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StudFRCS offers access to an exclusive course library where aspirants get an option to prep with high-quality learning materials and ensure their success in the FRCS General Surgery & Ophthalmology exams.

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All You Need To Know About FRCS

The Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons is often termed as the mark of excellence for surgeons across the globe. This prestigious postgraduate qualification is awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

FRCS Section 1 General Surgery

The FRCS Section 1 exam is the entry-level examination in the journey of achieving the coveted fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons. The primary aim of this examination is to evaluate your knowledge and understanding of basic surgical areas.

  • Number of papers: Two papers
  • Mode of examination: Computer based test
  • Exam format: Single Best Answer (SBAs) questions
  • Number of Questions: 120 questions for each part
  • Exam duration: 2 hours & 15 minutes for each paper

FRCS Section 2 General Surgery

FRCS Section 2 General Surgery is the final gateway in achieving your coveted Fellowship in the Royal College of surgeons. This clinical exam evaluates all oral and clinical aspects of General Surgery. There are separate exam formats for FRCS Section 2 General Surgery under JCIE & JSCFE.

FRCS Section 2 General Surgery Exam – JCIE

  • Mode of examination: Clinical exam + Oral/VIVA

Clinical Examination:

  • General surgery Clinical – 2 short cases (20 mins) + 1 long case (20 mins)
  • Special Interest Clinical – 2 short cases (20 mins) + 1 Long case (20 mins)

Oral/Viva Examination:

  • Number of papers: Four
  • Emergency Surgery/ Trauma/Critical Care
  • General Surgery Principles & Clinical Practice
  • Special Interest Surgery – Clinical Practice
  • Special Interest Surgery – Basic principles & Academic foundation
  • Exam duration: 30 minutes for each paper

FRCS Section 2 General Surgery Exam -JSCFE

Mode of examination: Clinical +Oral/Viva

Clinical Examination:

  • Number of sessions: Two short case sessions -4 cases in each session
  • Exam duration:  30 minutes for each part

Oral/Viva Examination:

  • Number of parts: Three parts
  • Core areas:
  • Emergency Surgery Oral
  • General Surgery Oral
  • Trauma and Critical Care
  • Exam Duration:  30 minutes for each part

FRCS Part 3 Ophthalmology

FRCS Ophthalmology is a highly regarded qualification for IMGs who are looking to improve their knowledge, skills and clinical competencies in Ophthalmology. This exam includes three parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. FRCS Part 3 is the final step to building your dream career as an Ophthalmologist in the UK and Ireland.

  • Mode of examination: Practical exam
  • Number of parts: two parts
  • exam format: Oral examination + clinical examination.

Oral examination

  • Number of parts:3 parts
  • Duration: 20 minutes for each part.

Clinical Examination:

  • Number of prts:4 parts
  • Duration: 12 minutes for each part.

FRCS Eligibility & Application Process

All you need to know about eligibility criteria and application process of FRCS exams in General Surgery and Ophthalmology under JCIE & JSCFE.

01
Eligibility Application
Submission & Approval
02
Booking your
Application online

Check Your Eligibility ?

To be eligible to apply for FRCS exams in General surgery and Ophthalmology, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. Before you begin the booking process, check your eligibility and make sure you are eligible.

How to apply?

Looking to confirm your slots for the upcoming FRCS exams in General Surgery and Ophthalmology under JCIE and JSCFE? Our team is here to guide you and make your exam booking journey hassle-free.

Exam Fees & Exam Calendar

FRCS Section 1 General Surgery Exam Fees

£1904
£520
£520

November 5, 2024

August 15, 2024
August 15, 2024
June 8, 2024

November 5, 2024

May 2, 2024
May 2, 2024
January 2, 2024

FRCS Section 2 General surgery Exam Fees

£1,352
£1,965

September 4, 2024

May 20, 2024
May 20, 2024
January 1, 2024

November 5, 2024

April 25, 2024
April 25, 2024
January 1, 2024

FRCS Part 3 Ophthalmology Exam Fees

£164

June 10, 2024

January 28, 2024
January 28, 2024
August 29, 2024

FAQs

How do apply to sit the Part 1 MRCOG?

Application for MRCOG Part 1 can be processed in two stages
1.Eligibility Application Submission and approval by RCOG
2.Booking your Application online
For full details about applying for eligibility, see How to book the Part 1 MRCOG exam. Resit candidates are already eligible and can proceed directly to booking.

What is the application procedure for MRCOG part 2?

All candidates for the Part 2 MRCOG exam must apply online using credit, debit or net banking. Please refer the below link to access the booking page.
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/careers-training/mrcog-exams/part-2-mrcog/

What is the application procedure for MRCOG part 3?

Eligible candidates can apply for the Part 3 MRCOG online. The application period is only open for a short period of time. Any requests for special arrangements during the exam must be submitted before the closing date for applications. Refer the below link for more details
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/careers-training/mrcog-exams/part-3-mrcog-exam/part-3-mrcog-exam-calendar/

How can I make the payments for the exam?

Once your eligibility form is approved, RCOG will officially notify you through email. After confirmation you can book your exams and all the payments are done through online using net banking or card payments.

What documents can provide as a proof of my primary medical degree?

-An original or an attested photocopy of your primary medical degree certificate
-An original or an attested photocopy of your medical registration certificate, provided it states your primary medical degree and university

How do I attest my supporting documents?

To correctly attest the copy of your primary medical degree/medical registration certificate:
1. Photocopy your original degree/medical registration certificate
2. Take the photocopy and the original certificate to one of the following acceptable signatories:
A Fellow or Member of the RCOG (he or she must quote their College registration number with the signature)
The British Embassy, the British High Commission or the British Council
Your own Embassy (if you are overseas at the time of application)
The University or hospital that issued the certificate
A solicitor or public notary
3. Ask the signatory to sign/stamp the photocopy to confirm that it is a true copy of the original document. The signature/stamp must be clearly legible and in English. RCOG Fellows and Members must include their college registration number.
4. Upload the signed/stamped photocopy, with the signature/stamp in ink, in the application form to the address given below. Please note: photocopied signatures/stamps are not valid and will not be accepted.

What if my degree/medical certificate isn’t in English?

Don’t worry, what you need to do is to submit an authorized translation of your degree certificate or medical registration certificate.

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