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Part 1 MRCOG: exam calendar and fees

Dates, venues and fees for the Part 1 MRCOG exam

As of 2018, the exam dates will change from March and September to January and July.
See the main MRCOG page for more information about the change of dates.

Exam dates

  • Monday 29 January 2018
  • Monday 2 July 2018

January 2018 exam


Applications are now closed.

UK venues

London, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast

International venues

Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Greece (Thessaloniki), Hong Kong, India* (Kolkata, Mumbai), Indonesia, Iraq (Basrah), Jordan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan (Karachi), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Sri Lanka, Sudan, UAE (Dubai), West Indies (Jamaica)

July 2018 exam


Applications open from Thursday 11 January 2018.

Applications close at 4.00pm Thursday 5 April 2018.

UK venues

London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin

International venues

Bangladesh, China (Hangzhou) Egypt, Greece (Thessaloniki), Hong Kong, India* (Bangalore, Delhi), Iraq (Basrah), Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan (Lahore), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Singapore, Sudan, UAE (Abu Dhabi), West Indies (Trinidad)


  • UK exam venues: £445
  • International exam venues: £378

From 1 January 2018, there will be an additional administration charge of £10 for those who do notpay their exam fees online, e.g.: pay over the telephone, by cheque or bank draft. If you pay online, there is no extra charge.


Important notes

  • *Candidates wishing to sit the exam in India must indicate which exam venue on their entry form.
  • Candidates will be able to select their preferred exam venue at the time of booking. Please note – not all venues will be running for each exam diet.  
  • Candidates applying online may do so until 4.00pm UK time on the closing date. Candidates applying by post must submit their complete application before the closing date, application envelopes post-marked on or after the closing date will not be accepted.


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 helps us verify who you are and view your history with the College, including examinations and events.


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