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PLAB 1 is a conceptual exam where a candidate must apply medical knowledge (both basic science and core clinical) to common cases encountered by junior doctors in NHS hospitals. It does not simply require candidates to recite and regurgitate facts (an approach taken by far too many). All answers are based on current best practice and published evidence. All current medications used in the UK will be found in the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF).

It’s made up of 180 single best answer questions (SBAs). It’s a multiple choice type exam question also known as best of five or one from five. Each starts with a short scenario followed by a question eg ‘What is the single most likely diagnosis?’ You need to choose the right one out of five possible answers labelled A to E. Some of the other answers may be valid but you need to choose the best one. If you enter more than one answer on the answer sheet you’ll gain no mark for the question.

You’ll be given one double-sided answer sheet at the exam with instructions on how to complete it. You must complete the information required at the top of the sheet

There will be 180 (recently changed) SBAs over a 3-hour time period (less than a minute per question so time management and practice are key!)

Images for example ECGs, chest X-rays, dermatological presentations are becoming more popular.

Having dissected the GMC PLAB blueprint we are thoroughly aware of the requirements to succeed in PLAB 1. The course content and material is thoroughly up-to-date (in accordance with currently published guidelines).

We have formulated over 2000 SBA questions of the highest quality, which will give candidates an excellent platform on which to practice on.

NEW SUBJECT ADDED: Medical ethics, professionalism and Good Medical Practice 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=5d0L_UtxFkw – General Medical Council overview of the PLAB exam

PLAB 1 comprehensive course – £500.00 (United Kingdom)

– inclusive of 3 GMC mock examinations and all study material

PLAB 1 comprehensive course – £600.00 (New Delhi, INDIA)

– inclusive of 3 GMC mock examinations and all study material


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The PLAB 1 course is a 10 day concise (1 day break in between), informative and comprehensive course that will cover the salient subjects tested by the General Medical Council (GMC) of UK. Information delivered will be in absolute accordance with current best practice (NICE guidelines). All learning resources will be provided.

Each day is broken down into two halves. The first half will be dedicated to a lecture on a specific speciality e.g. neurology and the second will be committed to solving single best answer questions on that given topic. This method maximises the learning experience.

Qbank: high quality single best answer questions available to keep you well-prepared for the exam.

Typical Day
Morning session: =10:00- 13:00
Lunch: 13:00 – 13:45
Afternoon session: 13:45-17:00


  • PLAB 1 COURSE  – This course will be held at the University of Buckingham Campus and for international students will be conducted online due to the on-going pandemic 

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