If you want to learn more about the masterchef exam, get the book, The Soul of a chef, by Michael Ruhlman. About a third of the book is devoted to the exam. A journalist got to kind of sneek in to see the exams. They go through some pretty crazy stuff. On a side note, for any of the keller freaks like me, the last third of the book is about him. Ruhlman is the guy who did his cookbook, and he talks about the time he spent w/ him and in his kitchen.