UK and Ireland In-Training Exam (UKITE)

Important dates

UKITE 2019 will take place from Friday 6th – Friday 13th December 2019. Individual training programme UKITE dates are shown in the UKITE 2019 schedule.

If you are a trainee and wish to become a member and have free access to UKITE 2019, you should apply for membership by no later than the 30th September 2019.  

BOA members must ensure that their subscriptions payments are up to date by no later than the 31st October 2019 in order to be eligible for free UKITE registration.

Non BOA members can register for the examination up until the 30th November 2019 (registration will open later in the year). There is a registration fee of £150 for non BOA members.

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. BOA members will receive an email with information on how to register and access UKITE, please make sure your contact details are up to date in the BOA members portal.

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

Registration will open later in the year.

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 140 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.

Result and feedback

Results are calculated automatically and 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.