You can read all about the steps we’re taking to protect candidates, and the changes to the test format on our PLAB 2 information pages.

Opening bookings in 2021

We’ve now opened all our available PLAB 2 places for tests held throughout 2021. We’ll open bookings again in September 2021 when candidates will have an opportunity to reserve a PLAB 2 place in early 2022. We’ll update our website and social media channels closer to the time to outline how and when we’ll release places.

In the meantime, a very small number of seats might become available because of cancellations, or if we are able to add additional days or circuits. If this happens, candidates will be able to see and book these on GMC Online

Coronavirus restrictions in England

PLAB 2 tests continue with stringent hygiene and social distancing measures in place, at our clinical assessment centre in Manchester. We’ll continue to monitor the latest government advice and update this page and social media if there is any future impact on PLAB candidates.

If you no longer wish to take your test or are experiencing difficulty in attending, please cancel your booking in GMC Online as soon as possible. Read about our cancellation and refund policy

You can also read our risk assessment: PLAB – Running exams during COVID-19.