Your exam results (MRCPCH and DCH)

You can access your results on your online account five to six weeks after the exam. We will email your detailed results breakdown approximately one week after that. If you wish to request a re-mark for your theory exam, you must do this within two weeks of receiving your detailed results breakdown. For clinical exams, candidates wishing to submit a complaint or feedback after receiving their results should do so as soon as possible. Find out more including breakdowns of exam pass rates here.
Last modified
16 September 2021

When and how to get your results

To see your results online, log in. Go to My account, and in the Exams block, click on Your exam results.

We do not provide results in person, by fax, by telephone or by post.

Theory exams - requests for re-marking

If you wish to request a re-mark for your theory exam, you must do this within two weeks of the day your results are issued.

You must also include the payment for a re-mark. The fees are listed below.

Exam Fee
Foundation of Practice (single paper) £115
Theory & Science (single paper) £115
Foundation of Practice and Theory & Science (both papers) £200
Applied Knowledge in Practice £200

Any requests after the deadline or without payment will not be considered. For more detail about re-marks for theory exams, see the MRCPCH/DCH regulations and rules.

MRCPCH Clinical - passmark and when you can resit

To apply for MRCPCH Clinical, you need a confirmed pass result in all three MRCPCH theory exams.

Passmark for MRCPCH Clinical (Pre-COVID-19, face-to-face)

The passmark is set using a modified Angoff standard setting process. All Angoff panel members are fully trained in the level of the exam, changes to exam stations and marking domains, the concept of the minimally competent candidate and in the Angoff process itself. During the process, subject matter experts (SMEs) are able to discuss their scoring with their colleagues (a key part of the Angoff method). Judgments made by SMEs are averaged to determine the final passmark, thereby setting the standard for determining a competent candidate.

The minimum passmark for the MRCPCH Clinical (face to face exam format) is 63 out of the 82 available marks, a passmark of 76.8%.

Passmark for MRCPCH COVID Face to Face (Normal Circuit) Overseas Exams (from August 2021)

The passmark information outlined here relates to MRCPCH Clinical exams delivered across overseas exam centres (face to face) with no patient involvement (all stations are scenario led). It refers to the normal face to face circuit we have always run, prior to COVID.  The passmark is set using a modified Angoff standard setting process. All Angoff panel members are fully trained in the level of the exam, changes to exam stations and marking domains, the concept of the minimally competent candidate and in the Angoff process itself. During the process, subject matter experts (SMEs) are able to discuss their scoring with their colleagues (a key part of the Angoff method). Judgments made by SMEs are averaged to determine the final passmark, thereby setting the standard for determining a competent candidate.

The minimum passmark for the MRCPCH COVID Adapted Face to Face Overseas examinations is 69 out of the 82 available marks, a passmark of 84.1%.

Passmark for MRCPCH COVID Adapted Clinical (Online)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MRCPCH Clinical is being delivered online as the MRCPCH COVID Adapted Clinical. This affects the passmark.

The passmark for this adapted exam was set using a modified Angoff standard setting process, which is explained above. In addition, the impact of a remote delivered exam on candidate performance was accounted for throughout the process and summary candidate performance data from the November 2020 MRCPCH COVID Adapted Clinical exam referenced as a ‘reality check’ before the final vote on each domain score. 

The final passmark MRCPCH Covid Adapted Clinical, as of February 2021, is 65 out of 78 available points, a passmark of 83.33%.

While this passmark is higher than recent diets, the robust process that was followed has indicated to both the RCPCH and the General Medical Council's satisfaction that an accurate evaluation of the examination has been set. It is in line with exam passmarks over the previous three years.

For reference, you can download the passmark information for the November 2020 adapted exam (PDF).

When to resit

We routinely analyse the performance of exam candidates. Statistical evidence suggests that a candidate who has a poor performance on the MRCPCH Clinical, and then re-attempts soon after, will perform lower than the expected standard.

We strongly advise that you only apply to take or re-attempt MRCPCH Clinical when you feel ready. You can take time to consider your feedback and get more experience. It may be helpful to discuss your results feedback with your educational supervisor or another senior colleague before deciding on when to apply for your next attempt.

DCH Clinical - passmark and when you can resit

Passmark for DCH Clinical (Online)

Currently the DCH Clinical is being delivered online. This has led to a change to the passmark.

The passmark for the online exam was set using a modified Angoff standard setting process. The impact of a remote delivered exam on candidate performance was accounted for throughout the process.

The DCH Clinical passmark is currently set at 160/192.

The passmark for the face to face format of the DCH Clinical exam is 120/144. There are currently no plans to return to the face to face format although this will be reviewed in 2022.

*Please note, the result for the 2021.2 DCH Clinical online exam will not be published until mid January 2022. This is due to the close proximity of the exam days to the Christmas holidays when the College is closed.

 

MRCPCH/DCH Clinical - complaints and feedback

Candidates are no longer able to appeal results or marks from MRCPCH or DCH Clinical exams. However, any candidate with a concern regarding their clinical exam marks should submit an email to the exams team detailing their concerns.

For more detail about complaints and feedback for clinical exams (including access to the MRCPCH and DCH Complaints forms), see the MRCPCH/DCH regulations and rules

Overall pass rates for exams

The following pass rates are presented by exam and broken down by UK/overseas graduated candidates and those working in the UK at the time of sitting.

MRCPCH Foundation of Practice (FOP) 

Exam diet Overall % UK graduates % Overseas graduates % UK workers %
2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2011.1
2011.2
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.11
2013.2
2013.3
2014.12
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.13
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
2017.3
2018.1
2018.2
2018.3
2019.1
2019.2
2019.3
2020.1
2020.3
2021.1
2021.2
53.8
40.6
50.0
55.7
43.2
53.3
66.2
45.6
43.5
45.8
61.3
74.9
62.6
51.1
35.4
52.2
28.4
69.0
51.4
45.6
22.9
78.7
36.1
42.2
76.9
42.8
56.3
49.0
61.1
55.9
62.1
75.6
71.4
68.1
80.2
79.5
78.3
79.6
80.2
79.2
91.4
84.1
78.9
81.7
87.6
89.0
95.9
84.5
63.5
75.1
60.3
80.5
86.8
76.7
53.8
91.2
61.5
57.8
97.9
86.1
83.0
76.0
89.1
84.3
86.1
88.2
89.8
82.7
33.5
26.7
42.4
41.5
30.6
42.3
51.8
32.9
29.5
28.3
50.7
69.7
48.1
38.8
25.0
39.8
15.9
64.9
35.9
34.1
13.9
75.3
28.1
38.5
70.6
35.5
51.7
41.8
53.6
52.1
56.1
73.3
69.1
63.4
66.1
65.6
64.0
68.3
64.6
71.9
81.0
70.6
68.3
74.7
82.1
83.9
83.7
68.5
51.7
63.3
45.9
73.4
71.9
63.0
40.7
87.0
52.1
50.4
92.0
72.1
73.5
66.5
81.3
75.3
76.1
79.4
81.0
75.1

Other notes4

MRCPCH Theory and Science (TAS)

Exam diet Overall % UK graduates % Overseas graduates % UK workers %
2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2011.1
2011.2
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.15
2013.2
2013.3
2014.16
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.17
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
2017.3
2018.1
2018.2
2018.3
2019.1
2019.2
2019.3
2020.1
2020.3
2021.1
2021.2
 
31.6
38.2
46.5
38.6
33.8
43.0
35.5
33.6
46.3
41.3
50.0
65.7
43.4
43.4
46.0
36.0
56.4
44.3
32.5
33.7
72.0
40.8
39.4
55.8
69.7
57.9
55.3
63.4
63.8
67.4
64.9
73.2
65.1
77.1
 
42.6
56.0
51.4
55.2
54.4
54.2
51.0
54.9
50.9
46.6
65.4
72.4
48.3
64.6
47.1
43.0
65.8
52.9
33.2
35.4
79.7
41.9
44.2
64.7
80.9
55.9
62.7
71.4
71.0
67.7
65.4
77.4
51.5
71.7
 
25.5
32.0
45.7
29.9
28.2
40.1
27.9
27.1
44.2
37.5
42.4
64.4
41.1
37.0
45.8
32.7
52.2
41.0
32.7
34.1
68.8
40.8
37.8
53.1
66.0
58.7
54.2
61.3
61.5
66.9
63.3
72.6
66.3
78.6
 
33.2
48.6
48.8
47.6
41.1
46.6
44.9
46.4
43.9
43.1
57.3
65.6
42.8
53.9
45.5
34.2
61.4
49.2
32.0
33.4
74.8
40.5
39.2
60.2
75.8
54.8
56.5
65.9
67.6
64.0
63.3
71.6
55.7
70.2
 

Other notes8

MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Paediatrics (AKP) 

Exam diet Overall % UK graduates % Overseas graduates % UK workers %
2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2010.3 (extra sitting)
2011.2 (no  2011.1)
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.19
2013.2
2013.3
2014.110
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.111
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
2017.3
2018.1
2018.2
2018.3
2019.1
2019.2
2019.3
2020.1
2020.3 
2021.1
2021.2
37.1
59.0
38.3
51.8
54.1
45.1
44.6
35.5
55.2
54.6
65.8
62.6
72.9
57.7
67.0
77.5
50.6
46.2
71.3
44.7
60.4
50.8
57.9
49.6
68.9
56.6
67.4
51.3
71.1
70.9
75.5
77.4
78.9
82.6
38.7
66.7
46.5
60.0
66.0
51.8
50.4
47.7
50.0
59.4
67.7
65.5
81.3
65.4
80.4
91.3
70.2
47.2
84.4
57.8
79.2
59.4
77.5
76.8
79.0
69.1
74.0
74.6
80.7
76.1
82.2
87.2
76.9
87.5
36.8
56.9
36.0
44.4
50.0
42.9
39.6
28.5
56.7
49.0
66.2
62.0
67.9
55.1
63.5
68.7
43.4
46.8
63.8
40.0
55.5
48.3
51.0
43.4
65.0
53.9
66.3
44.7
69.0
69.9
73.0
75.3
79.1
80.6
35.7
58.7
38.6
39.1
57.0
46.7
42.0
39.3
47.0
55.5
63.4
59.9
74.3
55.5
70.4
84.3
56.3
41.7
77.7
47.5
69.0
53.2
65.8
65.7
72.1
58.3
66.7
62.9
71.4
73.8
77.2
77.5
76.3
81.7

Other notes12

MRCPCH Clinical

Exam diet Overall % UK graduates % Overseas graduates % UK workers %
2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2011.1
2011.2
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.1
2013.2
2013.3
2014.1
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.1
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
2017.3
2018.1
2018.2
2018.3
2019.1
2019.2
2019.313
2020.1
2020.3 
2021.1
2021.2
36.6
40.1
40.4
40.4
39.5
41.9
49.1
45.0
50.4
50.6
54.8
49.6
58.0
52.0
55.8
53.8
56.6
56.8
55.1
52.5
61.2
57.0
56.9
60.9
64.2
52.2
52.5
65.3
49.4
68.3
75.2
84.7
64.8
69.6
62.8
70.2
68.0
61.8
59.4
62.7
68.3
65.3
74.7
70.9
77.5
72.2
74.1
71.5
71.6
71.0
74.3
77.8
74.3
74.4
87.8
78.2
80.1
83.1
80.3
70.5
73.0
79.9
72.8
94.2
96.7
97.5
78.6
82.4
24.9
21.6
25.8
24.8
22.3
28.0
37.1
36.6
32.5
36.3
34.6
25.7
34.7
34.8
38.5
29.3
32.6
34.3
36.6
28.6
37.6
34.9
35.6
42.7
45.2
27.3
38.7
46.7
35.0
45.8
54.3
64.7
31.3
43.1
40.7
44.2
41.8
41.8
39.5
43.9
51.2
48.6
53.7
52.1
58.0
51.2
57.2
54.0
59.1
57.6
60.9
62.7
60.3
57.5
69.2
66.1
66.5
71.6
68.8
57.9
60.2
66.8
59.4
79.1
76.9
84.6
64.9
69.6

Other notes14

DCH Clinical

Exam diet Overall % UK graduates % Overseas graduates % UK workers %
2010.1
2010.2
2011.1
2011.2
2012.1
2012.2
2013.1
2013.2
2014.1
2014.2
2015.1
2015.2
2016.1
2016.2
2017.1
2017.2
2018.1
2018.2
2019.1
2019.2
2020.215
2021.1
80.4
71.9
78.4
70.3
79.7
67.7
84.5
83.6
79.1
79.3
73.8
76.4
78.8
85.1
81.7
84.6
78.6
90.4
86.0
94.7
80.5
81.5
87.0
86.5
89.5
79.7
89.4
80.2
96.9
95.1
96.2
85.4
92.5
91.9
90.2
94.1
100.0
100.0
85.7
96.9
100.0
100.0
90.5
100.0
56.3
55.4
48.3
51.7
55.6
45.6
55.0
56.6
40.7
64.3
41.4
53.7
62.9
69.7
60.0
69.7
68.4
75.0
66.7
83.3
70.0
67.9
80.8
71.7
80.7
70.4
83.5
68.7
90.7
86.4
85.3
81.0
83.3
78.8
85.0
90.3
86.8
98.0
81.8
90.5
96.3
100.0
87.5
89.7

Other notes16

  • 1. In 2013.1 the Part 1a exam became FOP
  • 2. In 2014.1 the FOP, TAS and AKP exams changed from paper-based testing to computer-based testing
  • 3. In 2016.1 a new blueprint was developed for FOP, TAS and AKP exams
  • 4. There were no 2020.2 MRCPCH FOP, TAS, AKP and Clinical exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 5. In 2013.1 the Part 1b exam became TAS
  • 6. In 2014.1 the FOP, TAS and AKP exams changed from paper-based testing to computer-based testing
  • 7. In 2016.1 a new blueprint was developed for FOP, TAS and AKP exams
  • 8. There were no 2020.2 MRCPCH FOP, TAS, AKP and Clinical exams due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • 9. In 2013.1 the Part 2 exam became AKP
  • 10. In 2014.1 the FOP, TAS and AKP exams changed from paper-based testing to computer-based testing
  • 11. In 2016.1 a new blueprint was developed for FOP, TAS and AKP exams
  • 12. There were no 2020.2 MRCPCH FOP, TAS, AKP and Clinical exams due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • 13. New MRCPCH Clinical exam circuit brought in for 2019.3 exams onwards. Previous diet pass rates are based on the old circuit
  • 14. There were no 2020.2 MRCPCH FOP, TAS, AKP and Clinical exams due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • 15. In 2020.2 the DCH and 2020.3 the MRCPCH FOP, TAS, AKP and Clinical exams, a remote testing option was introduced
  • 16. There were no 2020.1 DCH due to the COVID 19 pandemic.