Update – According to the sources, 2020 A/L Zscore cut-off marks will be release 2021 July end. Z-score cutoff marks will be released to UGC official website www.ugc.ac.lk. A total of 40,000 candidates will be allowed to enter state universities, according to the University Grants Commission. The university intake for degrees such as medicine and engineering has been increased this year. Z-score cutoff marks will be released to UGC official website www.ugc.ac.lk . Based on the 2020 A/L examination results, steps will be taken to admit students into universities by 2021 September.

Update – Sri Lanka Minister of Education, Prof. G. L. Peiris says that 2020 Advanced Level Examination A/L Exam Results will be released April end (after April Avurudu season). Examination Department officials have not so far announced the exact releasing dates. Based on the 2020 A/L examination results, steps will be taken to admit students into universities by 2021 September Minister further said.

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”

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

YearCut Off Marks Released
2010 A/LMay 27, 2011
2011 A/LDecember 28, 2012
2012 A/LNovember 9, 2013
2013 A/LSeptember 6, 2014
2014 A/LOctober 6, 2015
2015 A/LSeptember 20, 2016
2016 A/LJune 6, 2017
2017 A/LJuly 26, 2018 
2018 A/LJuly 26, 2019
2019 A/LOctober 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.  

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;


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

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.  

University Z Score Cut Off Marks Release June July months
Sri Lanka University New Academic Year 2019 2020

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 June 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

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

Sri Lanka government planning to admit additional students intake for 2019/2020 new academic year. The university intake of students from the 2019 G.C.E Advanced Level examination will be increased by 25 percent for which discussions with universities and other stakeholders are on, Sri Lanka Information and Communications Technology, Higher Education, and Technology Innovation Minister Dr.Bandula Gunawardena said.

30 COMMENTS

  1. I’m waiting for cutoff marks..just because i have no idea on old and new syllabus ratio issue in my perticular district.

  2. මේ මස පළමු සතියේ cut off mark නිකුත් කරන බව සඳහන් කළද තවමත් එය සිදු කර නැත.මාස නවයකට අධික කාලයක සිට අප cut off mark නිකුත් කරන තුරු බලා සිටින අතර නිශ්චිත අරමුණක් නොමැතිව දෙවන වර විභාගයට මුහුණ දීමටද අපහසුය.මා බලාපොරොත්තුවෙන් සිටින පාඨමාලවට තේරී පත් වුවහොත් මෙවර විභාගය ලිවීම අනවශ්‍ය බැවින් සඳුදා දිනට පෙරවත් cut off mark නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ගරු අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිතුමාගෙන් ඉතා කාරුණිකව ඉල්ලා සිටිමි.

    • My Z score 1.2252.i am kurunegala district.why i am not selected in university.i am apply eastern university.its z score 1.116.please explaing and what’s do it

  3. If you can contact those UGC officials please let them know that the First week of October is already gone and also the AL exam has already started without cutoff marks.
    Those who sat for the exam in 2019 still don’t know whether they’re selected for university or not. They can’t even guess cause UGC haven’t given a clear idea of percentage of new and old syllabus.

  4. My Z score 1.2252.i am kurunegala district.why i am not selected in university.i am apply eastern university.its z score 1.116.please explaing and what’s do it

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