The results of Grade Five Scholarship Examination is out today.The Department of Examinations said the results have been released to school Principals who came to the Department. The Commissioner of Examinations Anura Edirisinghe said, the â€œcut offâ€ mark this year has gone up to 150. About 302,000 children sat for this yearâ€™s exam held on September 19.
Schools outside Colombo have reportedly secured the first, second and third places with Chagi Basuru Weerakoon, a student from Thakshila College, Horana of the Kalutara District scoring 200 marks out of 200 total for the first time in the history of Grade Five Scholarship Examinations.
The second place was secured by students from Hanwella John Bosco and Galle Wathugedera Schools. A student from Divulapitiya Horagasmulla School has scored the third highest marks.
Asked why that the pass mark this year has gone up to 150, Examination Commissioner Edirisinghe said that he would not call this a pass mark. â€œWe do not call this a â€œpass markâ€ because the exam is not intended to fail anyone,â€ he explained.
â€œTherefore, the term used is cut off mark,â€ he said.
The Department said, the Grade Five results will be released over the internet.