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MRCP Part-1 | Question Format 


The examination has a two-paper format. Each paper is 3 hours in duration and contains 100 multiple choice questions in 'best of five' format. This format, in addition to testing core knowledge and comprehension, also assesses the ability to interpret information and to solve clinical problems. There will be five options - one correct answer and four alternatives to the correct answer.

The four distractors will be closely related to the preferred option but less correct, therefore acting as plausible alternatives. The candidate chooses the best answer from the five possible answers. Each correct answer is awarded one mark; there is no negative marking. 
In MRCP Part-1 Syllabus the content of the examination is based on a blueprint. This outlines the composition of the papers, including the likely number of questions under each broad clinical topic heading. This has been updated to reflect the new terminology used in the new UK Internal Medicine curriculum, and it will be used from the 2020/1 diet of the examination.

Details of the new blueprint can be found here
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Question Format

SPECIALTY

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS*

Cardiology

14

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

15

Clinical sciences**

25

Dermatology

8

Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic medicine

14

SPECIALTY

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS*

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

14

Geriatric medicine

8

Haematology

10

Infectious diseases

14

Neurology

14

Oncology

5

Medical ophthalmology

4

Palliative medicine and end of life care

4

Psychiatry

9

Renal medicine

14

Respiratory medicine

14

Rheumatology

14

 

200

* 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

2

Clinical anatomy

3

Clinical biochemistry and metabolism

4

Clinical physiology

4

Genetics

3

Immunology

4

Statistics, epidemiology and evidence-based medicine

5

  


A detailed explanation of the marking system adopted for the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination can be viewed in the
MRCP(UK) Regulations.

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