Divisional Written Examination

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

Find out more about previous exam pass rates and how the exam is marked.

Overview

We anticipate the February 2022 exam will run using Computer Based Testing (CBT), however, the College Education Committee will make a decision on the delivery method soon.

Key dates

Applications open 9am AEDT/9am NZDT, Monday 22 November 2021
Applications close 12pm AEDT/12pm NZDT, Monday 6 December 2021
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day and venue change)
5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Friday 28 January 2022
Exam Monday 14 February 2022
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Friday 25 February 2022
Results released
3pm AEDT/3pm NZDT, Thursday 10 March 2022

Contingency plans

Contingency plans for the February 2022 exam will be confirmed closer to the exam date.

Locations

Venues are in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand capital cities and regional centres, selected at our discretion.

Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Hamilton
  • Wellington

Venues for the February 2022 exam will be confirmed closer to the exam date.


For up-to-date COVID-19 information, see Ministry of Health NZ COVID-19.

Familiarise yourself with Aotearoa New Zealand COVID-19 updates | Ministry of Health Advice for tertiary providers/whare wānanga

Australia

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Geelong
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Newcastle
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Townsville
  • Wollongong

Venues for the February 2022 exam will be confirmed closer to the exam date.


For up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions, familiarise yourself with public health recommendations in your state or territory.

Fees

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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