MRCP UK Part-2

The MRCPUK Part 2 written examination is available to physicians undergoing training who successfully completed the MRCPUK Part 1 assessment. It extends upon the knowledge evaluated in Part 1. It examines acquiring diverse medical knowledge, skills, and conduct outlined in the UK Specialty Training Curriculum for Core Medical Training and the Curriculum for Internal Medicine.

Since 2018, the exam format has been revised to include two three-hour papers, each containing 100 questions. This examination evaluates your capacity to apply

clinical comprehension, make clinical decisions, and take charge of various aspects, including

  • Prioritizing diagnostic or problem lists,
  • Planning investigations,
  • Choosing immediate management strategies,
  • Selecting long-term management plans and
  • Assessing prognosis.

MRCP UK Part 2 Exam deadlines

The home-based online exam is only available to UK-based candidates and international candidates. From the 2023/4 diet moved to online, centre-based exams

The below table consists of the MRCP part 2 application deadline, Exam and Result dates for each slot for the year.

Slot Application period Exam date Deadline Results by
2024/1 04 -11 Dec 23 21 Feb 24 18 Dec 23 22 Mar 24
2024/2 18 -25 Mar 2024 15 May 2024 01 Apr 24 14 June 24
2024/3 08 -15 July 24 11 Sep 2024 22 July 2024 11 Oct 2024
2024/4 16 Sept-23 Sept 2024 20 Nov 2024 30 Sept 2024 20 Dec 2024

MRCP Part 2 Exam Centres in India

The MRCP Part 2 online Exam was conducted at 6 Indian centres, the highest among all countries.

  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Kerala
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

MRCP Part 2 Test Fee

The MRCP Part 2 fee is £616 for International Students against the MRCP test price for UK Students, which is £460. For Indian students, the MRCP cost in INR is approx. 65,000.

MRCP Part 2 Exam format

MRCP Part 2 Exam format

The questions are usually clinical scenario-based may require investigations and images such as pathology slides, clinical photographs, , inheritance trees X-rays, CT Scans, ECGs, and MRI. Below are the key points of the MRCP part 2 Exam

  • Two papers are conducted in one day.
  • The duration of each paper is 3 hours.
  • 100 MCQs in each paper; you need to answer the best of five.
  • The four other options will be closely related to the most correct option.
  • MCQs consist of images.
  • Computer-based, administered by Surpass
  • +1 Mark is awarded for each correct answer and zero for the wrong answer.

Speciality-wise distribution of the MRCP Part 2 Exam

The composition of the MRCP Part 2 papers is as follows

Specialty Number of questions*
Cardiology 19
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 18
Dermatology 9
Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic medicine 19
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 19
Geriatric medicine 9
Haematology 9
Infectious diseases 19
Medical ophthalmology 3
Neurology 17
Oncology 6
Palliative medicine and end-of-life care 3
Psychiatry 3
Renal medicine 19
Respiratory medicine 19
Rheumatology 9
Total 200

Number of questions are only indicative and may differ in the actual exam.

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