The Grade 5 scholarship examination will be conducted at 3,050 examination centres on 5 August, the Department of Examinations said.
Commissioner General of Examinations Sanath Pujitha stated that 355,326 students will sit for the exam.
The exam consists of two parts. The duration of the first paper is 45 minutes, and will start at 9:45 a.m. The duration of the second paper is 1 hour and 15 minutes, and will start at 10:45 a.m.
He added that candidates should wear their index number on the left side of their clothes.
The Commissioner General further added that parents will not be allowed to enter examination centres.