Coronavirus – information for candidates who are taking PLAB exams

Following the latest advice from the UK government, all PLAB 2 tests from 18 March until at least 1 July 2020 are cancelled. We appreciate the considerable inconvenience this may cause, but your health and safety are our priority.

Currently, PLAB 1 tests are still operating as normal. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and update you. Visit Coronavirus – information for PLAB candidates for the latest information.

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.

Coronavirus and PLAB tests
Latest updates on how coronavirus could affect your PLAB test. 

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.

PLAB examiners

Find out what it's like to be a PLAB examiner and how you go about becoming one.

PLAB test blueprint

Download the PLAB blueprint, which sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of candidates.

Information for employers

Find out how we assess international doctors and what the PLAB test involves