MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination Format The MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge and understanding of the clinical sciences relevant to medical practice and of common or important disorders to a level appropriate for entry to specialist training. The MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination has a two-paper format. Each paper is 3 hours in duration and contains 100 multiple choice questions in one from five (best of five) format, where a candidate chooses the best answer from five possible answers. Candidates will be tested on a wide range of common and important disorders in General Medicine as set out in the published syllabus. The composition of the Papers is as follows: Specialty Number of questions* Cardiology 15 Clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and toxicology 20 Clinical sciences** 25 Dermatology 8 Endocrinology 15 Gastroenterology 15 Haemotology and oncology 15 Neurology 15 Ophthalmology 4 Psychiatry 8 Renal medicine 15 Respiratory medicine 15 Rheumatology 15 Tropical medicine, infectious and sexually transmitted diseases 15 200 * This should be taken as an indication of the likely number of questions - the actual number may vary slightly. ** Clinical sciences comprise: Cell, molecular and membrane biology 2 Clinical anatomy 3 Clinical biochemistry and metabolism 4 Clinical physiology 4 Genetics 3 Immunology 4 Statistics, epidemiology and evidence-based medicine 5 A detailed explanation of the marking system adopted for the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination can be viewed in the MRCP(UK) Regulations.