National entry assessment
The Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) is a computer-based test which comprises 60 Knowledge Test (KT) questions and 20 Situational Judgement Test (SJT) questions. The score obtained in the CAAKT determines progress to the next stage of the selection process. The questions in the CAAKT are partly derived from competency indicators outlined in the RACGP curriculum and syllabus for Australian general practice.
KT questions are multiple choice questions which aim to test your clinical knowledge. These questions focus on a range of presentations in general practice, including potentially serious and urgent conditions. These are pitched at pre-vocational candidates seeking to enter general practice training.
SJT questions aim to assess a candidate’s judgement in a range of professional scenarios, often with a focus on ethical, moral, legal issues and professionalism. These questions seek to assess your reasoning in these scenarios.
For this type of question, the answer is not simply marked as ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’. There is a range of scores possible for each of the SJT items. You will be awarded some marks for partially correct answers and full marks for completely correct answers.
Sample CAAKT questions are available for download.
To prepare for the CAAKT, we recommend familiarising yourself with the five domains of general practice and reading information provided in the FAQs about the CAAKT, SJT and KT questions. The RACGP hosts webinars to assist applicants in preparing for the CAAKT. Dates for these can be found on the AGPT webpage.
If you are advised by the RACGP you are eligible to sit the CAAKT you will be sent a link to pay the $725 fee and register online. Whilst completing registration you will be asked to select a test centre from the locations available. These are located in capital cities, as well as some other major cities.
The CAAKT will be held on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October 2022.
Once your eligibility for the AGPT Program has been confirmed, you will receive an invitation to pay the fee for the selection process and enrol. This will provide you with detailed instructions for enrolling in the CAAKT.
You will be able to choose one session from a list of appointment times available across the assessment days. As there is limited capacity at each location we encourage you to complete enrolment soon after receiving your invitation to enrol. If a test site is fully booked, you may need to choose an alternative site, as venue numbers are strictly limited.
You are required to have an RACGP-approved identification document available for presentation at the assessment centre upon arrival. This identification will be verified and you will be admitted into the waiting area. Please ensure you arrive 1 hour prior to start time of the assessment.
You can find more information on identification requirements in Part 1:RACGP Entry assessments of the Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook
If you arrive 15 minutes or later after your scheduled start time, you will not be able to complete the test and will forfeit your selection fee. We encourage you to arrive at least 1 hour early, anticipating traffic or any unforeseen event. Admittance is not negotiable after 15 minutes from the start time. This is to ensure a fair and optimal environment for those candidates who have started, with limited disruptions.
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