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Using the blueprint

What the PLAB blueprint covers

We map the blueprint against:  

How to use the blueprint

We present the PLAB blueprint as an Excel spreadsheet.

Download the PLAB user guide which explains how to read it and how you can use it.

In the blueprint, the knowledge section lists the range of presentations and conditions that we test. These match those typically faced by doctors starting the second year of the Foundation Programme training.

The domains section corresponds to our core guidance, Good medical practice. Candidates passing the PLAB test must be able to demonstrate the skills, professional values and behaviours we expect of all licensed doctors working in the UK.