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PLAB test dates

High demand for PLAB test dates

All bookings must be made through GMC Online.

Please keep checking the My Tests section on GMC Online for places. Bookings will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

If candidates cancel then other places may become available via GMC Online.

Please note that this page will be updated at 09:00 each weekday with current availability.

We’ve listed the dates of the upcoming tests below as a guide. You’ll need to go to GMC Online and look under the ‘My Tests’ section to find out whether places are available.

PLAB 1 exam dates 

Part 1 test date Overseas closing date  UK closing date 
2 November 2017* 5 October 2017 26 October 2017
15 March 2018* 15 February 2018 8 March 2018

PLAB 2 exam dates in Manchester

Date Closing date 
3 October 2017* 21 September 2017
4 October 2017* 21 September 2017
5 October 2017* 21 September 2017
6 October 2017* 21 September 2017
11 October 2017* 28 September 2017
12 October 2017* 28 September 2017
17 October 2017* 5 October 2017
18 October 2017* 5 October 2017
19 October 2017* 5 October 2017
24 October 2017* 12 October 2017
25 October 2017* 12 October 2017
26 October 2017* 12 October 2017
31 October 2017* 19 October 2017
1 November 2017* 19 October 2017
2 November 2017* 19 October 2017
7 November 2017* 26 October 2017
8 November 2017* 26 October 2017
9 November 2017* 26 October 2017
22 November 2017* 9 November 2017
28 November 2017* 16 November 2017
29 November 2017* 16 November 2017
30 November 2017* 16 November 2017
5 December 2017* 23 November 2017
6 December 2017* 23 November 2017
7 December 2017* 23 November 2017
9 January 2018* 27 December 2017

We run PLAB part 2 exams throughout the year. You can see what test dates are available and book a place by logging in to GMC Online.

Find out more about booking and cancelling PLAB exam places.