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Foreign Examinations Bureau Sri Lanka

The Foreign Examination Bureau was established in 2012 in order to provide global testing and qualifications to local candidates. It has become Sri Lanka’s largest dedicated exam centre which operates in three different geographical locations.  Designed specifically for those wishing to take computer based, online or paper-based exams, the F.E.B offers a comfortable, distraction and stress-free testing environment.

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Foreign Examination Bureau staff members are well-mannered, experienced, fully-trained and qualified invigilators and exam proctors. With over six years of test administration experience, all staff members are certified Test Centre Administrators and Proctors. Well versed in all test centre procedures and policies, they ensure the exams are conducted with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

The Foreign Examination Bureau is recognised and approved to deliver exams on behalf of multiple organisations such as Pearson Vue, Kryterion, ACCA, NEXTEC, ETS and Castle Testing Worldwide. We also act as exam invigilators for many international universities with students studying through Distance Learning.

The Foreign Examination Bureau represents a revolution for exam testing in Sri Lanka. Designed with you in mind, our facilities are regarded as the best available.

The Foreign Examination Bureau represents a revolution for exam testing in Sri Lanka. Designed with you in mind, our facilities are regarded as the best available.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be Sri Lanka’s best provider of access to global qualifications for local candidates, through consistent improvement and an expansion of global partnerships and local test delivery services.

Our Mission

Our mission is to set a new standard in exam testing in Sri Lanka by delivering exams in a professional and stress free environment and at all times ensuring the integrity of the exam process is maintained.

TOEIC Family

Now more than ever, English proficiency is a necessity in the global work environment.

Whether you are an individual who wants to stand out against the competition or an organization seeking to build a more skilled team or prepare work-ready students, the TOEIC® program can help you achieve your goal.

As the industry leader, the TOEIC program has set the standard for assessing English-language skills needed in the workplace for over 35 years. With about 7 million tests administered every year, the TOEIC tests are the most widely used around the world. 14,000+ organizations across more than 160 countries trust TOEIC scores to make decisions.

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TOEIC® Listening and Reading

TOEIC® Listening and Reading certification offers an international standard for measuring and determining the English-language skills of non-native speakers in daily life and the global workplace. The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect and describe everyday tasks.

Why choose TOEIC® Listening and Reading?

  • Listening skills are important for face-to-face communication, meetings, videoconferencing, podcasts and telephone conversations between colleagues and with customers.
  • Reading skills are necessary for dealing with email, reports, newsletters and other forms of everyday correspondence in the workplace.
  • TOEIC® helps businesses train, develop and promote the best qualified employees, who can interact effectively with colleagues and clients around the world.
  • In the recruitment process, TOEIC® saves time and resources by showing immediately who has the skills to communicate effectively in the international workplace.
  • TOEIC® gives added value to the training and development programmes of language schools.
  • It gives job seekers and employees a competitive advantage.
  • It enables universities to better prepare students for today’s international workplace.
  • It helps individuals enhance their value and succeed in the global job market.
  • Governments use the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests as a valid accreditation when making decisions for immigration and naturalisation purposes.
  • Visa applicants can use TOEIC® to support their case in immigration decisions.

TOEIC® Listening and Reading test format

The TOEIC® test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two separately timed sections of 100 questions each.

TOEIC® speaking and writing

The TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests represent the global standard for assessing English proficiency in the workplace.
TOEIC® Speaking and Writing certification sets a standard for decision makers worldwide, who use it to determine who can communicate effectively with co-workers and clients at an independent and proficient level in English across borders and cultures.

TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests offer an international standard for measuring and determining the language skills of non-native speakers in daily life and the global workplace. The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect and describe real-world tasks.

Why Choose TOEIC® Speaking and Writing?

  • TOEIC® helps businesses train, develop and promote the best qualified employees, who can interact effectively with colleagues and clients around the world.
  • In the recruitment process, TOEIC® saves time and resources by showing immediately who has the skills to communicate effectively in the international workplace.
  • TOEIC® gives added value to the training and development programmes of language schools.
  • It gives job seekers and employees a competitive advantage.
  • It enables universities to better prepare students for today’s international workplace.
  • It helps individuals enhance their value and succeed in the global job market.
  • Governments use the TOEIC® Listening and Reading tests and the TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests as valid accreditation to help them make decisions for immigration and naturalisation purposes.

Test formats

TOEIC® Speaking test format
The TOEIC® Speaking test comprises 11 questions that measure different aspects of test takers’ speaking ability.

TOEIC BRIDGE™

The TOEIC Bridge™ test is the ideal test to measure learners’ emerging English–language skills at beginner to intermediate level. It offers an international standard for academic institutions and language training programmes to measure existing skills and determine which aspects of language development need further attention. The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect and describe real-world situations.

The TOEIC Bridge™ is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two separately timed sections of 50 questions each.

Registration

Candidates can register for the test by calling our call centre or through one of our registration centres. You must submit your application 14 working days in advance of the test date, along with your payment and the following documents:

  • Payment slip
  • Two passport-size colour photographs
  • A photocopy of your passport or NIC.

Send your application to:

Foreign Examination Bureau
28 Galle Road,
Mount Lavinia,
Sri Lanka

You cannot choose your test centre as this will be automatically allocated based on the address given in the application form. We will email an admission card to you.

For information about the test dates, test fee and how to pay, please contact our call centre on
+94 112 733 088 | +94 112 738 195 | +94 115 243 788.

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Accounting and Finance Exams

Health Care Exams

Information and Technology Exams

Invigilation Services

Do you need an Invigilator, Proctor or a venue to sit an upcoming exam?

The Foreign Examination Bureau currently offers exam invigilation services and proctored exams for multiple international universities. We also exams for Distance Learning Institutions from Europe, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK for individuals and groups across three locations in Sri Lanka.

If your exam is either Paper Based, Computer Based or Web Based we can help you.

Please email us for further information.

Exam Day

The key to a successful exam is preparation. This includes having the correct credentials and identification when you arrive at the Foreign Examination Bureau on exam day. Let’s face it, exams are stressful events! Read the following and save yourself some stress. It is better to defer an exam than show up and be refused.

What do I need to bring (and not bring) to my exam?

You will need to bring TWO (2) forms of identification to the Foreign Examination Bureau. One MUST be a current, valid, non-expired government-Issued photo ID. This would include a valid Passport, or Driver’s License* that contains a photo that looks like you, your full name, date of birth and contains your signature. The second may be a valid signed bank card or credit card.

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The key to a successful exam is preparation. This includes having the correct credentials and identification when you arrive at the Foreign Examination Bureau on exam day. Let’s face it, exams are stressful events! Read the following and save yourself some stress. It is better to defer an exam than show up and be refused.

What do I need to bring (and not bring) to my exam?

You will need to bring TWO (2) forms of identification to the Foreign Examination Bureau. One MUST be a current, valid, non-expired government-Issued photo ID. This would include a valid Passport, or Driver’s License* that contains a photo that looks like you, your full name, date of birth and contains your signature. The second may be a valid signed bank card or credit card.

A National Identity Card IS acceptable for those who hold one provided that it is current, and contains the holders full name in English, their date of birth, a recent photo and the holders’ signature. Garda Age cards, utility bills, birth or marriage certificate are NOT acceptable. Examples of acceptable ID are shown here:

Be sure the names on your ID’s are displayed the same way it is displayed on your exam record, and that BOTH ID’s have your signature. Examples of other acceptable secondary ID are credit cards and bank cards. A good and common combination proof of identity is a passport or driving licence (or both) and a SIGNED bank / credit card.

Please note:

The test will NOT be delivered without the appropriate form of identification. There is no exception to this rule. Failure to produce the correct ID will be deemed a ‘No-Show’ and you will forfeit your exam.

* In the case of Sri Lankan candidates, the new format drivers’ licence or National Identity card with holders’ signature is required.

The Foreign Examination Bureau does not retain any copies of candidate’s ID documents at any time. ID documents need to be presented by candidates only when they arrive at the test centre for a scheduled test and will be immediately handed back to the candidate once his/her identity has been confirmed.

What NOT to bring:

Do not bring notes, pens, pencils, paper, large purses, or backpacks to the Foreign Examination Bureau. The Foreign Examination Bureau will provide everything needed for the exam.

Please note if your exam permits the use of a calculator so you will need to bring one with you. The calculator must NOT be capable of storing data and will be inspected prior to being used. No mobile phones or pagers are allowed in the test room. There are small lockable cabinets available for candidates to store keys, wallets and small purses during the exam. There is no secure storage available for large books, bags, or large coats.

When do I need to arrive for my exam?

You should arrive at the test centre at least 20 minutes before the test is scheduled to begin. Tests are given by appointment. If you have an appointment you can expect the centre to open at least 30 minutes before your appointment. It takes about 4-6 minutes per candidate to complete the sign-in process. If there are questions or disputes about your ID, your registration, any of the pre-test qualifications, or if you are late, you will be asked to wait until other candidates are signed in. Don’t worry! Each test is individually timed; your test will not start until you are signed in and seated. If you arrive at the Foreign Examination Bureau more than 15 minutes late for your appointment you may not be allowed to sit your exam. If you feel that you may be late for your appointment please contact the Foreign Examination Bureau immediately on +94 112 733 088. Please note that the exam duration may include an exam tutorial and survey.

General Rules and Guidelines

  • ID :
    Please be sure to bring in a government issued photo ID with signature as required by the test that you will be taking. Depending on the test, they require you to bring different types of
  • Cell Phone / Electronic Device Usage :
    Please make all phone calls before entering the building and keep volume to a minimum because testing may be in progress. All mobile phone usage is prohibited within the building. Please either turn phones or devices OFF or put them on SILENT when entering the building. All cell phones must be turned off and stored in the provided locker before you enter the testing room for your test. Phones cannot be left on silent or vibration mode during your exam. If possible please do not bring cell phones into the building.
  • Noise :
    Once entering the building please respect others and be as quiet as possible because testing will be in progress.
  • Beverages, food and medication :
    All beverages, including water, cannot be taken into the testing room and must be left in the waiting area or stored in the locker provided for you. You can access food, drink and medication during breaks if such a break is scheduled during the test you are taking. You cannot access prohibited items such as cell phones, notes, books or electronic devices during breaks. If you are thirsty in the middle of the test, please raise your hand to take an un-scheduled break. Please note that during an un-scheduled break the timer on your test will still be running and cannot be stopped or paused and questions cannot be re-played. Please kindly keep in mind that these rules are as per the rules and regulations set out by the testing bodies and no exceptions can be made.
  • Intimidation and abuse of staff :
    Please note that any attempt to intimidate or abuse test centre staff by candidates or any person related or associated with candidates will be viewed as a serious violation of test procedure and will result in the candidate not being permitted to sit a scheduled test / future test or completing a test in progress. You will be asked to leave the test centre or removed. Please note that in such circumstances where there is any attempt to intimidate or abuse test centre staff, we will not hesitate to contact the police as well as the relevant testing body. Please ensure you maintain a high level of discipline and self-control at all times during the testing process or any time you visit our centre.
  • Visitors to the test centre :
    Please note that while tests are in progress, only test candidates will be allowed to remain within the test centre. No family members or anyone associated with test candidates may remain within the test centre when test are in progress. No outside observers will be entertained while tests are in progress, unless they have approval from the relevant testing body. Anyone entering the test centre seeking information will be admitted to the test centre when tests are in progress, provided they do not try to interfere in the testing process or act in any way inappropriately.The Foreign Examination Bureau reserves the right to deny entry to any person or persons deemed by them to be disruptive to the smooth-running of the centre or a threat to the health and safety of staff or candidates. If any visitor violates these rules, they will be asked to leave immediately. Please note that no exceptions will be made to these rules and procedures.

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The Foreign Examination Bureau – facilities regarded as the best available…

  • Located in heart of the city with easy access via public & private transport
  • Modern, secure facility with up-to-date equipment
  • Fully air conditioned and temperature-controlled rooms
  • Professionally trained and courteous staff
  • Distraction free, comfortable exam environment
  • We are the only dedicated test centre to offer a wide range of testing services in Sri Lanka.
  • We are open Monday to Saturday for your convenience
  • Walking distance to the major hotels in the area

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