GMC Fitness to Practice


The Tests of Competence (ToC) form part of the Performance Assessment, together with the Peer Review. The ToC for GPs comprise an MCQ paper and an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).

  • The MCQ paper for GPs consist of Single Best Answer Questions (SBA), and Extended Matching Questions (EMQ).
  • The questions are answered by shading a lozenge on an answer sheet which is marked by a machine.
  • You will not be allowed to take any reference material, books or electronic devices into either the knowledge test or OSCE with you. In certain cases relevant material may be provided e.g. a BNF (British National Formulary).

Please note that the GMC states that as you are being tested in what you actually do, or have done, there should be no need for special preparation.



Why choose MCQbank to help you with your GMC Fitness to Practice Assessment MCQs?

Members of our MCQ writing team have helped test the validity of the GMC Fitness to Practice MCQs which were developed by the Academic Centre for Medical Education (ACME), which is part of the Division of Medical Education at University College London Medical School (UCLMS)

We currently have over 1300 MCQs (SBA & EMQ) to help prepare you for the GMC assessment in this difficult period in your career.

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