What happens on your assessment day

The assessment day


Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of your assessment. Report to the building's main reception and you will be directed to the GMC reception. If you are late, you may not be able to sit the assessment. 

Proof of identity

You can't sit the assessment without showing one of the following. Your document must be original, current and show your photograph.

  • Your passport
  • Your full UK driving licence
  • Your identity card (with machine-readable zone)

 You don't need to bring anything else with you to the assessment.


We'll give you instructions before you begin.

How long will the assessment take?

The assessment lasts for two hours. The full process including arrival and ID checks will take longer than this, so keep this in mind when booking travel arrangements. 

Reasonable adjustments

We may adjust test arrangements if you have a disability within the scope of the Equality Act 2010. For example, if you have dyslexia, or a visual or motor impairment, we may allow extra time to complete the test. We can also prepare written material in large print or using a different paper or colour.

If you'd like us to consider reasonable adjustments, contact us as soon as possible. We may not be able to do this if you don't give us enough notice.

Illness during the assessment

Please tell the invigilator immediately if you are ill. If you don’t declare your illness, we can’t take this into account once the exam has finished. If you then wish to re-book the assessment, you must pay the full fee.  

Your results

You will get your result around four to six weeks after your assessment.

Please wait to hear from us. We don't give results out by telephone or at our reception.