About Us


Welcome to the Department of Public Examinations (DPE) website. DPE was established as a separate department of the government under the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 1989. The major function of the department as the name suggests is the administration of local and overseas examinations. Over the years there has been a tremendous increase in the number of candidates, specially school candidates appearing for examinations administered by DPE . At the same time the number of examinations offered both on a regular basis and on demand has increased significantly in recent years.

Our Mission 

" Department of Public Examinations (DPE) is committed to organize and conduct examinations at all levels consistent with the national policies and goals inline with emerging international trends. DPE ensures that its examinations are valid and reliable and that standards are maintained in view of international recognition. In the conduct of examinations, it provides high level of confidentiality and security, vital for strengthening confidence among the users of its services and the public in general.

Our Vision 

" To maintain itself as a leading institution in the Maldives and to continue playing a key role in assessment and evaluation through examinations "