Divisional Written Examination


The Divisional Written Examination is made up of 2 sections to assess your understanding of basic science and clinical knowledge.

The October 2022 DWE will be held on Tuesday 25 October 2022, using paper-based testing. The October 2022 DWE will count as an exam attempt.

Key dates

October 2022 exam
Applications open 12pm AEST | 12pm NZST, Tuesday 31 May 2022
Applications close 5pm AEST | 5pm NZST, Monday 20 June 2022
Pre-exam special consideration requests close (for provisions on exam day and venue change)
5pm AEDT | 5pm NZDT, Friday 7 October 2022
Exam Tuesday 25 October 2022
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
5pm AEDT | 5pm NZDT, Monday 31 October 2022
Results released To be confirmed

Find out more about past exam pass rates.


Venues are in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand capital cities and major regional centres.

Venue addresses will be published closer to the exam date.

Contingency plans

Contingency plans will be published closer to the exam date.


Australia |  AUD$2031.00
Aotearoa New Zealand | NZD$2335.65

If you have outstanding training fees, you’re ineligible to sit the exam. See College Fees Terms and Conditions (PDF).

RACP Support Program

Preparing for exams can be stressful. Reach out to the RACP Support Program for free, 24/7, completely confidential support. Make an appointment or speak with a consultant by calling 1300 687 327 (Australia) or 0800 666 367 (Aotearoa New Zealand).

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