Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA)


The MSRA is a computer-based assessment that assesses essential competences in the Person Specification through clinical scenarios.

The MSRA is 170 minutes in length and there are 2 component parts
  • Professional Dilemmas (PD) paper (95 minutes)
  • Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) paper (75 minutes)

The MSRA is delivered as a single assessment. The 2 papers are independently timed and the time remaining in each paper is denoted by an onscreen countdown timer.

On completion of the Professional Dilemmas paper, there will be an optional 5-minute scheduled break before the Clinical Problem-Solving paper commences. In instances where a break of longer than 5 minutes is taken, the excess time will be automatically taken off the available time for the Clinical Problem-Solving paper when you commence the paper.

Pearson VUE offer a generic demo to aid you in familiarising yourself with the controls and screen layouts in advance of the assessment. This demo can be accessed on the Pearson VUE website.