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Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook

Part 1: RACGP National entry assessment

Sitting the test

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Last revised: 20 Mar 2024

Sitting the test

Presumption of fitness to sit

Candidates who present to the CAAKT are presumed fit to sit the test. Marks are based solely on your performance in the test and can’t be changed based on personal circumstances surrounding the test.

Presumption of fitness to sit applies to all candidates, regardless of any approved applications for special arrangements.

If you’re unwell or face any other extenuating and unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from presenting to the test or from performing in the test to the best of your ability, you must notify the RACGP via email at selection@racgp.org.au as soon as possible to discuss late withdrawal options.

If you suddenly become ill during the test, you must notify the test staff immediately to discuss available options.

On the day of the test

Please follow the rules outlined in this section to ensure that:

  • delivery of the test runs smoothly
  • no candidates are disadvantaged
  • the integrity of the test environment is protected.

Carefully read the information below and ensure you understand what is expected of you. If you require any clarification, please contact the RACGP via email to selection@racgp.org.au.

Arrive at the test centre at least 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement time.

You’ll need to:

  • present your proof of identity
  • have your photograph taken
  • provide your digital signature
  • read and sign the Candidates Rules Agreement.

If you arrive up to 15 minutes late, you’ll be permitted to sit the test, but you will not be given any extra test time. The start of the test will not be delayed for late arrivals.

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you’ll be refused entry and will not be permitted to sit the test. You will not be able to reschedule the test, and you’ll forfeit the enrolment fee.

You must present a primary proof of identity that is original, current (not expired) and includes a photograph. Accepted identity documents include:

  • Australian or foreign passport
  • Australian driver’s licence
  • a proof of age or identity card issued by an Australian state or territory
  • Australian student identity card
  • any other current Australian entitlement or identity card, issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government.


Please note:

  • Digital proof of identity (for example, digital driver’s licences) will not be accepted.
  • If the first or last name on your identity document is different to the name you entered on your enrolment form, you must notify the RACGP by sending an email to selection@racgp.org.au at least 48 hours before the test date. You’ll need to provide evidence of the name change as requested by the RACGP, and this must be approved before the test day.

You’re not permitted to take any personal items into the test room. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • pens, pencils, or other writing devices
  • paper, including blank notepaper, notes, books or notebooks
  • watches of any description
  • computers or electronic devices of any type
  • calculators or any type of timing or recording device
  • mobile phones
  • pagers
  • earplugs or headphones (disposable foam earplugs in their original sealed packaging are permitted)
  • wallets
  • non-religious headwear, such as hats or hooded tops
  • any other personal belongings.

Your personal belongings will be securely stored by staff until the test concludes and you are released from the test.

You may be asked to pat yourself down (eg along the arms, legs and waistline) to show that you are not concealing banned items. You may also be asked to turn out your pockets so test staff can verify that they are empty. Failure to comply with these requests will be investigated in line with the Academic Misconduct Policy.

You will be provided with note-taking materials to use during the test. These must be left in the test room when you leave. If you don’t comply with these rules, you’ll be investigated in line with the Academic Misconduct Policy.

You must follow all written instructions on the test materials and verbal instructions given by the test staff.

During the CAAKT, you must not:

  • smoke in the venue
  • disturb any other candidate (eg by mumbling, talking)
  • communicate with or help any other candidate
  • accept assistance from any other candidate
  • look at another candidate’s computer screen or test paper for any purpose
  • permit any other candidate to read or copy from your computer screen or test paper
  • disturb the assessment proceedings in any other way
  • record the test or its content in any form.
Failure to comply with these requests will be investigated in line with the Academic Misconduct Policy.

Test confidentiality

All RACGP assessment materials are confidential. The test questions must remain confidential and not be disclosed after sitting the test.

By enrolling in the CAAKT, you agree that you will not disclose confidential RACGP assessment material to peers, colleagues, external groups, companies or entities, or on any social media platform. If you breach confidentiality you’ll be investigated in line with the Academic Misconduct Policy.


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