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Part 1 MRCOG exam

Everything you need to know about the Part 1 MRCOG

If you're an exam candidate, check this section of the website regularly to keep up to date.

Booking update

The booking window for our January MRCOG Part 1 and Part 2 exams will reopen at 2pm UK time today. The window had been temporarily paused as a small number of candidates had reported they were experiencing an issue completing their payments. We have completed our investigations and can confirm there is no error with the booking system, which is working correctly, and most users who attempted to complete payment have been able to do so. We understand that the small number of candidates affected were unable to complete their bookings due to their bank declining the payment, the payment connection to their bank taking too long causing a “time out”, or that the booking form had not been completed correctly.

Should any candidates experience similar problems once the booking window has reopened you may wish to use an alternative bank or credit card as the RCOG cannot control whether your bank will accept payment, or the connectivity of the payment portal with your bank. Please also ensure you complete the payment form in full before attempting to submit your payment. If any payment problems persist we would advise candidates to contact their bank for further advice and support. The RCOG is unable to help resolve unsuccessful payment transactions that are due to financial systems outside of our control.

Part 1 exam: January 2022

Some dates in the application window were amended on 11 October 2021. This was due to a delay in the confirmation of test centre availability in a number of countries, as a consequence of the continued global impact of Covid-19.

News and updates

News and updates about the Part 1 exam

How to book the Part 1 exam

Essential details on how to apply for and book the exam


Apply for eligibility for the Part 1 exam

Expression of interest form

Submit an expression of interest for the Part 1 exam

Calendar & fees

Part 1 application & exam dates

Venue details

Where the Part 1 exam is held

Exam format

Papers and question types


What you need to know in the exam

Revision resources

Resources to help you revise and prepare


Important details about booking and taking the exam


Questions & answers about taking the exam

Exam results

When & how we publish results

Find out more

For more information, please read the Part 1 MRCOG FAQs.

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

Please provide your RCOG College account number every time you contact us. This number is usually 6 digits long. This allows us verify who you are and view your history with the College, including examinations and events.


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