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How to prepare for PLAB part 1?

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PLAB Part 1

This is an example of how you should go systematically to prepare and appear for PLAB step 1. Refer to corresponding topics in section 1 of our book RXPG FIRST AID FOR THE PLAB for details.

6 months prior

• Register yourself with GMC by sending the completed registration form available from British Council

• Select and buy required books for PLAB

• Start reading OHCM (to be finished in one month)

• Apply for IELTS exam for an early date

5 months prior

• Start first revision of OHCM (to be finished in one month)

• Appear for IELTS

4 months prior

• Start reading OHCS (to be finished in one month)

• Apply for PLAB part one

3 months prior

• Start first revision of OHCS (to be finished in 15 days)

• Start doing questions from this book

• Start lecture notes, surgery and other books. Try to finish them by end of this month

2 months prior

• Review PLAB test format and exam pattern

• Start practising for speed and accuracy on dummy answer sheets in this book

• Assess how close you are to your goal

• Verify your information on PLAB with your seniors

1 month prior

• Pinpoint remaining weakness

• Start second revision of OHCM (to be finished in one week)

• Iron out weaknesses

Weeks prior

• Confirm receipts of admission ticket

• Stay healthy (exercise, sleep)

• Simulate PLAB I exam almost everyday. Try to improve on speed and accuracy.

One week prior

• Remember comfort measures (easy clothing, earplugs, etc)

• Work out test site logistics such as location, transportation parking, etc.

• Talk to some seniors about the exact test details

One day prior

• Relax

• Light review of this book. Skim through the confusas.

• Get a good night’s sleep (at least for 8 hours)

Day of exam

• Relax

• Since PLAB exam is usually in the afternoon, have a light breakfast and early lunch

• Minimize bathroom breaks during exam by avoiding excessive morning caffeine

• Check the material required for exam

Admission ticket

2 Sharpened HB pencils

2 ball point pens

Eraser

Sharpener

Scale

• Go through the “strategy during exam” chapter of this book

• You may be provided a proper lunch on the exam venue just before the exam. Avoid over eating there as it may dull your reflexes

• Keep cool

After the exam

• Celebrate, regardless

• Send your contribution and mails to authors of this book (see last pages)

Copyright in all medias by Tyagi & Vidyarthi, Authors



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