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Overview of MRCOG Part 2

  • August 30, 2019

If you are an international Obs and Gynae Doctor who wants to relocate to the UK and join the NHS, you will need full MRCOG to work at ST33+ level. MRCOG consists of MRCOG Part 1, MRCOG Part 2 and MRCOG Part 3.

You will also need to pass IELTS or OET to evidence your English language skills.

In today’s blog post, we provide you with an overview of MRCOG Part 2.

The Cost



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The Format

MRCOG Part 2 is a written examination.

There are two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2.  

Paper 1

The duration of this exam is three-hours.

There will be 50 single-best answer questions and 50 extended-matching questions. The Royal College suggests that you spend 70 minutes on the single-best answers and 110 minutes on the extended-matching questions.

You will have an hour’s lunch break before you sit Paper 2.

Paper 2

The second paper is also three-hours in duration and mirrors the exact format as Paper 1.

What will the exam text me on?

It is important to note that there is an overlap between modules and not all subjects are relevant to a particular module.

You will be tested on the following modules: clinical skills, teaching appraisal and assessment, information technology, clinical governance and research, core surgical skills, postoperative care, surgical procedures, antenatal care, maternal medicine, management of labour, management of delivery, postpartum problems, gynaecological problems, subfertility, sexual and reproductive health, early pregnancy care, gynaecological oncology, urogynaecology and pelvic floor problems

Click here to access the full MRCOG blueprint.

Modules 4 and 19 in the blueprint are not tested in MRCOG Part 2.

Click here to have a copy of the exam regulations.

Revision Resources


Part 2 MRCOG: 500 extended matching questions and single-best answers

Single Best Answers for MRCOG Part 2

Notes for MRCOG Part 2: A successful candidates revision notes

Extended Matching Questions for MRCOG Part 2

Past Papers

BMJ Past Papers

RCOG Past Papers


E Learning

RCOG E-Learning Tutorials


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Good luck with your studies from the BDI Resourcing team!

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Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. (2019). Part 2 MRCOG: format. [online] Available at: [Accessed 30 Aug. 2019].

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. (2019). Part 2 MRCOG: syllabus. [online] Available at:


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