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PLAB Exam Revision

Before you can practice in the UK you must first pass The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) exam. The PLAB is a computer-based written exam consisting of 200 single best answer (SBA) questions.  

The PLAB exam has moved away from testing factual recall, it now focuses on clinical problem solving across a number of specialties and tests a candidates knowledge of the professional conduct necessary to practice as a junior doctor in the UK.  BMJ OnExamination’s PLAB revision resource contains questions written by expert and experienced clinicians that incorporate all aspects of foundation training.   

Our fully updated and reviewed PLAB revision resource offers you a bank of over 1,300 exam format Single Best Answer questions (SBAs). Our high quality questions reflect the GMC exam to give you the closest revision experience possible.   Each of our curriculum matched SBAs include a full explanation to ensure we provide you with fully comprehensive exam revision.  


1,300+ New Format SBA Questions
2016 Mock Test
Free Mobile App

Your PLAB exam revision resource will include:

  • Over 1,300 'single best answer' questions (SBAs)
  • Question themes from previous PLAB exams
  • Mapped to the Exam Curriculum
  • Exam specific revision advice
  • Detailed explanations that improve your learning
  • Detailed performance analysis and feedback

Work Smart

Customise your revision to suit you - choose to answer questions by topic, type, difficulty level or weak area.

Use Work Smart to test your weak areas - select this feature in your session analysis and we will provide you with a pre-filled Work Smart session that focuses on your weak areas only.

Revise more efficiently; our Adapt For Me feature adapts to your current performance and delivers you questions that increase in difficulty as your knowledge improves.

After each Work Smart session, we provide you with a memorable list of learning points covered in that particular session, to help reinforce your revision

Feedback & Analysis

Understand how you are performing and where you need to improve - Our graphing features ensure you get a clear, accurate and detailed picture of your performance by session and over time.

Are you ahead of the curve? Our Peer Comparison tool shows you how your average scores compare to the average of all BMJ OnExamination users revising for the same exam.

Track and log every revision session by name in your learning journal. Stored in date order, you can return to any session whenever you wish.

Mock Test

Ready to put your knowledge to the test? - why not take a mock test and check you are exam ready.

Designed to test your exam aptitude our mock tests are timed and include the correct number of questions and topic spread for your exam – mirroring what you will face on exam day.

Mobile App

Our free App allows you to revise offline on up to two devices allowing you to use both your phone and your tablet. Download up to 100 questions at a time. All of your scores are saved and are synced back to your account when you next log in online.

This means that you can fit in your revision wherever you are, on your commute, in between patients, having a coffee break, whenever it suits you best.

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Section Editor

Seema Biswas

Seema Biswas

Speciality: MSc, FRCS

Seema Biswas is International Health editor at BMJ OnExamination.
She is a general surgeon and experienced teacher and examiner. She completed her undergraduate studies and postgraduate surgical training in the UK and now has an international career in surgery, global health and medical education.
Seema Biswas' Top Plab Exam Tip:It is only by practising questions that you get a good idea of what you need to know. Read up on conditions you are less familiar with after you have tried a question and force yourself to study topics that are out of your comfort zone.

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Very thorough and covers all aspects of the written exam

I completed my plab 2010. I used onexamination question bank as complementary method to boost my revision. I must agree it proved successful. I would recommend anyone to do onexamination question repeatedly and read the explanations. Very effective resource for PLAB.


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