What do you do after the exam?

What do you do after you pass?

When you pass the exam, you can apply for registration with a licence to practise. You should have your application for registration with a licence to practise in the UK approved within two years of passing part 2 of the exam. This applies from the point you take part 2, not the date you get your results.

If you have passed PLAB part 2 more than two years ago, you will need to provide additional evidence of your knowledge and skills. Once you have submitted your application we will contact you about to let you know exactly what’s needed.

For more information on applying for registration with a licence to practise, please see our before you apply guide.

What do you do if you fail?

If you fail the exam, you can book to take the exam again provided you 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 offices 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:
£46 until 31 March 2020, £47 from 1 April 2020.

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