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What do you do after the exam?

What do you do after you pass?

If you pass PLAB 1 you can immediately apply to take PLAB 2 using GMC Online.

The available PLAB 2 test dates can be seen in GMC Online once you have your PLAB 1 results.  

You can't apply for PLAB 2 before the results have been issued.

You must pass PLAB 2 within two years of the date you passed PLAB 1. 

What do you do if you fail?

If you fail PLAB 1, you can book to take the exam again provided you still meet all the requirements. You can attempt the exam a maximum of four times.

If you’ve failed the exam four times, you can apply for one final attempt. You will need to demonstrate evidence of additional learning over a 12 month period and make an application to us.

How do you arrange for your results to be checked?

You can email us if you want your results checked or write to us at our Manchester address within 28 days of receiving your results. You will need to pay the current clerical check fee shown below:

Request for clerical check of results for the PLAB test:
£45.

See information on how you can pay this fee. We aim to respond within ten working days of receiving your request.

A clerical check of your results does not mean your examination will be remarked and you will not get any additional feedback on your performance. It's a check to make sure that your marks have been transcribed correctly.