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Coronavirus – information for candidates who are taking PLAB tests

We’ve been doing all we can to get PLAB up and running following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our tests.

We’re restarting PLAB 2 from 13 August 2020.

Demand for PLAB 2 is very high and all available places are currently booked. We have to comply with current UK government guidance on social distancing and safe workplaces, so the number of candidates we can test in one sitting is lower than normal.

For PLAB 1, we’re working with the British Council and other suppliers to introduce more seats to scheduled tests, and to provide an additional sitting on 15 October.

Visit Coronavirus – 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.