Get ready for MRCOG Part 1: Exam pattern & strategic tips for the July 2nd exam

Tue 06, 2024
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Get ready for MRCOG Part 1

The MRCOG Part 1 exam on July 2nd is fast approaching. This crucial first hurdle is your gateway to a fulfilling career in OBG. Awarded by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, MRCOG is recognised globally and signifies a high level of expertise and competence in the field.

The MRCOG is divided into three parts, with Part 1 focusing on the basic and clinical sciences relevant to obstetrics and gynaecology. Passing MRCOG Part 1 is the first step towards becoming a member of the RCOG and advancing your career in this specialised medical domain.

Exam pattern

MRCOG Part 1 is a written examination that evaluates the fundamental knowledge and applied sciences relevant to OBG clinical practice. The exam mainly analyses the 15 core knowledge areas belonging to the four main domains.

The exam consists of two Computer-Based Test (CBT) papers, each with 100 Single-Best-Answer (SBA) questions. There is no minimum score requirement for any of the papers. The candidate’s final grade is the only factor that counts.


Paper 1

Duration: 2.5 hours (150 minutes)

Number of questions: 100 SBAs

Lunch break (approximately 1 hour)

Paper 2

Duration: 2.5 hours (150 minutes)

Number of questions: 100 SBAs

Tips and strategies to crack the MRCOG Part 1 July exam

As the MRCOG Part 1 exam on July 2nd draws near, it’s crucial to focus on strategic preparation to maximise your chances of success. Here are some last-minute tips and strategies:

  • Review key topics: Focus on revising core topics that are frequently tested. Prioritise subjects like reproductive physiology, embryology, and common pathologies.
  • Practise past papers: Solve as many past papers as possible. This will help you get used to the question format and timing. Identify common question patterns and key areas where you need improvement.
  • Use high-yield resources: Stick to high-yield study materials that cover the most important points succinctly.
  • Join revision sessions: If available, join last-minute revision sessions or crash courses that focus on high-yield topics and exam techniques.
  • Time management: During your final revisions, practice under timed conditions to improve your time management skills. This will help you pace yourself during the actual exam.
  • Healthy routine: Maintain a healthy routine with adequate sleep, balanced nutrition, and regular physical activity. A healthy body supports a sharp mind.

If you have any doubts or need support with your exam preparation, do not hesitate to connect with StudyMRCOG. Our dedicated team is here to assist you. All the best with your MRCOG exam preparation. Good luck!

By : rasheedaav

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