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Important notice: Dates and locations confirmed for 2021 written examinations
The College sent a communique to all candidates on 10 February 2021 confirming the location and format of Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations. A copy of that communique is available here:
Letter to trainees Clinical Radiology confirmation of locations Part 1&2 written exams
The written clinical radiology examinations will be held at designated centres in most jurisdictions.
Candidates within Australia will automatically be allocated to the centre within the Branch where they reside. This information will be confirmed in examination confirmation letters. Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations will align with the current format but will be delivered on a new electronic platform, which was introduced in 2020 for the e-film examinations.
Please note that the examination locations may be subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions and final availability.
From Series 1 2021 the usual examination policy rules will apply for both Part 1 and Part 2 exams as outlined in the respective policies. Trainees and IMGs who commenced sitting examinations prior to Series 1, 2021 are expected to sit the examinations (or lose an attempt). The failure of the examination or component in Series 1, 2021 will count as a sitting.
Due to COVID-19 examination venues for 2021 have not yet been confirmed. Venues will be in Australia and New Zealand, further information will be provided to registered candidates
There are two major exams in the clinical radiology training program:
The Part 1 exams consists of examinations in Anatomy and Applied Imaging Technology (AIT) and must be completed within two years of commencing training:
The Part 2 exam consists of two examinations in Clinical Radiology and one examination in Pathology, and seven Vivas (oral exams), and is usually taken in Year 4 or 5.
To sit the Part 1 exam, you must be in an accredited training position. You must take the whole exam at once, on your first sitting.
To sit the Part 2 exam, you must have passed the Part 1 exam, completed 3 years of training, all Phase 1 assessments and be in an accredited training position.
International medical graduates may be permitted to sit the Part 2 examinations in certain circumstances. See International Medical Graduates
A note for Part 1 candidates: At the time of the examination you must be employed as an accredited radiology trainee and you must have completed all required training program assessments at the time of applying to sit the examination. If you commence in an accredited radiology training position after the closing date for applications, in addition to submitting the examination application form, the completed and required attachments of the Approval of Course in Training Form must be submitted with your examination application prior to the closing date.
Trainees pay an examination fee to cover the costs of operating the exams. Visit the College Fees page for details on exam fees.
If you need to withdraw from an exam, you must inform the College in writing. If you withdraw up to four weeks before the exam, there is no financial penalty. If you withdraw within four weeks of the exam, you will be refunded 50% of the exam fee. If you fail to attend the exam you forfeit the exam fee.
RANZCR has many resources to help you prepare for exams, including user guides and past exam papers.
The RANZCR Clinical Radiology Written Examinations are now being delivering on a new digital platform. The instructional video below should be watched by all candidates before practising on the accompanying demonstration site. It is essential that candidates watch the video and familarise themselves with the new platform on the demonstration site before attempting the examination.
Candidates should be aware the “Question Type Demonstration” consists of one sample question from each of the following written examinations:
Please note, the ‘Question Type Demonstration’ is not intended to be a study tool, but instead a method for candidates to familiarise themselves with the new platform. The platform will include a countdown timer for the RANZCR examinations so that candidates know how much time remains during the live exam. This has intentionally been disabled for the demonstration so that candidates can spend as much time as they desire in the demonstration.
Candidates can now access the Part 2: e-Film online practice examination through the links and login below. The online practice examination replicates the real examination with use of tools and question navigation.
Demonstration Site and Online Practice Exam Instructional Videos:
Question Type Demo Exam Instructional Video
eFilm OPE Exam Instructional Video
Demonstration Site and Online Practice Exam Login:
Login ID is 11001, with password 11001.
The new platform demonstration site requires the following PINs to access the different examinations:
The candidate ID number for the two examinations is 11001. Please note the platform works best on the Google Chrome browser.
e-Applied Imaging Technology:
Anatomy Paper 1 - October 2020Anatomy Paper 2 - October 2020 Anatomy Paper 1 - September 2019Anatomy Paper 2 - September 2019Anatomy Paper 1 - March 2019Anatomy Paper 2 - March 2019Anatomy Paper 1 September 2018Anatomy Paper 2 September 2018Anatomy Paper 1 - March 2018Anatomy Paper 2 - March 2018Anatomy Paper 1 - Sept 2017Anatomy Paper 2 - Sept 2017Anatomy Paper 1 - March 2017 Anatomy Paper 2 - March 2017 Anatomy Paper 1 - September 2016 Anatomy Paper 2 - September 2016
AIT Paper 1 - October 2020 AIT Paper 1 - September 2019AIT Paper 1 - March 2019AIT Paper 1 - Sept 2018AIT Paper 1 - March 2018AIT Paper 1 - Sept 2017AIT Paper 1 - March 2017AIT Paper 1 - September 2016
e-Film Reading - November 2020
e-Film Reading - March 2019
e-Film Reading - September 2018
e-Film Reading - March 2018
e-Film Reading - Sept 2017
e-Film Reading - March 2017
e-Film Reading - August 2016
The College presents prizes to the most successful candidates in College examinations. Visit our Examination Prizes page for more information.