FRCA Part 1 Exam
FRCA EXAM OVERVIEW
The FRCA (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Anaesthetists) Examinations are designed to test the skills, knowledge and behaviour of doctors in training. The FRCA consists of two parts:
- Primary examinations, which are aligned to the core level training curriculum, followed by:
- Final examinations which are aligned to the intermediate level training curriculum
On successful completion of both Primary and Final FRCA examinations, you would become a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists by examination and can use the letters FRCA after your name.
FRCA Primary Examination
3 parts: Multiple Choice Question examination (MCQ), an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a Structured Oral Examination (SOE).
Each exam has a pass or fail outcome.
MCQ currently comprises: 90 MCQs in three hours, 45 Multiple True False (MTF) questions and 45 Single Best Answer (SBA) questions.
Note: MTF will be slowly phased out from 2022
- September 2022, papers will comprise 30 MTF and 60 SBA questions
- From September 2023, the Primary FRCA MCQ exam will comprise 90 Single Best Answer (SBA) questions in three hours.
Primary MCQ – maximum six attempts – pass valid for three years
Registered with the GMC or other National Medical Council AND
Currently registered with the RCoA as a UK trainee in Anaesthesia, or as an ACCS, a Foundation Programme trainee, ICM trainee or registered as a trainee in Anaesthesia with the College of Anaesthetists, Ireland (ACCS, FTs and ICM trainees are registered with the College on registration for exam purposes only) OR
An Anaesthetist who is registered with the College in a recognised membership category (not affiliated) (see Related Information) OR
Has previously successfully applied for Temporary Examination Eligibility (TEE)
Choose the best
plan for you.
Choose your preferred currency
FRCA Part 1
Over 850 past paper MCQs
Practise under timed exam conditions
Clear, detailed explanations and answers
Filter questions based on specialty, total number and previous performance
UP TO DATE
Q banks updated regularly
Visualise your progress and areas of improvement
Keep track of your progress through key statistics and performance metrics to help you identify week areas and prioritise learning.
what our customers say
“Great resource of past paper questions. I passed first time!.”
“I highly recommend Passmed to anyone planning to write. Really helped with my preparation.”
“Love the learning dashboard!”
“I had used Passmed as well as other online q banks and found this the most relevant to my exam.”