We are trying to collect all the maths-oriented Irish leaving cert, junior/inter cert and group cert exam papers on this page, as a sample of STEM subject exams. We have assembled the following from old papers that we have hoarded, old collections of exam papers, the SEC website and archive, library sources and also through the kindness of others that have loaned or scanned old papers.

If you have papers that fill any gaps (missing papers listed in red below, or incomplete papers are marked "Partial" in cyan), then please get in touch. According to a ministerial briefing, 1925 was the first year when the Department of Education ran the Certificate Exams as a group, however there are older pre-establisted-leaving certificate papers. Please let us know if you have any.

If you have a paper that we already have, please consider checking our copy to make sure our copy matches yours. We have tried to avoid scanning sample/mock/specimen papers for the main archive, but it isn't impossible that one slipped through. We have included sample papers in the aditional materials at the end of this page.

There are a few other PDF files that may be of interest listed at the end of the page. This includes sample papers, log tables, syllabus notes, ... Note that the Department of Education also have a collection of Historical Statistical Reports which are also useful in understanding the papers and the context of the examinations.

Thanks to Tony O'Farrell, John Evans, Janice Love, Ann Creaner, Padraig O Briain, Noel Cunningham, Dominick Donnelly, Eugene Gath, Neil Hallinan, Aoife O'Brien, Bill Lynch, Joseph Terry, Tomás Mac Eochagáin, Joe Lyons, Kieran Tummon, Richard Terry, Paul Nugent, Randal Henly, Declan Kennedy, Eamonn Toland, Seamus Murphy and the State Examination Commission.

David Malone and Hazel Murray.Department of Maths & Stats / Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University, Kildare. David.Malone@mu.ie

Suggested citation: Malone, D and Murray, H. (2016). *Archive
of Mathsy State Exam Papers*. Accessed at:
http://archive.maths.nuim.ie/staff/dmalone/StateExamPapers/

Note, there is no Biology exam before 1970. Previous to that, there were two subjects: Botany or Physiology & Hygiene. For now, we have not tried to collect the pre-Biology papers. We have collected English language versions of the paper, as they usually have the same information as the Irish versions. For a period in the 1940s, the Irish version of the paper also listed the examiner, some details are available. We also have a short note on when Irish script was used in for the exam papers.

- Skip to Junior/Inter Cert papers.
- Skip to Group Cert papers.
- Skip to misc papers and other documents.

Year | Maths | Mechanical Drawing | Mechanics/Heat | Magnetism/Electricity | Science |
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1948 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1949 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1950 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1951 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1952 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1953 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1954 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1955 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1956 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1957 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1958 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1959 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1960 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1961 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1962 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1963 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1964 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1965 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1966 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1967 | Paper | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1968 | P1 ;P2 ;Old P1 ;Old P2 | Paper (Partial) | Paper | Paper | Paper |

1969 | P1 ;P2 | Paper (Partial) | Paper | Paper | |

1970 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1971 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | Paper | |

1972 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1973 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1974 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1975 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1976 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1977 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1978 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1979 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1980 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1981 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1982 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1983 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1984 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1985 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1986 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1987 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1988 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1989 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1990 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper | ||

1991 | P1 ;P2 | Paper | Paper |

- BiologySample-LC-H-2004.pdf
- BiologySample-LC-O-2004.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-1990-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-1990-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2011-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2012-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2012-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2013-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2013-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2014-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2014-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2015-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-H-2015-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-1990-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-1990-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2011-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2012-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2012-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2013-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2013-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2014-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2014-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2015-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-JC-O-2015-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-1978-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-1978-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2010-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2011-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2011-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2012-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2012-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2013-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2013-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2014-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2014-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2015-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-H-2015-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-1970A-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-1970A-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-1970B-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-1970B-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2010-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2011-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2011-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2012-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2012-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2013-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2013-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2014-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2014-P2.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2015-P1.pdf
- MathsSample-LC-O-2015-P2.pdf
- MathsSamplePre-LC-H-2010-P2.pdf
- MathsSamplePre-LC-O-2010-P2.pdf
- PhysicsSample-LC-H-1986.pdf
- ScienceSample-JC-2019.pdf
- ScienceSample-JC-H-2006.pdf
- ScienceSample-JC-O-2006.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-JC-H-1993-PA.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-JC-H-1993-PB.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-JC-O-1993-PA.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-JC-O-1993-PB.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-LC-H-2009-PA.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-LC-H-2009-PBC.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-LC-O-2009-PA.pdf
- TechDrawingSample-LC-O-2009-PBC.pdf

- AggScience-LC-H-1946.pdf
- Ceimic-LC-H-1983.pdf
- Ceol-IC-1926.pdf
- Ceol-IC-1927.pdf
- Eolaiocht-IC-B-1974.pdf
- Eolaiocht-IC-E-1975.pdf
- Eolaiocht-IC-E-1986.pdf
- German-LC-H-1926.pdf
- German-LC-O-1926.pdf
- ManualInstruction-IC-1948.pdf
- MatamaiticFheidhmeach-LC-H-1974.pdf
- MatamaiticFheidhmeach-LC-H-1983.pdf
- MatamaiticFheidhmeach-LC-O-1984.pdf
- MathsOriginalIssue-LC-H-1969-P2.pdf
- Music-H-LC-1926.pdf
- Music-H-LC-1927.pdf
- Music-IC-1926.pdf
- Music-IC-1927.pdf
- Music-O-LC-1926.pdf
- Music-O-LC-1927.pdf
- PhysicsAndChemistry-LC-O-1956.pdf
- PhysiologyHygiene-LC-H-1935.pdf
- Science-IC-ISCIPA-1990.pdf
- Science-IC-ISCIPA-1991.pdf
- Science-LC-H-1938.pdf
- Science-LC-O-1938.pdf

- 2010_Log_Tables_Circular_Log_tables_6.pdf
- 2010_Log_Tables_Circular_S_60_09_Information_re_Formulae_and_Booklet_Tables.pdf
- 2010_Log_Tables_Circular_S_92_09_Re_Formulae_and_Tables_Booklet.pdf
- GuidelinesForCalculators2001en.pdf
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- Pre2010LogTables.pdf