As said earlier, MRCS Part A is a written exam that follows a multiple-choice question (MCQ) pattern. Part A is further divided into two parts -Morning and afternoon sessions. The total time allotted for both papers is five hours.
Paper 1: Applied Basic Science
Paper 2: Principles of Surgery in General
Two hours are allotted for the first paper, “Applied Basic Science,” while the second paper, “Principles of Surgery in General,” lasts for 3 hours. The papers cover the entire spectrum of general surgical topics and applied surgical knowledge.
The results of the Part A exam are based on the cumulative performance of both papers. Each paper has an individual passing grade which the candidate needs to meet. Then, an overall score also needs to be met for passing the first part of the MRCS exam, i.e., Part A.
Exam Fees – £ 550
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, candidates required to provide their Primary Medical Qualification should send these documents via email. Please send scanned copies of your original documents to MRCS&[email protected].