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MRCOG Part 1 Exam

Start: 18/01/2021 00:00
End: 18/01/2021 00:00

Location: Various venues


Exam fees

  • UK & Republic of Ireland - £493
  • Band A - £571
  • Band B - £493
  • Band C - £394

Fees are banded using the international membership subscription country bandings. Banding applies to the centre in which you are taking the exam and not the country of residence of the candidate.

See which band your country falls under.

Candidates should only book for a country they are resident in.  The ‘Main address’ details provided for the RCOG account must match the country being booked. Candidates should also ensure that an up-to-date telephone number is provided in their RCOG account information. From 1 January 2018 onwards, there will be an additional administration charge of £10 for those who do not pay their exam fees online, e.g. pay over the telephone. If you pay online then there is no extra charge.

Payment is made online by credit/debit card, through the booking application process below.

If you are unable to make a payment online, please contact exams@rcog.org.uk or call 0207 772 6210 to make manual payment.

How to Apply: Re-sit applicants

If you have previously attempted the Part 1 MRCOG and fall within the remit of the regulations of number of attempts, you are already eligible to sit the exam.

How to Apply: First time applicants

Applying for the Part 1 exam is a 2-stage process: eligibility and booking.

You must first apply for eligibility, and have your application approved, before you can make a booking application on this page.

Eligibility applications for this exam closed at 4pm (UK time) on Thursday 27 August 2020.

All eligibility applications received before the deadline have now been processed for the January 2021 Part 1 exam.

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For exams queries, please contact the Exams Department at exams@rcog.org.uk

Deadline

Eligibility applications for this exam closed at 4pm (UK time) on Thursday 27 August 2020.

Booking applications are now closed.

Booking applications closed at 4pm (UK time) on Monday 9 November 2020.

The regulations state that candidates who withdraw their application for a particular exam after the closing date, or who fail to appear, shall forfeit the exam fee. This means the College cannot refund your entry fee after an exam’s closing date and your candidature for the exam will remain. If you fail to attend the exam, your entry will not be counted as an attempt.

Please read the "All candidates" and "Privacy" tabs above, before completing the form below. They contain essential information about booking the exam.

Eligibility applications: Go to How to book the Part 1 MRCOG exam for instructions on completing and submitting your eligibility application.

By continuing with the booking process, you agree to all the terms of the exam regulations for this particular exam and to the transfer of all copyright subsisting in exam material produced by you to the College. You confirm that you are not currently suspended or removed from medical practice by any authorising body or involved in any disciplinary proceedings related to medical practice in any country.

Candidates are advised to read the College’s regulations regarding exam currency and attempts.

Candidates should only book for a country they are resident in.  The ‘Main address’ details provided for the RCOG account must match the country being booked. Candidates should also ensure that an up-to-date telephone number is provided in their RCOG account information.

Reasonable adjustments for exam candidates

Candidates for any RCOG examination who wish to request an adjustment to the examination setting should please first read the Supporting Special Circumstances Policy and submit their request to ExamConfidentialEnquiries@rcog.org.uk.

Your request must be submitted before the published closing date for the exam you are applying for. Requests submitted after the published closing date will normally not be considered.

You must make a new request with each examination application.

Name change

If your name has changed you need to provide an attested re-issued primary medical degree certificate or certificate of medical registration stating your new/married name, as well as a copy of your marriage certificate showing both your former and your new name. These documents must be sent to the exams department at exams@rcog.org.uk and received by the closing date.

In accordance with EU and UK data protection laws, the College will process personal data, by any means (including electronically), for the purpose of providing benefits and services and to carry out its day to day business.

Under Article 6. 1(f) and Article 9. 2(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR), the lawful basis used by the RCOG (or College) to process your personal data with regard to the MRCOG examinations is “legitimate interests”. The College’s exam system supplier, Pearson VUE, will only process your personal data for the purpose of providing the above mentioned benefits and services, in order to carry out its day to day business in full compliance with GDPR 2018 and the RCOG Data Protection Policy.

If you are registered or anticipate being registered with the GMC, then your personal data, including data about your examination results, will be passed to the GMC for quality assurance and for research purposes and to facilitate the awarding of certificates of completion of training (CCTs).

The College may also confirm your qualifications and membership to bona fide third parties including governmental and medical regulatory bodies, educational institutions, and prospective employers. For further information please contact exams@rcog.org.uk.

For more information about how we handle your personal data, including the RCOG Retention Schedule, and your individual rights, please see the RCOG Privacy Policy.

You can choose to not receive communications from the College relating to our activities, products and services at any time. You also have a right to access any personal data which the College holds and also the right to correct these data and to request for the data to be erased. For further information, please contact the Data Protection Team at dataprotection@rcog.org.uk.

  • I have read and understood the RCOG privacy statement (above) and understand how my personal information will be handled and processed by them.
  • I confirm that I am not currently suspended or removed from medical practice by any authorising body or involved in disciplinary proceedings related to medical practice in any country.