The 2021 Grade 05 Scholarship Examination has been concluded successfully island wide in 2,943 centres.
The Department of Examination said 340,507 students were scheduled to sit the exam today.
The Department noted 255,062 students sat the exam in the Sinhala medium and 85,446 students in the Tamil medium.
The 2021 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination was due to be held in August last year but was postponed on a number of occasions owing to the COVID-19 crisis.
Accordingly, 108 examination centres were set up to facilitate students who have tested positive for COVID-19 while a total of 496 coordinating centres were in operation for the entire exam.