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The blueprint for candidates

How can the PLAB blueprint help me prepare? 

Candidates can use the PLAB blueprint to help prepare for the test.

Before you read the blueprint, you’ll find it helpful to familiarise yourself with the four domains in our core guidance, Good medical practice. You’ll find all four domains are covered by the blueprint because we expect PLAB candidates to know and be able to apply all the principles in Good medical practice.

The blueprint will tell you what you can expect to be covered by the questions in part 1, or the scenarios or stations in part 2. But it won’t tell you what questions or scenarios you will face on the day you take the tests.