PLAB Exam

What is the PLAB test?


The PLAB test is for doctors who have qualified overseas and need to practise medicine within the UK under limited registration. The test assesses your ability, as a doctor, to figure safely as a senior house officer (SHO) during a UK NHS hospital.

How many parts to the PLAB test are there?


There are two parts:-

Part 1 : Following a review, the amount of questions contained within the PLAB Part 1 exam (UK and overseas) is being reduced from 200 single best answer inquiries to 180. this may be effective from the June 2018 PLAB Part 1 exam onwards.

Part 2 comprises 18 scenarios, each lasting eight minutes

What are the entry requirements for the PLAB test?


Before taking the test, you want to have:

  • A primary medical qualification accepted for limited registration by an establishment listed within the World Directory of Medical Schools
  • Taken the IELTS academic modules and attained a score of a minimum of 7.5 overall and a minimum of seven .0 for all the four language skills.
  • For further information please visit the overall Medical Council website.
  • Where am i able to sit the test?
  • Part 1 are often taken within the UK and in Egypt (Cairo).
  • Part 2 could also be taken within the UK only.