MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination Format
The MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge and understanding of the clinical sciences relevant to medical practice and of common or important disorders to a level appropriate for entry to specialist training.
The MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination has a two-paper format. Each paper is 3 hours in duration and contains 100 multiple choice questions in one from five (best of five) format, where a candidate chooses the best answer from five possible answers. Candidates will be tested on a wide range of common and important disorders in General Medicine as set out in the published syllabus.
The composition of the Papers is as follows:
Number of questions*
|Clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and toxicology
|Haemotology and oncology
|Tropical medicine, infectious and sexually transmitted diseases
* This should be taken as an indication of the likely number of questions - the actual number may vary slightly.
** Clinical sciences comprise:
|Cell, molecular and membrane biology
|Clinical biochemistry and metabolism
|Statistics, epidemiology and evidence-based medicine
A detailed explanation of the marking system adopted for the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination can be viewed in the MRCP(UK) Regulations