FRCEM Primary information



FRCEM Primary FAQ's


When is the next sitting of the FRCEM Primary?

Exam date Application deadline Results date
5th December 2018 24th August 2018 16th January 2019
13th June 2019 4th March 2019 12th July 2019
5th December 2019 3rd September 2019 17th January 2020

How much does the FRCEM Primary cost?

The FRCEM primary costs £310 to sit

What is the pass rate for the FRCEM Primary?

At recent sittings the pass rate has been around 44%

What is the format of the FRCEM Primary?

The FRCEM primary is a 3 hour long paper that contains 180 best of five (single best answer) questions. The number of questions on each topic is shown below

Topic Number of questions
Anatomy 60
Physiology 60
Pharmacology 27
Microbiology 18
Pathology 9
Evidence based medicine 6

Where can i get more information on the FRCEM Primary?

The RCEM has lots of useful information on the FRCEM primary. LInks to their resources are shown in the footer along with other vaulable revision tools.