New format for FCPS exams from January 2024 in Bangladesh

The test format for the FCPS Part-I courses at the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) has been altered, with the changes taking effect from the January 2024 session.

A recent circular issued by BCPS stated that the FCPS Part-I examination would now be conducted within a single day instead of being spread across three days. Additionally, the three individual exams will be consolidated into a single paper.

In addition, it is worth noting that the examination will span a duration of four hours. Furthermore, the total marks allocated for the examination amount to 150, with each question carrying a weightage of 2 marks. It is essential to highlight that a minimum score of 70% or 210 out of 300 marks is required to pass the examination.





FCPS Part-I Examination Format (From January 2024)

Parameter Description
Duration of Examination 1 Day (Previously 3 days)
Number of Papers 1 (Previously 3)
Duration of the Examination 4 hours
Total Number of Questions 150 (Multiple True False-75 & Single Best Answer-75)
Marks per Question 2
Total Marks for 150 Questions 300

Pass Marks: 210 out of 300 (70%)

Subjects Examination
Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Pulmonology, Hepatology, Rheumatology, Infectious Disease & Tropical Medicine, Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine FCPS Part-I in Medicine (Common Questions)
Surgery, Urology, Neuro-surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Casualty and Emergency Surgery FCPS Part-I in Surgery (Common questions)
Paediatrics, Neonatology, Paediatric Haematology & Oncology, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Paediatric Pulmonology, Paediatric Neurology & Development, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Endocrinology, Paediatric Critical Care Medicine FCPS Part-I in Paediatrics (Common questions)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Feto-Maternal Medicine, Gynaecological Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery FCPS Part-I in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Common Questions)
Ophthalmology, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreo-Retina FCPS Part-I in Ophthalmology
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics FCPS Part-I in Dental Surgery
Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry FCPS Part-I in Psychiatry
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery FCPS Part-I in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Anaesthesiology FCPS Part-I in Anaesthesiology
Radiology & Imaging FCPS Part-I in Radiology & Imaging
Radiotherapy FCPS Part-I in Radiotherapy
Dermatology & Venereology FCPS Part-I in Dermatology & Venereology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation FCPS Part-I in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Haematology FCPS Part-I in Haematology
Family Medicine FCPS Part-I in Family Medicine

Pass Marks: 180 out of 300 (60%)

Subjects Examination
Biochemistry FCPS Part-I in Biochemistry
Histopathology FCPS Part-I in Histopathology
Microbiology FCPS Part-I in Microbiology
Anatomy FCPS Part-I in Anatomy
Physiology FCPS Part-I in Physiology
Pharmacology FCPS Part-I in Pharmacology
Forensic Medicine FCPS Part-I in Forensic Medicine
Community Medicine FCPS Part-I in Community Medicine
Transfusion Medicine FCPS Part-I in Transfusion Medicine

BCPS has revamped the FCPS Part-I exam format effective from January 2024. It’s now a single-day, 4-hour test, consolidating three papers into one with 150 questions, each carrying 2 marks. The passing score is 70%, requiring a minimum of 210 out of 300 marks to pass. These changes apply across multiple medical specialities.

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My name is Tanzir Islam Britto. Professionally I am a Physician, an amateur writer, and an engaged social media activist. My journey in the field of medicine began at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College (BSMMC), formerly known as Faridpur Medical College, where I started my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), which I have completed at Shahabuddin Medical College(SMC).

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