The Department of Examinations states that 309,069 candidates will sit for this year’s GCE Advanced Level (A/L) Examination.

This includes 236,072 school candidates and 72,997 private candidates.

The department notes that the number of applicants for this year’s examination has risen by about 12,000 as compared to last year.

The 2015 GCE A/L examination will be held in 2180 examination centers.