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What do I do if I fail?

Part 1

If you fail part 1 of the exam, you can book to take the exam again provided you still meet all the requirements. You can attempt the exam a maximum of four times. You can’t apply for part 2 until you’ve passed part 1.

If you’ve failed the exam four times, you can apply for one final attempt. You will need to demonstrate evidence of additional learning over a 12 month period and make an application to the GMC.

Part 2

If you fail part 2 of the exam, you can book to take the exam again provided you meet all the requirements. You can attempt the exam a maximum of four times.

If you’ve failed the exam four times, you can apply for one final attempt. You will need to demonstrate evidence of additional learning over a 12 month period and make an application to the GMC.

How do I arrange for my results to be checked?

You can email us if you want your results checked or write to us at our Manchester address within 28 days of receiving your results.

You will need to pay the current clerical check fee. See information on how to pay this fee. We aim to respond within 10 working days of receiving your request.

A clerical check of your results does not mean your examination will be remarked and you will not get any additional feedback on your performance. It's a check to make sure that your marks have been transcribed correctly.

How do I appeal my result?

Read our appeals page for information on how to appeal your result.