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Preparing for the exams

This section will help you learn more about what you need to do to prepare for each exam.

Preparing for Paper A and B

For information about the length of each test, the subjects covered, sample questions and the marking scheme, see:


Preparing for CASC

For information about CASC, including the format of the assessment, videos giving examples of sample stations, and a range of other advice, see Preparing for CASC.


For many trainees, the MRCPsych exams can be daunting and anxiety-provoking. ‘Passing the MRCPsych Exams – an insider’s Guide’ aims to help!! This complements the guidance in the exam section of the website and contains advice and tips both on preparing for and sitting the written exams and CASC. The guide is written by members of the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC).


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  • Exam dates

    To find out the examination dates see the 2018 and 2019 Examinations Calendar.