Get fully prepared for the 2023 HPAT exam with our HPAT Ultimate Course Option.
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 35 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.
We often get asked 'Can I prepare for the HPAT in 5th year?' and our answer is yes absolutely! In fact we encourage it. Every year, 5th year students get a head start on their HPAT Exam preparation. As you cannot sit the HPAT® exam until your leaving cert year the most popular option is to sign up for our HPAT Ultimate Programme. This allows you to begin your preparation early and to become familiar with the HPAT® and to gain an insight into the exam. We provide extended access to 5th years so you will book our HPAT course and once you are facing into your Leaving cert, simply contact us and we will extend your access for your HPAT exam year.
The HPAT Ultimate Programme is delivered in 3 phases. It is the most comprehensive HPAT preparation programme available. Exceptional tuition delivered in an engaging and interactive manner. Be fully prepared for all aspects of the HPAT-Ireland exam and maximise your performance.
Expert tutor led online video lessons & accompanying paper-based workbooks (12+hrs)
Learn how to approach each style of question from our expert tutors. Follow your engaging lessons with your paper-based workbook, do practice questions, development exercises and more.
Home Study in paper-based & digital formats (30 hrs)
Practice your skills with our practice questions. Learn from your mistakes with our detailed solutions.
1 x Fully Timed Mock Exam (2.5 hrs)
Detailed Video Solutions (5+hrs)
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.
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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.