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The MRCGP AKT Exam: What it is and how to prepare

The AKT (applied knowledge test) is one of the three components of the MRCGP qualification – necessary to complete GP training in the UK. It aims to test your application of knowledge and problem solving – it is not simply a test of how much you know or can retain.

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10 High Power Tips To Pass Your MRCGP AKT Exam Blog - MRCGP AKT, RCA, MSRA and PLAB Exam Courses and Revision - Arora Medical Education

10 High Power Tips To Pass Your MRCGP AKT Exam

The AKT (Applied Knowledge Test) is sometimes seen as the ‘smaller’ of the two exams in GP training. Many however find it a bigger challenge than the RCA given the need for precise knowledge and correct application. It is certainly not to be taken lightly – good planning and smart use of time is essential to get the most out of preparation. For full details about the exam see our main AKT Blog: What is the AKT and how to prepare.

Having sat this exam myself, I remember areas that I struggled with, as well as ideas that I benefitted from. Below are my ten key, but often less discussed tips for this exam – both for preparation, as well as for the day itself.

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