Passing the MRCGP AKT is necessary to successfully progress through General Practice training and achieve your goal of becoming a General Practitioner.

The AKT is a computer-based examination comprising mainly single best answer questions and extended matching questions. It tests the fundamental knowledge base required to work in general practice in the UK. It is a summative assessment of the knowledge base that underpins independent general practice in the United Kingdom within the context of the National Health Service.

The AKT is three hours and ten minutes long and comprises separate 200 questions. It is sat three times a year at 150 Pearson VUE professional testing centres across the UK. 80% of question items will be on clinical medicine, 10% on critical appraisal and evidence-based clinical practice and 10% on health informatics and administrative issues.

All questions address important issues relating to UK general practice and focus mainly on higher-order problem solving rather than just the simple recall of basic facts.

The 2019-20 AKT assessment dates are shown below (taken from the RCGP website):

Booking Period

AKT Test Date

Results Published

31st August - 2nd September 2022​

26th October 2022

24th November 2022

 30th November - 2nd December 2022

25th January 2023​

23rd February 2023

1st-3rd March 2023

26th April 2023

25th May 20​23


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