Those wishing to book a preparation course for the 2023 HPAT exam can book our HPAT Ultimate Course Option. We plan on making very small restructuring updates to the course for 2023 but the content and tuition will remain the same. Those booking the course will have any small updates automatically applied to their course. Start your preparation now for the 2023 HPAT Exam.
Welcome to our HPAT Ireland preparation section. Our highly acclaimed medicine entrance courses for the 2023 HPAT exam are now available to book. Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts (est. 1987) are Ireland's leading provider of HPAT® exam preparation courses for the medicine entry exam. We have 34 years of assessment industry experience and have successfully helped thousands achieve their desired university course or career. Remember, the HPAT is an aptitude test not a medical exam. We are experts in aptitude test preparation and committed to helping you on your journey to study medicine.
The HPAT Ultimate Programme is an 8-part programme delivered in 3 phases. It is the most comprehensive HPAT preparation programme available. At the end of this programme you will be fully familiar with all aspects of the HPAT-Ireland exam and be fully prepared to maximise your performance.
3 x Interactive Webinars
(A webinar for each exam section)
Learn from our expert tutors how to approach each style of question in the HPAT-Ireland.
Home Study Pack
(Paper-Based & Digital)
Practice your skills with our practice questions. Learn from your mistakes with our detailed solutions.
1 x Fully Timed Mock Exam
3 x Webinar Mock Lessons
Test yourself. Compare your progress against other students. Dissect the solutions with the webinar lessons.
First of all, well done on your decision to pursue medicine. This is a challenging and rewarding university course choice. As you may know, entry into university courses in Ireland (including Medicine) is officiated by the Central Applications Office (CAO). Each year, depending on the number of candidates applying for medicine, the CAO decide how many points are required to gain entry into the medicine degree courses.
Students wishing to pursue an undergraduate medicine course must compete against each other for a limited number of university places by achieving points in both the Leaving Certificate Examination and the HPAT®-Ireland exam.
The Leaving Certificate will take up the vast majority of your time and that is how it should be. However, the HPAT®-Ireland exam is a notoriously difficult exam. If you are serious about studying medicine you will need to have a realistic study and preparation plan to ensure you achieve your maximum score. This is exactly what the Career Services preparation course provides you with.
The HPAT®-Ireland exam is the medicine admissions/entry test selected by the Irish Medical Schools for prospective medical students and is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research Limited (ACER).
The HPAT®-Ireland exam measures a candidate’s logical reasoning and problem-solving skills, non-verbal reasoning, and the ability to understand the thoughts, behaviour and/or intentions of people. It does not test academic knowledge and candidates do not require special understanding of any academic discipline.
HPAT®-Ireland is a registered trademark of the ACER. CS Career Services Ltd. is not in any way affiliated with nor endorsed by ACER.
Find out more about how to register for the exam, the exam structure etc. by clicking here:
The following account is written by a Leaving Certificate student who was successful in her HPAT® exam and her application for medicine.
"I have dreamed of becoming a doctor since a very early age. As soon as Leaving Cert year rolled around I knew I had a huge task ahead of me. I found the best way to approach this intimidating year is to do it one step at a time. The big picture at this moment is overwhelming and you can waste a massive amount of valuable time and energy on worry and negative thoughts"....
Without the help I received from Career Services I could not have even dreamed of achieving my HPAT score and I would strongly recommend anyone to place their trust in them. It's well worth the effort!
I will be forever grateful to the team at Career Services for all their help and support in my preparation for the HPAT exam. Now as I look forward to the beginning of my medical career I know I'm only here because of the help of the career services team, I would highly recommend them to any hopeful doctor
"The HPAT was without a doubt one of the most challenging exams I have ever sat. It can be particularly scary because unlike the Leaving Certificate, your school does not prepare you. Their preparation package was by far the best value for money, excellent price for an excellent service! I would highly recommend Careers Services to anyone feeling uncertain or weary about the HPAT, they give you an automatic advantage!
HPAT®-Ireland Exam is a registered trademark of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). CS Career Services Ltd. preparation courses are unaffiliated with and not endorsed by ACER. Our preparation materials are based the format of the HPAT-Ireland assessment and provide the best tuition with the information that is available at the current time. We cannot accept responsibility for any possible changes to future assessments.