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Exam Dates For 2020

Part 1 Exams

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Series 1 - Applications open Friday 1 November 2019 and close Friday 7 February 2020 e-Anatomy Monday 30 March 2020 Cliftons Training Centres Sydney, Auckland, Perth
e-Applied Imaging Technology Tuesday 31 March 2020
Series 2 - Applications open on Friday May 1 2020 and close Friday 26 June 2020 e-Anatomy Monday 14 September 2020

Cliftons Training Centres Sydney, Auckland, Perth 

e-Applied Imaging Technology Tuesday 15 September 2020

Part 2 Exams

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Series 1 - Applications open on Friday November 1 2019 and close Friday 10 January 2020 e-Film Reading Thursday 19 March 2020 Cliftons Training Centre Sydney
e-Radiology and e-Pathology MCQ Friday 20 March 2020
Vivas *Sitting A 26 - 27 May 2020 AMC National Testing Centre Melbourne
*Sitting B 28 - 29 May 2020 
Series 2 - Applications open on Friday May 1 2020 and close Friday 19 June 2020 e-Film Reading  Thursday 3 September 2020 Cliftons Training Centre Sydney 
e-Radiology and e-Pathology MCQ Friday 4 September 2020
Vivas *Sitting A 10 - 11 November 2020 AMC National Testing Centre Melbourne
*Sitting B 12 - 13 November 2020

*The College is unable to accept preferences for either Sitting A or Sitting B 

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 (Available from 1 November 2019)
  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.