Today (10.04.2023) the Minister of Education Mr. Susil Premajayantha announced the 2022 O/L exam date. Accordingly, the 2022 (2023) GCE O/L exam has been prepared to be held from May 29 to June 8, 2023. Below we have given the relevant press release issued by the Department of Examination.
Education Minister Susil Premajayantha had earlier informed the exact date of the 2022/2023 O/L examination. He said that further postponement of the examination is not possible. Therefore, the 2022/2023 O/L Exam Date 2022(2023) O/L Exam Postponed to 29th May 2023. The GCE O/L exam will be held from 29 May to 08 June 2023. (New Update from 11.04.2023)
However, the 2022/2023 A Level Examination was held in January. Also, the results of that A/L examination are also scheduled to be released in the near future. But after that exam, some opinions are emerging regarding the O/L exam date.
So we are preparing to let you know the exact date of the 2022/2023 O/L exam this year with the best resources.
Will the 2022/2023 O/L Exam be held in April or May 2023 for sure?
Education Minister Susil Prema Jayantha today (07.03.2023) made a special announcement about this year’s O/L examination. With that, he said that the 2022(2023) O/L Exam Postponed to 29th May 2023. The GCE O/L exam will be held from 29 May to 08 June 2023.
As per the details given in the earlier period, most likely this year’s O/L exam should start in late April or the first week of May. But now the situation in the country is slowly getting worse. However, if this continues, there is a possibility that the exam start date will be delayed. If so, the candidates who are going to face the exam this time will have to face many problems.
We hope that the exam date will not be delayed. If the exam is delayed, there is a risk that even the mental state that the students have made so far will be broken.
However, we can get the most accurate information about this from the Sri Lanka Examination Department. They are a very quality state department. So far they have done their job very reliably and with quality. Therefore, they will inform all 2022/2023 O/L exam candidates in advance if the exam is postponed this year as well. Therefore, you can also contact them and ask them for details about this through the following methods.
Hot Line Number – Department of Examination Sri Lanka
- Call – 1911
Other Contact Numbers (Department of Examination Sri Lanka)
- +94 11 2785202
- +94 11 2784201
Fax Numbers (Department of Examination Sri Lanka)
- General Fax Number – Examination Department – +94 11 2785220
- School Exams Unit – Examination Department – +94 11 2784422
- Agency Exams – Department of Exam Sri Lanka – +94 11 2784232
How to Download 2022(2023) GCE O/L Exam TimeTable
The examination department has not yet officially released the exam timetable. But this time the O/L exam timetable will be published on this website as soon as it is released. Otherwise, this article will be updated.
At that time, use the link below to download the 2022(2023) O/L Exam Time Table.
How to get the 2023 O/L exam application?
There are two types of applicants applying for the 2022/2023 Ordinary Level Examination. One part of this is school applicants. Also, the other group is external applicants. A few days ago, applications for the school applicants had been issued to the respective schools. They are sent to the examination department by filling in the details of the respective students by the principal and section head teachers of the respective school.
The online application has been released for the other applicants are external applicants. A separate section has been established on the Examination Department website to fill out this online application. Accordingly, any applicant can apply for the 2023 GCE O/L examination through that section.
The examination department has given a specific time limit for completing these applications. You must complete your application online before the deadline. Only correctly completed applications will be received by the Examinations Department. Also, no applicant should apply more than once. Thus filling out the application online twice will cause your application to be invalid. Of that, you will not be able to appear for the exam.
How to fill out the online application for GCE O/L 2022(2023)? What is the closing date?
According to the examination department, the call for applications for the examination will begin on February 1 and the applications will be accepted until February 28. (Resource: Dailymirror News 2023-02-25 21:39:00)
We have provided the instructions on how to fill out the online application for this year’s GCE Ordinary level exam in Sinhala and English medium in the PDFs below. Follow the procedure carefully and complete the application.
- User Guide for G.C.E (O/L) Examination -2022(2023) Registration of School Applicants – Click here to download
- User Guide for G.C.E (O/L) Examination -2022(2023) Registration of Private Applicants
Will the previous years’ exam dates be relevant to this 2022/2023 O/L Exam Date?
Yes, this will probably be important. Because the exam date is also decided by whether the children are ready for the exam or not. For this purpose, the provincial education departments conduct Tesrm test examinations. You can download the question papers for these term tests from our website. Also, the question papers of previous years (past Papers) are also very important to you.
In addition to this, We want to say specifically about the 2024 O/L exam date. Because depending on the exam date this year, the exam dates to be held in the future will depend. Use the links below to download the previous year question papers and term test papers.
- Download Past Papers for 2022(2023) GCE O/L Exam – Click Here
- Provincial Papers For GCE O Level Exam 2022(2023) – Click Here