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 Exam - Upcoming date and venue 

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

The exam will be held in:

Medanta- The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana

For more details on how to apply for this exam please click here.


MRCPCH Clinical Candidate Training Course - Upcoming date and venue 

MRCPCH clinical course & Mock exam - Bangalore:

An MRCPCH Clinical candidate training course and mock examination will be held in Bengaluru, India on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th September 2015.

The venue will be Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru

Contact details for registration

Dr N Karthik Nagesh

Tel: +91-80-25023294, +91-9845047960.

Email: karthik.nagesh@manipalhospitals.com , drkarthiknagesh@gmail.com

Candidates should apply directly to Dr.N.Karthik Nagesh .

Exam fee: 15, 000 rupees (for both days) is to be paid by cheque or demand draft to “Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited”. Please ensure your name and RCPCH number are written on the back of the cheque or demand draft.

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

Dr N Karthik Nagesh MD,FRCPCH,FNNF

Chairman & HoD of Neonatology & NICUs, Manipal Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.

c/o NICU, Manipal Hospital, 98 Rustom Bagh, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru , 560017 , India.

Fees are non-refundable.

Opening date for applications: 1st June 2015

Closing date for applications: 1st August 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 are over-subscribed


Capstone Course for MRCPCH Clinical

By PPR Academy of Sciences* Training Programme

This course has been supported by the RCPCH

Date: 4-6 December 2015

Venue: PSIMS, Gannavaram, Krishna District, AP State, India


Designed for Professionals by Professionals

  • Intensive and interactive 3 day clinical training with mock exam and immediate feedback.
  • Taught by experienced UK consultant paediatricians.
  • Specifically designed for the needs of non-UK trained pediatricians.
  • Covers all 10 stations  -  Clinical (5 stations), Communication (2 Stations), Development, History and Video.

For Further Details Contact:

Phone: (0091) 9848097113 (India)

            (0044) 7515017574 (UK)

 E-Mail: capstone.mrcpch.enquiry@gmail.com


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 and again in August 2015 have both received excellent feedback. Local interest has been high and we are happy to announce that 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. The application period for this exam is now closed. 

For more details please contact the following local exam leads:


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 exam the next application period opens on 16 November 2015 and closes on 2 December. 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 6 October 2015 at test centres across the country including, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

The application period and date for the next DCH (UK) clinical to be held in India is yet to be confirmed. Applications will be secured on a first come first serve basis so please apply quickly to secure your place once dates are published.

Applications to DCH (UK) Clinical examinations held in India are paper based only. Candidates should not attempt to apply for the DCH (UK) Clinical through the RCPCH Exam online application system. The fee for the DCH (UK) Clinical  is £600

*Candidates should only submit application for the DCH (UK) Clinical if they have first passed the Foundation of Practice theory exam.

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 all their efforts, contributions 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