Licensing Examination

Part I - Examination in Professional Knowledge

This part of the examination is designed to test candidates’ professional knowledge in Basic Sciences, Medical Ethics/ Community Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Questions are in both English and Chinese (traditional Chinese). Please refer to Useful Resources and Appendix I of the Guidance Notes to Applicants for the syllabus.

Format of Part I Examination
  • There are 120 multiple-choice questions in both Paper I and Paper II. Candidates are given 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the questions in each of the Papers.
 
  Paper I (120 multiple-choice questions)
  *Basic Sciences (10 MCQ)
Medicine (60 MCQ)
Paediatrics (35 MCQ)
Psychiatry (15 MCQ)
 
  Paper II (120 multiple-choice questions)
  *Basic Sciences (10 MCQ)
Surgery (45 MCQ)
Orthopaedic Surgery (15 MCQ)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology (35 MCQ)
Medical Ethics/ Community Medicine (15 MCQ)
*Basic Sciences cover pre-clinical disciplines, such as Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology

Each question is followed by five options.  Candidates are required to decide which of the 5 options given is the best answer to the question.
1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer, while a mark of 0.25 will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Please completely fill in the oval of the selected answer of each question.
No mark will be awarded or deducted for an unanswered question.

Syllabus
Please refer to Useful Resources and Appendix I of the Guidance Notes to Applicants.

Passing Criteria
Candidates with a total mark of 50% (i.e. 120 marks) or above for two papers are considered to have passed, provided that the mark received for each paper is 40% (i.e. 48 marks) or above.

Venue of Part I Examination
Part I Examination is usually held in the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building which is located in Wong Chuk Hang.

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Space Box

Candidates MUST bring to the examination venue the following:
  1. Hong Kong Identity Card or passport (the SAME identity document registered in the application form)
  2. Letter of invitation
  3. Stationery, i.e. HB pencils, a soft rubber and a pencil sharpener
CANDIDATES WHO FAIL TO PRODUCE ANY SUCH PROOF OF IDENTITY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE EXAMINATION. NO REFUND WILL BE MADE FOR EXAMINATION FEES.
Use HB pencil to mark your answers on the multiple-choice answer sheet. Fill in completely the answer oval that you choose. Erase the wrong answers completely with a rubber. Answers written in the question papers will NOT be marked.
Candidates are also advised to bring a watch that will not emit sound, store data or transmit information, as well as an overcoat, to the examination centre.
All belongings other than stationery should be placed under the chair. Mobile phones and all other communication devices should be completely turned off and placed under the chair where they are visible to the invigilators.
In case of discrepancies between the English and Chinese texts in the question, candidates are advised to refer to the English version for the original and authentic meanings of the text.