Special Maths Exams for Third Level Colleges

UntitledIn general these special maths entrance examination are for students who achieve sufficient CAO entry points and satisfy all other entrance requirements, but who do not achieve the required grade in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate for Faculty of Science and Engineering undergraduate degrees. Check the details with the individual college you are interested in.  Candidates who pass the special examination are deemed to have satisfied the Mathematics entry requirement. It will generally be corrected on a pass/fail basis and no additional points will be awarded for CAO purposes.



Past papers


University of Limrick

20th August, 2015 (2.30pm to 5.30pm)




NUI Galway

Wednesday August 19th 2015



NUI Maynooth

Friday, August 21, 2015 – 11:00 to 13:00


Cork Institute of Technology

Tuesday 18 August 2015


Dublin Institute of Technology

 19th August

DIT August 2010

DIT August 2011

DIT August 2012

DIT April 2012pdf

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌DIT April 2013(PDF)‌‌‌‌‌‌

April 2013 Sample Solutions ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

DIT August 2013(PDF)

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌DIT August 2014(PDF)‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

DIT April 2014(PDF)‌‌‌‌‌‌

DIT April 2015


Waterford Institute of Technology

Friday 28th August 2015

Paper 1: 9.30am – 12.00am
Paper 2: 2.00pm – 4.30pm


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