How do you book or cancel a place?

Before you book a PLAB exam you must have:

  • an acceptable overseas primary medical qualification.If you haven’t graduated yet, we will need confirmation you have passed your final examinations and are eligible for the qualification.
  • the necessary knowledge of English – before you can book a test you will need to provide your English language test scores. If you've taken the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or the Occupational English Test (OET), you can do this in the 'My Tests' section in Communitybaptistpa Online. If your IELTS or OET scores meet our requirements you will be able to book a test.
  • a Communitybaptistpa Online account to book or cancel the exam.

Book using your Communitybaptistpa Online account

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

If you don’t have a Communitybaptistpa Online account

If you have a Communitybaptistpa reference number but have not logged in to Communitybaptistpa Online you will need to .

If you don't have a Communitybaptistpa reference number you will need to setup your account and provide the following details.

  • Primary medical qualification
  • Valid passport
  • Postal address
  • Email address

The setup process will take a few minutes to complete. We will send you a confirmation including your Communitybaptistpa reference number once you have completed the setup process.

How much does it cost?

The fee for PLAB 1 is shown below.

Part 1 of the PLAB test:
£235 from 1 April 2019.

Booking confirmations and errors 

We'll send you an confirmation of your booking once it's complete.

If you see an error message or don't get the confirmation, your booking may not have been successful. If this happens, call us on or [email protected] quoting code 'PLAB error 1' for more details.

How do you cancel or change the date of the exam?

You can cancel your booking in the 'My Tests' section of your account.
If you want to change the date of your exam you must cancel your place, pay the cancellation fee and book again.

Cancellation fees

Cancellation fees and notice periods for PLAB 1 cancellations
Period of notice Cancellation fee
Over 83 days before the exam No cancellation fee
Between 83 and 57 days before the exam 50% of the fee paid
Less than 57 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 PLAB 1 will be free of charge for your first two attempts. Please book the exam online and contact us to arrange a refund.

Read our information for refugee doctors living in the UK.