Updated on 30.10.2016.
“…the pass mark is not a fixed percentage of the total marks. It depends on the performance of the candidates taking a particular examination.”
This article is the Volume 1 of “How to pass the Part 2 MRCOG Examination” series that consists of three volumes. It discusses the “Level 1 analysis: What is Tested?” comprehensively.
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How to pass the Part 2 MRCOG Examination – Volume 1
This volume provides a comprehensive coverage of the background to the Part 2 MRCOG Examination that the candidates must understand thoroughly to learn the rule of the game. In fact it is more important than reading as you need to know what is the standard of the examination and how is it set, what is expected from the candidates in the examination, the nature of the candidates including yourself etc. The last factor is important as the pass mark is not a fixed percentage of the total marks. It depends on the performance of the candidates taking a particular examination. You need to be well aware of these factors to devise a successful strategy. Please read the “Pass Mark Standard Setting”, the “Author’s comments” in particular, carefully and plan your preparation accordingly. There is the trick to pass the Part 2 MRCOG Examination.
The format of the Part 2 MRCOG has changed significantly since March 2011. The emphasis has shifted substantially from the SAQs to EMQs primarily and MCQs to a lesser extent. This means that the candidates need to modify their approach towards the examination. Several candidates, especially who have appeared in the examination before, but have been unsuccessful, are frightened and confused about how to prepare efficiently given the enormity of changes in the format.
Volume 2 & 3 of “How to pass the Part 2 MRCOG Examination” series highlight those changes with suggestions regarding the preparation and techniques to improve the candidates’ performance in the examination. It would also include in depth analysis of the distribution of marks in different components of the examination e.g. EMQs, MCQs and SAQs, and strategies to maximise the marks obtained in the examination. There would be guidance about the marks candidates should aim for to qualify for the OSCEs.
This effort is meant to guide and help the prospective candidates prepare well so that they would be in a better shape when they appear in the examination. Over the years, hundreds of candidates have benefited by following these methods. The effort would be rewarded if the candidates find it helpful.
The candidates would also find it useful to use the examination and trainee materials provided in the MCQs, EMQs, SAQs, OSCEs, Examination, Career, Trainee, Health sections of themedideas.com in the form of Banks, Tests, Articles etc.
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