MCQ Examination

The AMC 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) It focuses on essential medical knowledge involving understanding of the disease process; clinical examination and diagnosis; and investigation, therapy and management.

You are expected to complete all 150 items. Failure to complete all 150 scored items in the examination may lead to insufficient information for a reliable determination of your ability and therefore a result on the AMC 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.

AMC CAT MCQ BLUEPRINT Adult Health (Medicine) Adult Health (Surgery) Women’s Health


Child Health Mental Health Population Health TOTAL
ITEM TOTALS 30% 20% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 150

The MCQ Examination Specifications booklet gives more information on the computer adaptive testing (CAT) blueprint and format.