What resources should you use?

Here are some useful resources which you can use to help you prepare for the PLAB 2 exam.

The PLAB test blueprint

The PLAB test blueprint is a guide to what the exam covers and can help you to prepare. It sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours you are expected to demonstrate in the exam and beyond. All the topics and skills needed to pass are covered in the blueprint.

The Foundation Programme curriculum

All the topics and skill areas covered by the PLAB blueprint match those typically faced by doctors starting the second year of their UK Foundation Programme training. This is how we make sure doctors who pass the PLAB test are at the same level as UK-qualified doctors. 

Read the Foundation Programme curriculum

Guidance and interactive tools

Good medical practice is our core advice to doctors on the standards we expect of them. You will be expected to demonstrate the professional values and behaviours set out in Good medical practice when you take the exam and when you practise as a doctor in the UK. The PLAB blueprint is mapped against Good medical practice.

You can build and test your knowledge of Good medical practice using:


You don't need to attend a study or coaching course to pass, but many candidates choose to do so. We don't offer courses and we do not endorse or monitor the quality of courses given by others.

How to avoid common errors in the PLAB 2 exam

Read our examiners' top tips on how to avoid common errors in the part 2 exam.

Read our blog about passing PLAB: 9 top tips from an examiner.