Psychiatry ABPN MOC Recertification Question Bank

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Exam Info and ABPN MOC Exam Pass Rate

The Psychiatry MOC Exam is a computer-based exam consisting of 220 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) administered in four sections with 50-60 questions in each section.

The exam lasts approximately 5 hours including optional breaks between each section.

Question Focus and Test Timing

We strongly suggest focusing on the major categories: depressive/bipolar, psychotic, substance, anxiety, and personality (each of those categories are 11% or more of the exam). The feedback from the exam is that there is an ample amount of time per question and that it’s not a very difficult test as long as students focus on the key categories.

Our ABPN practice test question bank covers the major topics that you will encounter on the MOC exam.

The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBNP OCC continuous certification exam. Additional test prep resources may be available via the APA.

The Psychiatry MOC Exam Content:

The BoardVitals Psychiatry MOC question bank follows the ABPN MOC Exam in Psychiatry Blueprint as follows:

  1. Depressive disorders and bipolar disorders 11–15%
  2. Psychotic disorders 11–15%
  3. Substance-related and addictive disorders 11–15%
  4. Anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma- and stress related disorders 11–15%
  5. Personality disorders 11–15%
  6. Neurocognitive disorders 9–12%
  7. Ethics and forensic issues 5–7%
  8. Life cycle and adjustment disorders 3–5%
  9. Neurodevelopmental disorders 2–4%
  10. Somatic symptom and related disorders and factitious disorders 2–4%
  11. Feeding and eating disorders 1–3%
  12. Sexual dysfunctions, gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorders 1–3%
  13. Dissociative disorders 1–2%
  14. Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders 1–2%
  15. Sleep-wake disorders 1–2%
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