UK and Ireland In-Training Exam (UKITE)

UKITE 2020 will take place between 4th-11th December

Registration for UKITE 2020 will open on the 5th November 2020. All participants for UKITE, including BOA members, must register for UKITE by the 30th November 2020 in order to be given access.

Please note that UKITE 2020 will not be delivered via the BOA Learning Hub platform. 

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

UKITE 2020 registration deadline: 30th November 2020

Up until the 30th November 2020, 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.

Please ensure you are up to date with your membership subscription payments by 31st October in order to be eligible for free UKITE registration

From the 1st December 2020 it will still be possible to register but a 'late registration' charge will be applied (£50 for members, £200 for non-members). 

UKITE delivery

UKITE is an online examination delivered via an online assessment platform. Registered candidates will receive an email containing the access information for their examination attempt.

For UKITE 2020 we expect that the majority of candidates will sit the examination remotely, rather that in an examination venue. Information will be sent by email to registered candidates and to TPDs.  

All candidates should ensure a stable internet connection for their examination attempt. 

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 online assessment portal).

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 will be sent following analysis of the examination and candidates will receive email confirmation of their final result and a breakdown of their performance by sub specialty category.