing the exams!
    I humbly request you to consider our situation a bit more serious!

  8. Coold you please release the cut off marks before 2020 A/L exam…. please…. many students are allowed to re- sit the GCE A/L examination but some students have also applied universities. Therefore,issue cut-off marks.then only we can take a decision regarding the 2020 A/L….. please sir……

  9. Please sir ask the members of ugc to release the cutoff marks for 2019 a/l before tomorrow….then only we can take a decision regarding the 2020 a/l….please sir…

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