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What is MRCP exam?

MRCP is the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. This internationally recognized medical
postgraduate degree opens your door to a dream medical career as a physician in the UK.

What is the structure of the MRCP exam?

MRCP is a three-level examination consisting of MRCP Part 1, MRCP Part 2 Written, and MRCP Part 2 Clinical (PACES).

  • Part 1 consists of two papers, each three hours long.Each paper contains 100 questions in a ‘best of five’
    format. The two papers are taken on the same day, at a specified exam centre in the UK or abroad, doctors in
    training are entitled to take the exam after they have been qualified for 12 months. MRCP Part 1 needs to be
    cleared before appearing for Paper 2 and PACES.
  • Part 2 consists of two, three-hour papers each with 100 questions that test your ability to apply clinical
    understanding, and make clinical judgments.
  • The MRCP Part 2 Clinical Examination (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills – PACES) is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training.

What is the required eligibility to appear for the exam?

To be eligible for MRCP Part 1 examination, candidates must have a GMC-recognized primary medical qualification and a minimum of 12 months post-graduate experience in the medical field.To be eligible for the Part 2 examination, you must clear Part 1 first

How many times can one appear for the exam?

You are only permitted a maximum of six attempts each at the MRCP exam, which is the medical entrance exam. You can thus show up for parts 1 and 2 six times each. However, you have seven years from finishing part 1 to pass part 2, as well as the PACES course.

How many times MRCP exams are conducted in a year ?

Applications for the MRCP part 1 exam open threemonths before each exam date, and as per the current exam timeline provided in the official website, exams are scheduled to be conducted in January, April, August and October 2023.And Part 2 exams are usually scheduled to be conducted in February, May, September and November.The clinical examination PACES are conducted 3 times in a year.

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