The AMC has designed a test that Doctors who wish to register for employment in Australia that are outside of the United Kindoms commonwealth and the United States must complete the adaptive test at the locations nominated below or in Australia.
The Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ Examination is a computer-administered fully integrated multi-choice question examination delivered in one 3.5 hour session in examination centres worldwide.
The examination consists of 150 A-type MCQs (one correct response from five options)—120 scored items and 30 (non-scored) pilot items. You are expected to complete all 150 items and must complete the 120 scored items.
Failure to complete all 120 scored items in the examination may lead to insufficient information for a reliable determination of your ability and therefore a result on the adaptive scale. The examination result is recorded as ‘Fail—Insufficient data to obtain result’.
The content blueprint (the number of questions on each patient group) for the examination follows.
Adult Adult Women's
Child Mental Population TOTAL
Health Health Health Health Health Health
(Surgery) (Obs) (Gyn)
35 25 15 15 15 15 120
The Examination Specifications booklet gives more information on the computer adaptive testing (CAT) blueprint and format.
How to apply for the examination
You apply for authorisation to schedule for an examination event, either online or by requesting a paper form. You will be issued with a 12-month authorisation to schedule for one CAT MCQ examination event covered in that 12-month period. Apply online.
Request a CAT MCQ Examination Form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CITY STATE PROVINCE COUNTRY
Bangalore Karnataka India
Bangkok Central Province Thailand
Beijing Beijing China
Chennai Tamil Nadu India
Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo Japan
Frankfurt Hesse Germany
Guangzhou Guangdong China
Hong Kong Hong Kong China
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh India
Istanbul Istanbul Turkey
London United Kingdom
Madrid Madrid Spain
Manila Metro Manila Philippines
Mumbai Maharashtra India
New Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi India
Seoul Hanju Korea
Shanghai Shanghai China
Taipei Taiwan China
Tel Aviv Gush Dan Israel
Fee increases for Primary Source Verification and Examinations to come into effect from 1 July 2014. The fee increases apply to Primary source verification applications, the CAT MCQ Examination and the Clinical Examination.
Fees listed are in Australian dollars; all are GST free.
CAT MCQ examination authorisation currently $2350 July first $2,545
Assessment pathway application fees current $305 July First $500