Cambridge Assessment International Education


Registrations are now open for October/November exam series. We will conduct examinations as planned, with additional health and safety measures. 

See the registration process for private candidates below:

Step 1: Complete your registration form

When to register

Cambridge Assessment International Education Examinations -  October/November 2022

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 22 July 2022  to 15 August 2022
Re-take entries from June 2022 series 16 August 2022 to 14 September 2022 
Late penalty registration period

16 August 2022 to 14 September 2022 

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:

  • Payments need to be made online by Visa/ Master card during your online registration process. 
    Important - Due to the ongoing payment transaction restrictions we advise you to check with your bank if the transaction amount can be  authorised  prior to attempting to make the payment. 
  • In the instance your online payment fails, you will need to make a bank transfer. Please visit for bank details
    Once you have completed the payment, kindly email the "Confirmation/Screenshot of Bank Transfer" to  Before the respective deadline using "Reg Reference number-CAIEON22" as the subject line. Please note the if we do not receive  the email by the respective deadline, you will be subjected to the late payment fee. 
    E.g: "A2LK-G1234567-CAIEON22".

Required documents (applicable for carry forward candidates)

Once you have completed making your payment online, please email the following to within 2 calendar days from the date of registration. 

  • Payment reference mentioning “Cambridge Exams October/November 2022”, your name and registration reference number in the subject line.
  • Previous results sheets/statement of entries if you are carrying forward the results from previous sessions.

Step 3: Receive your Statement of Entry form

Once you have completed Step 1 and Step 2, your timetable and the statement of entry (other than late entries) should reach you by 15 September 2022. If they do not reach you by this date, please contact the British Council to obtain a duplicate Statement of Entry.

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 deadline

Stage 2 deadline

First time entries 

16 August 2022

30 September 2022 - 19 November 2022

Re-take entries

15 September 2022

30 September - 19 November 2022

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.

Important ‘Component exemption’ information for Private Candidates sitting Cambridge October/November exams

 Cambridge has announced that private candidates can apply to not sit some components in the October/Novemebr 2022 exam series if your learning has been disrupted by Covid-19.

 These applications are called ‘Covid-19 exemptions’ and the eligible components include practical examinations for science and ICT subjects, and some speaking and listening tests for language subjects. Not all subjects available in October/November 2022 have components which are eligible for Covid-19 exemptions.

 The full list of eligible subjects and components can be found here.

 You can apply for a Component exemption if your learning was disrupted because the component required:

  • access to facilities and equipment that has not been possible due to Covid-19 disruption, e.g. instruments, laboratories, studios, audio visual equipment, sports facilities, specific software, specialist material.
  • working with others, e.g. in pairs, groups or teams, which have not been possible due to Covid-19 disruption.

 You will not be required to submit any evidence to The British Council or Cambridge to prove your learning has been disrupted by Covid-19.

 Next Steps:

  1. Please make your entries for the Oct/Nov 2022 exam series as normal with The British Council.
  2. Apply for Covid-19 exemptions if required. Please click here for the exemption application. Please note that all applications need to submitted on or before 10 September 2022.

If Cambridge approves your application, then it is important that you must sit the remaining components in the subject. If you’re absent for the other components then Cambridge cannot award you a grade.

 Understanding and accepting the risks of applying for Covid-19 exemptions:

If Cambridge approves your application, then your final grade will be decided based on your performance in the component(s) that you do sit.  

 Therefore, there are risks with Covid-19 exemptions which you must understand before you apply:

  • If you underperform in the components you sit, then you may receive a lower overall grade than if you took all the components.
  • If you’re absent from sitting a remaining component (e.g. you’re ill, you need to self-isolate, or there’s a lockdown on the day of the exam) there may not be sufficient evidence for Cambridge to award a final grade. You would therefore receive ‘NO RESULT’ for this subject.

 Applying for a Covid-19 exemption


  • You can only apply for an exemption for the syllabuses and components appearing on the list of eligible subjects and components
  • You must make your entries as normal first.

 We will provide more information soon.

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