After checking your GCE A/L results now your next questions are
- My results are sufficient to select to University course?
- Which university course will I be selected based on these results?
- Can I go to Medicine/ Engineering/ Management/ Law faculty?
When you check your A/L results you will also get Z-score value, Island Rank (IR) for your stream and District Rank (DR). Your University selection will be based on your results, Z score, Island Rank and District Rank for particular stream (Bio Science/ Medicine, Physical Science/ Engineering, Management, Arts or Technology).
UGC Policy on University Admissions
Sri Lankan University admission is based on Z-score values and students are selected based on merit and district quota.
For students seeking admission to Arts courses all Island Merit is the main criterion used for selection. The district basis is not used for selection of students in this category.
Selection to all other streams, namely Commerce, Biological Science, Physical Science, and the newly introduced Engineering Technology Stream, and Bio-systems Technology Stream is based on the following criteria.
- Merit 40%
Up to 40% of the available places of a particular course of study is selected on the order of Z-scores ranked on All Island Merit .
- District Quota 55%
Of the remaining 60%, up to 55% is selected on the district quota system. The district quota system is that, for a given district, in addition to the number selected under the all island merit (up to 40%), additional seats are made available up to the remaining 55%. Accordingly, upto 55% of the available places in each course of study will be allocated to the 25 administrative districts in proportion to the total population of each district; that is on the ratio of the population of the district concerned to the total population of the country.
- Educationally disadvantaged district quota 5%
In addition, there are 16 districts, recognized and classified as educationally disadvantaged districts. The remaining 5% of the total available seats are given to the students of these districts.
The 16 districts categorized as ‘educationally disadvantaged’ are,
1.Nuwara Eliya. 2. Hambantota, 3. Jaffna 4. Kilinochchi 5. Mullathivu, 6. Mullaitivu 7. Vavuniya 8. Trincomalee 9. Batticaloa 10. Ampara, 11. Puttalam, 12. Anuradhapura, 13. Polonnaruwa, 14. Badulla 15. Monaragala, 16. Ratnapura
How many admitted to each university course from each district
Number admitted for each course of study from each district based on Merit and district quota (specified here as other).
UGC university selection merit and district quota for each district and course – Part 1 of 2
For example if you are in Colombo district, 214 students are selected for Medicine and 77 are selected on Merit and 77 are selected on district basis (other).
UGC university selection merit and district quota for each district and course – Part 2 of 2
Minimum Z score values for admission to various courses from each district
Minimum marks required for admission to various courses in respect of each administrative district.
Check Minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study of Universities in 2016/ 2017 Academic Year in respect of each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2016 here,
Download A/L Z Score table from UGC University admission book
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Download UGC book to check the detailed criteria and University courses
Download UGC statistics book
On University admission statistics – Chapter 2