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StudyPLAB offers you access to an exclusive course library where aspirants get an option to prepare with high-quality learning materials and ensure their success in the PLAB exams.

  • Get exclusive study materials in diverse formats such as revision notes, summaries, podcasts, preparatory videos, PPTs, flashcards and more.
  • Learn with session recordings and class presentations until the date of the exam.
  • Performance monitoring and management to track aspirants’ progress.
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All You Need To Know About PLAB

The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examination is a two-part assessment that one must pass to demonstrate their competence and language proficiency before being eligible to work as doctors in the UK. Clearing the PLAB exam is a significant milestone for aspirants seeking to practice medicine in the UK.


PLAB 1 serves as an entry-level exam that assesses a candidate’s foundation of medical knowledge and understanding of the core principles of clinical practice.

  • Mode of examination: Computer based test
  • Number of questions : 180 Single best answer- MCQs
  • Exam duration : Three hours
  • Core areas : anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, and clinical sciences.


PLAB 2 is a practical exam that assesses a candidate’s clinical skills and communication abilities. It takes place at the General Medical Council (GMC) assessment centre in the UK and consists of simulated patient encounters.

  • Exam format : Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
  • Number of stations : 16 stations
  • Exam duration : Each station is 8 minutes long with 2 minutes of reading time.

PLAB Eligibility & Application Process

All you need to know about eligibility criteria and application process of PLAB test.

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Are you eligible to apply for the PLAB exam?

Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for the test before starting your application process.  Ensure you comply with all the requirements mentioned by the General Medical Council (GMC).

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How to apply?

Looking to confirm your slots for the upcoming PLAB exams?  Make sure you apply at the earliest. Our team is here to guide you to make your PLAB  exam booking journey hassle free.

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Exam Fees & Exam Calendar

PLAB 1 Exam Fees


August 8, 2024

May 1, 2024
May 23, 2024
June 6, 2024

November 7, 2024

June 21, 2024
June 30, 2024
July 25, 2024

PLAB 2 Exam Fees



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