Final FRCR Part A Examination

The Final FRCR (Part A) single best answer (SBA) papers examine candidates on all aspects of clinical radiology and the basic sciences of physics, anatomy and techniques, against the Specialty Training Curriculum for Clinical Radiology. The Final FRCR Examination purpose of assessment statement details the examination's purpose, the required level of candidate training and the application of results. It is hoped that the statement will assist candidates, and those involved in their training, in understanding the scope of the FRCR examination and with relating the examination to other in-training assessments.   

The Final FRCR (Part A) examination comprises two papers, each containing 120 questions and covering a broad range of the core curriculum. Further general information on the examination can be found in the guidance notes for candidates.

How to apply

Online applications for the winter 2018 sitting are now closed. 

The examination will be held in June and December each year. Further information can be found in the dates and fees document. Applicants should ensure they have read the examination regulations before applying. 

Details of the venues for the winter 2018 examination are available.

Candidate resources

Sample SBA questions and a copy of the single paper answer sheets for the Final FRCR (Part A) Examination are provided. Candidates are supplied with a candidate reference sheet for use during the examination. Examiners have developed guidance for candidates to help understand the SBA format and how to approach questions  this document also provides questions that have been used previously in the Final FRCR (Part A) Examination. Examiners have also provided guidance for candidates on TNM Staging  this document explains the knowledge required to answer questions related to this topic.