What is HPAT 2024?

What is HPAT 2024?

10 months ago by Chris

What is HPAT 2024?

HPAT stands for Health Professionals Admission Test. It is one of two main criteria used by most universities in Ireland to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine (the other being the Leaving Certificate).

Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess knowledge, HPAT 2024 assesses generic skills, including logical reasoning and problem solving skills as well as non-verbal reasoning and the ability to understand the thoughts, behaviour and/or intentions of people.


Do I need to sit HPAT 2024?

Students who wish to study medicine in Ireland in 2024 will need to sit and succeed in HPAT 2024.


What is the format of HPAT 2024?

HPAT 2024 is a computer-based test and takes a total of approximately 2 and a half hours.  It is highly time pressured, which means that the vast majority of students do not finish the exam. The HPAT is a test requiring extreme concentration and quick-thinking skills. HPAT 2024 is also a very difficult test, unlike what students have ever sat before.


When and where does HPAT 2024 take place?

HPAT 2024 takes place over across a number of days in February. You can choose the time and date that you wish to sit HPAT.

2024 There are no HPAT test centres.  The HPAT involves sitting the test under live supervision using your own computer in a location that offers privacy and good internet connectivity.


What is the structure of HPAT 2024?

HPAT 2024 is comprised of four separately timed subtests:

  • Section 1 - Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Section 2 - Interpersonal Understanding
  • Section 3 - Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Section 4 - Written English (UL applicants only)


How should I prepare for HPAT 2024?

The best way to prepare for HPAT 2024 can be summarized in five key steps:

  1. Understand the importance of HPAT
  1. Familiarise yourself with HPAT-style questions
  1. Learn strategies for tackling each type of HPAT question
  1. Attempt full length HPAT practice exams under timed conditions
  1. Identify your weaknesses and work on them 

Studies have shown that the earlier you start preparing for tests like HPAT, the greater your chance of achieving a high score.


How can MedEntry help me succeed in HPAT?

To help you achieve success in HPAT 2024, MedEntry provides the following:

  • 15,000 high quality HPAT questions, with detailed explanations, video solutions and performance feedback
  • 10+ full HPAT practice exams
  • A structured curriculum guiding you through effective strategies for each section and type of question
  • Gamified skills trainers helping you build the key skills needed to ace HPAT in a fun environment
  • HPAT Workshops run by Dr Ann, who has 20+ years experience in medical entry
  • HPAT Weekly Grinds, providing regular training up until you sit HPAT
  • Private HPAT Tutoring, so you can gain one-on-one support

And much more!

So, what are you waiting for? Start your HPAT prep today!



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