Theory exam 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 can review our four sample papers which are available online.

How to access the sample papers

You will need a computer with an internet connection. Then, simply click on the below links. You might find these work best on a desktop computer or laptop, rather than a tablet. Please note these links use Flash and you will need an up to date version.

Examples of the each sample paper:

Download the answer keys below.

After you finish

You will be given a score in relation to how many questions you answered correctly. You will also be able to see what questions you got right, got partially right and incorrect.

You can take the sample paper as many times as you wish, but the questions that feature will remain the same.

Copyright

Copyright of questions used in RCPCH examinations belongs to the RCPCH. The MRCPCH and the DCH questions are prepared and revised through the hard work of many College members and staff. Our aim is to produce valid, appropriate and well-prepared questions so that our examinations are fair and effective. Our question bank and reputation is threatened by unauthorised copying of exam questions.

Some examination preparation organisations aim to exploit knowledge of our examination. We are aware that candidates have been asked to memorise questions and provide copies to these organisations. On occasion candidates have been offered payment for this. Infringement of copyright may result in debarment to take the exam, removal of the MRCPCH qualification or prosecution.