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The percentage of change of results after re-correction of answer scripts   of the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination conducted in 2010 had been as low as 1.5 per cent in 2010, a slight increase from 1.1 per cent reported the previous year, Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday.

In 2010, 62,268 candidates applied for re-correction, and only 989 of them had their results changed after the process. According to the Minister, 89,503 candidates applied for re-correction in 2009, and 1,026 of them got changed results later.

However, the results change accounted for seven per cent of candidates after re-correction of their answer scripts in 2008, 7.1 per cent in 2007, 2.5 per cent in 2006 and 4.0 per cent in 2005.

The Minister said the number of candidates who applied this time could be finalised only after the deadline on January 17.

“The number of candidates who applied for re-correction had varied from 34,000 to 90,000 during the last five years. We do not know how many will apply this time,” Mr. Gunawardane said.

However, it is anticipated by the public that the number can be higher this time given the discrepancies in the calculation of the Z-score rankings of candidates who sat the examination in August 2011. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • rukshan Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:19 AM

    hello mr Bla Bla

    Amila Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:20 AM

    It is significant to the particular students are concern .

    prem Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:23 AM

    this was expected

    Nodrog Tuesday, 10 January 2012 04:41 AM

    Another insightful statement by our unsighted education minister. Aren't their bellies full from having to eat their own words constantly?

    AL Student Tuesday, 10 January 2012 04:45 AM

    It should be decreased year by year. Why it is increasing?

    AL Student Tuesday, 10 January 2012 05:20 AM

    In 2010 the percentage is 1.588. So the correct percentage should be 1.6%

    Rajitha Tuesday, 10 January 2012 06:13 AM

    your brain is insignificant

    naswaf Wednesday, 11 January 2012 06:06 AM

    only the education remained......but now the ministers ate that as wellll........do what u want.....

    2005AL Tuesday, 10 January 2012 07:17 AM

    How can it be 4% in 2005. Chemistry results of whole districts changed due to a computer error and they only accepted that there was a problem even after selecting students for uni. So that they had to start a new medical college in Rajarata due to a computer fault :O

    krishna Tuesday, 10 January 2012 02:36 PM

    Hold this ministry until you die.Then you can see there is some thing beyond "Z".

    upul Tuesday, 10 January 2012 08:16 AM

    If they do a proper job this time it will be over 10% Mr Minister!!!


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