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Mathematics Entrance Exam 2020

Mathematics Entrance Exam 2020

Purpose of Mathematics Entrance Exam 

Mathematics is the keystone for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), thus many of the programmes offered at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) require candidates’ to have a core mathematical competency. A grade of O6 or higher in the Leaving Certificate Examination (LC) may form part of basic matriculation. Candidates who have achieved the general requirements for matriculation but have NOT attained the required grade in Leaving Certificate mathematics will have an opportunity to fulfil that requirement by sitting a Special Mathematics Entrance Exam set by LIT. 

  • A score of 40% in the LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination will fulfil an O6 requirement
  • A score of 50% in the LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination will fulfil an O5 requirement
  • A score of 60% in the LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination will fulfil an 04 requirement 
Examination for September 2020 Admissions

The examination will take place at the Moylish Park Campus on Monday, 14th September, from 2.00 to 4.30 p.m.  Candidates should be present for Examination at least 15 minutes prior to start of Examination.

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Examination Content and Standard

The examination paper is similar in content and standard to Papers 1 and 2 of the Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics examination. The exam will be two (2) hours in duration and will contain topics from both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the Leaving Certificate curriculum. Core mathematical skills such as: percentages, proportions, fractions, indices, transposition of formulae, factorisation, solving linear and quadratic equations, trigonometry, functions, graphs, etc. will be examined. 

Important Information
  • The LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination reflects the mathematical requirements of the programmes offered at LIT. 
  • The examination is specifically for applicants who have applied through the CAO for courses in LIT.
  • CAO points are not awarded for this examination.
  • A score of 40% in the LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination will allow an applicant to fulfil the Leaving Certificate Mathematics requirement of a O6 Grade. Given that the candidate fulfils the points requirement for the programme, s/he will then receive an offer in Round 2. 
  • A score of 50% in the LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination will allow an applicant to fulfil the Leaving Certificate Mathematics requirement of an O5 Grade. Given that the candidate fulfils the points requirement for the programme, s/he will then receive an offer in Round 2.  
  • A score of 60% in the LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination will allow an applicant to fulfil the Leaving Certificate Mathematics requirement of an O4 Grade. Given that the candidate fulfils the points requirement for the programme, s/he will then receive an offer in Round 2.  
  • If you have a learning difficulty, 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, etc., you may request Examination Supports for the LIT Mathematics Entrance Examination once the Leaving Certificate results are issued. Please contact LIT’s Disability Officer, email: Broze.ODonovan@lit.ie by Friday, 11th September, 2020 and include your CAO number in this correspondence. Please note any request will need supporting documentation. 
     
On Campus COVID-19 Guidelines

In line with HSE Guidelines those attending the Maths Entrance Examination are asked to strictly adhere to the following instructions:

  • Do not attend college if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
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  • Regular hand washing  
  • Use hand sanitising stations
  • Practice correct cough etiquette
  • Social distancing
  • Follow signage and regulations within the college environment
  • Face masks are mandatory in the college environment
  • Bring your own Pens and Calculator
  • Photo ID (e.g. Passport, Driving Licence) will be required to enter Exam Hall

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