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Format

Format of the Part 1 MRCOG exam, including number of papers and question types.

The Part 1 MRCOG consists of a computer-based test (CBT) examination. Candidates must pass Part 1 MRCOG before taking Part 2 MRCOG.

Computer-based test (CBT)

There are two CBT papers, each consisting of 100 single best answer questions (SBAs). Each paper counts for the same amount of marks (i.e. paper 1 counts for 50% of the overall mark, and paper 2 also counts for 50% of the overall mark). There is no minimum score required for each paper and the outcome is determined only by a candidate’s overall (combined) mark. 

Timetable

SBA paper 1

  • Duration: 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
  • Number of questions: 100 SBAs

Lunch break (approximately 1 hour)

SBA paper 2

  • Duration: 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
  • Number of questions: 100 SBAs

Question types

For more information on single best answer questions, please see the SBA general instructions and the Part 1 sample SBA questions.