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MRCOG Part 1: Submit an expression of interest for the September 2021 exam

7 May 2021

While we have been delighted to continue delivering our exams throughout the pandemic thanks to our transition to computer-based testing, we recognise that exam capacity over the past 12 months has been reduced due to the continued impact of COVID-19.

To support candidates that have not been successful in obtaining a place on one of our previous sittings, we will be delivering an additional exam this year on 20 September 2021.

In order to have an opportunity to book into available spaces, candidates must first complete the Expression of interest form. This form must be submitted by no later than Friday 4 June 2021.

Visit the MRCOG Part 1: Expression of interest page to submit an expression of interest

September 2021 exam timeline

Friday 7 May 2021 Part 1 eligibility deadline
Friday 4 June 2021 Expression of interest deadline
Wednesday 16 June 2021 Booking tokens sent to candidates
Monday 21 June 2021 Booking opens

Friday 7 May 2021: Eligibility deadline

Deadline for eligibility applications from first-time candidates. Candidates who have sat the Part 1 exam do not need to apply for eligibility.

Friday 4 June 2021: Expression of interest deadline

Candidates who wish to have the opportunity to book a place on the September exam must complete the expression of interest form no later than 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021. Please note, we will not be able to consider any candidates that have failed to complete the form by this deadline.

Wednesday 16 June 2021: Booking tokens sent

Candidates that have successfully completed the Expression of interest form, and meet the eligibility requirements to sit the Part 1 exam, will receive a booking token for an opportunity to book into available space when the booking window opens. (Further information on eligibility requirements is available here. Candidates hoping to sit the exam for the first time must have submitted their Part 1 eligibility application by no later than Friday 7 May 2021.)

Monday 21 June 2021: Booking window open

Candidates with a booking token will have the opportunity to book into available space for the September 2021 exam. Please note, we cannot guarantee there will be space for all candidates that receive a booking token. Spaces will be available on a first come first served basis once the booking window has opened

We are currently working closely with our testing delivery partners, Pearson VUE, to secure seats across their global network of test centres. We are unable to confirm exact country locations available at this time. Further information on country locations will be provided ahead of the opening of the booking window.