UK and Ireland In-Training Exam (UKITE)

UKITE 2020

UKITE 2020 will take place between 4th-11th December
Registration for UKITE 2020 will open later in the year. All participants for UKITE, including BOA members, must register for UKITE by the registration deadline in order to be given access.

UKITE information and guidance


UKITE is an online mock examination that allows trainees to practice for section 1 of the FRCS Tr and Orth. The exam is held annually in December, usually over a period of eight days and delivery of UKITE is organised within individual training programmes. 

Eligibility and registration

Trainees and SAS surgeons who are BOA members can register for UKITE free of charge. 

Non BOA members can register for UKITE for a fee of £150.

UKITE delivery

UKITE is an online examination, delivered via the BOA Learning Hub.

UKITE sittings are organised locally by Training Programme Directors (TPDs), who will confirm the exam time for their programme and organise the examination venue. As this is an online examination, computers and a stable internet connection are required for the exam. 

The TPD/invigilator at the examination venue will provide a password to use to access questions at the start of the exam.

Any individual who is not able to take the exam at the organised venue may take it from home/un-invigilated venue. Trainees who do this will need to ensure they request the password from their TPD.

UKITE format

UKITE consists of multiple choice questions (either single best answer or extended matching questions). These are based on the T&O curriculum.

There is no pass/fail standard for UKITE.

Duration = 2 hours 45 minutes
(Timing will begin as soon as the exam is started by the individual user on the BOA Learning Hub portal. It is not possible to pause the exam and stop the clock once the exam has begun).

Only one attempt is permitted.

SAS surgeons

Interested SAS surgeons can also register for UKITE. Please contact the UKITE team ( to advise when you intend to sit UKITE (this must be during the UKITE period) in order that the relevant access information can be sent directly to you. 

Result and feedback

Results are calculated automatically and a provisional result will be available shortly after completion of the exam. All candidates are asked to complete a short online feedback survey after taking UKITE.

Following the exam, candidates will be able to review the questions and answers. This facility is open for approximately two weeks after the UKITE period has ended and is only available to users who have taken the exam.