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.
Z Score Cut off Marks
|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||September 20, 2020*|
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.
Earlier government planned to start academic activities of Medical & Engineering faculties before 2020 November. But with these new developments, Medical & Engineering faculties will start from 2020 December to January 2021 period.
University Z Score Cut Off Marks to release 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;
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