Examination rules and regulations
The College's Examination Executive has set regulations and rules for all UK and overseas trainees. A summary of the regulations and rules governing the MRCPCH Written and Clinical Examinations are listed below.
Important Advanced warning of change to Regulations in 2014
At the request of the General Medical Council (GMC) The Royal College of Paediatrics are introducing a policy to meet the requirements to set a number of attempts that a candidate may have at each MRCPCH examination. Please refer to the policy statement below for detailed information. If you have any queries regarding this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to read and fully understand these regulations and rules before applying and sitting any RCPCH examination.
Please make sure that before sitting any examination that you read the cheating protocol that governs this examinations. A copy of the cheating protocol can be found here.
In each of the documents below you will find information on:
- Rules for withdrawals
- Progression of exam papers
- Calculation of passmarks
- Explanation of feedback for written exams
- Explanation of passmarks for clinical exams
- Quality control
- Remarking of scripts
- Reporting exam results to heads of school
Rules and regulations
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