Divisional Written Examination

The 2020 Divisional Written Examination will be delivered as a paper-based exam on Monday 17 February 2020.

Questions will be based on the Knowledge Guides. The Knowledge Guides detail topics and concepts you’ll need to understand to pass your assessments and progress your physician training.

Use the Workplace Learning Planner tool to create a customised study resource to help you familiarise yourself with the Knowledge Guides.

Key dates

Exam Monday 17 February 2020
Applications open Wednesday 6 November 2019 (9am AEDT/9am NZDT)
Applications close Wednesday 27 November 2019 (12pm AEDT/12pm NZDT)
Submit PREP requirements Australia: Friday 31 January 2020
New Zealand: Friday 20 December 2019
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
  • provisions for examination day
  • change of venue
Friday 31 January 2020 (5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT)
Exam day special consideration requests close
  • technical and procedural issues
Friday 28 February 2020 (5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT)
Results email  Thursday 12 March 2020 (3pm AEDT/3pm NZDT)


Australia: AUD$1986.00
New Zealand: NZD$2283.90

If you have outstanding fees, you’re ineligible to sit the Exam unless you’ve applied to the Honorary Treasurer for special consideration. See Terms and Conditions of College Fees.


To find out if you are eligible to sit the Exam:

You can still apply for the Exam even if you haven’t yet completed all your training requirements for the year by the application deadline. To be eligible by the Exam date, submit all PREP requirements, including your Annual Progress Report by the dates specified in the key dates table.

Are you not currently in an accredited training position? You are eligible to sit the Exam but must have registered your interruption of training with the College.

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