MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (Part II) Examination, 24 January 2024 (Wednesday)

Dear Associates

MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (previously Part II) Examination, 24 January 2024 (Wednesday)

Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP) Exam will be held in HK on 24 January 2024.  Candidates wishing to sit the above exam in HK please apply both online using the RCPCH website ( submit paper applications to our College.  

Please study carefully the details of application as outlined in the attached circular.

Application period

6 November 2023 (Mon) - 19 November 2023 (SUN)

*for applications for online invigilation, closing date is 10 November 2023 (Friday)



Examination Fee


Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians.

Attached please find an Application Form C for your use. 


Options for sitting this exam

    1. At your own home or workplace with online invigilation (pls refer to online invigilation quick guide attached)

Note: Please note that there will NOT be any test centre option for this diet of exam. If you encounter difficulty in taking the exam in online invigilation format, please consider taking the same exam in Sep 2024 which the test centre option is expected to open at that time.



1. All theory exams have been moved to computer-based testing since January 2015. Please refer to the RCPCH website for more CBT information:

2. Sample examination questions are available on the RCPCH website for candidates viewing.  Candidates sitting for CBT exams are strongly advised to study these sample questions at this link (

3. Candidates can sit the MRCPCH theory exams in any order, and are allowed to take the Applied Knowledge in Practice Exam as their first MRCPCH theory exam.

4. Those candidates who have never taken an exam with the RCPCH and/or do not have an RCPCH number are advised to first register for an exam account with the RCPCH any time before the application period (preferably 10 working days before the application period opens).  You do not need to wait until a specific examination opens to apply for an RCPCH online account.  You are not able to apply for any exams online until your registration for an exam account is accepted.

5. For details of online application procedures, please refer to the Guidance Notes for HK candidates attached.

Thank you for your kind attention.

College Secretariat

Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

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