One mark (+1) will be awarded for each correct answer:
A correct answer to a one from five question
A correct answer to an item in an 'n' from many question
Marks will not be awarded for answers in excess of the number required (eg. where two answers are given in response to a best of five question no marks will be awarded for that question) or where the answer sheet is spoiled and unreadable by the optical marking scanner.
The MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination in July 2002 (2002/2) will continue to assess a candidate's performance in relation to that of other candidates, although a pass mark will be agreed by the examiners. However, it is intended that the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination will be criterion referenced from 2002/3 and will assess a candidate's performance in relation to an external standard of performance (pass mark) set by the examiners.
Candidates do not need to achieve a pass in each paper in order to pass the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination overall. The final mark for each candidate is the sum of the marks awarded in the two papers expressed as a percentage. The pass mark will be agreed for the Examination as a whole and any candidate achieving this mark will pass
It should be noted that drugs will almost invariably be referred to by their International Non-proprietary Name (rINN) rather than by their trade names.
Biochemical and other measurements will be expressed in SI units (normal ranges or reference ranges will only be provided where these are likely to be in doubt).
Candidates who pass the Written paper are invited to attend for further examination in the PACES section.
Candidates who have failed the Written paper are not allowed to proceed to the remaining sections and must re-sit the Written paper in order to succeed in the examination.
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