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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

About the Examinations Unit


The Examinations Unit is responsible for the organisation of the College’s written and clinical MRCPsych Examinations. Membership of the College is the accepted qualification for entry into higher training in psychiatry.


The MRCPsych Examinations consist of two Written Papers: Papers A, B and the Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC).


The Examinations Unit is responsible for processing candidate enquiries, applications, entry and allocation to examination centres and the publication of final results. The Examinations Unit is also responsible for the recruitment, induction and training of College examiners.


The question papers for the Examinations are prepared by the Panels responsible for each paper. All results are monitored and determined by the Examinations Sub-Committee. Regular reports are presented to the Education and Training Committee to ensure that standards are maintained.


The Head of Examinations Operations is responsible for the overall management and delivery of the Unit’s activities and manages the Examinations team.


All enquiries should be directed to:


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