Welcome to the RACGP Key Feature Problem or KFP. This short video will demonstrate how to use the online exam platform.
As this is an online exam, technical issues may occur but are rare. If you encounter a technical issue, rest assured you will not lose any exam time even if we have to reboot your computer or move you to another computer. All of your answers are saved in real time. Therefore, if you experience a technical issue it will not affect any responses you have completed up until that point.
Here we are on the exam instructions page. Before commencing the exam, it is important that you read this information carefully. In the top left-hand corner, you will see your name and RACGP ID. In the box below these details, you will see your exam timer. This timer indicates how much time has elapsed and how much time remains. The grey bar above the timer shows a quick overview of your exam progress.
Next is the question navigation panel. The KFP is comprised of cases and within each case are a number of questions. You will see all questions in the exam displayed in this navigation panel. You can navigate through the exam by clicking on the question numbers in this panel. A black number indicates the question is unanswered and a grey number indicates a question that has been answered.
Another way of navigating through the exam is by clicking the ‘next question’ or the ‘previous question’ buttons at the bottom of the screen.
You can change any of your answers at any time by clicking back on to a question.
At the bottom of the screen there is another useful tool to track your exam progress. It shows how many questions you have completed and how many questions are yet to be answered. You will also be able to see how many questions you have marked as “needs review”.
Exam instructions can be accessed at any time during the exam by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. The instructions you can see here are from a practice exam, therefore the instructions you'll see on the exam day will be different. To return to the exam click on the button marked “back to exam paper.”
There are three font sizes to choose from in the exam. The font sizes are 12, 14 and 16.The font size can be adjusted by clicking on the three A’s. The calculator can be accessed at any time simply by clicking on the calculator icon and pressing the X button to close it.
The needs review feature is an excellent tool in the exam. To demonstrate this tool, I'll be using question 2.1 of a practice exam. As you can see, I have answered the question but I’m not sure about my answer and I want to revisit it. To do this, I tick the box marked ‘needs review’. You can now see, once I’ve moved off the question, that question 2.1 has now changed to red, showing me that this question needs review. You will also see in the bottom right-hand corner that it now indicates in red that one question needs to be reviewed. The ‘needs review’ feature is for you and you alone. The answer you have provided at the end of the exam, when your time has ended, is the answer that will be submitted for marking. The ‘needs review’ feature is here to give you a reminder of the questions you would like to revisit. When you are satisfied with your response, you can un-check the ‘needs review’ box and continue.
his is what a short-answer question looks like. The case stem is at the top, followed by the question and some text boxes for you to type in your response. The character limit in the text box is 255 characters, but you will need far less than this. If a question asks for 3 responses do not give more than this. If you provide an extra response, you will be penalized and marks deducted. Be specific. Generalizations do not score well. Separate each of your responses - there will be the same number of lines as number of responses requested. Watch your spelling - you are not penalized for bad spelling but please ensure your answer makes sense. Do not type your answers with caps lock on. Do not use abbreviations as they can mean different things - IBD might mean irritable bowel disease or inflammatory bowel disease.
This is what a multiple choice KFP question looks like. The case stem at the top followed by the question. If a question asks you to select 5 responses you can only select a maximum of 5 responses. If you want to change a response, you can un-select it by clicking on it again. Now that I've selected all my responses and pressed ‘next question’, you'll notice that the question is now marked as complete and has changed to a grey colour.
Questions may contain media such as images, ECGs, and pathology results. In order to view an image you must click on the thumbnail to enlarge it. You can enlarge the image view area by clicking on ‘maximise media view’.
If you reach the final question in the exam before the time expires and click ‘finish’, the system will prompt you if there are still any unanswered questions, however, we recommend using the time allocated to check over the answers you have provided.
Best of luck on completing this component of your FRACGP exams.