Final FRCA Written examination resources


These videos are designed to guide an examination candidate through the Final Written exam day. The videos cover the schedule for the exam day, the structure of the examination and examination conduct. 

Please note:
The videos are intended to give an example of the usual processes and may not be truly reflective of every candidate’s experience at an exam. A mixture of real exam candidates and actors have been used in the making of these videos.


Guide to the Final FRCA examination

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The Guide to the Final FRCA contains examples of Multiple True/False questions (MTF), Single Best Answer (SBA) questions and Constructed Response Questions (CRQ).

1.    There was an error in transposition of the answers to the sample CRQ on dementia.
In Question 2 part D on potential drug interactions the answer should read -
                      2. Risperidone - enhances risk of vasodilation and hypotension with anaesthetics.
                      3. Memantine - enhances side effects of anticholinergics and dopaminergic agonists.

2.    Question 3 part E:
This question was written some time ago and at the time, the answer of  PP = MAP -(CVP+ICP) was the correct answer.
See the following reference:
Cerebral physiology
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 13, Issue 4, August 2013

However, changes have occurred since the question was written and the correct formula is:

Example Questions for the MCQ

12 examples of SBA questions can be found here.  

Further samples are available below: 
SBA Sample questions
MTF Sample questions

Example Questions for the CRQ

CRQ sample questions are available here. Please also refer to the Chairs report on the 2018 pilot exams.

Please note, CRQ questions will not be published after each exam.

The SAQ question format is no longer used in the Final Written exam. Past papers of SAQ questions will continue to be available for practice in topic areas ONLY.   

SAQ resources are available for the following past exams: