Important update about May-June 2022 exams series

Due to the developing uncertain situation, all GCE and IGCSE exams to be held in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, on the 25 May 2022 (AM/PM sessions) have been cancelled. Exams in other parts of the country will continue as per schedule. We’ve made this decision keeping in mind our duty of care towards our candidates, venue staff, and British Council staff. British Council will submit the special consideration request to the board for all exams components (AM/PM) cancelled on 25 May 2022. Exams from the 26 May and onwards are scheduled to continue as per plan. If there are any further changes to the schedule, we will inform you in due course. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Thank you

British Council


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Cambridge International registration for the session May/June 2022 is now live. Please click here and follow the procedure to register yourself. 

Pakistan deadlines for Cambridge International May/June 2022 exams session 

Entry Stage  Deadlines
Normal Stage Monday, 09 February 2022
Late-Stage 1   Thursday 10 February 2022 – Friday, 04 March 2022
Late-Stage 2    Saturday, 05 March 2022 – Friday, 25 March 2022
Access arrangements request    Tuesday, 15 February 2022 - Click here to download the form
Modified Question Papers  Monday, 17 January 2022 - Click here to download the form

Candidates are requested to take note that for each stage registration deadline, you need to have also paid the fee and not just registered on the online registration system.

Any payments made after the deadline will be treated as late and subjected to the appropriate extra late fee.

Special consideration due to Covid specific reasons

If a candidate feels unwell or have symptoms like flu, fever, or cough then they can inform us in advance at by sharing their details through the special consideration form. In such a case, if a candidate has attended an exam of the same syllabus earlier or is able to attend an exam later in the series, he/she will receive a grade. 

Important Notes: 

  • Candidates are requested to take note that for each stage registration deadline – you need to have also paid the fee and not just registered on the online registration system. Any payments made after the deadline will be treated as late and subject to the appropriate extra late fee. The registration process will be completed after the payment pink slip and registration summary are received at respective British Council office. Therefore, please do not hold on to your registration forms and payment slips after making the payments and make sure that they reach us before the relevant deadline.
  • In case if registration documents are not delivered to the British Council, candidates would resolve the issue directly with the respective SCB branch/courier/post office (as for any other postal/courier services). The British Council have no liability for items lost in transit and consequently missed deadlines for sending registration forms.
  • It is very important that correct number of the ID document is written at the time of registration. On the test day, no candidate will be permitted to sit for their examination without a valid and original ID. This must be in the form of a NADRA issued CNIC for Pakistani Nationals or Passport for non – Pakistani nationals.
  • Pakistani national children younger than 18 years of age will be required to present SMART Card. Please contact your nearest NADRA office if you need a SMART card.
  • British Council does not arrange clashes between school and private candidates.

Click here   to download the Special Consideration Form for CambridgeMay/June 2022 exams

Click here to download the Guide to making entries for Cambridge May/June 2022 exams. 

Entry Withdrawals

Cambridge May/June 2022 Exams Session

Dear Candidate, 

We hope you are keeping safe and well. To support you through the pandemic, Cambridge has extended the deadline to withdraw entries from May/June 2022. Please note that deadline to submit entry withdrawal requests for May/June 2022 exams session is 10 June 2022. 

NOTE: We encourage you to submit us pre-session withdrawals by 10 April 2022 so that we can process the refunds against these withdrawals during May/June 2022 exams session. During and after the session, withdrawal will only be possible if the candidate has not sat any exam of a subject for acceptable reasons (Covid-19 or severe medical condition)


Actions for Candidates: 

  1. Fill in the attached template for entry withdrawal requests for May/June 2022 exams session.
  2. Email the completed entry withdrawal sheets to British Council at
  3. Email subject should be “Entry Withdrawal Request - Candidate # (Your Candidate No), Centre # (Your Centre Number)”. For example, “Entry Withdrawal Request - Candidate # 001, Centre # PK200
  4. Deadline to submit/email the entry withdrawal form is 10 June 2022.

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