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HOW MANY TIMES DID IT TAKE YOU TO PASS MRCPsych I?

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How many times does it take for a 'normal' person to pass MRCPsych I - clinicals and also the MCQ?

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I passed on my second attempt and am hoping to pass Part II on the third! One of the best psychiatrists I know passed on her 5th attempt. I think the exam has little reliability or validity and the thing I am trying to hang o to is sometimes you fail because you are crap but more often because you are unlucky.

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four !! yes four on part 1,just 2 on the part 2.

made the celebrations all the sweeter.

but what is a normal psychiatrist

:D :D

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I passed paper 1 on my 3rd attempt. 

I passed paper 2 on my 1st attempt.

I passed paper 3 on my 2nd attempt.

I passed CASC on my first attempt.

I sat my exams at the end of CT1 and the start of CT2 and was done by CT3. Failure was down to ill preparation and a number of personal circumstances at the time.

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I have similar success rate to darkwingduck - passed paper 1 on 3rd attempt, paper 2 on second and can only hope that pass paper b on 2nd attempt next month

Echo that failure was due to being ill prepared and personal issues

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I did it in the first attempt

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I have seen people taking most attempts in CASC exam and paper 3 or paperb

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had a look at pass rates for paper a - much higher if only took half the paper. shame we cant still do this

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Hi 

hi can some one tell me how long should be the preparation time for part A which is a combination of paper 1 and 2?

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Can sumone plzzzzzzzzzzz compare the pass rates to the books or prep course used so that we can decide what to take up

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Paper 1 on first attempt, paper 2 on second, paper B first attempt.

just hours and days and months(!) of doing mcqs!

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Passed paper 1, 2 and 3 first time. Studying for the Casc now. I don't envy candidates taking paper A (1 and 2 together!)

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Anyone near East Anglia preparing for paper B, I'd strongly recommend Paul Wilkinson's stats course at Ida Darwin Hospital, Fulbourn. I'm terrible at stats and reading papers, but got 92% in that part after the course. It's a huge chunk of paper B so can make or break your grade

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Just sat Paper A and found it toughest exam I have ever sat... and I have never failed one yet. Not holding out much hope for this one though.

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It depends on a lot of factors, some of which are outside your control

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passed paper 1 - first time

passed paper 2/then changed into a part 2 - second time

passed paper B/3 - first time

i think 6 weeks to two months is plenty of revision time.

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I'm waiting on Paper A results and hoping that I've passed first attempt but judging by how difficult I found it I suspect that it will be back for second attempt in June. Any advice on how to prepare would be much appreciated. I used Birmingham and Mrcpsychmentor and felt prepared well but not enough I suspect (

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silly question...how many times are you allowed to resit each paper?

thanks

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