Cancel a PLAB 1 place

How do you cancel or change the date of the exam?

You can cancel your booking in the 'My Tests' section of your GMC Online account.

If you want to change the date of your exam you must cancel your place and book again.

What are your current cancellation fees?

Please see our fees page for details. You can view the PLAB cancellation fees on the PLAB fees tab.

Am I entitled to a refund?

We will consider giving you a full refund where exceptional circumstances arise that prevent you from attending your exam such as visa refusal, ill health or bereavement. 

We’ll also consider giving you a full refund if you are unable to attend your exam due to the following pandemic-related reasons:

  • You must self-isolate because you or someone you have been in contact with has COVID symptoms or has a positive test
  • Travel restrictions have been introduced since you made your booking that prevents you from attending – you must cancel your booking within 21 days of the restriction being announced for us to consider a full refund

We will ask you to provide evidence of your circumstances before we confirm we can give you a full refund.

If you think your cancellation fee should be refunded please send your reasons and email evidence to us and we will consider this.

Read our information about what to do if you are sick or absent on the day.

Cancellation of exam dates

We’re committed to offering  PLAB 1 dates throughout the year at a wide number of venues, and we always plan to run these as scheduled.

There may be rare occasions where it’s not possible for us to run an examination and it’s necessary for us to cancel. Should this occur, all affected candidates will be contacted with as much notice as possible. Any booking fees will be automatically refunded, and where possible, the opportunity to book an alternative date will be offered.

The GMC will not be responsible for any expenses (such as costs for visas, travel or accommodation) incurred by any candidates in such an event, and we’re unable to offer reimbursement or compensation.