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Part 3 MRCOG: exam calendar and fees

Dates, venues and fees for the Part 3 MRCOG exam

Details are correct at the time of publication, however the College reserves the right to change these at any time.


Part 3 MRCOG November 2018 exam

Important Announcement – Tuesday 14 August 2018

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of individuals concurrently accessing the November 2018 MRCOG Part 3 examination application portal, our systems have been unable to cope with the high demand and only 50 applicants have managed to apply for the examination. This led to us taking the application portal offline at 4:30pm on Wednesday 8 August 2018, in order to ensure a fair and accessible process for all prospective examination candidates worldwide. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and anxiety these technical issues have caused to candidates attempting to book.

To address these problems, we are implementing a new application process for this examination. On Wednesday 15 August 2018 by 12:00 midday (UK time), all eligible candidates will receive an email from us confirming the new application process, including timescales. This email will be sent to the email account you provided when registering for the last examination you applied for. Please check all of your email accounts including spam and junk folders.

If you do not receive an email from us by 12:00 midday (UK time) on Wednesday 15 August 2018 and believe you are eligible to apply for the Part 3 MRCOG examination, please contact us via

As well as emailing applicants directly, we will also continue to post information on our website.

Thank you for your patience and please await an email from us by 12:00 midday (UK time) on Wednesday 15 August 2018 with confirmation of the revised application process.

Important Announcement – Friday 10 August 2018

We apologise for the ongoing inability to apply for the November examination. As of Wednesday 8 August at 4:30pm (UK time), only 50 applicants had been able to apply due to large volumes of concurrent users accessing our application system. To ensure fairness to all those wishing to apply, we took the application system offline whilst we reviewed options to rectify the situation.

We will announce details of the amended application process on this webpage at 12:00 midday (UK time) on Tuesday 14 August. Until then, our application system will remain offline and no application submissions will be possible. Please be assured that when the application process re-opens, all those wishing to apply will be able to do so in an equitable and fair manner.

The Examinations team will be unable to provide any additional information before 12:00 midday on Tuesday 14 August.

Important Announcement – Wednesday 8 August 2018 4:30pm

The web-based application system for the November 2018 Part 3 MRCOG examination has not been able to facilitate the large volumes of applicants attempting to apply concurrently. At the time of releasing this message only 50 applications have been successfully made. In order to resolve this issue and ensure all applicants can access the web-based application system, the functionality has been temporarily taken offline whilst the issue is fixed. Our technical team are fixing the issue as quickly as possible, but during this period it will not be possible to make an application. We will not be able to accept applications via phone. As soon as the system is corrected we will make an announcement on the web page and via social media to confirm that applications have re-opened. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and please be assured we are working to resolve the issue promptly.

Applying for the exam

The November 2018 Part 3 MRCOG examination is expected to be the largest that the RCOG has run to date, with plans to accommodate over 500 candidates. This includes examination centres in London, Delhi and Hong Kong. However, depending on applicant numbers there may be more applicants wishing to sit the November 2018 diet than available spaces.

Applicants are advised not to make any travel, accommodation or visa arrangements until they receive confirmation of a place on the November diet.

Whilst every effort will be made to maximise the number of applicants able to sit the November examination, should there be more applicants than spaces, a criteria will be applied to determine allocation to spaces. The following candidate groups will be prioritised:

  • National Training Number
    Those who require the Part 3 MRCOG examination to progress through a structured training programme, which applies to National Training Number holders on a UK training programme and conjoint candidates undertaking a Singapore or Hong Kong Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology programme
  • Medical Training Initiative
    Those who are undertaking a Medical Training Initiative programme and who have a UK visa that will expire before the next Part 3 MRCOG sitting
  • Special circumstance
    Those who have a special circumstance that requires them to sit the examination in November 2018, such as a pregnant candidate who has a due date prior to the next Part 3 MRCOG sitting

Should these criteria need to be applied, the remaining spaces will be allocated to candidates in application timing order, whereby those who apply earliest by date and time will be allocated an examination place until all places have been exhausted.

If there are applicants for November 2018 who cannot be accommodated, they will be given priority for the first Part 3 MRCOG diet of 2019. We apologise in advance should any applicants be affected by this.

Applicants are advised not to make any travel, accommodation or visa arrangements until they receive confirmation of a place on the November diet.

Plans are underway to further grow examination capacity from 2019 and we will continue to aim to maximise candidate numbers for each diet, whilst ensuring that the quality and integrity of the Part 3 exam is our over-riding concern and does not compromise standards.



Exam dates

  • 10 September 2018 in London
  • 5, 6, 7 November 2018 in London, Delhi, Hong Kong and Singapore centres


Exam: 10 September 2018

This exam will be held on Monday 10 September 2018 in London and candidates offered a place have been contacted.

The September 2018 Part 3 exam is only open to candidates we have contacted. Confirmation of exam timings will be issued to candidates in due course.


Exam: 5-7 November 2018


Please see the important announcement above. Applications will re-open when possible.



Autumn 2018 Part 3 exam fees

Country Fee
UK £441
International £550

Local administrative fees (see below for more details):

  • Hong Kong: $15,000 HKD
  • Singapore: $3,300 SGD

There is no local fee for the Delhi centre.

2019 Part 3 exam fees

Country Fee
Band A £589
Band B £550
Band C £550

Fees are banded using the international membership subscription country bandings.
See which band your country falls under.

From 1 January 2018, there is an additional administration charge of £10 for those who do not pay 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

  • Local administrative fees: Candidates who apply to sit in one of the overseas centres may be subject to pay a local administrative fee. Once your place has been allocated, you will be emailed further details of how to pay this fee. The local administrative fee will be paid directly to the overseas centre.
  • For candidates who are sitting the Joint M.Med (O&G) / Part 3 MRCOG Clinical Assessment, the local administrative fee will be levied by the Division of Graduate Medical Studies, National University of Singapore.
  • Whilst candidates will be able to select their preferred exam centre at the time of application, the college reserves the right to reallocate candidates to another centre. This may be due to oversubscription or cancellation of a centre. Please note – not all centres will be running for each exam diet.
  • Candidates applying online may do so until 4pm 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.


Contact us

For more information please read the Part 3 MRCOG FAQs.

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


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