Leaving Cert Timetable 2022 [Simplified]

On 8 February 2022, The State Examinations Commission released the official timetable for the Leaving Certificate 2022. The Leaving Cert Applied Examination timetable for 2022 was also published on the same day. 

According to the schedule, this year’s Leaving Cert will begin on Wednesday, June 8, and run until Tuesday, June 28. The Leaving Cert Applied will begin on the same day but end on Thursday, June 16.

In this article, you’ll find:

I’ve simplified the official exam schedule, broken it down into HL and OL, and also attached the PDF files so that you can only download the one relevant to you and print it out to keep a hard copy!

Leaving Certificate Exam Timetable 2022

The exam will begin with English paper 1, and most students will finish their exams on June 24. But students who took Italian, Russian, Classical, Latin, technology, Japanese, Arabic and Physical Education will finish their Leaving Cert exams on June 27 and June 28.

The timetable is given below:


  • Candidates must be in attendance at least half an hour before the examination begins in the subject in which they first present themselves.
  • The examination sessions highlighted in orange include 20 minutes over and above the time traditionally allocated for the papers concerned. 
  • Leaving Certificate Examinations in Hebrew Studies, Ancient Greek and the Non-Curricular Languages (Czech, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Latvian, Maltese, Modern, Greek, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian and Swedish) will be held on Monday, June 20 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Examinations based on the curricular specifications for Lithuanian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish and Portuguese will be held on Monday 20th June
  • Final examinations on Computer Science and the Link Modules of Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) will be held in May 2022. Their respective dates will be announced separately.

Here’s the LC timetable for 2022:

leaving cert timetable 2022
leaving cert timetable 2022, for all levels

And you can download it here:

Leaving Cert Higher Level Timetable 2022

To make your life easier, I’ve simplified the main timetable and made this LCHL timetable for you.

leaving cert higher level timetable 2022
LCHL Timetable 2022

And here you can download the PDF version to print it out:

As you can see, the LCHL exam will start with English Paper 1 on Wednesday 8th, June 2022, and end with Physical Education on Thursday 28th of the same month.

Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Timetable 2022

Similarly, I’ve also made this LCOL timetable for you if this is what you need:

leaving cert ordinary level timetable 2022
LCOL Timetable 2022

And here you can download the PDF version to print it out:

Leaving Cert Applied Timetable 2022

The Leaving Cert Applied will begin on June 8 and end on June 16. The timetable is given below:


  • LCA Sign Language examination is timetabled for 9.30 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 4.30. For a 30-minute individual assessment, a candidate-specific schedule will be drawn up for each centre.

Here’s the LCA timetable:

leaving cert applied exam timetable 2022
LCA Timetable

And here’s the PDF version if you want to print it out:


As the Leaving Cert exams are knocking at our doors, students should put more focus on their last-minute preparations. Each candidate should note carefully the dates and hours following this official timetable. They should also double-check the latest adjustments for Leaving Cert 2022.

And finally, take a deep breath and relax. Get proper rest before the exams and believe in yourself.

Good Luck!

FAQ on Leaving Cert Timetable

1. Is the Leaving Cert Timetable The Same Every Year?

Yes, the leaving cert timetable is exactly the same every year, only the exam dates are different. However, the exam is taken place in June of every year. That's why make sure that the timetable you found online is the updated one.

2. How Long is the Maths Leaving Cert Exam?

2 hours and 30 minutes. This year, the mathematics paper 1 of both HL and OL will be held on 10th June from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, and mathematics paper 2 on 14th June from 9:30 am to 12 pm.

3. How Many Marks is the Irish Leaving Cert?

The total marks or points in the leaving cert are 625. 100 points for each of the 6 subjects you choose, and if you're in the Higher Level, then you'll get a bonus of 25 points in the maths. Hence, totals 625 points.

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