BMS Examinations - Histopathology Reporting

The Stage A and C BMS examinations are for candidates in Stage A or C of the RCPath/IBMS Advanced Specialist Diploma in Histopathology Reporting.

The examination is designed to test a candidate’s applied knowledge and skills relevant to the curriculum. Candidates should be familiar with the curriculum.

Candidates must be registered with the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) before applying for the Stage A examination.

2021 dates:

The Stage C examination for the deferred January candidates will take place on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 April in Nottingham.

The Stage A examination will take place on Thursday 17 June. Applications will open on Monday 19 April and close on Friday 30 April, and confirmation letters will be sent out on Monday 10 May.

The Stage C examination for new applicants will be held in Autumn 2021. Applications will open on Monday 12 July and close on Monday 26 July.

Updates on location and dates for the BMS exams will be published on this page when confirmed. 

Examination Format

Examination format

Stage A Examination

Stage C Examination

For further information and the curriculum, please see the IBMS website.