Theory exams

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Theory exams - what to expect after your exam

Your results will be available in your online account 6 to 7 weeks after you sit your exam. We will also email you your results, with more detailed feedback, a week later. This page explains your results and what to do next.
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Theory exams - how to prepare for the exam day

Four to six weeks before your theory exam, you will receive an admissions document via email. This has all the information you need to sit your exam at a test centre or via online invigilation. Here you can find more practical tips on how to prepare for your exam, and what to expect on the day.
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Theory exams - how you sit your exam

The theory exams are computer-based and take place a set date and time. Most candidates sit their theory exam in a test centre. We have test centres around the UK and in many countries around the world. Some candidates are eligible to sit their theory exam via online invigilation, which is usually d...
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Theory exams - upcoming exam dates and when to apply

We have three diets each year for all three theory exams, FOP, TAS and AKP. These take place across the UK and in countries around the world. This page has dates and countries of upcoming theory exams, and the application periods for each, and is regularly updated.
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Theory exams - tips from the experts to help you prepare

Taking theory exams? Fantastic news! Want some great tips on how to approach the exams and how (or what) to study? This page houses videos giving tips from experts on a wide range of principles for theory exams. We highly recommend not leaving these to the last minute; remember it's not just about w...
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Theory exams - sample papers

All RCPCH theory exams are delivered via computer-based testing (CBT). Our sample paper is a tutorial to help you better understand the functionality and what you can expect of a CBT examination. This is not a like-for like practice exam but just an example of how our CBT examinations are run. You c...