MRCPCH India examinations

Currently MRCPCH is a UK and international examination in paediatrics comprising of three sections; MRCPCH Foundation of Practice and Theory and Science, MRCPCH Applied Knowledge and the MRCPCH Clinical Examination.

About the MRCPCH examinations

Each written exam paper may be sat in any order but the MRCPCH Clinical can only be sat once al other written papers have been successfully completed.  All candidates applying to sit the written exams in India must now apply online.

The MRCPCH Clinical is a ten-station practical assessment and can only be sat once all written examinations have been completed. Candidates who successfully complete all parts of the MRCPCH examinations are eligible to become Members of the Royal College.

MRCPCH is open to all who are training in paediatrics. If you would like to know more, please click here read the newcomer's guide.

Candidate eligibility - Bangladeshi nationals

The RCPCH has opened up the MRCPCH Clinical in India exam to all Bangladeshi nationals and those who are currently working in Bangladesh. The decision was taken due to the increasing number of applications we have been receiving from this area. India nationals and those currently working in India will still, however, receive priority.

MRCPCH written exam centres in India

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health run examinations in the following cities across India: 

  • Bangalore

  • Chennai

  • Kolkata

  • Mumbai

  • New Delhi

Please note that due to the low candidate numbers that we have been receiving in some of our India centres for both the Foundation of Practice, Theory and Science and the Applied Knowledge examinations we may need to reduce the number of centres on offer at short notice. This means that although each candidate choosing to sit the exam in India will still have the five choices of centre on their application form, a candidate may be allocated to their second choice if the numbers are not sufficient in their chosen centre to run the exam.

For information on all India application periods, dates and fees for all exams please click here and review the relevant exam or exam diet document/s.

For any queries regarding the MRCPCH Clinical Exam in India please email Dr Deepak Ugra,

MRCPCH Clinical Candidate Training Course: India (Ahmedabad)

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are pleased to announce that a MRCPCH Clinical candidate training course and mock examination will be held in Ahmedabad, India on Sunday 14 September and Monday 15 September 2014.

Please see Ahmedabad MRCPCH Training Course  (PDF, 1 page, 11KB) for further information.