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PLAB test dates

High demand for PLAB test dates

We’ve increased the number of PLAB test places due to a high demand. At 9am on 25 April we’ll also open a further two PLAB Part 2 test dates (13 July and 14 July).

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.

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 
15 June 2016 no exam 8 June 2016
14 September 2016* no exam 7 September 2016
15 November 2016* 10 October 2016 9 November 2016

PLAB 2 exam dates in Manchester

Date Closing date  Available for booking? 
14 June 2016 12 May 2016 No - fully booked
15 June 2016 12 May 2016 No - fully booked
16 June 2016 12 May 2016 No - fully booked
21 June 2016 19 May 2016 No - fully booked
22 June 2016 19 May 2016 No - fully booked
23 June 2016 19 May 2016 No - fully booked
4 July 2016 2 June 2016 No - fully booked
5 July 2016 2 June 2016 No - fully booked
6 July 2016 2 June 2016 No - fully booked
12 July 2016 9 June 2016 No - fully booked
13 July 2016 9 June 2016 No - fully booked
14 July 2016 9 June 2016 No - fully booked
7 September 2016* 4 August 2016 Yes
8 September 2016*     4 August 2016 Yes
20 September 2016* 18 August 2016 Yes
28 September 2016* 25 August 2016 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