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How to prepare

CIRSE offers numerous ways to help you prepare for the EBIR examination, including selected lectures available in the CIRSE Library, CIRSE Academy courses and standards of practice documents. Click on the links below to find out more about each of these options!

Sample questions

Clinical case scenario examination

The clinical case scenario examination is a written assessment, comprising of 10 sequential items. Each sequential item is made up of 4-6 selected response questions that are all related to a specific case scenario. Within a sequential item, every question logically succeeds the previous question i.e. after the first question is answered, additional information is added to facilitate answering the second question, and so on. Candidates may be required to select the single best answer, select multiple correct answers or order the answers in a specific way. During this examination once a question has been answered, candidates are no longer permitted to return to that question.

Questions will be asked in the following formats:

  • Single best answer: a question poses multiple alternative answers and the candidate must choose the best one
  • Multiple best answer: a question poses multiple alternative answers of which one or more are correct, candidates will be asked to “choose all that apply”
  • Place in order: a question poses multiple alternative options and the candidate must place them in the correct order

 

General clinical practice examination

The general clinical practice examination is a written assessment, comprising of approximately 50 multiple choice questions. These are all standalone questions. During this assessment, candidates can return to any question whether it be answered or unanswered.

Questions will be asked in the following format:

  • Single best answer: a question poses multiple alternative answers and the candidate must choose the best one