As part of the MRCPsych Part II Clinical Topics written MCQ examination paper, candidates are required to answer 165 individual statements (the other component being Extended Matching Items - EMIs). The following is a rough breakdown of the individual statements contained in the Autumn 2003 examination paper (which contained 200 statements) and is intended to give candidates an idea of the areas of the curriculum covered. Please note that this is a rough guide only and questions on other areas of the curriculum may be included in future examination papers. The exact number of questions in each category is also subject to change, and questions may cover more than one category.
This breakdown does not cover the Extended Matching Item component of the Part II Clinical Topics written paper.
General Adult Psychiatry 54 questions
Classification of disease, preventative strategies
Presentation of illness and treatment
Hospital liaison psychiatry
Medicine relevant to psychiatry & HIV
Old age psychiatry 24
Child & adolescent psychiatry 24
Forensic psychiatry 15
Learning Disability 17
Psychotherapy & Psychpathology 13