Who can take PLAB?


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PLAB

The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test, or aka PLAB is a licensing exam of the General Medical Council UK for International medical graduate (Img).

Who can take PLAB?

Anyone who graduated from a Medical college outside of the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. But make sure you read thoroughly Before you apply

How many parts PLAB has?

PLAB has two part PLAB 1 and PLAB 2.

What is PLAB 1?

PLAB 1 is a written exam made up of 180 mcq scenario based question and candidate must answer them within three hours. Each question will come with 5 options and you have to choose the most correct one.

What is the requirement of taking PLAB 1 test?

  1. You can take PLAB 1, just after you passed your final medical exam (Before internship- but which is not recommended)
  2. You have a valid certificate of IELTS -7.0 in each segment and an overall score of 7.5 Or Occupational English Test (OET) – grade ‘B’ in each segment
  3. To know more please click here Evidence of your knowledge of English

Where can you take PLAB 1?

A candidate can take a PLAB 1 test 4 times in UK center (London) and only 2 times in the overseas centers.

Exam date Overseas exam UK Exam
March Yes Yes
June No Yes
September No Yes
November Yes Yes

This overseas venue run by British Council and the contact details are below:

Country City Contact details
Australia Sydney exam@britishcouncil.org.au
Bangladesh Dhaka Adnan.chowdhury@bd.britishcouncil.org

+880 (02) 861 8905|
|Canada|Toronto|CA.Exams@britishcouncil.org|
|Egypt|Cairo|information@britishcouncil.org.eg

+20 2 3001666|
|Ghana|Accra|infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org

+233 (0)30 2610090|
|India|Bangalore|chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 044 42050600|
|India|Chennai|chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 044 42050600|
|India|Hyderabad|chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 044 42050600|
|India|Kolkata|Kolkata.Customercare@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 33 282 5370|
|India|Mumbai|mumbai.exams@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 22 6748 6748|
|India|New Delhi|delhi.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 11 4219 9000|
|Nigeria|Lagos|info.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org

+234 1 2692188 / 2692189 / 2692190 / 2692191 / 2692192|
|Pakistan|Islamabad|info@britishcouncil.org.pk

+92 51 111 424 424|
|Pakistan|Karachi|info@britishcouncil.org.pk

+92 51 111 424 424|
|Saudi Arabia|Riyadh|KSAinfo@sa.britishcouncil.org

+96 612 657 6200|
|South Africa|Johannesburg|ssa.enquiries@britishcouncil.org

+27 11 560 9300|
|Sri Lanka|Colombo|exams.cmb@britishcouncil.org

+94 4521 500|
|Sudan|Khartoum|info@sd.britishcouncil.org

+249 (1) 87028000|
|UAE|Dubai|nebyu.yohannes@ae.britishcouncil.org

+971 4 3135556|

(Above info collected from GMC website please for up-to-date info got to PLAB 1- Overseas venues

Whats next?

If you are eligible for PLAB 1 exam then you need to registered for a GMC account and after registration, you can see and book your PLAB 1 exam under the “My test” tab.