UKITE FAQs for Trainees

Please see below for the frequently asked questions for trainees. If you require further information, please email [email protected] 

How is UKITE delivered?

UKITE is delivered online via an online assessment platform. For more information on exam navigation please click here.

Registered candidates will receive information by email on how to access the examination, including the link to the exam and an access key. All candidates who have registered before 30th November will receive this email before 10th December 2021.

Late registrations will be processed as soon as practicable. We aim to provide access to the exam portal (usually within one business day) for registrations received during the UKITE window. We cannot guarantee that access can be provided same-day, particularly outside of normal buisness hours. 

Please note that UKITE is no longer delivered via the BOA Learning Hub.

What happens on the day of the exam?

If you have registered for the examination by 30th November you will receive information by email on how to access the examination before 09th December. If you have not received this, please check yuor junk/spam folder before contacting [email protected]

For more information on what to expect on the day, please click here.

Once you have accessed the exam, it exam will automatically time out after the allotted time. You have one attempt; please do not attempt to access the link until you are ready to start your attempt.

Trainees will be prompted to fill out the online feedback form after completing their exam.

How long does the exam last?

The UKITE duration is 2 hours 45 minutes, unless there are additional arrangements in place. 

Any trainee wishing to request additional time for the exam should contact [email protected] by 30th November 2021.

More information on the timing and structure of the exam can be found here.

When/where do trainees sit the UKITE exam?

UKITE sittings for each training programme are scheduled during the UKITE period. Please see the UKITE 2021 Schedule for more information. Trainees usually sit UKITE in an exam centre with access to computers, organised by the TPD.

However, in 2020 many candidates sat the examination remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions and this will be the case again in 2021. Please check with your TPD how UKITE will be organised for your deanery. Candidates who are not in a deanery may sit at any time during the UKITE window.

Candidates should ensure that that have registered for the examination, have received email communication regarding their sitting and that they have internet access for their attempt well before their intended sitting.

If you are not able to sit the exam at the time scheduled for your training programme, you may need to make alternative arrangements with your TPD. Your access code will allow you one attempt at any time during the UKITE window 10th-17th December, you do not need to inform the UKITE Team.

Are trainees monitored during the exam?

If trainees take the examination in a group setting they would ordinarily be monitored by an invigilator. All local arrangements are determined by the TPD. 

Can trainees sit UKITE from home/a non-invigilated venue?

Yes, please confirm the arrangements for your region with your TPD. 

How do trainees register for UKITE?

UKITE 2021 will take place from 10th-17th December. Registration will open on 1st November and close on 30th November. To register yourself please click here.

Once registration opens, all participants for UKITE, including BOA members, must register for UKITE by the registration deadline on 30th November in order to be given access. Late registrations will be subject to a late registration fee.

We aim to process all late registrations as soon as practicable, however please allow one working day to receive exam platform access. We cannot guarantee that access will be received same day or in time for any scheduled exam sitting.

All trainees intending to sit UKITE must register themselves. Your TPD will not be able to register on your behalf.

Do trainees need to pay for UKITE?

UKITE is free for BOA members provided their BOA subscription is up-to-date and that they register for UKITE by the registration deadline (30th November).

Please ensure you are up to date with your membership subscription payments by 31st October in order to be eligible for free UKITE registration. Membership applications or payments made after 31st October are unlikely to be processed for access to be granted before the registration deadline.

Non BOA members will need to pay £150 to register for UKITE.

There will be a late registration fee for those who wish to register for UKITE after the registration deadline (30th November). The late registration fee is £50 for members and £200 for non-members.

Where can trainees find their result?

Candidates will see an indicative score at the end of the exam. Please make a note of this as you will not be able to return to this page. The UKITE Team will not have access to this until all candidates have attempted UKITE.

Post examination analysis will be conducted following the end of UKITE. Confirmation of results will then be sent to individual trainees by email once all results are confirmed, including a breakdown of result by sub specialty category. 

Can TPDs see the results of their trainees?

TPDs are sent details of the result of trainees from within their programme shortly after the exam. However, only result information of trainees who have opted-in to share their result in this way is included. There is an option to opt-in to result sharing during the registration process.  

Following UKITE, some aggregated exam data is sent to all TPDs. This does not contain any individual identifiable information. 

Do BOA offer access to past UKITE papers/questions for trainees?

The questions for UKITE 2021 will be available for registered candidates to review until 09 January 2022. To access the questions, you will need to accept the Terms and Conditions, including an agreement not to share or copy the questions in any format. The questions remain the intellectual property of the BOA and are made available for a limited time to support the learning of our candidates.

UKITE 2021 questions

The BOA is looking at the UKITE question bank to identify questions that would be suitable for use as an additional resource for trainees.