Instructions for the AOBEM Computerized
Cognitive Assessment Examination
- The AOBEM Cognitive Assessment Examination has approximately 125 multiple-choice questions. You will have 2½ hours to complete the examination.
- The examination is divided into three sections, with the first two sections consisting of 50 questions and the last section consisting of approximately 25 questions, but this can vary. Within each section, you answer questions, may mark questions so you can review them later, skip questions, return to review previously marked or answered questions, and change answers. At the end of a section you will be asked to click the END SECTION button. Once you choose to end the section, your answers to the questions in the section will become permanent and you will not be permitted to return to that section. There is no time limit to complete any single section. Since you must finish the entire examination (three sections) in 2.5 hours, the AOBEM suggests that you spend no more than one hour on Sections 1 and 2 and no more than thirty minutes on Section 3.
You will have the option of taking a ten-minute break between Sections 1 and 2 and Sections 2 and 3. If you choose to take the break, the actual time you spend on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the examination(i.e., break time will count towards the 2.5 hours you have to complete the examination). During the break, you must leave the testing room. At the time you re-enter the testing room, you must show a valid ID and a fingerprint will be obtained. You will be responsible for managing your own time. If you take a break, please allow sufficient time to check in and be seated again.