Online MCQs

£29.99 gets you 4 months access to 1500 “Best of Five” questions with adequate explanations. The site is well designed and questions load quickly. Payment is secure and easy using PayPal. 600 free questions are available here.

Summary: 5/5 Good selection of questions and best price.


£29.50 gets you 1 months access to 2014 “Best of Five” questions, which are said to be updated monthly, as well as mock exams drawn on the same question bank. Questions are marked as you progress and a paragraph of teaching notes explains the correct answer. Offline access is available for exams. For selected questions there are clickable references to “teaching notes”. At the moment there is a special offer where you get 2 months for £35. A free demo of 5 questions is available by clicking here. Note 123doc also run a portal “review” website called

Summary: 3/5 Good selection of questions and easy payment.

Pastest’s databank is said to contain 2500+ best of five questions with subscriptions starting at only £9.99 per week up to a £69.99 for 4 months. Answers are accompanied by a paragraph of explanation. You get 4 weeks free subscription if you purchase a part 1 ‘offline’ course. A selection of free MRCP Part 1 MCQs are available here.

Summary: 4/5 Best selection of questions.

Onexamination’s database is quoted as containing 2000 best of five questions along with 1500 MCQs for MRCP(I). Subscriptions range between £70 for 2 months to £90 for 4 months, with printed questions also being available at an extra charge. If you are a MDU member, then you can a get subscription for half price. The best feature of this site is the discussion feature. Students can ask the OnExamination team of senior Physicians for clarification of questions and rationale behind the quoted answers. The discussion that ensues with controversial questions is excellent revision material. Free MCQ of the day is available here

Summary: 4/5 Great Discussions of questions. Best if you are a member of MDU.


Medibyte, the online offering from Dr Sharma’s Medipass offers a total of 400 questions on their site for £1 per 10 questions, credits are bought over the telephone or by cheque in £5 credits. No demo is available.

Summary: 2/5 Pricey, mail order/telephone ordering.

Medical Masterclass

£95 from The Royal College gets you 2000 questions (both Part 1 and 2) for a years online access. £495 for printed and online access .Answers are marked with a paragraphs explanation. Ordering is via mailorder. Indian/Bangladeshi students pay only 22 000 rupees for both online and print versions..a generous disocunt from the RCP! Some free example MCQs are available here

Summary: 2/5 Expensive, mail order only, but ready for Part 2

Medexam 2007

Declan O’Kane has produced a custom mcq database that you download and install on your machine. This is great if you have intermittent web access, but a disadvantage if you are one of the many people who prefer not to use M$ Windows. For only £20 plus vat you get 2 licenses for a years use. This includes 1200 questions that are suitable for final year medical students and/or MRCP. Payment is via Paypal. Some free examples can be found here

Summary: 4/5 Good Value, Can be used off-line, Good questions

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