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means Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board. Pass in this test
makes an overseas doctor eligible for registration with GMC
According to GMC the aim of the test is to assess a
candidate`s command of English language, professional knowledge and
PLAB test is designed to test your ability to work safely in the first
appointment as a senior house officer in a UK hospital in the National
Health Service (NHS).
The test is in two parts:
Part 1 is
a single paper consisting of EMQ (Know about the recent changes of exam
structure- click here
Part 2 is
a 14-station objective structure clinical examination (OSCE), which tests
your clinical and communication skills.
You cannot appear for Part 2 until you have passed Part 1.
You must take Part 2 within three years of passing Part 1. Because there
is a high demand for places, particularly for Part 2, you will generally
have to wait between four and six months between applying for, and
getting, a place. So you must make sure you apply in plenty of time. PLAB
Test will be valid for 3 years and you need to register with GMC within
Lot of information is available at GMC and BMJ website regarding Job opportunities read about the recent survey of overseas doctors conducted by GMC
If you decide to take PLAB Test here is a guide to help you
1. Confirm that you need to take PLAB test for registration
(Not Exempt). Information on limited registration in GMC website can be useful in
this regard, if not contact GMC.
3. Register with PLAB
Right for step-by-step guidance
4. Take IELTS test (Academic Module). Score of a
minimum of 7 as an overall score and in the speaking section, and 6 in
each of the other sections – listening, academic reading, and academic
5. Apply for PART 1 ONLINE from GMC Website, if you need
any help in this regard contact firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Come and study with PLAB Right for part 2.
8. Journey does not stop here, after passing you have to
find a clinical attachment and a job for further training. We will provide
required training and guidance for each of this step.