TEG and Marino Institute of Education (Bachelor of Education through the medium of Irish)

From November, the Central Applications Office (CAO) will be accepting applications for the Bachelor of Education through the medium of Irish programme which will commence in Marino Institute of Education in September 2021. As part of the course entry process, applicants will be required to take the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) Irish-language examination. Applicants must achieve 50% or higher in this examination to satisfy entry requirements. All language skills will be tested in this examination: Speaking, Listening Comprehension, Writing and Reading Comprehension. You will find further information and sample papers below.

Date of TEG examination: 20 February 2021

Application form: Available from 7 January - 20 January 2021

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 20 January 2021

Examination centres: Maynooth University and other centres nationwide (Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Kilkenny) subject to demand. 

Examination Fee:   €170

There will be a discounted rate for schools in which there are groups of 15 applicants or more. Please contact the TEG office directly for further information.

Marino Institute of Education will refund the TEG exam fee to applicants who pass the TEG B1 exam and who register as students on the Bachelor of Education through the medium of Irish programme.

A.  Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) Syllabus, Sample Papers 1 & 2 and Sample Teaching Materials 

B. Syllabus and guidelines for candidates   

C. Chief Examiner's Report  

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any extra CAO points for having a Pass (50% or higher) in the TEG Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) Examination?

Yes. With regard to CAO points for the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge only, 40 extra points will be awarded to each candidate who obtains a Pass (50% or higher) in the TEG Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) examination. 40 points is the maximum number of points which will be awarded and no extra points beyond that will be awarded to any candidate who obtains a mark higher than 50% in the B1 exam, or to candidates who have passed TEG exams at higher levels than B1.  This applies only to the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge.  If you have any questions, please contact Marino Institute of Education directly on 01 805 7700. 

When will the results of this examination be issued?

Results will be issued by post at the end of March 2021.

I’m unhappy with my examination grade or I have query in relation to my examination grade or performance. What are my options?

Candidates who are dissatisfied with their grade from a TEG examination, or who have queries in relation to their grade, can avail of the following options:

•             Appeal

•             Additional Feedback

All information relating to those processes (including fees and application forms) is available here.


If you have any queries about this exam, please email teanga@mu.ie or call 01 708 6417.  

Further information about the Bachelor of Education through the medium of Irish programme is available here.