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

(Medicine)           (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.

AMC Examination venues outside
Australia and New Zealand

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


Athens                Greece

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

Paris                     France

Seoul                    Hanju Korea

Shanghai              Shanghai China

Singapore             Singapore

Taipei                  Taiwan China

Tel Aviv               Gush Dan Israel

AMC CAT MCQ examination fee increases

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