European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Part I Examination (MCQ)

All results (anonymous candidate numbers with pass/fail results) will be posted on the ESA website approximately 6 weeks after the examination. Detailed results will be e-mailed to the candidates approximately 2 months after the examination.

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.

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 documents below

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


English French
Italian Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
German
Spanish
Russian

Hungarian

Turkish


MCQ Instructions 
for paper examination
English
French
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
German
Spanish
Russian
Hungarian
Turkish