Primary FRCA MCQ
Structure of the Primary FRCA MCQ examination
The Primary FRCA MCQ examination comprises of 90 questions to be completed in three hours. The subsections include:
- 30 questions in pharmacology
- 30 questions in physiology and biochemistry
- 30 questions in physics, clinical measurement and data interpretation
The MCQ examination runs from 2.00pm until 5.00pm with candidates expected to be seated 15 minutes before the commencement. A brief will be provided prior to the exam and candidates will receive a question booklet and an Optical Mark Reader Sheet to record their answers.
Primary FRCA MCQ marking system
Candidates will only pass the Primary FRCA MCQ examination if they receive a mark of 2 or better. Negative marking is no longer used. Candidates must also perform well in all subsections; poor marks in one section will result in examination failure.