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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.

Some of our fees are changing

Following a review of the cost of delivering our services, some of our fees are changing and some new fees are being introduced.

You can find out more detail about this, and about the fee changes planned for summer 2016, such as credit card fees, in our article.

Our fee levels are under constant review and we will communicate any other changes to our fees before they happen.

The following fees will be changing before 1 April 2016:

PLAB Fees

Effective until 31 January 2016

Effective from 1 February 2016
Part 1 of the PLAB test £155 £230**
Part 2 of the PLAB test £465 £840**

**Any PLAB tests booked on or after 1 February 2016 will be charged the new fee.

If you need to cancel your test booking for a test you booked at the lower fee and you rebook it on or after 1 February, you will pay the new fee.

Our arrangements to help refugee doctors living in the UK with their fees will still be in place.

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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.