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The Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) exams are administered by the British Council on behalf of UK’s General Medical Council (GMC).

The PLAB exam is the main route by which International Medical Graduates demonstrate they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice medicine in the UK. For more information on the PLAB exam, please visit the GMC website.

How to register

Before you book the PLAB exam you must have the necessary registration requirements to book the exam.

To register for the PLAB test, you must set up a online account and book your test on the GMC website.

For more information on how to apply for the PLAB exam please visit the “What is the PLAB exam” section of the GMC website.

Test dates

Check available PLAB exam test dates.

Test venue

The candidate will be notified via email prior to the exam.

 Please find important information for candidates in the downloads section. 

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