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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.

Following the recent developments in relation to COVID-19, we would like to reassure candidates that at the present time the latest restrictions announced will not impact the MRCOG exams scheduled to take place in January 2021, with the exception of the Republic of Ireland where Pearson VUE test centres have been requested to close by the government.

Pearson VUE test centres are operating in accordance with COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect the health and safety of all candidates and staff.

If you have any questions about the arrangements for the January exams, please see the FAQs in the first instance.


Eligibility and how to book the Part 1 exam

Apply for eligibility and book your place

Calendar & fees

Part 1 application & exam dates

Venue details & exam times

Where & when 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

Candidate instructions

Essential information for taking the exam


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 number every time you contact us. This allows us verify who you are and view your history with the College, including examinations and events.


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