UK and Ireland In-Training Exam (UKITE)

UKITE 2021 will take place from 10th-17th December.

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

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 the majority of candidates sat the examination remotely, rather that in an examination venue due to COVID-19 restrictions. UKITE 2021 delivery will depend on Government guidance at the time.  

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.