MRCPsych Examinations this Autumn

Message from the Chief Examiner, Dr Ian Hall:

CASC examination this Autumn

 We are planning to run the MRCPsych CASC examination this Autumn on the published dates of 7-11 September.  Because of the COVID pandemic, subject to GMC approval, this will be an online version of the exam, more details of which will be made available in due course.  The blueprint and structure of the exam will be the same, but the stations will be using online video consultations rather than face-to-face interviews.

 Application period:  this will be delayed slightly to the new dates of Monday 22 June – Friday 3 July.

Hong Kong CASC

Because of the COVID pandemic, we will not be able to run the CASC examination in Hong Kong this Autumn.  We would advise candidates who were planning to enter the Hong Kong CASC to enter the online version that will take place in September.

 Paper A and Paper B this Autumn

 We are planning on delivering Paper A and Paper B this Autumn using computer-based testing, more details of which will be made available in due course.  The syllabus, blueprint and question format of the exam will remain unchanged.

 Please check the exams pages of the College website for the latest information, where you will also find contact details for the Exams team. You can also read our statement on the temporary change made to the CASC regulations.

 Dr Ian Hall

Chief Examiner

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