The PLAB test is for doctors who have qualified overseas and wish to practise medicine in the UK under limited registration. The test assesses your ability, as a doctor, to work safely as a senior house officer (SHO) in a UK NHS hospital.
There are two parts:
Before taking the test, you must have:
For further information please visit the General Medical Council website
For more information about other overseas centres, please visit General Medical Council website
Part 1 is held in Cairo twice a year and the deadline for registration is five weeks prior to the test date.
Please find updated dates here
You must apply online through the General Medical Council (GMC) website. To find out how to do this, visit the General Medical Council website
|PLAB Fees||Effective from 1 April 2018|
|Part 1 of the PLAB test||£230|
|Part 2 of the PLAB test||£840|
Please check updated fees here
You must pass part 2 within two years of the date you passed Part 1, and you are allowed a maximum of four attempts. If you do not pass Part 2 within two years of passing Part 1, or fail at your fourth attempt, you will have to re-sit Part 1 and Part 2.
After you apply for the test, and once the deadline for application is over, you will receive an email from the GMC confirming your registration, your place, the venue and the starting time of the test
You must bring your passport, your admission letter, a pencil, an eraser and a pencil sharpener.
Results will be available in the My Tests section of GMC Online about four to six weeks after you take part 1 and four weeks after you take part 2
The exact date for the release of the results is announced on the test date. Results are available on the General Medical Councilthe day after they have been sent out by post.
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Link for payment of GBP100.