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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.

PLAB Part 1 and 2 exam dates 

To book an available PLAB exam place you need to log in to GMC Online. Find out more about booking and cancelling PLAB exam places.

We’ve listed the dates of the upcoming tests below as a guide. You’ll you need to go to GMC Online and look under the ‘My Tests’ section to find out whether places are available. (Dates listed below don’t confirm if an exam is fully booked or if places are available.)

PLAB 1 exam dates 

Part 1 test date Overseas closing date  UK closing date 
16 March 2017* 16 February 2017 9 March 2017
27 June 2017* No exam 20 June 2017
6 September 2017* No exam 30 August 2017
2 November 2017* 5 October 2017 26 October 2017

PLAB 2 exam dates in Manchester

Date Closing date  Available for booking? 
24 January 2017* 8 December 2016 No - fully booked
25 January 2017* 8 December 2016 No - fully booked
1 February 2017* 15 December 2016 No - fully booked
2 February 2017* 15 December 2016 No - fully booked
8 February 2017* 5 January 2017 No - fully booked
9 February 2017* 5 January 2017 No - fully booked
21 February 2017* 19 January 2017 Yes
22 February 2017* 19 January 2017 Yes
23 February 2017* 19 January 2017 Yes
1 March 2017* 26 January 2017 Yes
2 March 2017* 26 January 2017 Yes
*We’re making changes to the PLAB test that will affect candidates taking the test from September 2016 onwards.
Overview PLAB Part 2 exams in 2016
January Throughout the month
February Throughout the month
March Throughout the month
April Throughout the month
May Throughout the month
June Throughout the month
July Beginning of the month
August No tests
September Throughout the month
October Throughout the month
November Throughout the month
December Beginning of the month