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You will have to choose the month you want to sit for the PLAB 1 exam. Generally the exam takes place in March and November in overseas centres. Some overseas centres have even started taking PLAB 1 in June & September. In the UK it takes place four times a year, March, June, September & November.
Registration or booking PLAB exams can only be done from your GMC online account.
- Opening a GMC Online account. ...
- Putting your IELTS/OET results in the “My tests” section. ...
- Book your PLAB 1 exam. ...
- Pay through the portal using credit card and wait for a confirmation. ...
- Your booking confirmation should arrive in your email.
Part 2 can be taken in the UK only. When you book your PLAB 2 test place online, you will be able to see which venue is available for you. Currently, the main test venue is in Manchester, with test centres also in Cambridge and London.
Yes. PLAB 2 is difficult and up to 1 in 3 takers fail. Communication skills are paramount.
You need not necessarily have to pass the PLAB exam, making it possible to get jobs for doctors in UK without PLAB. You can also choose the MTI initiative or the transfer and exchange program between the United Kingdom and other countries that enables you to grab jobs for doctors in UK without PLAB.
You can attempt the exam a maximum of four times. If you've failed the exam four times, you can apply for one final attempt.
Part 2 of the test is run about 30 times a year, approximately every three to four weeks. The closing date for each test either the date the test comes fully booked or four weeks before the test date. Arrangements for travel and accommodation have to be made by the candidate prior to the date of the examination.
MRCP is a post-graduate qualification. PLAB exam is an assessment of skills and knowledge. MRCP exam is a requirement for medical specialization.