Coronavirus – information for candidates who are taking PLAB tests

We’re continually reviewing our arrangements for PLAB 1 based on advice from governments in the countries where exams are held. We’re also working with the British Council and suppliers that host PLAB 1, to understand their availability and suitability over the coming months. 

We’ve cancelled all PLAB 2 tests until at least 29 June 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re considering how we can run tests in the future, in light of the latest guidance from the UK government on social distancing and safe workplaces.

Keep checking our information for PLAB candidates for the latest information

PLAB 1 guide

This guide covers how to prepare for and take the PLAB 1 exam.

There are resources and sample questions to help you get ready. We also explain the practicalities, including when and where you can sit it and how to book or cancel a place.

The guide covers what to do on the day of the exam and how you can find out your results afterwards.

Read this guide
To find out everything you need to know to sit PLAB 1.
Next steps
Once you're ready to sit PLAB you will need to book through your GMC Online account under My Tests.