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 2015 were released by University Grants Commission (UGC).
According to these Z Score values, 27, 603 students will be enrolled for this year in all government universities with a 10% increase when comparing to last year. According to the Department of Examinations, 309,069 candidates sat for 2015 examination in which 236,072 candidates were school applicants and 72,997 private applicants.
Check Cutoff marks for the G.C. E. Advanced Level Examination in the year 2015:
University Admission Academic Year 2015/2016 – Minimum Z Score values for Selected courses – District : COLOMBO
(based on the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination in 2015)
Course Name/ University and Cut Off Z-Score
Biological Science/ Medicine stream
MEDICINE / UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO 2.2859
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE / UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO 1.6787
Physical Science/ Engineering Stream
ENGINEERING / UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA 1.9856
PHYSICAL SCIENCE / UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO 1.4419
Management and Commerce stream
MANAGEMENT / UNIVERSITY OF SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA 1.7496
ARTS / UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA 1.6422
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY / UNIVERSITY OF SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA 1.8944
BIOSYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY / UNIVERSITY OF SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA 1.9597
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