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Coronavirus – information for PLAB candidates

Demand for our Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) tests is very high. The number of candidates we can test in one sitting is lower than normal because we have to comply public health guidance in the UK and in PLAB 1 host countries.

We’re doing all we can to increase the number of places we can offer to candidates who want to sit PLAB.

Keep checking 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.

Read an overview of the PLAB tests

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