MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) Pass Marks
The MRCP(UK) Clinical Examining Board (CEB) now sets the pass marks on an annual basis before the examination.
To pass MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) candidates must attain a minimum standard in each of the seven skills and also a minimum total score across the whole assessment.
For the year October 2012–December 2013 the pass marks will be:
|| Physical Examination
||Identifying Physical Signs
|| Differential Diagnosis
||Managing Patient Concerns
||Managing Patient Welfare
In addition, candidates must achieve an overall score of 130 to be eligible to pass.
The CEB reviews the whole examination regularly through the year, so if there are any concerns about the examination, the CEB will be able to amend the pass marks at any time during the year for future diets. Reasonable notice will be given to candidates if a change is made but it will not affect those candidates who have already completed the examination and had their results confirmed.
For more details about pass marks see the MRCP(UK) Regulations.
How PACES is marked
To find out more about how PACES is marked and what information candidates receive after the exam please see this document:
Marking of PACES