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 – 16.10.2020
“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”
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.
405 Engineering students are to be admitted to the universities of Peradeniya, Jayewardenepura, Jaffna, Ruhuna, Moratuwa and South Eastern engineering faculties from new academic year.
Government has taken a decision to increase the number of students admitted to medical faculties in government universities by 350 from new academic year.
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*|
Meanwhile Government planning to prepare a mechanism to admit students to universities within 6 months period after A/L exam results release, said earlier Minister Bandula Gunawardene. Currently it takes about one year to admit students to local universities.
Academic activities of Medical & Engineering faculties will start 2020 December end. According to the reliable sources other faculties (Management, Science, Arts) will start from 2021 January to March 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;
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