Can I Appeal For My PLAB 2 Result to be Rechecked?

The PLAB 2 exam result is usually declared 2 to 4 weeks after you give the test and when your result is out, General Medical Council (GMC) sends your result on your email account through which you can access your PLAB 2 result on the GMC website.

Okay, the PLAB 2 results are out and when you check it you see that you have failed. Now what? You studied hard and put all your efforts to pass the PLAB 2 test and fairly believed that you are not going to fail. You now cannot believe the result and think there must be some mistakes in checking your mistakes, and you want your PLAB 2 result to be rechecked. Can you really do that? And if yes then how can you appeal for your PLAB 2 result to be rechecked? Let’s find out.

Is It Possible to Appeal for PLAB 2 Result Recheck?

You would definitely want your PLAB 2 results to be rechecked when you fail with just a fraction of marks and we completely understand that. Who knows someone has really made a blunder mistake while checking your papers. After all, it's a matter of your career.

But is it really possible to appeal for PLAB 2 result to be rechecked? Yes, it is possible but unfortunately, the double-checking system of GMC is pretty different than the IELTS or OET rechecking system.

You can only approach the GMC for rechecking your PLAB 2 result when you are able to provide them clear evidence of procedural irregularity. GMC never accepts an appeal of rechecking PLAB results just because you think your papers were not checked fairly the first time.

If the GMC believes there has been an irregularity while checking your exam papers, they will consider your appeal and pass it on to the relevant director who will check if the disputed facts are true. Once it is proven GMC will send you a mail regarding the decision they made. They will let you know if your PLAB 2 result is going to be rechecked or not.

When Can I appeal to Recheck My PLAB 2 results?

GMC states that you have a right of appeal for your result to be rechecked when:

Your application will not be accepted if:

How to Appeal for PLAB 2 Result Recheck?

If you want your PLAB 2 result to be rechecked, you have to contact GMC within ten working days after the PLAB 2 results are released. You can appeal to them via email or a letter to GMC at their Manchester address. If you submit your appeal after ten days working days after the PLAB 2 results are out then you will have to include an explanation and evidence as to why you were not able to submit the appeal sooner. GMC will decide whether or not your result should be rechecked after reviewing it.

What If You Have Proof of an Irregularity?

If the GMC determines you have clear evidence of procedural irregularity, you have the following options:

GMC will send you a mail regarding the results of the investigation within 5 working days.

Not Satisfied with the Outcome of the Investigation, Can I Appeal Again?

As we mentioned earlier, you can only appeal for your PLAB 2 result to be rechecked if there is clear evidence of procedural irregularity. Otherwise, your appeal will be rejected. GMC never accepts an appeal on the grounds that you are not agreed with the original decision. If you have the evidence, the assistant director of GMC will consider it and pass your appeal to the relevant director who is responsible for checking if the disputed facts are true. When everything is fine, they will send you the decision they made via email. The director’s decision is final and after that, you can not re-appeal for your PLAB 2 exam results to be rechecked.

When Can I Retake the PLAB 2 Exam?

Once your PLAB 2 result is out and you see that you have failed in PLAB 2 exam, you can immediately book another date and retake your PLAB 2 exam. But yes, you can only book a date that is open. And one thing! You have to consider your visa limit while booking for the PLAB 2 test because you cannot extend your visit visa. You have to go back to your country to apply for a new visit visa if the exam date doesn’t cover your current visa limit.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A: No. You have a two-year validity to re-take your PLAB 2 after you pass the PLAB 1 test. The validity to participate in PLAB 2 exam starts from the date you gave your PLAB 1 exam.

A: You can take PLAB 2 for four times within two years after you pass the PLAB 1 exam.

A: NO, as PLAB is not a degree, retaking won’t affect your chance of getting a job. You pass, you get registered. That’s all.

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