The PLAB test is the main route by which International Medical Graduates (IMGs) demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in the UK.

To find out more about the this exam and for additional resources for students, please visit the PLAB website. For information about taking a PLAB exam with the British Council, please read through the questions and answers below:


Fees are determined by PLAB. Please visit their website

PLAB has got guidelines on what is expected of you on the day of the exam. Find out more here


No refunds given on PLAB fees. All requests have to be made to the professional board directly


The British Council makes every effort to cater for candidates with special needs. Should you require assistance in this area, please contact our Customer Service team who will be able to advise you on the options available. Please note that it can take up to 3 months for some arrangements to be put in place


If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly e-mail us for more information.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.

Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.