All those who intend to compete for a place in Medicine (Undergraduate Entry) for entry in 2021 will be required to undertake the 2021 HPAT – Ireland exam and submit an application to the CAO in the usual manner.
Those who presented a 2020 HPAT – Ireland exam in a 2020 application and are taking up a deferred place in Medicine (Undergraduate Entry) for entry in 2021 will not be required to undertake the 2021 HPAT – Ireland exam.
Candidates will receive a score for each of the three sections, together with an Overall Score. The Overall Score will be a weighted aggregate of the three section scores.
Each of the three section scores will be expressed on a scale of 0 to 100 (these are not percentage marks), and the maximum Overall Score a candidate can receive is 300.
The Overall Score will be calculated using the following formula: Overall Score = [(2 x Section 1 + 2 x Section 2 + 1 x Section 3) ÷ 5] x 3.
Note: Overall Scores are calculated by ACER to several decimal places and then rounded. It is not possible for candidates to replicate this process.
UL applicants will also receive an additional score for the Written English component. The Written English Score is a separate score and is not used to calculate the Overall Score.
An online statement of results is available for download through your account. This statement gives an overall score and an overall percentile rank to give you an indication of how well you performed against other HPAT – Ireland candidates.