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Important Notice:  2020 Examination Results and 2021 Examination Dates

The College recently sent a communique providing an update on the clinical radiology examinations which advised when candidates can expect to receive their results for the 2020 examinations.  The College also provided an update on the 2021 examinations, the College is continuing to work towards delivering the 2021 examinations to the regular timetable, however dates are yet to be confirmed. Further details will be provided when available.  A copy of that communique is available here: Clinical Radiology Update 2020 and 2021 Examinations Letter to Trainees

 Exam Dates For 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many facets of the RANZCR's training programs and is expected to continue to do so for some time.

RANZCR has set out the overarching priorities, principles and strategies to guide decision-making on training and accreditation, assessments, examinations and other training activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in its aftermath.

The College will regularly review and revise these guidelines, particularly the stipulated timeframes, in line with government advice and the status of the COVID-19 situation in our region.

Exams Update

Confirmation of the E-Film examination date for 2020 was sent in a College communique.  A copy of that communique is available here:  20200805 CR Letter to Trainees and IMGs 2020 e-Film Exam  

The College has recently sent a communique providing an update on the clinical radiology examinations for 2020.  A copy of that communique is available here:  CR 2020 Exams Trainees and IMGs  


Part 1 Exams

Apply by 
7 September 2020 e-Anatomy Monday 19 October 2020

Cliftons Training Centres 

Applications Closed
e-Applied Imaging Technology Tuesday 20 October 2020

Part 2 Exams

 Apply by
7 September 2020 e-Film Reading  Friday 6 November 2020 Cliftons Training Centres Applications Closed
e-Radiology and e-Pathology MCQ Wednesday 21 October 2020

Body Systems:  Refer to table below 

Pathology:  30 November to 2 December  

 Part 2 - Viva Body Systems Information

Sydney 23 – 27 November
Melbourne 19 – 20 November
Auckland 21 – 22 November
Adelaide 21 – 22 November
Perth 11 – 12 November
Brisbane 23 – 25 November
Dunedin 21 – 22 November


About the Exams

There are two major exams in the clinical radiology training program:

Part 1

The Part 1 exams consists of examinations in Anatomy and Applied Imaging Technology (AIT) and must be completed within two years of commencing training:

  • e-AIT Paper 1: 10 essay questions in three sections
  • e-AIT Paper 2: 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • e-Anatomy Paper 1: 15 short answer questions
  • e-Anatomy Paper 2: 8 short answer questions.

Part 2

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.

  • e-Film Reading: Eight short answer questions using radiology film cases
  • e-Radiology: 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • e-Pathology: 100 multiple choice questions {(MCQs)
  • Vivas: Live oral film reading/pathological image exams. There are seven vivas topics to be passed (six body systems and one Pathology), and each viva will include multiple cases.


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

How to Apply

  1. Download and print the application form for Part 1  or Part 2 
  2. Complete the form, including payment for exam fees and any other items required such as passport photos
  3. Send the completed application form, including required signed documentation, by mail or email to the address listed on the form. We must receive the application by 4pm on the relevant closing date. Late applications are not accepted
  4. An acknowledgement of receipt of application will be emailed within 10 business days of the application being received at the College office.(where reasonably practical). Confirmation of receipt of application will NOT be provided via phone. Contact the College immediately if you have not received an acknowledgement within 10 business days.

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.

Exam Fees

Trainees pay an examination fee to cover the costs of operating the exams. Visit the College Fees page for details on exam fees.

How to Withdraw

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.

Preparing for Exams

RANZCR has many resources to help you prepare for exams, including user guides and past exam papers.

Preparing for the Part 1 Exam


e-Applied Imaging Technology:

Preparing for the Part 2 Exam

e-MCQs (Radiology and Pathology):

e-Film Reading 

Examination Prizes

The College presents prizes to the most successful candidates in College examinations. Visit our Examination Prizes page for more information.