You must have passed MRCPI Paediatrics Part I or MRCPI General Medicine Part I within the last six years.
If this six-year period has expired, you must re-sit MRCPI Part I.
An attested copy of primary medical degree and equivalent qualification if applying via an exemption.
If you have one of the qualifications listed below, you are exempt from MRCPI Paediatrics Part I, which means you are eligible to apply to MRCPI Paediatrics Part II Written now. As part of the application process you will be asked to upload an attested copy of your equivalent qualification(s).
- Arab Boards in Medicine and Paediatrics
- Saudi Boards in Medicine and Paediatrics
- Kuwait Boards of Medicine and Paediatrics
- Omani Medical Specialty Boards in Medicine and Paediatrics
- FCP&S in Medicine and Paediatrics (Pakistan)
- The American Boards in General (Internal) Medicine and Paediatrics
- MMed (Malaysia)
It's important to prepare for MRCPI exams and not to underestimate how long it takes to get ready. Having an understanding of how each exam is formatted and how questions are constructed will help you prepare and develop good answering strategies.
When you're preparing your study plan, make sure to refer to the following documents:
The fee to sit Part II Written exam in 2023 is €710 for Irish and overseas students.
The fee to sit Part II Written exam in 2024 is €730 for Irish and overseas students.
The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.
Don't forget: if you're working in Ireland you can claim a refund of the successful examination fee under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme.
All our written examinations will be delivered by remote invigilation. Instead of travelling to an examination centre and sitting the computer-based examination with other candidates, you do the examination online in a quiet, secure place of your choosing at your own computer, e.g. at home or at work. You will also need a stable internet connection. Candidates are supervised remotely by invigilators throughout the examination.
A quiet, secure environment means:
- A room to which you have exclusive access (single occupancy - not shared)
- A room that does not have integrated security cameras, or any recording equipment, other than the webcam on your PC or laptop
- You are confident you will not be disturbed during the examination, e.g. by traffic, construction work, or people
See Remote Invigilation of Examinations for further details.
The maximum number of times a candidate can sit any part of an MRCPI examination is limited to six attempts.
This means that you have six attempts at each component of the MRCPI exams (so 18 attempts in total across the three parts).
You must pass the examination within six years of your first attempt. See the Information and Resources section for more information.
If you require a visa to sit an exam, it is your responsibility to ensure the visa application is made in sufficient time before the examination date. We have no role in granting or refusing visas. A refund will not be given if you are unable to attend the examination as a result of a visa-related problem.
All applications need to be submitted online via an application form. Please see Exam Applications for all exam updates including application links, and our Exam Calendar for upcoming exam dates.
We have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to MRCPI conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +353 1 8639721 (open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Irish time).