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You may buy access to the neurology or neurosurgery test questions for 20 Euros, using the buttons below.  This will give access until 30 June 2021. 

Alternatively please consider joining one of the supporting organisations or buying a  full subscription.


Neurology Formative Exam

Now in its sixth year, the ABN, in association with ebrain, have developed the 2021 set of formative test questions.

  • This exercise is strictly for self-assessment: your scores will not be available to anyone except yourself.
  • You can do some of the test questions then come back later, there is no time limit, and retakes are allowed. You will receive your score immediately on completion, and feedback and correct answers will appear as you go through the questions. On completion, you will be able to produce a certificate of participation and claim 2 CPD points.
  • An analysis of all the first attempt scores will be published after the questions close, which will allow you to assess where you are in relation to peers.
  • You will be asked to submit one question that can be used in subsequent years.
  • Everybody with an ebrain account has access to this formative set of test questions.  You may also wish to look at the last three years questions, which are still available.  


    Neurosurgery Formative Exam

    The neurosurgical formative assessment will be available from 8 am on 7 June 2021 until midnight on 14 June 2021

    The annual formative neurosurgery questions are now in their eighth year and are taken by nearly all UK neurosurgical trainees and a growing number of European trainees. There are 100 questions pitched at the level of the specialist part III examination.

    This exercise is strictly for self-assessment, your scores will not be available to anyone except yourself.

    You may start anytime from 8am on 7 June 2021 to midnight on 14 June 2021. You will have three hours to complete the test.  Retakes are not allowed.

    On submission you will get your score immediately. Feedback and correct answers will be available after 14 June. An analysis of the scores will be published, allowing you to assess where you are in relation to peers.

    The test is free to everybody with an ebrain account. You are asked to submit one question that can be used in subsequent years. Also on completion you will be able to produce a certificate of participation and CPD points can be claimed if required.

    Access: Everybody with an ebrain account has access to this formative self assessment.

    Can I buy access? You may buy access to the neurosurgery test questions for 20 Euros which will give access until 14 June using the button below.  Alternatively please consider joining one of the subscribing organisations such as the SBNS or buying a full subscription to ebrain.