When and where can you take PLAB 2?

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’ll restart PLAB 2 from 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

Where can you take PLAB 2?

You can take part 2 at our clinical assessment centre in Manchester, UK.


PLAB 2 test dates

We run PLAB 2 test dates throughout the year. You can view available dates and book under the 'My Tests' section of GMC Online.  You can only do this once you have your PLAB 1 results. 

The number of places in our part 2 exam is not linked to the number of jobs available.