Most PLAB 1 tests scheduled for the rest of 2020 are currently going ahead as planned. 

We’re continually reviewing our arrangements for PLAB 1 based on advice from governments in the countries where exams are held. We’ll try to minimise any disruption to tests. If there are cancellations, we’ll update our website and Facebook page as soon as we’re aware.

Tests in Toronto

Due to the ongoing disruption coronavirus is causing across the world, the British Council has cancelled the PLAB 1 test in Toronto on 5 November 2020. This is because the venue cannot safely run the tests, in line with their government’s public health advice.

Availability in 2021

We’ve been working closely with the British Council and our suppliers to offer as many seats as possible in locations around the world. There is significant demand for PLAB 1 places and these book up quickly. Some venues have reduced capacity in order to comply with public health guidance in the host countries.

In October, we opened places for PLAB 1 tests in February and May 2021. Most of these have now been booked, but a limited number remain in a small number of locations. In December we’ll open further seats for the rest of next year. We'll update our website and social media channels about this release nearer the time.

Check availability on GMC Online