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Oral Examinations In Irish And Modern Foreign Languages & Music Practical Performance 2024


LC 2024 Confirmation of Entries - Deadline 5pm Friday 2nd February 2024

It is essential that all candidates register through the Portal as this Portal will provide candidates with the opportunity to confirm that their personal details are correct (i.e. Name and Date of Birth), their subject choice and levels, registration will also allow future access to their results and for the later stages of the process such as the appeals application process.

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CSSP Step by Step Guide

In 2021, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) as part of its digital strategy, introduced a facility to allow Leaving Certificate candidates to confirm their subject and level entry details online (including adding or withdrawing from subjects), replacing the previous system of using individual Leaving Certificate candidate (E7) entry forms.

The use of the online system, the Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) will continue for the 2024 Leaving Certificate. The CSSP will open at 1pm on Wednesday 17 January 2024 for candidates to confirm their subject entries and levels. It will remain open for this purpose until 5pm Friday 02 February 2024. School authorities will have a role later on in the process in checking and confirming the information provided by candidates.

During this time Leaving Certificate candidates will be required to complete the following:

Step 1: Register and create their portal account

Step 2: Activate their account by selecting the link sent to the email that they registered on the portal

Step 3: Confirm their subject and level entry details, and add or delete subjects from the records presented to them.

If applicable, amend any inaccuracy in their name and/or date of birth.

Reviewing and Confirming Subjects and Levels.

Candidates will be permitted to change levels in the written examinations on the day of the examination, as in previous years. Candidates will have the opportunity to add any subjects that they are studying outside of school or to delete subjects if they are no longer intending to present for examinations in particular subjects. It is extremely important that candidates take the time to ensure that their examination entries are correct on the portal before they submit. Once a candidate has confirmed their subjects and levels on the portal they will not be able to log back into the portal to update their data. Candidates will receive a confirmation email outlining the subjects and levels they are entered for. If a candidate notices an error on their confirmation email they must contact the school in relation to the error.

Reviewing and Confirming Name and Date of Birth

If the prepopulated name and date of birth is incorrect, candidates will have an opportunity to update their record on the CSSP during the registration process. Once they have completed the registration process they will not be able to log back in to update.   

Access to the Portal

Leaving Certificate candidates will access the portal at from Wednesday 17 January at 1pm. A CSSP Before You Start Guide 2024 will be provided which candidates should read before commencing the process.

To access the portal, candidates will need the following:

• their examination number (The SEC provided these to schools before Christmas)

• Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN will be the first 4 digits of the candidate’s Personal Public Services Number (PPS number). In the event that a candidate does not have a PPS number or a PPS was not recorded a unique PIN will be created and issued to the school prior to the portal opening.

• an email address and mobile phone number to which the candidate will have regular access to over the coming months.

Examination Fees 2024

There are no examination fees for 2024 exams 


2024 LC & JC Timetables - Important Information for candidates

The timetables for the 2023 Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations have been published on The suite of timetables can be accessed under the Examinations 2024 Banner on the home page.

The timetables can also be found below.

Leaving Certificate 2024 Timetable

Junior Cycle 2024 Timetable


2024 JC and LC - Assessment Arrangements

Assessment arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2023 are attached here


2024 Schedule of Examinations

Schedule of Leaving Certificate Exams 2024

Schedule of Junior Cycle Exams 2024