2023.1 AKT and KFP information for candidates


2023.1 Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and Key Feature Problem (KFP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The latest information is below.

Last updated: 13 September 2022

Exam delivery information


RACGP is continuing to trial the KFP computer-based assessment platform, and we will bring you an update on the format of this exam closer to the exam date.

We're continuing to trial the platform to ensure our testing is as rigorous as possible, and provide Members with confidence around the stability and user experience of AssessGP, the college’s new online assessment platform.

Candidates will have the opportunity to work through a practice exam in the same delivery format as that which will be used for February 2023 exams.

We know the KFP is the culmination of months of hard work, determination and sacrifice. The RACGP appreciates the efforts and stress experienced by candidates in the lead up to exams, and is working hard to minimise risks and disruptions on exam day.


The 2023.1 AKT will be delivered face-to-face in exam venues in an online (computer-based) format via the AssessGP platform. Further information will be provided to enrolled candidates via email closer to the exam date.


The 2023.1 AKT will be held on Friday 3 February and the 2023.1 KFP will be held on Saturday 4 February. Further details including the starting time for each exam will be provided to candidates closer to the exam dates.

Important: The days the AKT and KFP exams will be held in 2023 have been changed from previous semesters. Make sure you note down the correct day and date for each exam.


The 2023.1 AKT and KFP will be held in COVID-safe venues in capital cities and a limited number of regional locations. Exam locations for the 2023.1 AKT and KFP are listed on the RACGP website.

You will be allocated to the closest available exam venue based on your preferred address and date of enrolment. Some venues can only accommodate a set number of candidates and numbers will be capped accordingly. If your closest exam venue reaches capacity, you will be allocated to the next closest available venue. No specific venue allocation is guaranteed or should be presumed before we confirm with you.


All enrolled candidates will receive an exam venue confirmation email approximately four weeks before the exam. You are advised to wait until your venue has been confirmed before making travel arrangements.


No. Unfortunately, we are unable to change your exam venue once you have received your confirmed venue allocation. You should nominate whether you want to be allocated to a venue nearer your home or practice when you are completing your enrolment. You will be able to choose to be allocated based on either your home or practice address.


Further information, including a practice exam, will be provided to enrolled candidates closer to the exam date. You will only receive the practice exam for the exam you are enrolled in. The practice exam will be provided in the format of each exam segment.


Refer to the Assessments and Examinations Special Arrangements Policy and the RACGP Examinations Special Arrangements Guidance Document.

The deadline for special arrangements applications is 20 business days prior to the scheduled exam date. Any special arrangements applications must be received by:

  • Thursday 5 January 2023 for the 2023.1 AKT exam
  • Friday 6 January 2023 for the 2023.1 KFP exam

 


Exam, enrolment and results dates

Sunday 9 October 2022 Enrolments for the 2023.1 AKT and KFP close at midnight (AEDT) on Sunday 9 October 2022
Thursday 5 January 2023 Deadline for AKT special arrangements applications
Deadline for AKT withdrawals to receive a fee refund
Friday 6 January 2023 Deadline for KFP special arrangements applications
Deadline for KFP withdrawals to receive a fee refund
Friday 3 February 2023 2023.1 AKT exam day
Saturday 4 February 2023 2023.1 KFP exam day
Thursday 16 March 2023 2023.1 AKT results release
Thursday 27 April 2023 2023.1 KFP results release



 


The 2023 exam dates are published on our website.


Results release dates are published online on the RACGP website.


You can access your exam results and assessment statement by logging in to the RACGP website on the date the results are published. From 2022.2 onward, the AKT and KFP pass marks will not be published on the RACGP website or provided to candidates. You’ll receive your results as a Pass or Fail mark, along with the score band (ranging from F4 – P4). P1 is the first band above the pass mark, and P4 is the highest band. F1 is first band below the pass mark, and F4 is the lowest band. Individual scores are not provided. This is in line with recent changes to how results are provided for the CCE.

 


Enrolment, eligibility and candidacy


No. Enrolments for the 2023.1 AKT and KFP exams close at midnight (AEDT) on Sunday 9 October 2022. We cannot accept enrolment requests after this date.


Refer to Part 2: RACGP Fellowship Examinations, Section 3 Withdrawing from an examination of the Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook.

If you request to withdraw from the the AKT by Thursday 5 January 2023 or the KFP by Friday 6 January 2023 (more than 20 business days before the scheduled exam), you will receive a refund of the enrolment fee, minus a $100 withdrawal fee per exam segment.

If you request to withdraw after these dates (less than 20 business days before the scheduled exam date), you will not receive a fee refund.


Check your eligibility criteria on the policy framework.

The RACGP audits all exam enrolments to ensure candidates are eligible to sit the Fellowship examinations and provides enrolment information to all RTOs for the purposes of validating eligibility. If you are found to not meet the eligibility requirements, you will be automatically withdrawn from the exam segment and will be subject to a $100 withdrawal fee per exam segment.

Remember, you must tell us of any restrictions, conditions, suspensions and/or undertakings on your medical registration as soon as possible. This will help us support you appropriately on your journey to Fellowship.


Subject to the limitations of the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy, you can suspend your candidacy in any semester in which you do not sit an exam. If you sit the 2023.1 KFP, the 2023.1 AKT, or the 2023.1 CCE, you cannot suspend the 2023.1 semester.

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