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Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB)

The PLAB test is the main route by which International Medical Graduates (IMGs) demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in the UK.

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Do I need to take the PLAB test?

Do I need to take the PLAB test?

See our guidance on whether you need to take the PLAB test or are eligible for registration via a different route.

Before the test

Before the test

Read about, test bookings, how you should prepare for the PLAB tests and what you should do before you apply to take them.

At the test

At the test

Read guidance on PLAB tests parts 1 and 2.

After the test

After the test

Guidance on how to get your test results and appeals.

Useful information

Useful information

Find exam regulations, reasonable adjustments we can make to the test and the PLAB test blueprint.

Become a PLAB examiner

Become a PLAB examiner

Find out how to become a PLAB examiner for the GMC.

What is expected of a doctor in the UK?

See our guidance for doctors new to UK practice.