MRCGP AKT Exam – High Yield Topics from the October 2013 AKT Exam
Dr Mahibur Rahman
After each MRCGP AKT examination, the examiners release a report highlighting key information from the last exam. This includes pass marks and rates, and also key topics – both those that were answered well, and those that GP trainees performed poorly on. These topics are frequently examined again in the next few sittings of the AKT exam, so it is worth ensuring that you have a good understanding of them.
Key facts from the October 2013 MRCGP AKT exam:
The top score was 94%
The mean score was 73.2%
The lowest score was 43.5%
The pass mark was 67%
The pass rate was 76.1% (this is one of the highest pass rates in recent years)
Scores by domain:
Clinical medicine – 72.9%
Evidence interpretation – 69.4%
Organisational – 79.3%
High Yield Topics
The examiners’ report from this diet of the MRCGP AKT exam highlighted the following key topics:
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The MRCGP AKT is a comprehensive examination, so it is important that you cover the entire curriculum. Remember that 80% of the marks are related to applying knowledge relating to clinical medicine in general practice, 10% to evidence interpretation and 10% to the organisational domain.
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Complete Examiners’ report – October 2013 exam