Cambridge Assessment International Education


All exams are held as planned under strict health and safety measures and we will continue to stay in touch with our registered candidates via email/SMS if there are any new updates. 

See the registration process for private candidates below:

Step 1: Complete your registration form

When to register

Cambridge Assessment International Education Examinations -  May/June 2021

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 9 January 2021 to 01 March 2021 
Late Stage 1 registration period 02 March 2021 to 08 April 2021 
Late Stage 2 registration period

09 April 2021 onwards

Late stage 2 registration fee applies for late entry amendments informed to us from 09 April 2021 onwards. These will be processed as off system entries following the approval from the exam board (Refer the information sheet)

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. 
  • In the instance your online payment fails, please send an email to  for advice on an alternate payment method. Please include your candidate details.

Required documents

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 May/June 2021”, 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 one and two, you will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination by 20 April 2021. If it does 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

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.

Important ‘Covid-19 exemption’ information for Private Candidates sitting Cambridge May/June exams

 Cambridge has announced that private candidates can apply to not sit some components in the June 2021 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 June 2021 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 Covid-19 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 June 2021 exam series as normal with The British Council.
  2. You can tell us which components you’d like to be exempted from sitting by forwarding us the published Covid-19 exemption Application form found in the downloads section of this page. Please email the completed form to with 'CIE exemption request' as the subject. 

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 this list.
  • You must make your entries as normal first.

 We will provide more information soon.

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