European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Part I Examination (MCQ)


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The Part I examination is held annually in September or early October simultaneously in several centres. The examination may be taken in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish or Romanian. English language is always provided on top of the selected language so that candidates can refer to the original version if they so wish.

As of 2017, some centres will be offering the EDAIC Part I online. Please see details here.

The Part I examination comprises two multiple choice question (MCQ) papers, one covering basic science and the other clinical anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. 

The marking system of the Part I examination and ITA does not use negative marks. Candidates are required to answer all questions in both Paper A and Paper B. They are awarded a mark for each correct answer. There is no penalty for an incorrect answer or any left blank. It is therefore in the interest of candidates to ensure they answer all questions. We invite you to read more about this in this article written by Zeev Goldik, former Chairman of the ESA Examinations Committee. 

More information can be found in the below documents and in the Diploma Guide that you can download from this page

Please click on the following links to have a look at the Examination Fees or the examination Dates/Centres/Application Deadlines.

Detailed Information by Language

Part I Regulations
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MCQ Instructions 
for paper examination
English French Italian Polish Portuguese Romanian
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