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

Welcome to the online candidate application form for MRCPsych Written Examinations

The application period for MRCPsych Paper A, Diet 1 is 02-19 May 2017. The exam date is 20 June 2017


All applications for entry should be made using the online form.  Paper forms will not be accepted.

In order to access the online application form, you must have a log-in for the College Website.  If you have not previously registered with the website or you are unsure if you are registered, please contact


The online form will only be available from 10am on Tuesday 02 May 2017 until 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017. Applications will not be accepted after the published closing date.


Please note only card payments can be made using the online application.


The College does not accept responsibility for delays or computer failures and no allowances will be made for this. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.


Please note, due to a number of complaints from candidates, the Examination Sub-Committee have recently ruled that strictly no food may be taken into the examination hall on the day of the Examination. This includes sweets and snacks. If you require food during the Examination for medical reasons then you will need to state this on the application form under the Special Requirements section. This will also need to be verified with documentary evidence that you will need to send to the Examinations Department before the closing date of applications. Please note you are allowed to bring water and soft drinks into the examination hall.

Please complete the form below using the guidance and procedures.


Please note that there are 3 aplication forms available for this Examination;

Paper A - for all candidates who do NOT hold a pass in Paper 1 OR Paper 2.

Paper A (i) - ONLY for candidates who hold a valid pass in Paper 2.

Paper A (ii) - ONLY for candidates who hold a valid pass in Paper 1.

If you select the incorrect exam, your application will not be accepted, and you will have to reapply. This may have an impact on your chances of getting a place at your chosen exam venue, as places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Special notice to candidates taking only the Paper A(i) or A(ii) Examination.

There are only two UK Centres avaliable to those candidates taking the Paper A(i) or A(ii) from the UK and Ireland. These are in London and Edinburgh. This is due to the very limited number of candidates now eligible to take these Exams. There are still overseas centres in Oman, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangalore.


Please note that it may take up to 30 seconds for the pages to load so your patience is appreciated. During this time please do not push the back button as this may take you out of the application.

If you experience any difficulties while completing your application please contact



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