From June 2020 onwards all of our written examinations will be delivered by remote invigilation instead of at a physical examination centre. 

Please find all the information about remote invigilation in this link 

Covid Impact on Examinations

The following Examinations are available from RCPI

MRCPI General Medicine Information

MRCPI Paediatrics Information

MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology Information 

Public Health Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Clinical Psychiatry

Obstetrics and Women’s Health

Calendar for Examinations 

What are the opening and closing dates for the Examinations? 

Each examination has a different calendar please click on the link for the relevant examination 

link below for the information for your speciality.

MRCPI GM Calendar


MRCPI O&G Calendar


What are the criteria for sitting examinations? 

Who is exempt from Part I of the examinations? 

Who is given priority for places at the examinations? 

Places in this examination are limited. If the number of applications for this exam exceeds the number of               places available, priority will be give to doctors on our Basic Specialist Training programme. However please        be assured we are working very closely with our exam delivery partner to increase the capacity of our examsWhat documentation is required for applying for an examination? 

How long after a closing date for an examination are places allocated? 

Verifications are completed up to two weeks after the closing date for applications. Once verifications have 

been completed places will be allocated and communications sent.  Therefore you will not recieve                         confirmation of your place until at least three weeks after the closing date for the examination.

How do I cancel my application for an Examination? 

Please email requesting they withdraw you from the Examination.  Please note that once you have withdrawn your place will be allocated to a candidate on the waiting list so it will not be                 possible to reinstate your application.

Can I transfer to another sitting of an examination? 

Please email asking them to transfer you to the sitting of the examinations you wish to be transferred to they will check availablilty and advise you if it was possible to transfer you.

Exam Format & Criteria 
I submitted my application without uploading all of the required documentation what should I do? 

Please email your missing documentation including your application number to

How many attempts at the Part I Examination do people have? 
you have 6 attempts for this examination to pass
How many attempts at the Part II Examination do people have? 
you have 6 attempts for this examination to pass

What form or payments are acceptable for an examination? 

The RCPI accept Debit and Credit card payments and paypal.  We do not accept American Express.

I am getting an error making my payment online. 

If you get a message advising your payment was unsucessful when you enter your card details.  Please contact your card issuer to find out when the payment was unsucessful.  RCPI cannot see the reason why the card payment was rejected only your issuer can advise about this and resolve it.  

Remote Invigilation