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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.

Examination policy

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.

2021 Examinations:

Series 1 Part 1 Exams

Results of the Part 1 examinations are expected to be available in the first week of June, as soon as practically possible. The way candidates receive results will be different.

Previously, personalised emails have been sent to candidates with their results. The new changes will mean that all results of the written examinations will be uploaded onto to the TIMS portal for viewing. Email notification will be sent when the results are uploaded.

Apply by 
Exam
Date
Location
Application
1 February 2021 e-Anatomy 29 March 

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

Please click here to download application
e-Applied Imaging Technology 30 March

Series 1 Part 2 Exams

Results of the Part 2 examinations are expected to be available in the last week of June, as soon as practically possible. Multiple viva examination locations mean that that results will take longer to be received and collated by the College. Once received, quality assurance processes will be carried out, and this adds to the timeline.


The way candidates receive results will also be different. Previously, personalised emails have been sent to candidates with their results. The new changes will mean that all results of the written and viva examinations will be uploaded onto to the TIMS portal for viewing.

 Apply by
Exam
Date
Location
 Application
1 February 2021 e-Film Reading  18 March 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 Please click here to download application
e-Radiology and e-Pathology MCQ 19 March
Vivas 24 – 27 May Melbourne
24 – 28 May Sydney
25 – 26 May Brisbane
25  May Adelaide
27 May Perth
28 May Auckland
29 May Dunedin

Series 2 Part 1 Exams

Apply by 
Exam
Date
Location
Application
5 July 2021 e-Anatomy 13 September

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

Applications open 3 May 2021.

Please click here to download application

e-Applied Imaging Technology 14 September

Series 2 Part 2 Exams

 Apply by
Exam
Date
Location
 Application
5 July 2021 e-Film Reading  2 September 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

Applications open 3 May 2021.

Please click here to download application

e-Radiology and e-Pathology MCQ 3 September

 

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.

Eligibility

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.

Demonstration Site and Online Practice Exam (OPE):

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:

  • Part 1: Anatomy Paper 1
  • Part 1: Anatomy Paper 2
  • Part 1: AIT Exam Paper 1
  • Part 1: AIT Exam Paper 2
  • Part 2: Radiology MCQ Exam
  • Part 2: Pathology MCQ Exam

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:

Exams OPE

Login ID is 11001, with password 11001.

The new platform demonstration site requires the following PINs to access the different examinations:

  • E-Film Online Practice Exam PIN:        908916
  • Question Type Demonstration PIN:       613235

The candidate ID number for the two examinations is 11001. Please note the platform works best on the Google Chrome browser.

Preparing for the Part 1 Exam

e-Anatomy:

e-Applied Imaging Technology:

Preparing for the Part 2 Exam

e-MCQs (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.