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.  

Sri Lanka University New Academic Year 2019 2020


The Department of Examinations noted that applications for the Advanced level examination re-correction will have to be handed over before the 17th of January 2020. Applications for remarking of papers can also be made now and the relevant information will be available in the Dinamina, Thinakaran, and Daily News newspapers.

University Entrance process will be as follows. 

  1. A/L Results release
  2. University Hand Book release
  3. Buy University handbook & read it carefully
  4. Online Registration & Send print out via post to UGC
  5. Based on students’ desired course students have to apply for Aptitude tests after publishing on national newspapers. 
  6. Sit for Aptitude Tests depend on their selected courses. Then aptitude test results will released by relevant universities.
  7. Re-scrutinized / Re- correction A/Level results release. 
  8. Z score cut off marks will be release (June-July)
  9. University Registration via online
  10. Students will receive selected Course & University

University Admission

Higher education Ministry sources says that the students who qualified for the 2019/2020 University Academic year based on 2019 A/L results will be admitted before the end of 2020.

About 30,000 students will be enrolled for this academic year. Several new subject streams to be introduce this year.

Z score cut off marks of Past years can be obtained from web Site or

If you want to get a slight idea whether you have selected to University or not, just follow last years’ Z Score chart below or you can get an idea by comparing your Island Rank & District Rank with a friend or student who selected campus for earlier Academic year. Please note that above options will not indicate exactly you have selected or not. To know whether you selected university or not, students have to wait till Z Score officially release.

2018 Z Score Chart English – Click

Zscore Cut off marks will be release (June-July)


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