Special notices

On this page you will find the latest updates and special notices from the Examinations team.

You will receive your examination results by email, instead of by letter in the post. This means everyone gets their result at the same time, avoiding problems with the post.

The emails contain the College logo, so they can be printed and used for official purposes. Remember, it's your responsibility to keep your results safe.

Please note this change is for both the Written Papers and the CASC.

If you wish to change any contact details which includes your email address this can be done at any time by logging into the Member’s area.

From September 2018, CASC candidates will be expected to provide their own timing device (such as a simple analogue wristwatch or fob watch, as illustrated) should there be a physical or other examination which requires the use of one. Digital watches/timing devices will not be permitted.

Read the full notice.



From 2019 The number of items in the written question papers will be reduced from 200 to 150 following approval from the GMC. The prime aim is to give candidates more time per item, whist ensuring there is still  adequate sampling from the syllabus in each diet of the examination.

Paper A:  

  • Behavioural Science and Socio-cultural Psychiatry
  • Human Development
  • Basic Neurosciences
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Classification and Assessment in Psychiatry

Paper B:

  • Organisation and delivery
  • General Adult
  • Old Age
  • Psychotherapy
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Substance misuse
  • Forensic
  • Learning disability
  • Critical Review

Link to Blueprints on Preparing for exams section


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