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. Future exam dates and both UK and overseas closing dates, are listed below.

Upcoming PLAB 1 test and closing dates
Exam date  Overseas closing date  UK closing date  
14 March 2019 31 January 2019 7 March 2019
27 June 2019 16 May 2019 (limited overseas locations only) 20 June 2019
5 September 2019 25 July 2019 (limited overseas locations only) 29 August 2019
7 November 2019 26 September 2019 31 October 2019

When can you take the exam outside the UK?

PLAB 1 is run four times a year at a number of overseas venues.The June and September exams are held in limited locations only.  These 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
Country City Contact details
Australia
Sydney
exam@britishcouncil.org.au
Bangladesh Dhaka

Adnan.chowdhury@bd.britishcouncil.org

+880 (02) 861 8905
Canada
Toronto
CA.Exams@britishcouncil.org
 Egypt Alexandria

information@britishcouncil.org.eg

+20 (0) 2 19789
Egypt Cairo

information@britishcouncil.org.eg

+20 2 3001666 +20 (0) 2 19789
Ghana
Accra

infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org

+233 (0)30 2610090

India Bangalore

chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 044 42050600
India Chennai

chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 044 42050600
India Hyderabad

chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 044 42050600
India Kolkata

Kolkata.Customercare@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 33 282 5370
India Mumbai

mumbai.exams@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 22 6748 6748
India New Delhi

delhi.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org

+91 11 4219 9000
 Nigeria  Abuja

info.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org

+234 (0)709 8121 548

Nigeria Enugu

info.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org

+234 (0)42 290 962

Nigeria Lagos

info.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org

+234 1 2692188 / 2692189 / 2692190 / 2692191 / 2692192
Pakistan Islamabad

info@britishcouncil.org.pk

+92 51 111 424 424
Pakistan Karachi

info@britishcouncil.org.pk

+92 51 111 424 424
Saudi Arabia Riyadh

KSAinfo@sa.britishcouncil.org

+96 612 657 6200
South Africa Johannesburg

ssa.enquiries@britishcouncil.org

+27 11 560 9300
Sri Lanka Colombo

exams.cmb@britishcouncil.org

+94 4521 500
Sudan  Khartoum

info@sd.britishcouncil.org

+249 (1) 87028000
UAE  Dubai

nebyu.yohannes@ae.britishcouncil.org

+971 4 3135556