College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

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Department Profile

Examination Department
The Examination department conducts post graduate examinations in various medical, surgical and dental disciplines on behalf of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.


Functionality :

The department performs its functions by conducting examinations at head office at Karachi and regional offices, namely Quetta, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Nawabshah, Larkana, Multan, Bhawalpur, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Abbotabad, Katmandu (Nepal) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).


Number of Examinations :

The department conducts over 170 examinations every year. Clinical component of most of the examinations are held at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad; but other regional centers and hospitals are also used for this purpose for a few examinations.


Examination Committee :

The affairs of the examination department are overseen by the Examination Committee of the College Council. The Committee selects the panel of paper setters, invigilators, assessors, and examiners for various examinations in accordance with the laid down criteria.


Evalution Methodology :

The examination formats are developed by the relevant faculties; which are updated from time to time. The system of evaluating the knowledge of the examinees is as objective, unbiased and transparent as is humanly possible.

Computers are used for optical scanning of the answer sheets of the candidates to evaluate the response cards of multiple choice questions (MCQs).

In other forms of theory and clinical examinations, no single person has the sole authority to determine the fate of a candidate.

Each short essay question (SEQ) in the theory examination and each part of clinical examination is conducted by a pair of examiners in which they score the answers / performance of the candidate independently.

The average of the score awarded by each examiner of the pair, without consulting each other, is assigned to the candidates. The senior most of the examiners is appointed as the convener in clinical examination to supervise and ensure smooth conduct of examination.


Feedback from the Candidates :

The candidates are required to provide their feedback about the examinations they have taken, on a form provided for this purpose, without identifying themselves.


Result Announcement :

The result of each batch of candidates appearing in the clinical examination on a particular day is communicated individually to each candidate on the same day.


Foreign Examiners :

The College invites senior examiners of prestigious sister institutions of UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Sudan, etc to participate and examine our candidates of FCPS part –II along with our local examiners.

This offers to them an opportunity and to assess and compare the standard of our examination with their own and to interact with our examiners.


Feedback from the Examiners :

The College has developed a system of regular feedback from its examiners. The invited foreign examiners are also required to submit their report with their objective opinion about the format, content, standard or any other aspect of the examination.


The Utility of this site :

From this site one can download application forms, regulations, dates, fees, results and other relevant material for all examinations.