FAQs
  • AA1 level (Accounting Assistant Level)
  • AA2 level (Accounting Analyst Level)
  • AA3 level (Accounting Associate Level)

Each level consists of 4 subjects (12 Technical subjects) altogether. In addition, there are 2 optional subjects ECS & ITS (2 Skills Capstone subjects).

  • AA1 > 04 subjects - 3 hour papers
  • AA2 > 04 subjects - 3 hour papers
  • AA3 > 04 subjects - 3 hour papers
  • 2 Skills Capstone subjects - 3 hour papers

Note: 15 minutes additional reading time is allowed for each paper.

  • In order to pass a level, a candidate should obtain a minimum of 50 marks for each subject.
  • Even though students may be absent or fail any subject of any level, “C” grade for a subject is considered as a pass (“C” grade is given for 50 marks). Subject-wise passes are allowed.
  • Final results will be released as “Pass” or “Fail” together with the grading.

Yes, you can apply for examinations in any medium. However, make sure to complete each level entirely in one medium.

Twice a year: January and July (3rd and 4th weekends).

For July Examination - from 02nd April up to the 02nd May.

For January Examination - from 01st October up to the 01st November (in the previous year).

(tentative dates)

Closing date for 2019 July exam is 03rd May 2019 and closing date for 2020 January exam is 05th Nov 2019. (tentative dates)

Yes. Within 7 days after the closing date of the examination with a late exam fee of 50% of the normal fee.

There is a green coloured application form to apply for the examination. If you are an active student for the current year you will receive an examination application form by post.

  • Newspaper advertisements are published in the English and Sinhala media.
  • SMS is sent to each active student.
  • Through Accredited Education Centres (AECs.)
 
Level One Subject (LKR) Two Subjects (LKR) Three Subjects (LKR) 04 Subjects (LKR)
AA1 1,200/= 2,400/= 3,600/= 4,800/=
AA2 1,600/= 3,200/= 4,800/= 6,400/=
AA3 1,800/= 3,600/= 5,400/= 7,200/=
Talent Capstone 1,600/= 3,200/= - -

We send a specific payment voucher along with the exam application. Exam payment should be made to Bank of Ceylon branches only using the payment voucher sent.

Yes. AA1 and AA2 levels can be applied subject-wise. What subject/s are applied is decided by you. But in AA3 level, you should apply all failed/absent subject/s together in subsequent attempts. No choice is available to you at the AA3 level.

Yes. Further, you can choose any combination of subjects from these 2 levels.

It is decided by you. AAT examination centres are located island-wide. There are 14 towns with Examination centres. (Colombo, Kandy, Ampara Jaffna, Batticaloa, Badulla, Matara, Galle, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Gampaha) Your nearest town can be selected.

No. You must complete AA1 and AA2, to be eligible to sit for AA3 examination.

Examination Year of Assessment
July 2019 2018 / 2019
January 2020 2018 / 2019

Yes, you should apply for all the subjects of AA3 level. Fail or absent subjects should be applied together. No choice is available to apply for selected subject/s.

Yes. You will be able to. You will get your results subject-wise. In the next attempt you can apply for the subjects for which you were absent last time and complete the AA3 level.

Yes. You will be able to. You will get your results subject-wise. In the next attempt you can pass the subjects for which you were absent last time and complete the AA2 level. However, it is not compulary to sit for all absent / failed subjects at one attempt.

Yes. You will be able to. You will get your results subject-wise. In the next attempt you can pass the subjects for which you were absent for or failed and complete the AA1 or AA2 level. However, it is not compulsory to sit for all absent / failed subjects at one attempt.

Yes. 50% of the normal exam fees could be transferred to the next immediate examination only. However, the following documents should be forwarded to AAT examination division within two weeks from the date of examination to obtain this “Credit Note” of 50%:

  • Original Admission Card
  • Written request
  • The Medical Certificate

Yes. Within 2 weeks (14 days) of the last date of the examination.

Credit Notes are issued only based on the Medical Certificates produced by students who failed to sit for all the applied subjects due to sickness.

Yes. You can apply for ECS & ITS subjects at a different attempt. If you wish so, you can apply for ECS & ITS after completing AA3 level.

After completing AA1 level examination, You can apply for ECS and IT Skills subject/s.

Student should get 50 marks for each subject.

Those will be tested through 3 hour written papers.

No. ITS paper will be tested in all 3 media (Sinhala, Tamil & English). Regardless of the medium you applied for the respective AA1, AA2 or AA3 level, you can apply ITS subject in any medium.

No. You can’t. In order to be a Passed Finalist, either you need to pass ECS & ITS or you need to get exemptions for ECS & ITS.

No. You can’t do so under any circumstances.

To become an AAT Passed Finalist, a student should complete all 3 levels and also must complete ECS and IT Skills subjects.

No, sorry. We do not refund exam fees under any circumstances. But your exam fee can be transferred only to the immediate next examination. If you want to transfer your exam fees to the next immediate examination you should make a written request before finalizing your Admission Card.

  • Within 60 days from the completion of examination, results will be published.
  • Individual result sheets will be posted via normal post.
  • Results will be published here.
  • Prize Winner should apply for all the subjects of relevant level and it shall be his / her first attempt.
  • He / She should get the highest marks for each subject.
  • If you fail or get absent for any subject, then you will be disqualified from being a Prize Winner.

Yes. You can, if your original result sheet is lost or damaged. The following procedure should be followed:

  • You have to come to AAT centre with an affidavit attested by a Justice of Peace (JP).
  • Submitting the said affidavit, you can obtain the application for a duplicate results sheet.
  • You need to pay Rs. 300/= per each results sheet at the cashier at AAT Student Service Centre.
  • On submission of above documents duly completed in the proper manner, you will be able to get it in 5 working days.

The following procedure should be followed:

  • You have to obtain the application for an academic transcript from the AAT Office or have it downloaded from the following link:

Application for a Transcript

  • You need to pay Rs. 2,000/= at the cashier at AAT Student Service Centre.
  • Along with the duly completed application form and the payment slip, you have to submit copies of all your AAT results sheets in proper order.
  • On submission of all the above documents properly you will be able to get the transcript in 7 working days.

Yes. For more details refer to Exemptions for AAT Passed Finalists

  • You can obtain the application from AAT office or can download it from the following link:

Application for Exemptions from CASL

  • You need to pay Rs. 1,800/= to the bank. Banking details are as follows:
Payment Instructions:
Payment Centres: Any branch of National Savings Bank (NSB) or Hatton National Bank (HNB)
Account Numbers:
  • NSB (90_ _ _ _ 2301989)
  • HNB (039020327099)
Payment Voucher: Use the cash deposit slips available at the bank to make the payment
[Don’t pay at the Cash Deposit Machines (CDM)]
Payment Reference Number: Write your 7 digit Student Registration Number followed by prefix “88”
(Eg: 88 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ )
NOTE: If you are paying at NSB, you may write the above reference number (starting with 88) in the space allocated for the Depositor’s name. If you are paying at HNB, you may write the above reference number in the space allocated for “Depositor’s Reference Number”.
  • Along with the duly completed application form and the pay-in-slip with machine validation, you need to submit a copy of the AA3 level / Final level result sheet of AAT examination.
  • On submission of duly completed above documents in proper manner, you will be able to get the Recommendation Letter with the result sheet certified by authorized personnel at AAT office.
  • You can obtain the application from AAT office or can download it from the following link:

Application for Exemptions from CIMA-UK

  • You need to pay Rs. 1,800/= to the bank. Banking details are as follows:
Payment Instructions:
Payment Centres: Any branch of National Savings Bank (NSB) or Hatton National Bank (HNB)
Account Numbers:
  • NSB (90_ _ _ _ 2301989)
  • HNB (039020327099)
Payment Voucher: Use the cash deposit slips available at the bank to make the payment
[Don’t pay at the Cash Deposit Machines (CDM)]
Payment Reference Number: Write your 7 digit Student Registration Number followed by prefix “88”
(Eg: 88 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ )
NOTE: If you are paying at NSB, you may write the above reference number (starting with 88) in the space allocated for the Depositor’s name. If you are paying at HNB, you may write the above reference number in the space allocated for “Depositor’s Reference Number”.
  • Along with the duly completed application form and the pay-in-slip with machine validation, you need to submit copies of all three levels results sheets of AAT examination.
  • On submission of duly completed above documents in proper manner, you will be able to get the Recommendation Letter with the results sheets certified by authorized personnel at AAT office.
  • You can obtain the application from AAT office or can download it from the following link:

Application for Exemptions from ICMASL

  • You need to pay Rs.1,800/- to the bank. Banking details are as follows:
Payment Instructions:
Payment Centres: Any branch of National Savings Bank (NSB) or Hatton National Bank (HNB)
Account Numbers:
  • NSB (90_ _ _ _ 2301989)
  • HNB (039020327099)
Payment Voucher: Use the cash deposit slips available at the bank to make the payment
[Don’t pay at the Cash Deposit Machines (CDM)]
Payment Reference Number: Write your 7 digit Student Registration Number followed by prefix “88”
(Eg: 88 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ )
NOTE: If you are paying at NSB, you may write the above reference number (starting with 88) in the space allocated for the Depositor’s name. If you are paying at HNB, you may write the above reference number in the space allocated for “Depositor’s Reference Number”.
  • Along with the duly completed application form and the pay-in-slip with machine validation, you need to submit copies of all three levels results sheets of AAT examination.
  • On submission of duly completed above documents in proper manner, you will be able to get the Recommendation Letter with the results sheets certified by authorized personnel at AAT office.

Yes, you can. The procedure applied for Q40, Q41 and Q42 should be followed. However, the amounts of the payment are as follows:

  • For all three exemptions - Rs. 2,300/=
  • For any two exemptions - Rs. 2,000/=

For that you need to obtain an academic transcript from AAT Sri Lanka: Q38

No. We publish results after very careful scrutiny. No re-correction is permitted on policy.

New syllabus will be effective from year 2020 July examination.

Tel. Number: (011) 2559669, Ext. 501 - 510

Fax Number: (011) 2559672

E-mail: exams@aatsl.lk

Contact us on the following Telephone Numbers:

  • Exam Application: (011) 2559669 Ext. 506 / 509 / 510
  • Result Sheets / Transcript: (011) 2559669 Ext. 508