MRCGP AKT Exam Overview
The MRCGP examination is the postgraduate medical qualification currently required to attain a certificate of completion of training (CCT) in General Practice.
The MRCGP examination is made up of three individual components, each of which tests different competencies:
- Workplace Based Assessments (WPBAs)
- The Applied Knowledge Test (AKT)
- The Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)
The AKT is a computer-based assessment that forms part of the MRCGP.
It tests the knowledge base behind independent general practice in the UK within the context of the NHS.
- 3-hours + 10 mins (190 minutes)
- 200 questions
- 80% on clinical knowledge, 10% on evidence-based practice and 10% on primary care organisation and management issues.
You can take the AKT during or after the ST2 stage of GP training.
A maximum of four attempts is allowed if you entered GP Specialty Training on or after 1 August 2010.
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