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The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test


The PLAB test is for doctors who have qualified overseas and wish to practice 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.
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.

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