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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 
6 September 2017* No exam 30 August 2017
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  Available for booking? 
15 August 2017* 3 August 2017 No - fully booked
16 August 2017* 3 August 2017 No - fully booked
23 August 2017* 10 August 2017 No - fully booked
24 August 2017* 10 August 2017 No - fully booked
6 September 2017* 24 August 2017 No - fully booked
7 September 2017* 24 August 2017 No - fully booked
12 September 2017* 31 August 2017 No - fully booked
13 September 2017* 31 August 2017 No - fully booked
14 September 2017* 31 August 2017 No - fully booked
3 October 2017* 21 September 2017 No - fully booked
4 October 2017* 21 September 2017 No - fully booked
5 October 2017* 21 September 2017 No - fully booked
11 October 2017* 28 September 2017 No - fully booked
17 October 2017* 5 October 2017 No - fully booked
18 October 2017* 5 October 2017 No - fully booked
24 October 2017* 12 October 2017 No - fully booked
25 October 2017* 12 October 2017 No - fully booked
31 October 2017* 19 October 2017 No - fully booked
1 November 2017* 19 October 2017 No - fully booked
7 November 2017* 26 October 2017 No - fully booked
8 November 2017* 26 October 2017 Yes
28 November 2017* 16 November 2017 No - fully booked
29 November 2017* 16 November 2017 Yes
5 December 2017* 23 November 2017 Yes
9 January 2018* 27 December 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 2017
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 Throughout the month
August Throughout the month
September Throughout the month
October Throughout the month
November Throughout the month
December Beginning of the month