- The exam lasts for 3 hours


- There are 200 question stems (54 seconds per question stem)


- All questions are marked equally and there is no negative marking      



- Candidates answer questions at a computer terminal at one of the Pearson Vue test centres


- Laminated paper and a pen is provided for workings out (nothing may be taken into the exam room)


- There are 3 sittings a year and applications can be made from the ST2 year onwards


- Question types include

- single best answer & extended matching questions

- tables and algorithms for completion

- picture format questions

- data interpretation

- seminal trials questions (familiarity with significant research)


The AKT exam content is divided into three areas
• 80% clinical medicine and problem-solving
• 10% critical appraisal and evidence-based clinical practice
• 10% administration, ethical and legal (this
covers knowledge of regulatory frameworks (e.g. GMC guidance,

the GP contract) and areas such as medical driving rules and health and safety

A Pearson Vue test centre

AKT Exam Format