Clinical Radiology Exams
Important notice: Dates and locations confirmed for 2021 written examinations
Written examination locations and format details
Due to COVID-19 we have had to deliver our Part 1 and Part 2 examinations in different formats for Series 2 2020 and Series 1 2021. The written examinations were successfully facilitated on the new examination platform, Practique, at multiple locations, and we plan for this to continue.
Part 2 vivas
We are pleased to be able to share with you that the Series 2 2021 vivas will be delivered in a digital format. Hardcopy film cases will no longer be used. This is a long awaited and significant milestone for the College.
The examinations will align with the current examination format but will be delivered on the new Practique electronic examination platform, which has already been introduced for the e-film and written examinations.
All examination cases will be blueprinted, standardised and prepared prior to the viva examination. Examiners will examine for 25 mins showing digital cases for a candidate to review using the Practique system. Candidates will be able to control how they view the cases and scroll through a series of images. The viva examination on Practique will have similar viewing tools to those of the current written examinations on Practique. The same case set will be used for all candidates examined on the same day, by all examiners across multiple jurisdictions.
A demonstration examination is being prepared so that candidates may become familiar with the new delivery method.
Due to the continued international and Australian border closures it is planned that the Viva examinations will take place in a virtual format, held over three days from 10 – 12 November 2021. Candidates will be allocated to the Clifton's Training Centre (or affiliated site) within the Branch where they reside. Candidates will be virtually connected to the examination and examiners using the Practique system. Examiners will be located at four locations (Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland).
The College sent a communique to all candidates on 4 August 2021 confirming the location and format of Part 1 and Part 2 examinations. A copy of that communique is available here: Letter to trainees Clinical Radiology confirmation of locations Series 2 Part 1&2 Examinations2022 Examinations:
Applications open 5 December 2021.
11 February 2022
TBC for VIVAs to be kept at Melbourne.
e-Radiology and e-Pathology MCQ
24 - 27 May
Applications open 2 May 2022.
4 July 2022
8 - 11 November
From 2022, all Clinical Radiology Examinations will be aligned to the 2022 Training Program Learning Outcomes, regardless of examination format. Please see Related Documents at the bottom of this page to access RANZCRs new Learning Outcomes.
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:
One three-hour paper to assess trainee knowledge of radiologic anatomy:
120 labels worth ¼ mark each, across six body regions. Minimum one diagram per region and maximum of two.
60 MCQs worth one mark per question
30 VSAs worth one mark per question
20 SAQs worth three marks per question
There are six topic areas (body regions) covered in the examination. Please note, these percentages provide approximate weightings and may vary slightly between examinations:
One three-hour paper to assess trainee knowledge on imaging technology, quality and safety:
Nine CRQs worth 10 marks per question
Trainees may apply to sit the Anatomy and AIT examinations together, or independent of each other. Irrespective of whether they sit the examinations together or separately, trainees have four consecutive opportunities to sit the Phase 1 Examinations from the date of commencement of training. This rule applies regardless of the trainee’s full-time equivalent (FTE) status or the number of examinations sat at an opportunity. Not sitting the examination at an opportunity is considered and recorded as a missed opportunity unless the trainee is on College approved remediation or interrupted training or has been approved by the College to defer or withdraw from the examination under the Consideration of Special Circumstances Policy.
Trainees who fail to sit the first available opportunity following commencement of training (where the commencement of training date is prior to the examination application closing date) will be deemed to have lost that examination opportunity.
Once an examination has been successfully passed, only the remaining examination needs to be completed.
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 practicing 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 - March 2021Anatomy Paper 2 - March 2021Anatomy 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 - March 2021AIT 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 - September 2021
e-Film Reading - March 2021e-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.