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What is Official language Proficiency Examination?
This examination which consists of two parts (written and oral) is designed to access one’s capability of discharging official duties in the other (second) official language, instead of his/her mother tongue
The employees to whom the Public Administration Circulars No: 03/2007 and 07/2007 are applicable, can sit this examination.
How the Examinations are held
Examinations are held in Sinhala and Tamil Media under level I, II , III or I,II, III, Iv based on the service category. This examination consists of two parts, written and spoken. The Written Examination is conducted by the Department of Examinations twice a year island wide and the Oral Test by the Department of Official Languages at Province level.
Applying for the Examination
Is it compulsory for you to achieve official language proficiency? If so, prepare your application in compliance with the Government Gazette Notification published by the Commissioner of Official Languages and send the duly completed application to reach the Commissioner General of Examinations. Then, you will be called for the written examination.
How to Issue Results and Award Certificates?
Are the candidates entitled to the Language Incentive after passing this examination?