Grama Niladhari

Ministry of home affairs
Competitive Examination for recruitment to Grade III of Grama Niladhari Service - 2016.

Applications are hereby called from male and female candidates who have possessed following qualifications to sit for a written examination held for selecting qualified candidates for appointment to the post of Grama Niladhari in Grama Niladhari Divisions in Divisional Secretary's Divisions all over the Island, where vacancies are existing.

Designation of Post:- Grama Niladhari

Medium of the examination :
This examination will be held in Sinhala, Tamil and English medium within the districts given in the schedule. However with regard to districts where sufficient number of candidates have not applied, they will be assigned to an examination Centre of another district located closely. Candidates should sit for the examination only in one language medium. Candidates will not be allowed to change the medium of language
applied by them later.

Examination for recruitment of Grama Niladharies will consist of 02 question papers in the following manner.
Subject No.Subject                                                               Duration               Marks
01.Language Ability                                                              1 1/2 hour               100

02.               General Knowedge and Aptitude                                       1 1/2 hour               100

Syllabus :
Language Ability.– This paper consists of subject related questions to test the expression of ideas, comprehension, spelling, language and writing, drafting a given letter, summarizing given texts, expressing the idea of several sentences in a single sentence and knowledge on using simple grammar.

All questions should be answered.
General Knowledge and Aptitude.– This question paper consists of questions in the pattern of multi selection
and short-replying to test the general knowledge of the candidate including knowledge of historical, geographical, social, economic matters with local and foreign interest, general intelligent on current local and international news and numerical abilities, power of reasoning, problem solving and decision making. All questions should be answered.

Titles Under which marks are allocated Maximum marks

  • Leadership 20
  • Sports skills 10
  • Language Proficiency (proficiency in 10 other language except mother languages)
  • Computer literacy 05
  • Skills proved at the interview 05
Total 50

Qualifications to be satisfied by candidates.– Candidates should have satisfied at least following qualifications on or before the closing date of applications.

* The candidate should have resided at least for three (03) years within the Divisional Secretary's Division to which he seeks to be appointed during the six years immediately preceding the closing date of applications. Further, it should be confirmed by one of the followings :

(i) An extract from Voters Registers,
(ii) A certificate issued by Grama Niladhari and countersigned by Divisional Secretary.

Age Limit. -Should be not less than 21 years of age and not more than 35 years of age as at the closing date of applications.

Educational qualifications.– Candidates should possess the following educational qualifIcations:
(a) Should have passed the GCE O/L in Six (06) Subjects with at least four credit passes in four (4) subjects at one sitting including credit passes for one language subject among Sinhala/Tamil language as the first language and Mathematics.

(b) Should have passed all the subjects at the GCE A/L Examination (Except Common Paper and English
Language Test) at one sitting. It is sufficient to pass in three (03) subjects under old syllabus at one sitting

Monthly salary scale applicable for the post.– Salary Scale : Rs. 13,990 -10x145 - 11x170 - 6x240 - 14x320 - Rs. 23,230.

General, Organization and Foreign Examinations
Branch, Sri Lanka Department of Examinations,
P.O.Box 1503, Colombo on or before 14.03.2016

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