How do you book or cancel a place?

Coronavirus – information for candidates who are taking PLAB exams

Following the latest advice from the UK government, all PLAB 2 tests from 18 March until at least 1 July 2020 are cancelled. We appreciate the considerable inconvenience this may cause, but your health and safety are our priority.

Currently, PLAB 1 tests are still operating as normal. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and update you. 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:
£860 until 31 March 2020, £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.