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Preparing for the Examination

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Candidates should have a thorough review of the content reflected in the examination descriptions. [see "Examination Content"]

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Examination Length and Format


The PA Examination (MCQ) is given in a modular format of six (6) examination sections. Three (3) examination sections are devoted to microscopic slides. The number of options per question may be different.

Candidates will have up to one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes to complete each of the three (3) sections with microscopic slides and up to one (1) hour and five (5) minutes to complete each of the three (3) sections without microscopic slides. The time remaining for each section will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the computer screen. The time of day will be displayed on a clock in the testing room. [see "Examination Sessions and Scheduled Breaks"]

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Practising with the Software


A practice tutorial is available so that candidates can become familiar with the test software and examination format. Candidates may download the practice tutorial via a URL provided in the Letter of Eligibility Status upon successful application.

Candidates will also be provided with an opportunity to familiarise with the examination delivery software on the examination day itself. There will be an optional practice tutorial at the beginning of the examination which candidates have up to thirty (30) minutes to go through.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2018 18:09