ICO 1 (Basic)

FRCS (ophth) – PART 1
FRCS (ophth) – Fellowship of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The examination comprises of theoretical papers based on learning outcomes of the OST curriculum appropriate to the first two years of training as follows:

  • A 3 hour Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper of 120 questions consisting of one best answer out of four options.
  • A 2 hour Constructed Response Question (CRQ) Paper, consisting of 12 questions.

What are the eligibility criteria for the FRCS (ophth) Part 1 exam?

No previous experience in ophthalmology is necessary for candidates to sit the Part 1 FRCS (ophth) but candidates will be required to pass this examination before they enter into the third year of ophthalmic specialist training.

Further information can be found in the eligibility instructions.

Dates, fees, and venues

The exam is available in March, April, and October. Further information can be found in the dates and fees document.

How to apply

Candidates will apply for the Part 1 FRCS (ophth) examination via the RCOphth website.
Once the closing date for entries has passed, the candidate will receive a confirmation email from the College which will contain the following information:

  • Confirmation of their exam place.
  • Their candidate ID number.
  • Their exam date and time slot based on their location in the world.
  • ID requirements and computer requirements in order to take the exam.
  • A link to practice questions on the RCOphth exams website.
  • Notes on what candidates can expect on the examination day.
  • The examination rules and regulations.

Full details can be found on the FRCS (ophth) website.

Watch this short instructional video from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

What does Connect Academy do for you to help you pass this exam?

After a careful analysis of the performance of the tests and the feedback from students who preceded the exam, Connect Academy divided the problem into two main issues that most students face, namely the lack of understanding of the basic theories, and the failure to focus on preparing for the form of the test. Narrowing options to determine the correct answer is more difficult than expected.

We know that it is easy to get lost in the classroom with many students so to ensure that you get the personalized education you need all of our classes are taught by the most qualified lecturers who have already successfully passed all parts of the fellowship you wish to obtain.

Course details:
PART 1 – Theoretical

  • 26 “3-hour lecture” lecture, 6 hours per week, 24 hours/month.

The course covers all aspects of the exam, and you can easily get scientific books and study materials once you register for the course!

What will you achieve in this course?

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the FRCS (ophth) P1 exam.
  • Intelligent and innovative study plans to maximize knowledge.
  • Training to solve questions on each topic.
  • Providing scientific materials and resources to help you with your studies.
  • Mock Exam.
  • Providing previous exams and examples for exam training.
  • There are few participants inside the classrooms to ensure students receive personal attention.
  • Get a comprehensive daily study plan and high-quality lectures.
  • Review and analyze with the lecturer and the participants until the day of the exam.
  • WhatsApp or Telegram group for easy communication with the lecturers.
  • Facilitating the registration of the examination procedures.

Course Delivery Methods

  • The course is available online and inside the Academy.
  • All live sessions are recorded, so you can download them automatically via the Internet. “available for 7 days so that they can review them whenever possible.”

How can I register for the course?

Registration and payment methods policy
Registration methods:
Reservations can be booked through (contacting customer service by phone or through social networking sites).

Payment methods:
Cash (attendance at the Academy).
Online Payment (through the Fawry service available on our website).
Bank transfer through the Academy account number.

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If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us on 01002197077-01006923087.

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