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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.

 

Date of Examination for September 2016 Admissions

The CIT Mathematics Examination 2016 took place after the Leaving Certificate results are issued.
The date for the examination was Tuesday 23rd August 2016 and took place in the Melbourn Exam Hall (map here).

 

Applications opened from 17th August, and closed at 12:00 noon on Monday 22nd August 2016, after which an email was sent to applicants with further instructions and directions to the exam venue. An Apply button will appear on this page. Payment cannot be made in person at CIT.

 

Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED. 


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 HC3 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

 

Location of Exam for ENTRY September 2016

The exam will take 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 D3 minimum with a Grade D3 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 19th August 2016, and include your CAO number in this correspondence. Please note any request will need to be backed up by documentation.

 

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 Certificate Maths
Entrance Requirement
Equivalent Requirement in
CIT Maths Examination 2016
Higher Level C3 65% overall
Higher Level D3/ Ordinary Level A2 85% in Paper 1 or 50% overall
Ordinary Level B3 70% in Paper 1 or 45% overall
Ordinary Level D3 40% in Paper 1 or 40% overall

 

Application procedure for August 2016 examination

Application and payment can only be made online after the publication of the Leaving Certificate results on 17th August. Payment cannot be made in person at CIT. Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED. 

 

 

Applications are now 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.