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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MRCPCH examination centres in India

The MRCPCH examinations are held in the following cities:

  • 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

MRCPCH Clinical

Candidate eligibility for Bangladeshi nationals

The College 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

We will soon be updating this section with further information related to the next MRCPCH Clinical candidate course and MRCPCH Clinical examinations in India. Key dates are listed below. Please refer back to this page in the coming months.

MRCPCH clinical exam - Delhi: 26-27 September 2015 (Host: Dr Neelam Mohan)

MRCPCH clinical course & Mock exam - Bangalore: 29-30 September 2015: (Host Dr Karthik Nagesh)

Diploma of Child Health (DCH) (UK) Clinical  

The DCH (UK) qualification demonstrates competence for doctors dealing with children and young people in their clinical practice.

The DCH (UK) Clinical Examination course and mock exam held in Kolkata India in late 2014 received excellent feedback. Local interest has been high and we are happy to announce a further training day to be held in Kolkata, AMRI Hospital, Mukundapur on 23 August 2015.

For more details and to secure a place on the course please contact the following local exam leads:

The first DCH (UK) clinical examination will be held in Kolkata on 2 October 2015. There will be a maximum allocation of 32 places available.

All interested candidates should first be registered to apply for exams with the RCPCH, successfully pass their Foundation of Practice (FOP) theory exam and then apply to the DCH (UK).

If you wish to apply for the the DCH and have not yet passed your FOP the next application period opens on 23 March and closes on 7 April. Please ensure you have registered for an RCPCH exam account before then.

Register for examinations

The next FOP exam to be held in India will take place on 9 June at test centres across the country including, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

The application period for the DCH (UK) clinical will be between 20 July and 28 August. Applications will be secured on a first come first serve basis so please apply quickly to secure your place.

We will be accepting paper applications only for the DCH (UK) Clinical. A copy of the application can be downloaded, printed and completed below. Please send all completed DCH (UK) Clinical applications with the correct fee of £600 to:

RCPCH, Examinations Team, DCH (UK) Clinical, 5-11 Theobald's Road, London, WC1X 8SH.

*Candidates should only submit application forms if they have first passed the Foundation of Practice theory exam.

DCH UK Clinical Application Form. India 2015

If you have any queries please contact us at examination.enquiries@rcpch.ac.uk

The RCPCH Exams Team would like to extend our gratitude to the course organisers Dr Santosh Agrawal, Dr Rajiv Sinha and Dr Saumen Meur for their contribution and input into the exam.

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

Theory 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 RCPCH examination activity in India please email Dr Deepak Ugra, deepakugra@hotmail.com