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Recent pass rates for PLAB 1 and PLAB 2

Recent pass rates for PLAB 1

PLAB 1 pass rate for last five years

Year Number of candidates who sat PLAB 1 Number of candidates who passed PLAB 1  Percentage of candidates who passed PLAB 1
2013 2,536 1,283 51%
2014 2,494 1,567 63%
2015 2,719 1,870 69%
2016 3,361 2,413 72%
2017 5,411 4,089 76%

PLAB 1 pass rate by attempt in 2017

Attempt Number of candidates Percentage of candidates that passed 
1 4,531 78%
2 709 69%
3 186  65% 
4 165 45% 
Total 5,411  76% 

Recent pass rates for PLAB 2

PLAB 2 pass rate for last five years

Year Number of candidates who sat PLAB 2  Number of candidates who passed PLAB 2 Percentage of candidates who passed PLAB 2
2013 1,779 1,130 64%
2014 1,728  1,125 65%
2015 2,257  1,524 68%
2016 2,454 1,798 73%
2017 2,966 2,333 79%

PLAB 2 pass rate by attempt in 2017

Attempt Number of candidates Percentage of candidates that passed
1 2,440 81%
2 386 71%
3 88 64%
4 52  50%
Total 2,966 79%