PLAB reports

Reports relating to the PLAB test are published here. 

PLAB annual report - 2019

This report details the performance of candidates and test items,  delivered in 2019. 

Read the 2019 report

PLAB part 1 annual report - 2016/17

This report details the performance of part 1 candidates and test items, over the four diets delivered between September 2016 and June 2017. 

Read the 2016/2017 report

PLAB annual report - 2015/16

This report outlines the performance of candidates, assessments, assessment items and assessors across the PLAB part 1 and 2 examinations that were administered between September 2015 and June/July 2016.

Read the 2015/2016 report

External examiner’s review of PLAB – 2019

This analysis of part 1 and part 2 of the PLAB exam was completed by Professor Adrian Freeman in August 2019

Read the external examiner's review report

Report of analyses of PLAB part 2

The analyses in this report were performed during and after a visit by David B Swanson to the Manchester offices of the General Medical Council from 2 to 6 October 2017.

Read the analyses of PLAB part 2 report