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DRCOG exam

Everything you need to know about the DRCOG, the RCOG’s exam for non-O&G specialists who work in women’s health care, especially general practitioners (GPs).

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All the latest news and announcements about the DRCOG will appear on this page. If you’re an exam candidate, please check this page regularly to keep up to date.


DRCOG Exam October 2018

Applications for the 6 October 2018 DRCOG exam are now open.

To apply, please sign in to the RCOG website and then book a place on the exam here.

Applications close at 4pm UK time on Thursday 16 August 2018.


Who can sit the DRCOG exam?

All applicants for the DRCOG exam must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) or the Medical Council of Ireland (MCI).

For more information, please read:


When and where can I sit the DRCOG exam?

View the exam calendar to see when and where the DRCOG exam is being held.


What does the DRCOG exam involve?

This section of the website contains a range of information about the DRCOG exam, including:


How should I prepare for the exam?


Exam results

  • On the day the results are released, as stated in the candidate instructions, you will be emailed by the Exams department during the working day by 4pm UK time at the latest.
  • Appeals against examination results can only be made against the process of the examination. If you would like to complain because the service we have provided has been unacceptable, please read the College’s complaints and appeals policy.


Find out more

For more information, please read the DRCOG FAQs.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us on +44 20 7772 6210.


Elsewhere on the site

Read the answers to frequently asked questions about the DRCOG exam
MRCOG exam
Find out about the College’s membership exam, the MRCOG