There are 4,442 students in Donegal beginning State exams this morning, up slightly on last year.
Nationally, 116-thousand students are expected to sit the exams.
There are 1,995 students starting the Leaving Cert exam in Donegal today, 1,012 female and 983 male. A further 137 are sitting the Leavng Cert Applied, 55 of them female and 82 male.
There are 2,310 students sitting the Junior Cert exam in the county, 1,149 of them female and 1,161 male.