FCPS part 1 in Dentistry is exam which is taken by College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, after clearing the exam candidate gets eligible for attachment in his/her relevant subject. After getting attachment the candidate has to clear IMM examination within a period of 6 years from the date of passing the FCPS-1 examination. FCPS-1 of those candidates who do not pass IMM examination with in 6 years will become automatically invalid. On training completion the candidate will have to clear his/her part 2 exam to have the diploma of FCPS.
Now come to the pattern of exam? The answer is its all about 200 Mcqs, there are two papers each one has 100 Mcqs with five options given. Candidate has to select the right option of question. For each question paper time of 3 hours are given, so candidate has to solve the papers in given time. Passing criteria is not known by any one other than CPSP, so it is a secret.
Now question is about which type of questions come in exam?
FCPS part 1 is about the basic knowledge of Medical field as after clearing part 1 the candidate will go for specialization in relevant field. FCPS-1 covers all basic subjects whether its Medicine or Dentistry. FCPS-1 covers the subjects of Anatomy, Biochemistry-Physiology,Microbiology-Pathology, Pharmacology, Dental Anatomy and Morphology, Dental Materials, Oral Pathology and Radiology. Most of MCQs come from these subjects. FCPS-1 is no doubt among the toughest exams in Pakistan. Every candidate should have sound knowledge of all the subjects mentioned above.
MCQs are very complicated, even a simple looking MCQ has so much difficulty/trick that the candidate can easily be confused by the MCQs. So the candidates should know the precise way to solve all those MCQs in addition to have sound and firm knowledge. With out knowing the precise way of solving MCQs a candidate can have so much difficulty in exam.
Hopefully you found this article helpful for our exam prep. Best of luck.