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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are running the PLAB 1 examination in line with up to date guidance around the world. To keep you safe on the day, we have implemented several changes, and it’s important to check these pages before your test for information on our most up to date safety measures. 

Please do not attend the PLAB test if you, or members of your household, have COVID-19 or are displaying symptoms. Inform us as soon as you can if you cannot attend.

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.