Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board

The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test, or the PLAB test, helps us to make sure doctors who qualified abroad have the right knowledge and skills to practise medicine in the UK. There are two parts to the PLAB test.

Read an overview of the PLAB tests

Your guide to the PLAB tests

Find out when and where you can take the tests and how to book or cancel a place. Our guides include resources to help you prepare, cover what to do on the day of the exam and how you can find out your results.

Ready to book your PLAB test?

If you’ve read our guides and meet the requirements, you're ready to book your test. To book PLAB 1, you'll need to set up a GMC Online account. To book PLAB 2, log in to GMC Online.

Find out what it's like to be a PLAB examiner and how you go about becoming one.
View published reports about the PLAB test.
Find out how we assess international doctors and what the PLAB test involves