MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination Format
The MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination has a three-paper format. All papers in the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination are 3 hours in duration and contain up to 100 multiple choice questions. The questions will usually have a clinical scenario, may include the results of investigations and may be illustrated.
Questions are asked about the diagnosis, investigation, management, and prognosis of patients using multiple choice questions that are one from five, where a candidate must choose one from five possible answers.
The composition of the Papers is as follows:
Number of questions per 100*
|Endocrinology and metabolic medicine
|Infectious diseases and GUM
|Oncology and palliative medicine
|Therapeutics and toxicology
This should be taken as an indication of the likely number of questions - the actual number may vary by up to 2%.
A proportion of the questions will be on adolescent medicine and medicine for the elderly.
A detailed explanation of the marking system used for the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination can be viewed in the MRCP(UK) Regulations