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FRCS Exam Dates

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EXAM DATE LOCATION
FRCS Part 1 02/06/2021 CBT
FRCS Part 2 22/09/2021 Edinburgh
FRCS Part 1 03/11/2021 CBT

 

Format:

Part 1:

– Written

– Multiple Choice Questions (single best answer SBA) and Extended Matching Item questions

(EMI)

– Paper 1   110 SBA (2 hours)

– Paper 2   135 EMI (2 hours 30 mins)

**From 1st January 2021 there will be a change in the format as follows:

– Paper 1   120 SBA (2 hours 15 mins)

– Paper 2   120 SBA (2 hours 15 mins)

 

Part 2:

– Viva style

– Clinical examination: Patient‐based Scenarios

  • Two 30 minute structured clinical assessments

 

– Oral examinations: Three Structured Interview Scenarios

  1. Urology and Neonatal Urology (40 mins)
  2. Oncology & Endocrine and General & Gastrointestinal Surgery (40 mins)
  3. Neonatal Surgery and Emergency Surgery & Trauma (40 mins)

 

For further up to date information on regulations, syllabus and sample questions, please visit https://www.jcie.org.uk/content/content.aspx?ID=18