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GP SelfTest Frequently Asked Questions

          1. I can’t remember my password
          2. I’m having difficulty logging in to GP SelfTest
          3. I’m having difficulty accessing GP SelfTest
          4. Will GP SelfTest repeat the same questions?
          5. What happens if I log-off GP SelfTest mid-way through completing a test?
          6. Is there a time limit to completing tests on GP SelfTest?
          7. How can I resit tests?
          8. How can I provide feedback on GP SelfTest?
          9. Can I highlight questions for later review?
          10. How can I review my progress and keep track of all my test results?
          11. I am an RCGP member do I have to pay for access to GP SelfTest?
          12. I’ve already purchased a member subscription to GP SelfTest, can I get a refund?
          13. I’m not an RCGP member, do I have free access to GP SelfTest?
          14. Why have the peer scores changed on my old tests?

We hope that you find the information on this page useful. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please email GPSelfTest@rcgp.org.uk or check our user guide.


I can’t remember my password

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I’m having difficulty logging in to GP SelfTest

To log on to GP SelfTest please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link below the video.

If you receive the error message “the credentials you provided cannot be determined to be authentic” please check that you have entered your email and/or password correctly. If you continue to receive the error message, please reset your password.

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I’m having difficulty accessing GP SelfTest

If you are logged in and cannot access GP SelfTest, please email GPSelfTest@rcgp.org.uk

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Will GP SelfTest repeat the same questions?

GP SelfTest contains a bank of questions across the curriculum categories. For every test you complete the system automatically generates questions randomly that you have not previously seen. Once you have completed all the questions in a curriculum group they will begin to repeat. As some curriculum sections have more questions than others some sets of questions will start to repeat more quickly. So if you do several revision or curriculum wide learning tests, you may see some of the same questions come up along with new questions. This is because some curriculum categories contain less questions than others. If you complete the questions by topic when you start to see repeat questions in your topic test you have completed all the questions in that category.

We update GP SelfTest monthly adding new questions and removing or updating expired questions so the number of questions in each category will change and increase over time.

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What happens if I log-off GP SelfTest mid-way through completing a test?

By selecting the save and exit option, the system will automatically save your record up to the last answer you submitted. When you next log in to GP SelfTest, it will inform you what percentage of the previous test you had completed and provide you with the option to continue your last test or start a new test. You can log in and out of GP SelfTest as many times as you like, at times convenient for you.

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Is there a time limit to completing tests on GP SelfTest?

The only test on GP SelfTest that has a time limit is the timed revision exam. This time limit is 3 hours 10 minutes and the time starts from the moment you start your first attempt. You must submit your answers before the time expires.

For all other tests, there is no time limit and you do not have to answer all questions in one session. For non members, dependent on the subscription you have purchased, you have either six months or one year to complete tests.

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How can I resit tests?

You can sit the tests as many times as you like, but you may be offered a different selection of questions.

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How can I provide feedback on GP SelfTest?

Once you have logged into GP SelfTest, you can select the feedback option on your homepage and complete and submit a feedback form. You can also provide a star rating for each individual question in a test as well as provide comments in the free text comments box.

Feedback and further educational resources will be updated to reflect changing evidence and knowledge. We encourage you to use these functions so that GP SelfTest remains an effective learning tool for you. Answer feedback and further educational resources will continue to be updated to reflect changing evidence and knowledge.

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Can I highlight questions for later review?

Yes, by selecting the flag question option provided with each question in any given test.

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How can I review my progress and keep track of all my test results?

You can select the view current progress option at any time during a test. After you have completed a test, you are advised to download the test results and select the print option and add these to your portfolio to keep track of all your test results.

Your test results will provide you with a peer comparison and are broken down by curriculum category. Each category contains links to further relevant educational resources to aid your CPD.

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I am an RCGP member to I have to pay to access GPSelfTest?

All RCGP members have had free unlimited access to GP SelfTest since 2 July 2018. At RCGP, we want to do our best to deliver the best support and value possible, especially when it comes to your learning.

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I’ve already purchased a member subscription to GP SelfTest, can I get a refund?

Yes. We want to ensure all Members gain the full benefits of this new CPD offering. If you have recently purchased a subscription and wish to discuss a partial refund, please email GPSelfTest@rcgp.org.uk before 2 January 2019. In this correspondence, you will be advised of the details you need to provide so that we can process your agreed refund amount. Dependent on when you purchased your subscription, we may require your bank details with your signed consent. Once we have the necessary details, we will do the rest to ensure your refund is processed and credited to your bank account. Please note, it may take up to three weeks to complete this process.

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I’m not an RCGP member, do I have free access to GP SelfTest?

No. You will still be able to purchase a six or 12-month subscription for GPSelfTest to continue using the tool. We invite you to join RCGP as a member and you can find out more about our offering here.

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Why have the peer scores changed on my old tests?

Improvements to the GP SelfTest system have increased the accuracy of the peer score comparison calculations. This may have resulted in some alterations to the historical peer scores data, depending on when you accessed these. Any changes to the recorded peer results are the result of improvements we have made to the system and will have no impact on your individual test score, which will remain the same.

Last modified: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5:16 PM