RCPCH India examinations

The RCPCH runs the membership examination (MRCPCH) in cities across India. We are also launching the Diploma in Child Health (UK), which demonstrates competence for non-paediatricians dealing with children and young people in their clinical practice.

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Examination centres

The MRCPCH examinations are held in the following cities in India: 

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

Please note that due to the low candidate numbers in some India examination centres, we may need to reduce the number of centres at short notice.

This means that though you will have choice of examination centres in India during your application, you may be allocated to your second or third choice.

More about MRCPCH theory examinations

More about MRCPCH clinical examinations

Candidate eligibility for 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 receive priority status.

MRCPCH Clinical - candidate training course

Details of the next MRCPCH Clinical candidate training course to be held in India.

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 Delhi, India on Wednesday 14th and Thursday, 15th January 2015 in association with Max Institute of Medical Excellence.


Max Super Specialty Hospital

1/2 Press Enclave Road


New Delhi


Contact details for Registration

Ms Brigitte Wuethrich (GM MIME)

Tel:     (91) 11 40633838

Email: brigitte.wuethrich@maxcarehealth.com / sailiarvind@gmail.com

Exam fee: 15,000 INR

Candidates should apply directly to Ms Brigitte Wuethrich at the above address. Please ensure your name and RCPCH number are written on the back of the cheque/bank draft.

Demand drafts should be payable to Max Healthcare Institute Limited.

Please note that you must send your cheque along with your letter of application to:

Dr Arvind Saili c/o Brigitte Wuethrich

Max Super Specialty Hospital

1/2 Press Enclave Road


New Delhi


Fees are non-refundable.

The application dates are:

Opening date for India Course Applications: 1st November 2014

Closing date for India Course Applications:  1st January 2015

There will be 24 places in total and placements will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The application closing date may be closed early if we receive more than 24 applications of interest with fee.


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 examination will take place, respectively, on 4 and 5 November 2014 at the AMRI Children’s' Hospital, Mukandapur, Kolkata.

Candidates keen to learn and participate in this pilot are invited to apply.

To register, please contact:

The fee is 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)

  • 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

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.

More about theory examinations (including FOP)

More about DCH Clinical


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