What is a good score on the MRCP Part 1?
The MRCP people now give your score as a scaled number from 0 to 999, where 521 is the pass mark. They have stopped giving the exact number of questions you have got right.
Instead, the MRCP examination uses a method called equating (as seen in the USMLE). This is supposed to make it easier to compare scores across the diets. Previously, 60% in a 2008/2 paper could not be said to be better than 59% in the 2008/3 paper, because the exam difficulty could vary. Now the Royal Colleges say that a score of 600 is definitely better than a score of 590, whichever tests you are comparing.
What is the pass mark for MRCP Part 1?
We know that pass mark was less than 67.5% in 2009/1, as this scored a scaled score of 545, and 521 is the pass mark. 70% scored 545 in 2008/3, so there is a lot of variation year to year. In general, a raw score over 70% seems to be safe.
What is the pass rate for MRCP Part 1?
All candidates – around 44%
UK Graduates on their 1st attempt: 63%
Any tips for how to pass MRCP Part 1?
I’ll cover this more fully in a separate post. There are some comments at the bottom of this post with some tips for passing the MRCP Part I.
How did the author of this blog do?
Here’s my results for the Sept 2013 exam 🙂