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Final Examination

Every student has to go through the entire system of continuous assessment offered in a semester in order to obtain the maximum grades for each course unit. However, in order to be considered as having completed a course unit, a student should have completed at least 50 percent of all continuous assessments and the final examination. When a student sits for the end of semester examination, it indicates that he/she has completed the process of evaluation with regard to the respective semester and CU(s), except in those courses with internships/training/practicals that may be held after the end of examination.

Students will be permitted to sit the mid-term and end of semester examinations only if they have a valid university registration for the current academic year and have registered for the relevant courses with the IDC. A list of students and the courses they have registered for will be available at the IDC between weeks five and six of the first semester.

Index Numbers

The registration number given to First Year students will also be the candidate’s examination/index number.

Index number: A12170

For example, Reg. No: 2007/BA/12170


The duration of the end of semester exam will be two hours unless informed otherwise by respective Departments.

Application for Final Examinations

Seventy percent (70%) attendance by students is needed for eligibility to sit the end of semester examinations.The application forms for end of semester examinations can be obtained from the Examination Branch of the University of Colombo. Duly completed application forms should be handed over to the IDC within the stipulated time period. Students cannot apply for examinations in CUs other than those CUs they have registered for.


Differently-abled students should bring a letter from the University Medical Officer certifying disability that will impede their writing ability at the examination. This letter should be brought to the examination hall. Such differently-abled students will be given twenty (20) minutes extra for each hour of the examination. The Senior Assistant Registrar, Examinations should be informed in case they need extra time.

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