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Preparing for the AKT

Resources for trainees and trainers

How to interpret the results of a randomised control trial - tutorial with Professor Michael Harris discussing data interpretation.

Preparing to take the MRCGP Applied Knowledge Test: A concise guide for trainees (PDF file, 173 KB) - offers a clear overview of what is required.

What can Trainers do to help AiTs prepare for the AKT? (PDF file, 578 KB) - outlines how trainers can help trainees prepare by identifying how day-to-day practice influences exam content.

Clinical evidence and data interpretation: ‘Statistics’ in the AKT (PDF file, 1.6 MB) - for candidates and GP educators to use in tutorials and peer group learning. Aims to kick-start conversations about the importance of interpreting data we encounter in primary care.

MRCGP candidate presentation (PPT file, 3.9 MB) - has detailed information about the AKT. Includes feedback and statistics from the most recent test, and examples of the types of questions you may be asked.

InnovAiT AKT Podcast (MP3) - contains helpful interviews with GP trainees, a programme director and the deputy lead for the AKT, in addition to top tips and answers to common questions about the exam. 

Example AKT questions and answers

Download the following documents to see 50 AKT practice questions and the answers:

Each online issue of InnovAiT contains questions and answers to help AiTs identify their educational needs. There are more issues available from our archive. Access InnovAiT online.

Interactive tutorial of practice exam

On the day of the exam before sitting the AKT, you'll do a practice tutorial with example questions. It should help to familiarise you with the look and feel of the AKT testing platform.

See an example of a Pearson VUE practice tutorial.