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 Communitybaptistpa 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
[email protected]
Bangladesh Dhaka

[email protected]

+880 (02) 861 8905
Canada
Toronto
[email protected]
 Egypt Alexandria

[email protected]

+20 (0) 2 19789
Egypt Cairo

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

+233 (0)30 2610090

India Bangalore

[email protected]

+91 044 42050600
India Chennai

[email protected]

+91 044 42050600
India Hyderabad

[email protected]

+91 044 42050600
India Kolkata

[email protected]

+91 33 282 5370
India Mumbai

[email protected]

+91 22 6748 6748
India New Delhi

[email protected]

+91 11 4219 9000
 Nigeria  Abuja

[email protected]

+234 (0)709 8121 548

Nigeria Enugu

[email protected]

+234 (0)42 290 962

Nigeria Lagos

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

+92 51 111 424 424
Pakistan Karachi

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+92 51 111 424 424
Saudi Arabia Riyadh

[email protected]

+96 612 657 6200
South Africa Johannesburg

[email protected]

+27 11 560 9300
Sri Lanka Colombo

[email protected]

+94 4521 500
Sudan  Khartoum

[email protected]

+249 (1) 87028000
UAE  Dubai

[email protected]

+971 4 3135556