PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board) All You Need To Know

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What is the PLAB test?
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.

How many parts to the PLAB test are there?
There are two parts:
Part 1 : Following a review, the number of questions contained in the PLAB Part 1 exam (UK and overseas) is being reduced from 200 single best answer questions to 180. This will be effective from the June 2018 PLAB Part 1 exam onwards.
Part 2 comprises 18 scenarios, each lasting eight minutes

What are the entry requirements for the PLAB test?
Before taking the test, you must have:
• A primary medical qualification accepted for limited registration by an institution listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools
• Taken the IELTS academic modules and attained a score of at least 7.5 overall and a minimum of 7.0 for all the four language skills.

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For further information please visit the General Medical Council website.

Actually, there are no PLAB exam centers in Nigeria. The test can only be taken in Manchester, UK. However, you can participate in an Online Assessment Medical Portal – Managed by ASSURE Educational Services – send email to [email protected] for details.

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Where can I sit the test?
• Part 1 can be taken in the UK and in Egypt (Cairo).
• Part 2 may be taken in the UK only.

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For more information about other overseas centres, please visit General Medical Council website.
When is the Part 1 test held in Egypt?

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.

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How can I apply to take Part 1 in Cairo?
You must apply online through the General Medical Council (GMC) website. To find out how to do this, visit the General Medical Council website.

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What is the fee for Part 1 and how can I pay?
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.

How many times can I attempt the test?
A candidate may make four attempts at part 1.
A candidate may have four attempts at the part 2 OSCE, provided their pass in the part 1 examination is within the currently permitted period.

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You must pass part 2 within three 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 three years of passing Part 1, or fail at your fourth attempt, you will have to re-sit Part 1 and Part 2.

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What should I bring with me on the day of the exam?
You must bring your passport, your admission letter, a pencil, an eraser and a pencil sharpener.
When will I receive my results?

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 Council website the day after they have been sent out by post. The GMC will post the results directly to you using the address on your application form. We do not give results over the phone, by email or by fax.


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