April 2021 MRCS Part A results

28 May 2021

The results of the intercollegiate MRCS Part A examination held on 20 April 2021 have been published today.


The April 2021 MRCS Part A exam was taken by 2711 candidates. The usual standard-setting procedures (described in the document ‘MRCS Part A standard setting process’ available here) were followed, and the usual panel of stakeholders were involved. A pass mark of 72.9% was agreed. This gave a pass rate (the proportion of candidates passing the exam) of 43.6%. The reliability of the exam has remained consistently high.


ICBSE and the four Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland would like to congratulate all candidates who were successful in the April 2021 exam, particularly in the current circumstances.

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