Important Information for Candidates


 Registrations for Cambridge - October/November 2022 series are now open. Please visit this page to find more information about registering for your exam. Registration deadline is midnight 15 August 2022

Payments can be made online(preferred) or via DBT.  

Make the payment via bank transfer to our account. (Note: We accept ONLY Online Bank/Payment Transfers or Over the Counter Payments at Banks. No Easy Pay/ATM/CDM Machine Payments Accepted)


Account Details:


  • Account name: British Council 
  • Bank: HSBC
  • Branch: PO Box 73, Colombo 1
  • Account number: 001-002377-002
  • Bank and Branch Code:   7092 001
  • Swift Code: HSBCLKLX


  • You must quote your registration reference number in all available reference fields when making this payment.
  •  Once you have completed the online booking and the payment is made, kindly email the “Confirmation/Screenshot of Bank Transfer” to before the respective registration deadline using “CAIEON22 – Exam Registration Reference Number” as the subject line. 
    • E.g. “ A2LK-G000000000XXXXXX - CAIEON22”

 Payments can take up to 48 hours to realise on our bank account. Please ensure that bank transfer payments are made in advance and reach us by the below deadline.

If you are a School Candidate, please contact your school for further details. 

We will take the following measures to ensure your health and safety, whenever we are conducting exams: 

Hand hygiene - We are providing hand sanitisers/ hand washing facilities at each exam venue.

  Facemask - Please don’t forget to wear a facemask when you come for the exam.
 Temperature checks - Your temperature will be checked with a no-contact thermometer prior to entering the exam venue. If your temperature exceeds 37° C, we will carry out a second temperature check after 15 minutes. If your temperature exceeds  37° C again, our staff at the venue will decide and let you know if you could be allowed to take the exam.
 Social distancing - We will be maintaining 1.5 metres social distancing between you and your fellow candidates. 
 Disinfection - All exam room touch points will be fully cleaned and sanitised before every test
Restroom cleaning - Restroom touch points will be cleaned on use. 
 Bring your own stationery. British Council will not be providing stationery for exams due to the prevailing situation and as an extra Health and Safety measure.
Identity checks – You must remove your facemask and turn it inside out for visual inspection to be performed at a distance. For identity check during the exam you should raise your ID towards the Invigilator as they approach your desk.
Staff hygiene - The invigilators will sanitise their hands prior to distribution and collection of exams material.
No gathering will be allowed inside the premises.
For the safety of others, we recommend that you refrain from reporting to the exam venue if you have been tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 30 days or currently having symptoms of fever, cough and cold, and sore throat. 

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