MRCP Part 1: Composition of the exam
|Composition of the Exam:|
|Clinical Haematology And Oncology||15|
|Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology||20|
|Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Diseases||15|
The MRCP Part 1 examination now consists of two papers containing 100 "best of five" format multiple choice questions. The candidates will have three hours to write each paper.
Score: There is no negative marking. For each answer, candidates receive a mark of +1 for each correct answer and a mark of 0 for each incorrect answer. Moreover, marks will not be awarded where more than one answer is given or where the answer sheet is spoiled or unreadable.
Example of a Best of Five question (BOF)
A young man has intractable epilepsy with numerous admissions to hospital with status in spite of good compliance with anti-convulsant treatment. He is being considered for a right temporal lobectomy.
Which visual field defect is he likely to develop following this surgical procedure:-
- Left homonymous superior quadrantanopia
- Right homonymous superior quadrantanopia
- Left homonymous inferior quadrantanopia
- Right homonymous inferior quadrantanopia
- Left homonymous hemianopia