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MRCS Examination

The MRCS and FRCS Examination guide is aimed at prospective candidates of these examinations and is designed to help them decide when and where to sit their exam and how best to prepare.

The guide contains extensive information about the structure of the MRCS, the MRCS (ENT), and the FRCS. It also contains the 2017 exam dates, the venues in which they will be offered and also the exam preparation courses offered by RCSI.


Applications for MRCS examinations are open.

Exam preparation resources

 

PasTest

RCSI has partnered with PasTest, one of the leading providers of revision resources for the MRCS exams to offer discounted access to their MRCS resources. All candidates sitting MRCS Part A and MRCS Part B with RCSI in 2017 will be entitled to a 25% discount off their online subscription.

The MRCS Part A subscription provides access to over 4,300 practice questions, helpful media resources and a free mobile app. The MRCS Part B subscription offers to candidates helpful detailed lectures and demonstration videos and case studies.

The candidates will receive a personal discount code by email after their exam has been closed for applications. For more information contact pgexams@rcsi.ie.

 

The MRCS Part B (OSCE) preparation course

Due to the limited number of attempts for MRCS Part B it is crucial that candidates sit the exam only after undertaking intense preparation. RCSI offers this two-day intensive course particularly designed to prepare surgical trainees for this exam.

The course covers the core content of the exam and is designed to assist the candidates in their exam preparation and to improve their examination technique. It has mock OSCEs, interactive workshops, and group discussions in the areas of: applied surgery/critical care, clinical/procedural skills, anatomy/surgical pathology, and communications.

This course is run three times a year in Ireland and in other rotating international locations. The next dates of this course will take place in the following locations:

Course Date of course Closing date Fees
MRCS Part B (OSCE) preparation course: Dublin/Drogheda 5-6 January 2017 2 December 2016 €595
MRCS Part B (OSCE) preparation course: Dublin/Drogheda 6-7 April 2017 5 March 2017 €595
MRCS Part B (OSCE) preparation course: Dublin/Drogheda 7-8 September 2017 9 July 2017 €595

Candidates interested in attending this course can apply now. Please note that places are very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis on receipt of completed application and payment.

 

Exam venues, dates, and applications

RCSI offers opportunities to sit these examinations in Ireland and at a number of overseas centres in Jordan (Amman), Bahrain, Saudi Arabia (Dammam), and Malaysia (Penang and Kuala Lumpur).

Applications are now open for the examinations taking place in 2017. Please note that important changes are being introduced to MRCS Part A from January 2017. Please visit the intercollegiate website for more information.


Upcoming examinations in Ireland (apply here)

Exam Date of exam Closing date Fees
MRCS Part A - Dublin 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €595
MRCS Part A - Dublin 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €595
MRCS Part A - Dublin 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €595
MRCS Part A - Belfast 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €595
MRCS Part A - Belfast 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €595
MRCS Part A - Belfast 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €595
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Dublin 14-15 February 2017 25 November 2016 €1095
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Dublin 17-18 May 2017 3 March 2017 €1095
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Dublin 11-12 October 2017 28 July 2017 €1095

 

Upcoming examinations in India - new centres! (apply here)

Exam Date of exam Closing date Fees
MRCS Part A - Aster Medcity, Kochi 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Aster Medcity, Kochi 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Aster Medcity, Kochi 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Lucknow 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Lucknow 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Lucknow 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625

Upcoming examinations in Jordan (apply here)

Exam Date of exam Closing date Fees
MRCS Part A - Amman 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Amman 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Amman 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625

 

Upcoming examinations in Bahrain (apply here)

Exam Date of exam Closing date Fees
MRCS Part A - Bahrain 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Bahrain 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Bahrain 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Bahrain 10-12 November 2016 11 September 2016 €1250
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Bahrain 10-12 March 2017 8 January 2017 €1150
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Bahrain 10-12 November 2017 10 September 2017 €1150

 

Upcoming examinations in Saudi Arabia (apply here)

Exam Date of exam Closing date Fees
MRCS Part A - Dammam 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Dammam 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Dammam 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625

 

Upcoming examinations in Malaysia (apply here)

Exam Date of exam Closing date Fees
MRCS Part A - Penang 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Penang 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Penang 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Kota Kinabalu (new centre) 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Kota Kinabalu (new centre) 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Kota Kinabalu (new centre) 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Kuala Lumpur (Perdana) 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Kuala Lumpur (Perdana) 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Kuala Lumpur (Perdana) 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Penang 21-22 January 2017 20 November 2016 €1150
MRCS Part B (OSCE) - Penang 19-20 August 2017 25 June 2017 €1150

 

 

Upcoming examinations in Malta - new centre! (apply here)

Exam Date of exam Closing date Fees
MRCS Part A - Malta 10 January 2017 28 October 2016 €625
MRCS Part A - Malta 25 April 2017 3 March 2017 €625
MRCS Part A - Malta 5 September 2017 16 June 2017 €625

 

Exam regulations and notices

For details about the MRCS exam regulations, please visit: intercollegiatemrcsexams.org.uk

For details about MRCS additional attempts policy, please see here.  

You can email any queries to pgexams@rcsi.ie.