The interactive tutorial below is designed to help you familiarise yourself with the look and feel of the AKT testing platform.
Admission and timing
It is essential that you arrive at the test centre on time. It is advisable to check transport and parking arrangements well before the day as there is no flexibility on admission times. If you arrive late, you will not be admitted to the test.
The confirmation email from Pearson VUE will provide further information about timings.
All personal belongings must be left in a locker and your mobile phone switched off. You will not be allowed to take anything with you into the test room including bags, overcoats, calculators, books, notes, mobile phones, tablet devices, laptop computers, pagers or any other electronic equipment, watches, wallets, purses, food or drink.
You will take the test at a computer workstation. Before the test begins, you will have the opportunity to complete a brief tutorial to ensure you are familiar with the format of the test and the operation of the computer system.
You will be allowed to leave the test room for water or to visit the toilet, but no additional time will be given.
Identification required for admission
You must bring the following two identification documents to the test centre:
- A current valid passport or UK photo card driving licence as photographic ID
- A current credit or debit card showing your name and signature as secondary ID
The names shown on the identification documents MUST MATCH EXACTLY with the names you used when submitting your application to the RCGP. If the names are different (for example, one is your maiden name and one your married name) then you must also bring an original official document that links the two names (for example, a marriage certificate). If you have any doubts, please contact the RCGP well BEFORE the exam date so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
If you fail to bring the required identification documents, you will not be permitted to take the test. This causes unnecessary distress and can be avoided by planning ahead.
There are two sessions on each test date, morning and afternoon. To maintain the security of the test, candidates who take the test during the morning session are not permitted to leave the test area until the afternoon candidates have arrived for their test.
Pearson VUE uses CCTV cameras to prevent violations of test security.
Non disclosure agreement
All test items are confidential to the RCGP. You’ll be required to sign an agreement not to pass on details of any of the items used in the test.