Your Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) outcome is final and cannot be reviewed, re-marked or disputed.

MSRA outcomes

All applicants will be notified of their results, and thus their performance/outcome, a short time after the conclusion of the testing window. The date by which you can expect your results is disclosed in the recruitment timeline for each round. 

The results will be published in your Oriel account against your GP ST1 application as interview scores. Detailed guidance on how to locate or view these scores is contained in the Oriel Applicant User Handbook.

Scoring scale

The MSRA scores awarded for GP applicants in each paper are normalised around a mean score of 250 with a standard deviation of 40. In addition, the scores for each paper are banded 1 to 4 where 1 indicates that the minimum acceptable standard has not been achieved. Applicants who achieve a band of 1 in either paper will be deemed unsuccessful and will not progress further with their application.

Maximum achievable score

Due to the normalisation of all MSRA scores, there is no maximum achievable score. For a given cohort of applicants, normalisation is dependent on the average performance of the cohort. It is therefore not considered meaningful to interpret the scores achieved in the MSRA with a maximum value.

Appealing the outcome

All applicants will receive feedback when they are notified of their outcome. The outcome is final and cannot be reviewed, re-marked or disputed. There is no appeals process.

Complaints procedure

All national recruitment offices use a nationally agreed process for handling complaints about recruitment. If you feel your application has not been managed correctly and have evidence of a failure in the process, you should explore this route. A copy of the national complaints policy and procedure, along with the complaint submission form can be located in the GPRNO Resource Bank.

MSRA score banding

Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) test

Standardised
score range
Approx percentage scoring in this range Score band Score meaning
Below 170 11% 1 Very poor level of performance
171-185 8% 1
186-210 22% 2 Below average performance
211-230 19% 2
231-250 17% 3 Good level of performance
251-270 13% 3
271-290 7% 3
291-310 2% 4 Very good average performance
Above 310 0.1% 4

Professional Dilemmas (PD) test

Standardised
score range
Approx percentage scoring in this range Score band Score meaning
Below 170 12% 1 Very poor level of performance
171-185 11% 1
186-210 28% 2 Below average performance
211-230 21% 2
231-250 15% 3 Good level of performance
251-270 7% 3
271-290 4% 3
291-310 2% 4 Very good average performance
Above 310 0.3% 4

Page last reviewed: 20 September 2022

Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) team


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