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Bio Systems Technology and Science for Technology Teacher Vacancies

Recruitment of Graduates to Grade 3 - 1 (a) of Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service for Sinhala and Tamil Media Teacher Vacancies existing in the subjects of Bio Systems Technology and Science for Technology of the New Technology Stream of G.C.E. (Advanced Level) - 2015

Applications are invited from eligible graduates to be recruited as teachers to Grade 3 - 1 (a) of Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service as per the Teachers’ Service Minute for existing teacher vacancies in Sinhala and Tamil media in the subjects of Bio Systems Technology and Science for Technology in secondary schools with Technology laboratories
1. Eligibility:
1.1 General Qualifications :
(i) Should be a citizen of Sri Lanka
(ii) Should possess a good character and to be a healthy physical and mental condition
(iii) Should be not less than 18 years and not more than 35 years as at 2015.12.21
1.2 Educational Qualifications :
(i) Should as per the Sri Lanka Teacher’s service minute possess as at 2015.12.21 a degree relevant to the subjects applied for awarded by a University recognized by the University Grants Commission Accordingly,
The graduates applying for the subject of Bio Systems Technology should possess a degree in Agricultural Science And
The graduates applying for the subject of Science for Technology should have studied Physical Science as a main subject for their degree.
(ii) Applicant should have passed G.C.E. (O/L) and G.C.E. (A/L) as follows as per the recognized policy of the Ministry of Education.
 They should have passed Sinhala or Tamil Language as a subject in not more than two attempts, within two (2) successive years at the General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level examination.

 They should have passed three subjects under the new syllabus of the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination other than the General paper in one sitting.

Note: Those who have passed examinations recognized by the Commissioner General of Examinations as being equivalent to local G.C.E. (O/L) and G.C.E. (A/L) can also apply.

2. Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service :
2.1 If the number of applicants exceeds the number of existing vacancies as per this advertisement the Commissioner General of Examinations shall conduct a competitive Examination as ordered by the Appointing Authority. Applicants will be selected for school based appointment to existing teacher vacancies on the results of an interview for which applicants will be announced in order of the total marks obtained at this examination. Applicants who do not possess the qualifications specified in this advertisement will not be announced for the interview.

2.2 When the number of applications received is less than the number of existing vacancies a competitive examination will not be held.In such an instance applicants will be required to appear only for a structured interview for recruitment to the Teachers’ Service.
2.3 An applicant can apply for teacher vacancies only in 03 schools listed in Schedule.1 . Applicant will not later be permitted to alter the schools and their order of placement, as they desire.
2.4 Applications of those who have already received an appointment as a teacher to a national school or a Provincial council School to teach Bio Systems Technology and/or Science for Technology and are already in the Teachers Service will be rejected.
Note.– when the number of applicants exceeds the number of existing vacancies for a subject in a given school priority will be given to applicants according to the rank order of the total marks obtained at the competitive examination.
When a number of applicants to teach a subject in a given school have obtained the same total marks, priority will be given according to distance to the school. Applicants who qualify on the above stated criteria will be recruited.
2.5 A selected applicant will be appointed to Grade 3-1 (a) of the Sri Lanka Teacher’s Service, subject to general conditions applicable to Government appointments and conditions specified in the Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service Minute and amendments thereto already effected or to be effected in the future. The monthly salary scale for this post will be according to Public Administration Circular No. 6 / 2006 (XII) dated 02.12.2014 and the prescribed salary scale for this post will be Rs. 13,410 - 145 x 6 - 180 x 7 - 215 x 2 - Rs. 15,970/- per month , under salary segment G. E. 1 - 2006. You will be placed on the monthly salary of Rs. 15,540/- which is the 14th Step on this scale.
2.6 This posts are permanent and pensionable.
2.7 Recruitments will be made according to provisions in Section 7.2.3.4 of the Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service Minute published in the Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka No. 1885/38, dated 23.10.2014 . Promotions will be granted according to the Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service Minute. Any particular matter not covered by this Gazette notification will be subject to provisions of the Teachers’ Service Minute.

3. Application procedure :
3.1 Applications should be prepared in accordance with the specimen form provided herewith, using both sides of a paper of size A4 and should be completed by the applicant himself/herself personally. Special attention should be paid to eachcages 1.0 to 7.4 on the first page and the remaining cages from 8.0 onwards, in order on page 2. Applications that are not in according with the specimen application form and applications with incomplete information will be rejected without notice to the applicant. (It may be useful to retain a photocopy of the application). The applicant should check whether the application is complete is in conformity with the specimen application form given in the Gazette notification. If there is lack of conformity the application may be rejected. In the Sinhala application the title of the examination at the head should be written in English also,in addition to Sinhala, and in the Tamil application, in English also in addition to Tamil.

3.2 The subject applied for the order of placement of the schools will not be changed under any circumstances. Appeals entitled in this correction will not considered.

3.3 One applicant can submit only one application.

Syllabus.– The number of question papers Prescribed for this examination is two. Both this question papers consist ofmultiple-choice and short answered questions as started below. It is compulsory that all applicants sit for both these papers.
01. Aptitude -Time 01 ½ hours ( Marks 100)
This question paper is aimed at testing the applicant's teaching skills, logical thinking and ability at decisions making . This paper consist of 60 multiple choice and short answer questions. Applicants should answer all questions 
02. General Knowledge -Time 01 ½ hours ( Marks 100)
This question paper is aimed at testing candidates general knowledge pertaining to the field of education and / or General knowledge regarding present and former trends in Sri Lankan education and General knowledge regarding modernization of education. This paper consist of 60 multiple choice and short answer questions candidates are required to answer all questions.

Examination Fees.– The Examination fee is Rs. 500/-. Which may be paid at any post office / sub post office in the island. The examination fee should be credited to income head 2003-02-13 of the Commissioner General of Examinations and a receipt obtained in the name of the applicant of himself / herself.The receipt obtained should be posted and the number of the receipt entered in the appropriate cage of the application.(it will be useful to retain a photocopy of the receipt) Money orders or stamps will not be accepted for the payment of the examination fee. Under no circumstances will the examination fee, any paid be refunded or transferred to another examination.

Closing Date: 21/12/2015


Commissioner General of Examinations
Organizations and Foreign Examinations Branch,
Sri Lanka Department of Examinations,
P.O. Box 1503, Colombo

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