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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 
15 March 2018 15 February 2018 8 March 2018
28 June 2018 No overseas tests 21 June 2018
6 September 2018 No overseas tests 30 August 2018

PLAB 2 exam dates in Manchester

Date Closing date 
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
10 January 2018 27 December 2017
11 January 2018 27 December 2017
17 January 2018 3 January 2018
18 January 2018 3 January 2018
23 January 2018 10 January 2018
24 January 2018 10 January 2018
25 January 2018 10 January 2018
30 January 2018 17 January 2018
31 January 2018 17 January 2018
1 February 2018 17 January 2018

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.