RCPCH India examinations

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health runs examinations in cities across India. 

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Exam centres

RCPCH examinations are held in the following cities: 

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Ahmedabad

Please note that due to the low candidate numbers for our theory examinations - Foundation of Practice, Theory and Science and Applied Knowledge in Paediatrics - in some India centres , 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 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.

Information on all India application periods, dates and fees for all exams - please review the relevant exam or exam diet document/s

More about theory examinations

More about clinical examinations

DCH (UK) Clinical training and pilot examination - India (Kolkata), 4-5 November 2014 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Diploma in Child Health (UK) Clinical Examination in India. The DCH (UK) qualification demonstrates competence for doctors dealing with children and young people in their clinical practice.

The first DCH (UK) clinical examination will be held in 2015 (date tbc)

Training day and pilot examination

A training day and a pilot clinical examination will take place in November 2014 in Kolkata, India. Candidates keen to learn and participate in this pilot are invited to apply.

  • Training - 4 November
  • Pilot examination - 5 November
  • Venue - AMRI Children’s' Hospital, Mukandapur, Kolkata
  • Contact for registration - Dr Santosh Agrawal - santoshagrawaldr@gmail.com / Dr Rajiv Sinha - rajivsinha_in@yahoo.com
  • Fee: 12000 INR

Please make all bank drafts out to: "Santosh Agrawal a/c RCPCH"

Who is the DCH (UK) for?

  • Child health trainees and specialists
  • Emergency medicine
  • Intensive care doctors
  • Anaesthetic doctors
  • Surgical specialties: Paediatric surgery, ENT
  • Psychiatry doctors

Values and benefits of the DCH (UK)

By successfully completing the DCH (UK) you will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and skills in delivery and management of common medical conditions in children/young people
  • Competence in providing advocacy for  children/young people as well as skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to provide family centered approach -by doing so, enhance delivery of care and treatment for children/young people.

Standards being measured in the DCH (UK)

  • That of a doctor capable of providing safe and effective healthcare for children with competencies as described in the DCH syllabus
  • The anchor statements for the clinical examination supports the standards expected

More about the clinical exam structure

Written and clinical components of the DCH (UK)

The DCH Exam consists of the MRCPCH Foundation of Practice (FOP) theory examination and the DCH Clinical examination. The FOP exam must first be passed before candidates can sit DCH (UK) Clinical.

It is recommended that candidates should have completed a minimum of one year of paediatric training in a recognised training institution before applying.

How to apply

MRCPCH Clinical candidate training course: India

Details of the next MRCPCH Clinical candidate training course to be held in India will be posted here once further details are confirmed.

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 received from this area. India nationals and those currently working in India will still receive priority status.


For any queries regarding the MRCPCH examination activity in India please email Dr Deepak Ugra, deepakugra@hotmail.com