When and where can I take PLAB 1?
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.
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.
Future exam dates and both UK and overseas closing dates, are listed below. Please note that the below should be used as a guide only, and we reserve the right to close test bookings early if necessary to manage capacity and demand.
Upcoming PLAB1 test and closing dates
|Exam date||Overseas closing date||UK closing date|
|18 February 2021||7 January 2021||4 February 2021|
|20 May 2021||8 April 2021||6 May 2021|
|12 August 2021
||1 July 2021||29 July 2021|
|4 November 2021||23 September 2021||21 October 2021|
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 at least one week before the exam.
Contact details for overseas venues for PLAB 1