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
22 December 2020

When and how to get your results

To see your results online:

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  • Go to your account, and in the Exams panel, click on Your exam results.

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

MRCPCH Clinical - pass mark and when you can sit and resit

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

The minimum pass mark for the MRCPCH Clinical (face to face exam format) is 63 out of the 82 available marks. During the COVID-19 pandemic the MRCPCH Clinical is being delivered remotely, which affects the pass mark - see more in the next section.

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.

Pass mark for MRCPCH COVID Adapted Clinical

The pass mark for this adapted exam is set using a modified Angoff along with the application of an additional measure. All Angoff panel members were 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) were able to discuss their scoring with their colleagues (a key part of the Angoff method). The impact of a remote delivered exam on candidate performance was accounted for throughout the process.

Judgements made by SMEs are averaged and added to a standard error of measurement (SEM) to determine the final pass mark, thereby setting the standard for determining a competent candidate. The standard error of measurement is a measure of precision of an assessment, and is derived from both the standard deviation of observed scores and the reliability of the test.

The final passmark for the November 2020 MRCPCH Covid Adapted Clinical Exam is 58 out of 78 available points.

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/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 Part 1a/FOP (from 2013.1 onwards)

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
2019.3
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
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
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
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

MRCPCH Part 1b/TAS (from 2013.1 onwards)

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
2019.3
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
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
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
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

MRCPCH Part 2/AKP (from 2013.1 onwards)

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
2013.1
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
2019.3
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
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
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
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

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
2019.3*
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
  • *. New MRCPCH Clinical exam circuit brought in for 2019.3 exams onwards. Previous diet pass rates are based on the old circuit.