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 or an appeal for your clinical exam, you must do this within two weeks of receiving your detailed results breakdown. Find out more including breakdowns of exam pass rates here.
Last modified
11 December 2018

When and how to get your results

To see your results online:

  • Log in
  • 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 - 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 score for MRCPCH Clinical is 100. This reflects an average of nine 'passes' and one 'bare fail' over the 10 stations.

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.

Based on this, these are our rules on deferment:

  • Candidates who score 70 or less (reflecting an average performance grade lower than 'bare fail' in every station) must defer from attempting the exam for the following two sittings.
  • Candidates who score between 71 and 80 inclusive (reflecting an average performance grade of no better than 'bare fail' in every station) must defer from attempting the exam at the next available sitting.

This table summarises these rules.

Score Action
100-120 Pass
0-70 Fail - defer application for two diets (exam sittings)
71-80 Fail - defer application for one diet
81-99 Fail - can apply for next diet

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.

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. These are the fees for 2018.

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 - appeals

If you wish to appeal your MRCPCH Clinical exam or DCH Clinical exam, you must do this within two weeks from the date that your detailed results breakdown and marksheets are issued.

All candidates must submit appeals before the appeals deadline date for that diet using the standard clinical exam appeals form.

You must also include the payment for a re-mark. The fee for a clinical exam (MRCPCH and DCH) appeal in 2018 is £230.

We normally hold appeals panel meetings five or six weeks after the exam results letters are sent to UK candidates. If you sat your exam outside of the UK, you may need to wait longer for your appeal to be reviewed.

The appeals panel will decide on the majority of appeals on the same day and the outcome will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The detailed response letter will be issued to you within four weeks of the panel meeting.

For more detail about appeals for clinical exams, 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.

Foundation of Practice (MRCPCH / DCH)

Exam diet Overall % UK graduates % Overseas graduates % UK workers %

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

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

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

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

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

Theory and Science (MRCPCH)

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

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

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

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

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

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

Applied Knowledge in Paediatrics (MRCPCH)

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

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

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

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

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

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

MRCPCH Clinical

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

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

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

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

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

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

DCH Clinical

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

2013.1

2013.2

2014.1

2014.2

2015.1

2015.2

2016.1

2016.2

2017.1

2017.2

2018.1

84.5

83.6

79.1

79.3

73.8

76.4

78.8

85.1

81.7

84.6

78.6

96.9

95.1

96.2

85.4

92.5

91.9

90.2

94.1

100.0

100.0

85.7

55.0

56.6

40.7

64.3

41.4

53.7

62.9

69.7

60.0

69.7

68.4

90.7

86.4

85.3

81.0

83.3

78.8

85.0

90.3

86.8

98.0

81.8