May 17, 2020

Calculators permitted for certain papers at A/L exam

Students sitting for several subjects at the GCE Advanced Level exam will be permitted to use normal calculators, says Sanath Pujitha, Commissioner General of the Examinations Department.

“Scientific calculators won’t be allowed. We will only permit non programmable calculators,” he said.

He noted that calculators could be used by candidates sitting for the accounting, engineering technology, bio systems technology, and science for technology subjects.

“We hope to introduce this facility for the candidates of other state exams in future,” Pujitha noted.

More than 300,000 candidates are expected to sit for this year’s A/L exams scheduled to be held in August.

Meanwhile, the exams chief pointed out that calculators were permitted during the Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service exam, for the first time in March this year.