How do you book or cancel a place?

Coronavirus – information for candidates who are taking PLAB tests

We’ve been doing all we can to get PLAB up and running following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our tests.

We’re pleased to announce that we restarted PLAB 2 on 13 August 2020. Demand for places is very high and all available places are currently booked. We have to comply with current UK government guidance on social distancing and safe workplaces, so the number of candidates we can test in one sitting is lower than normal. 

Visit Coronavirus – information for PLAB candidates for the latest information

Before you book a PLAB exam you must have:

If you haven’t graduated yet, we will need confirmation you have passed your final examinations and are eligible for the qualification.

Book using your GMC Online account

Go to GMC Online. You can view available dates and book under the 'My Tests' section.

How much does it cost?

The current fee for the PLAB 2 is shown below.

Part 2 of the PLAB test

£875 from 1 April 2020.

Cancellation fees

Cancellation fees and notice periods for PLAB 2 cancellations
Period of notice  Cancellation fee  
Over 83 days before the exam No cancellation fee
Between 83 and 43 days before the exam 50% of the fee paid
Less than 43 days before the exam 100% of the fee paid

Are there any concessions for refugees?

If you are a refugee doctor living in the UK, the fee for part 2 will be reduced by 50% for your first two attempts. Please book the examination online and contact us to arrange a refund.

Read our information for refugee doctors living in the UK.