Licensing Examination / Part I - Examination in Professional Knowledge
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.
Important Point to Note:
Starting from 2021 Licensing Examination (First Sitting), the marking system of Part I – Examination in Professional Knowledge has been revised. The negative marking system of Part I Examination has been removed. 1 mark is given for a correct answer and no mark is deducted or given for an incorrect answer or unanswered question. Candidates with a total mark of 60% (i.e. 144 marks) or above for two papers are considered to have passed, provided that the mark received for each paper is 50% (i.e. 60 marks) or above.
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.
Candidates with a total mark of 60% (i.e. 144 marks) or above for two papers are considered to have passed, provided that the mark received for each paper is 50% (i.e. 60 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.
Candidates MUST bring to the examination venue the following:
Hong Kong Identity Card or passport (the SAME identity document registered in the application form)
Letter of invitation
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.