When and where can I take PLAB 1?
Following advice from the UK government, all PLAB 2 tests from 18 March until at least 29 June 2020 are cancelled. The British Council have also cancelled June’s PLAB 1 test in Dubai, following advice from the government in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
We appreciate the considerable inconvenience this may cause, but your health and safety are our priority.
All other PLAB 1 tests in June are currently planned to go ahead as normal. However, we’re continually reviewing our arrangements based on advice from the relevant national public health bodies.
PLAB 1 test dates
We run the exam four times a year in the UK and in a number of overseas locations. To see the locations and whether places are available you'll need to register for a GMC Online account and look under the 'My Tests' section. Future exam dates and both UK and overseas closing dates, are listed below.
All exam places are limited and in high demand. We carefully monitor demand to ensure that availability is evenly and fairly spread throughout the year.
Please note that we are unable to add extra test locations during 2020 in addition to those that are available to book via GMC Online.
Future exam dates and both UK and overseas closing dates, are listed below.
|Exam date||Overseas closing date||UK closing date|
|12 March 2020
||30 January 2020||27 February 2020|
|25 June 2020||14 May 2020||11 June 2020|
|10 September 2020||30 July 2020||27 August 2020|
|5 November 2020||24 September 2020||22 October 2020|
When can you take the exam outside the UK?
We run the exam four times a year in the UK and in a number of overseas locations. The overseas exams are hosted for us by the British Council and are listed below along with the contact details. Once you have booked online, please only contact the relevant British Council office if you have not received details of the venue two weeks before the exam.
Contact details for overseas venues for PLAB 1
+880 (02) 861 8905
+20 (0) 2 19789
+234 (0)709 8121 548
+234 (0)42 290 962