About PLAB

The Professional and linguistics assessment board (PLAB) is a test conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC) of England for doctors who have qualified overseas and wish to practise medicine in the UK under limited registration. The test is conducted for the assessment of the ability of a candidate as a doctor, to work safely as a senior house officer (SHO) in a UK NHS hospital. PLAB is conducted in two parts. It is highly imperative for foreign medical graduates to clear PLAB in order to practise in UK. If a candidate passes the PLAB test but took multiple attempts to pass part 1 or part 2 of the test, this may be taken into consideration during the registration process.


IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is a mega distance education university recognized by UGC as well as AICTE and to its credit awarded with common wealth of learning as well as listed in the 12th place in the categories of universities using the internet to serve the students.

The various distant education courses offered by IGNOU, India particularly for the doctors are discussed below.

Still confused weather you should join PrepLadder's AIIMS PG pro pack or not?

This article will help you decide if you need it or not..

What is USMLE, Step 1?

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a professional three step exam conducted and sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Doctors with graduate medical degree are required to pass this examination in order to practice medicine in the United States.


You have heard that DNB is equivalent in value to MD/MS, but there are a few differences between the two that you still don't know.

Here we have listed few advantages and disadvantages of opting for DNB over MD/MS.