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.
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:
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:
CPP = MAP - ICP
Example Questions for the MCQ
12 examples of SBA questions can be found here.
Example Questions for the CRQ
Please note, CRQ questions will not be published after each exam.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: