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Checklist before applying for the examination

Check the following:

  • Are there jobs available in the specialty of your choice
  • Do you need to take the PLAB test to obtain limited registration
  • Are you eligible to take the PLAB test
  • Have you considered living expenses while you are taking the Examination

Job Opportunities after PLAB

Before being granted limited registration the candidate must have the offer of a job, so it is important that one finds out about the opportunities for work in the UK.Passing the PLAB test will not guarantee the offer of a job and one should be aware that there are fewer vacancies in some specialties than others. One can look for jobs in the BMJ Classified Section, or on their website:,International Graduates can contact the following websites for more details:

PLAB Examination Centres

The Examination is run approximately every two months. The examination can be taken in the following countries:
  • The UK - London
  • Australia - Sydney
  • Bangladesh - Dhaka
  • Bulgaria - Sofia
  • Egypt - Cairo
  • India - Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
  • New Zealand - Wellington
  • Nigeria - Lagos
  • Pakistan - Islamabad and Karachi
  • Russia - Moscow
  • Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
  • South Africa - Johannesburg
  • Sri Lanka - Colombo
  • Sudan - Khartoum
  • UAE - Dubai
  • West Indies - Kingston, Jamaica

Please Note: Part 2 can only be taken in the UK.

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