Examination Dates and Timetable

Important dates for Exam Sessions and Exam Timetables for the Academic Year 2021-22 can be found here. 

Semester 1 

  • The Semester 1 examination session will run from December 6th to December 17th, 2021
  • The Semester 1 Timetable release date is November 11th, 2021 @ 12pm
  • The Exam Timetable Amendments page will available from November 11th, 2021.
  • Other Semester Dates for 2021-22 can be found here.

Semester 2 

  • The Semester 2 examination session will run from April 19th to May 6th, 2022
  • The Semester 2 Timetable release date is March 15th, 2022 @ 12pm
  • The Exam Timetable Amendments page will available from March 15th, 2022.
  • Other Semester Dates for 2021-22 can be found here.

Autumn Exams

  • The August Repeat examination session will run from August 2nd to August 12th, 2022
  • The August Repeat Timetable release date is July 8th, 2022 @ 12pm
  • The Exam Timetable Amendments page will available from July 8th, 2022.
  • Other Semester Dates for 2021-22 can be found here.

For those students who are carrying failed modules from a previous year, further information can be found here.

Exam Session Information 

  1. For Officially Timetabled Exams, start times are 09:30, 13:00 and 16:30 (Mon – Fri) and exam duration will be 120 minutes. No student will have more than 2 exams in one day, or two exams in back to back sessions (ie 09:30 & 13:00 or 13:00 & 16:30).
  2. You are required to be at the examination hall 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination, i.e. at 09:10 for a 09:30 examination, at 12:40 for a 13:00 examination and at 16:10 for a 16:30 examination.
  3. The examination hall will open at 09:15, 12:45 and 16:15 and all students must be seated five minutes before the start of the examination, by 09:25, 12:55 and 16:25.
  4. In the past there has been a serious problem with examinations starting late as students only enter the exam hall at the last minute prior to the start of the examination. In a large hall where 200-300 students may be taking the examination this can cause serious delays in starting the examination. Please be on time.
  5. Once you enter the exam hall exam conditions apply, please read the Examination Regulations.
  6. You are not allowed to commence writing on answer books until the Chief Invigilator instructs you to commence the examination. Writing on exam scripts prior to the start of the examination will be treated as a breach of exam regulations and will be reported to the Examinations Security Group.

Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

Some useful infomation regarding exams: Examination Information Slides (Leagan Gaeilge)

Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam. It is your responsibility to know when your exams are on. Amendments to the timetable will only be available online; your Personal Timetable will not be updated.

If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Registry Helpdesk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

For other examination dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

View a short Examination Advice video (below).

Examination Advice video


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