RCPCH India examinations

The RCPCH runs the membership examination (MRCPCH) and the Diploma in Child Health (UK) in cities across India.

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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 during your application, you may be allocated to your second or third choice.

About MRCPCH theory exams

About MRCPCH clinical exams

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 Training Course and Mock Exam: Hyderabad, India on 1st and 2nd Feb

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 Hyderabad, India on 1st and 2nd February 2017 in association with Rainbow Children’s hospital.

The faculty will be teaching candidates on clinical skills and providing guidance on how to enhance communication skills. Limited places are available

Venue: Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 500034



Course fee: 22, 000 rupees (for both days) is to be paid by cheque or demand draft in name of “Rainbow Children’s Hospital”. Please ensure your name and RCPCH number are written on the back of the cheque/demand draft.

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

Dr Lokesh Lingappa

Email:  siriloki@gmail.com , kalyani@rainbowhospitals.in

Fees are non-refundable.

Application Date

Opening date for India course applications: 1st November 2016 

Closing date for India course applications:13th January 20

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.

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 next DCH Clinical examination scheduled for India will be held in Nagpur on 17th January 2018

The application period for the DCH Nagpur January 2018 will open on 23rd October 2017.


DCH Clinical Training Course and Pilot/Mock Exam: Nagpur, India. 27th and 28th September 2017

DCH Clinical Course, 27th September 2017

The faculty for the course will provide teaching and guidance to prospective candidates on clinical, communication, history taking, safe prescribing and child development skills.

DCH Clinical Pilot/Mock, 28th September 2017

Delegates will be provided with the opportunity to sit a pilot/mock DCH Clinical examination and be assessed on the skills they have been taught.

Venue: NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences & Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur

Course fee: 5000 INR Non-refundable.

How to pay: Please contact the course organisers directly to confirm process for payment (see contact details below)

Contact emails

Email: nilofer.mujawar@gmail.com        Phone: 9823014275

Email: ubodhankar@gmail.com       

Email: meenakshimgirish@gmail.com    Phone: 9823084604

Places: 32 places are available, allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Application dates: Opening on 3rd July 2017 - closing on 1st September 2017 (may close early if local faculty receive more than 32 applications with fees)

For details regarding study material please click on the links below


Exam structure

Study aids

Candidate guide

Foundation of Practice (FOP) exam

DCH candidates can now sit either part of the examination (theory or clinical) in any order. If you have not yet completed your FOP examination and wish to apply to sit the DCH Clinical first please ensure that you have  registered for an RCPCH exam account. Prospective examination candidates must first have a registered RCPCH account before they can apply for any examination.

Should you wish to apply for and sit the FOP exam the next exam to be held in India will take place in October 2017 at test centres across the country, including Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyberabad.

The RCPCH will be conducting a two day training for Diploma in Child Health UK examination at AMRI Hospital, KOLKATA, India on 3rd and 4th September 2016. First day focused at improving your clinical and communication skills and the second day will be a mock examinatWho 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.

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

Contact for queries about RCPCH examinations in India

Dr Deepak Ugra - deepakugra@hotmail.com