Preparing for Paper A
MRCPsych Paper A is a written paper on the scientific and
theoretical basis of Psychiatry.
Length of exam and question type
Paper A is a 3 hour exam worth 200 marks. It comprises
What does it cover?
Paper A covers the following sections of the syllabus:
Behavioural Science and Sociocultural Psychiatry
Classification and Assessment in Psychiatry
Candidates who hold a Paper 1 or Paper 2 pass are only required
to sit Paper A(i) or Paper A(ii). These papers are 90 minute exams
worth 100 marks.
Paper A (i) comprises of sections 1, 2 and 5 of the
Paper A (ii) comprises sections 3 and 4.
Please refer to the regulations for transitional