If you have a problem on the day of the examination, you need to submit an incident report at the time, or as soon as possible after the exam. Incident reports should be submitted for any problems in the way the exam was run or delivered, any problems with the wording of the questions, or if you believe you have discovered an error in the exam.
The AKT is a multiple-choice exam and is automatically marked by computer. Your answers to the questions cannot be changed, even if you believe there was a mistake in the exam. In some cases, a question may be reviewed, altered or removed after the examination. In this case, the alteration applies to all candidates equally and you do not need to request this.
The KFP consists of both multiple choice and write-in questions. The multiple choice questions are auto-marked in the same way as the AKT, and your answers cannot be altered. Each write-in question is marked by trained GPs, and each question is marked by a single examiner. This means that your exam has been marked by many different GPs, and there is no facility for a single person to re-mark your exam. The marking process is also quality tested and assured at multiple points. It’s important you write your answers to be as clear and understandable as possible.
The Clinical Examination, which depending on the time of sitting, is the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), Remote Clinical Exam (RCE) or Clinical Competency Exam (CCE)is marked by different examiners in every station, meaning every candidate will be examined by sixteen or more examiners. Although the task within each case is specific, candidates are rated on a range of components of the consultation. The assessments of many examiners are combined to produce the final rating.
To safeguard our exam questions, maintain academic integrity and minimise exam costs, we do not review individual questions and answers with candidates. However, the common themes and mistakes made by many candidates will be reviewed in the public exam report and podcast, and you are encouraged to submit questions to the podcast after the release of exam results.