Cambridge Assessment International Education

Special Notice

We are aware of the latest announcement by Cambridge International not to run international examinations in the May/June 2020 series worldwide, in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. We recognise what a challenging time this is for students and teachers, and how hard students have been working towards these exams. We are consulting closely with Cambridge on further guidance and will share more information with our schools and candidates very soon. Please be assured our priority is the welfare of our candidates. 

Meanwhile, for the latest information and guidance, we recommend you visit the Cambridge website:

More details in this regard will be posted soon.

See the registration process for private candidates below:

Step 1: Complete your registration form

When to register

Cambridge Assessment International Education Examinations -  May/June 2020

Complete the online registration by referring the specific subject code list given below in the documents section and submitting it through the "Online Registration Link".

Registration periods

Normal registration period 16 December 2019 to 10 February 2020 
Late registration period 11 February 2020 to 27 March 2020 

For further information on registrations, please access the easy step guide available in the downloads section. 

Step 2: Submit your application form and pay

Private candidates:

Online method: Pay through Visa or Mastercard credit and debit cards

  • Select “Pay online” and click on “Continue”

  • Enter your payment details and click on “submit payment”

What to submit to British Council:

  • You need to email us a scanned copy of your ID, passport size photograph and previous results sheet/statement of entry (if you are carrying forward marks or if you are a retake candidate) to

  • Please mention Cambridge and your name and registration reference number in the subject line.

Offline method: Pay through credit/debit card or cash over the counter (No bank transfers are accepted)

  • Click on “Pay another way” and click on “Continue”

  • Make a note of your reference number

What to submit to British Council:

  • Login to your registration portal account to take a print out of the “Registration Summary”

  • Place your signature on the registration summary

  • Affix two passport size photographs to the “registration summary”

  • Your original ID

  • Copy of your ID document

  • If you are carrying forward your marks or a retake candidate, the previous results sheets/statement of entries

Each examination board has a normal registration stage for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees on your information sheet. 

Step 3: Receive your Statement of Entry form

Once you have completed step one and two, you will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination venues approximately three weeks before your exams.

Need to amend your entry? 

You can make amendments to the entry you have made. Please note that amendments are subject to an additional payment as specified in the information sheet.

Step 4: Refund Procedure

Cambridge Refund Procedure


Stage 1

Refunds will be given less an admin fee of LKR 2,000/- per subject.

Stage 2

This service is only available during the exam period. Refunds will be given on medical grounds and should have supporting evidence. 

Approved list of hospitals can be found in the documents section below.

Acceptance/rejection of medical refunds will be at the discretion of the exam board, Cambridge.

Upon approval, British Council will issue the refund, less an administrative fee of Rs. 2,500/- per subject for GCE OL and A/Level

Note: Further guidance on what should contain in a medical will be published prior to the commencement of examination.


Processing period: Please note it will take approximately three months from the local closing date to process the refunds.

Processing period: Please note it will take approximately four months from the local closing date to process approved refunds.

In addition, following fees will not be refunded

Partial refunds will not be processed (registered subject needs to be withdrawn – not individual papers (components))

In addition, the following fees will not be refunded

  • Late fees
  • Practical fee included in the subject fee for Science subjects and ICT subjects,
  • ICT, AICT, Information Technology: LKR 1300 (per practical component)
  • Chemistry, Physics and Biology: LKR 3000.00

For details, please refer to “School Exams Policy” published on our website. Approved list of hospitals to get medical certificates can be found on our website.

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