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CIT Mathematics Examination

CIT holds a Mathematics examination for applicants who have expressed an interest in any of its programmes that require certain minimum levels of performance in Mathematics. The purpose of this examination is to provide such applicants with a “second chance” opportunity to achieve these minimum Mathematics entry requirements.

The Admissions office has no further information about the Maths Exam than is already provided below, so we kindly ask that you read the information carefully.

 

Date of Examination for September 2017 Admissions

The CIT Mathematics Examination 2017 took place on Tuesday 22nd August 2017 in the Melbourn Exam Hall (map here).

Results were emailed on Tuesday 29th August, and eligible applicants received an offer in Round 2 (30th August).

 

Applications opened from 1pm 16th August, and closed at 1pm on Monday 21st August 2017, after which an email was sent to applicants with further instructions and directions to the exam venue. An Apply button appeared on this page. Payment cannot be made in person at CIT.

 


Time:
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10:00 - 12:30
Paper One
(Ordinary Level)
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This exam is taken by ALL candidates

 

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14:00 - 16:30
Paper Two
(Higher Level)
If you are looking for a H4 equivalent, you must sit Paper 2 in addition to Paper 1. Otherwise, Paper 2 is optional.


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NB: A separate examination fee is payable in respect of each examination.

Paper One (Ordinary Level): €30.00
Paper One (Ordinary Level) & Paper Two (Higher Level): €50.00

There will be no refunds in 2017 for those applicants who apply and pay, but do not take the exam.

Location of Exam for ENTRY September 2017

The exam took place in the CIT Examinations Hall located in the Melbourn Building, Bishopstown Campus.

Click here for a detailed map

 

Important Information

  • The CIT Mathematics Examination reflects the actual Mathematical requirements of CIT programmes. It is marked according to procedures and criteria set out by the Department of Mathematics at CIT.
  • This examination is specifically for applicants who have applied through the CAO for courses in CIT.
  • This examination does not interfere with your application for any other course in the CAO system.
  • CAO points are not awarded for this examination.
  • A pass in the CIT Mathematics Examination (i.e. 40% in Paper 1 or 40% overall) will allow an applicant to replace the Leaving Certificate Mathematics requirement of Grade O6/H7 minimum with a Grade O6/H7 minimum (Ordinary or Higher Level) in another Leaving Certificate subject.
  • Attaining a qualifying standard in the CIT Mathematics Examination does not in itself guarantee a place on any course in CIT. The cut-off points for all courses will still apply.
  • If you have a learning difference, disability or medical condition and need any reasonable accommodations for the exam such as separate room, extra time, reader and/or scribe, sign language interpreter, modified paper, etc., you may request exam supports once the Leaving Certificate results are issued. Please contact Disability Support Services, email: dss@cit.ie before 4pm on Friday 18th August 2017, and include your CAO number in this correspondence. Please note any request will need to be backed up by documentation.
  • Your results of the CIT Mathematics Examination may be carried forward for a maximum of 2 academic years. After that, the Examination would need to be re-taken.

 

Examination Format

The examination consists of two papers. Paper 1 is compulsory for all candidates.

Paper 1 (morning)

Paper 1 is set at Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level.

  • Click here to download sample papers

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Paper 2 (afternoon)

Paper 2 is set at Leaving Certificate Higher Level.

  • Click here to download sample papers.

How it works

The following table gives the equivalences in terms of entrance qualification levels between the CIT Mathematics Examination and CIT’s Leaving Certificate Mathematics entrance requirements:

Leaving Cert. Maths Entrance

Requirement

Equivalent Requirement in CIT

Maths Examination 2017 onwards

H4 70% average
H6 50% average
H7 40% average
O1 90% in Paper 1

O3

70% in Paper 1 or 40% average
O4 60% in Paper 1 or 35% average
O6

40% in Paper 1 or 30% average

 

Click here to see the CIT Mathematics Examination – Table of equivalences for CAO 2017 and earlier.

 

Application procedure for August 2017 examination

Application and payment can only be made online after the publication of the Leaving Certificate results. Payment cannot be made in person at CIT. 

 

Applications Closed

 

 

ADMISSIONS OFFICE

We kindly ask that you read the above information carefully before contacting the Admissions office. The Admissions office has no further information about the Maths Exam than is already provided above. Thank you.