AMC Exam Preparation, A Complete Guide

A complete AMC Exam preparation guide to enhance your theoretical knowledge and clinical skills.


  • Master theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills for success in the AMC Exam and embark on a rewarding medical career in Australia
  • Draft an organised study plan that gives you sufficient time to learn, revise, and review properly
  • Practise time management skills and strategies to perform your best and deliver good results


The Australian Medical Council Exam is the entryway to becoming a registered doctor in Australia. Preparation for the Australian Medical Council Exam plays a key role in the success of internationally trained doctors who aspire to migrate to Australia and build a career in healthcare. 

The assessment by the Australian Medical Council thoroughly evaluates the theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills of the candidates and ensures that they meet the high standards required in the Australian healthcare system.

This blog will walk you through the essential steps and strategies for effective AMC exam preparation, helping you achieve success in this examination.

AMC Exam Preparation – A Complete Guide

  • Introduction
  • Understand the AMC Exam
    • AMC MCQ Examination
    • AMC Clinical Examination
    • AMC Workplace-Based Assessment
  • Draw up a Study Plan
  • Collect Study Materials
  • Practise Well
  • Revise and Review
  • Cope with your Exam Anxiety
  • Test Day Tips
  • Things to Keep in Mind
  • Conclusion
  • FAQs

Understand the AMC Exam

Your preparation journey must start with a thorough understanding of the structure and components of the Australian Medical Council Exam. Start by familiarising yourself with the syllabus for each part of the exam and the specific areas of knowledge and skills that will be assessed. 

As you may already know, the AMC Exam consists of three parts which are as follows.

AMC MCQ Examination

This multiple-choice question exam assesses the theoretical knowledge of the candidate across various medical disciplines. The disciplines include general practice, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, psychiatry, and gynaecology.

AMC Clinical Examination

This practical assessment tests candidates’ clinical skills in different areas. Their ability to communicate with patients, their families, and other healthcare workers, along with their professionalism will be evaluated during this period.

AMC Workplace-Based Assessment

This practical component tests your ability to integrate clinical knowledge and skills for proper clinical judgements and safe and effective practice of medicine in Australia. 

Draw up a Study Plan

Effective time management is crucial when it comes to the AMC Exam. Develop a well-structured study plan that gives you sufficient time to cover all the exam topics. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and plan your study schedule accordingly. Also, make sure that your progress is tracked properly.

Collect Study Materials 

When you prepare for the AMC Exam, it is highly recommended to invest in study materials, textbooks, online resources, etc that are of high quality. The Australian Medical Council provides a list of recommended references, which can serve as a starting point.

Preparatory courses or AMC crash courses can also be of great help to aspirants who require more training and guidance. 

Practise Well

Practice is the key to success in the AMC Exam. For the AMC MCQ Examination (Part 1), solve as many Practice MCQs as possible. Focus on understanding the concepts and principles behind each question to enhance your problem-solving abilities. Take mock tests to simulate the actual exam environment and improve your time management skills.

For the AMC Clinical Examination (Part 2), engage in regular practice with experienced medical professionals. Practice taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, and honing your communication skills. Seek feedback from mentors to identify areas for improvement. 

Revise and Review 

Consistent revision is highly essential to reinforce your learning. Regularly review the topics you have covered to ensure they remain fresh in your memory. Identify your weak areas and dedicate additional time to strengthening your understanding in those domains.

Cope with your Exam Anxiety

As the exam date approaches, it’s natural to experience some level of anxiety. Address this anxiety and take measures to manage it. To take care of this exam-related stress, practise few relaxation techniques, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and get enough rest during the preparation phase and on the exam day. Confidence in your preparation will help you to get rid of the exam jitters.

Test Day Tips

On the day of the exam, arrive at the test centre early to avoid any last-minute stress. Read all instructions carefully and pace yourself during the exam. Do not panic and make sure that you do not spend a large chunk of time on a single question. Remember to answer all questions to the best of your ability, and trust in the preparation you have undertaken.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Eat well, drink plenty of water, and get enough sleep so that you don’t fall sick.
  • Start your preparations early on so that you can study well and avoid panic.
  • Prepare yourself for this exam mentally and train yourself to stay away from things that may distract you.
  • Make sure that you take frequent, short breaks during your study sessions.
  • Set realistic goals and work hard to achieve them.
  • If studying with a friend or joining a study group can help you, go for it. 


Preparing for the AMC Exam requires dedication, hard work, and a strategic approach. Be confident in your abilities and visualise your future career to get through the preparation phase. Following the above-mentioned techniques can increase your likelihood of success. 

Apart from a test that can grant you registration to practise as a medical professional in Australia, it is also an opportunity to showcase your knowledge, skills, and dedication to providing quality healthcare in Australia.

If you are searching for a preparatory course that can help you clear your AMC examination, drop a mail to


Q: How long is the AMC Exam preparatory course by Academically?

Ans: The duration of the AMC MCQ Exam crash course is 10-12 weeks. 

Q: What is the validity of the MCQ result?

Ans: No part of the AMC exam process has any time limit.

Q: How much should I score to pass the AMC exam?

Ans: The AMC score is based on measurement of the candidate ability level and (for convenience) represented on a scale of 0 to 500. A passing score is represented on the scale at 250.

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Dr. Akram is the recipient of prestigious “Best Promising Researcher Award” from the UCSI University (Malaysia). He has also published over 110 papers, book chapters, conference papers including in high-impact journals. In addition to that, he is a reviewer and editorial board member in
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