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Pass rate for September exam up to almost 70 per cent

By News team

This September’s registration assessment saw 69.2 per cent of the 760 preregistration candidates passing the examination, the General Pharmaceutical Council announced today (25 October 2013). This compares with a pass rate of 58.2 per cent in September 2012.

The GPhC said the assessments are benchmarked against previous years to make sure outcomes are fair and consistent.

There were 271 candidates sitting the exam for the first time, of which 67.2 per cent passed; 453 sitting it for the second time, of which 73.7 per cent passed; and 34 sitting it for the third time, of which 29.4 per cent passed. Two candidates were sitting the exam for the fourth time because of exceptional circumstances, but both of these candidates failed.

Duncan Rudkin, GPhC chief executive, said: “The assessment is set so that only candidates with the knowledge and understanding to practise safely can pass and be eligible for registration. I would like to congratulate all the candidates who have successfully passed the registration assessment and wish them success in their future careers.”

The names of the successful candidates can be found on the GPhC website.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2013.11129247

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