Frequently asked questions

Are your questions similar to the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) part 1 exam?

Yes, we believe our questions are reflective of the PLAB part 1 questions.

A reliable reference source for sample questions can be found on the GMC website:

How can I trust that the answers for the questions are correct?

Our questions are reviewed by practising doctors who have sat and passed the PLAB exam. Our answers include accurate explanations which are taken from up to date UK guidelines. We aim to continuously update our answers according to the latest guidelines.

Will PLABABLE be adding more questions?

Yes, we are continuously adding questions to our question bank. Users who subscribe also have the option to create their own questions for discussion with other users.

What if I notice errors on the questions?

We aim to only provide correct and accurate information. However, if you do notice any errors, we do apologise and appreciate if you let us know. We will rectify any possible errors as soon as possible.

Will my subscription be auto renewed?

No, we do not auto renew subscriptions. This is to prevent users who may have forgotten to cancel their subscription and having to pay continuously. Hence, payment for subscription is a one time charge only.

How do I extend my subscription?

When your subscription has ended, you will be given the option to extend your subscription when you log in.

Will my data be preserved if I extend my subscription?

Your question history, answers and comments will still be available when you extend your subscription. Nothing will be deleted. You can continue from exactly where you left off.

How do I reset the questions on my account to reattempt them?
If you wish to reset your questions, you can do so only by paying for an extension. Please note that your question and answer history will be deleted once you reset your account and this is not reversible. Once reset, all questions on your account will be unanswered for you to reattempt them. Unfortunately, we do not provide an option to reset your account without an extension however you may wish to attempt our MOCK tests as they have similar questions found in the “Practice by Category” section.

Why do some mock practices have less than 180 questions when I review them again on a later date?

Questions are checked regularly to ensure reliability. Questions which are found to have sub-optimal stems or explanations are automatically updated or made obsolete. Very occasionally current guidance may have changed since the practice mock has been set, or a new question may not have performed as expected. In these circumstances, questions are removed.

What useful UK sites can I go to help me prepare for PLAB 1?

  • Helpful guidelines and clinical knowledge summaries

  • Helpful to look search for side effects, interactions and contraindications of medications

  • Helpful for understanding ethical issues

  • Helpful guidelines for an array of diseases

  • Helpful guidelines for basic and advanced life support

  • Helpful guidelines for dermatology

  • Helpful guidelines on contraceptive use and sexual health

  • Helpful guidelines for obstetrics and gynaecology

  • Helpful guidelines for gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Helpful guidelines for genito-urinary medicine guidelines including HIV

  • Helpful guidelines on rheumatology

  • Information on cancer screenings

  • Information on contraception and abortion

  • Helpful guidance on HIV

  • Helpful for quick revision and basic understanding

  • Helpful guidance on medical conditions and driving


Where can I go for a course to prepare for PLAB part 1?
We have our own PLAB 1 course here in London and also online. Our course is currently the fastest growing PLAB 1 course in the UK. You can find out more here:


I have passed PLAB part 1, where can I go for a course for PLAB part 2?

We have our own PLAB 2 course here in London. You can find out more here:

If you are not able to attend our PLAB 2 course due to logistics, here are some other courses recommended by our practising doctors that you may consider to attend for your PLAB Part 2 exam preparation:


Samson PLAB academy

  • 15 days “Samson classical” course with 4 full mock tests (18 stations) plus a PLAB 2 book

  • Price: £600*

  • Provides £100 discount from the course fee if you come in a group of 5 doctors

  • PLAB 2 weekend course (7 weekends) - Price £600*

  • Location: SamsonPLAB Academy Ltd, Bow House Business Centre, 153-159 Bow Road, London, E3 2SE

  • Email:

Common Stations by Dr. Hamed Salehi

  • Provides a 15 day PLAB part 2 course, which is held once a month. Places need to be booked far in advance as are often fully booked

  • Includes a complete and detailed training in all the examination, SimMan and mannequin stations

  • Provides a 2 day Review Course which will be held before each set of the GMC PLAB part 2 exam

  • The course includes two sets of full mock exams (18 stations)

  • Price: £595*

  • Location: Radial House, 3rd Floor, 3-5 Ripple Road, Barking, London, IG11 7NF

  • Email:


Swamy Course

  • 12 days PLAB 2 course with 4 mock tests

  • Mannequins are also available for practice

  • Uses separate mannequins for practice, teaching and mock tests so that the mannequins are always available to practice

  • Price: £600*

  • Provides £100 discount from the course fee if you come in a group of 5 doctors

  • PLAB 2 classes can also be taken live online within or outside UK

  • Location: Building number 308, Moseley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, United Kingdom, M19 2 LH

  • Email:


PLAB coach

  • Provides a 5 day intense training programme

  • 4 lecture days + 2 full 18 station simulated mock exams

  • Price: £350*

  • New venue for PLAB training London: Holiday inn Camden Lock, Central London, 30 Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7BY

  • Location: Radio House, Aston Road North, Birmingham, B6 4DA, United Kingdom

  • Email:


PLAB right

  • Provides 11 days PLAB2 course with course manual

  • Training and accomodation facilities are all under one roof

  • Manikins are available 24/7 for practice at the accommodation until your exam

  • Price: £600*

  • Location: PLAB Right, Oatlands Road, Liverpool, Kirkby Merseyside L32 4UH

  • Email:

*Prices and addresses are correct as of June 2018 and may change.