For exams from 2020, we have a new online exam booking service.

How do I enter an ABRSM exam?

  1. Check local exam dates, fees and entry deadlines

  2. Download and complete an entry form.

  3. Return a copy of the entry form to your local representative or contact together with your exam fee payment.

    Candidates for Practical Grades 6, 7 and 8 must already have passed one of the following qualifications: ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject. A copy of the certificate or mark form MUST be supplied at the time of entry.

  4. Once you've completed and returned the entry form and payment to your local representative, you'll receive details of your exam appointments by post or email.

Next exam session

Ireland Session 1 (Spring) 2020

You can view exam session booking periods here: Dates and Fees.

From 2020 we are moving to online-only booking for graded exams (practical and theory), ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment. If your candidates are taking these exams from 1 January 2020 onwards, you will need to book and pay online. We will be unable to accept postal entries for these exams.

Find out more about our new online service for exams from 2020.

Arrangements for DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM, and Choral Singing and Ensembles are staying the same and you will still need to enter candidates for these exams by post. Entry forms are available upon request from your nearest local representative or can be downloaded below.

Please make that you complete and return your completed exam entry form to your local representative.

Graded music exams and ARSM exams (instrumental and singing)

DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas

*DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. Print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam.

Retaking a Diploma exam

*Teaching, Direction and FRSM Performance candidates only. Attach this to the front of any Submitted Work sent with your application.

**DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only. Print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam.


Choral Singing and Ensembles exams

Postal entry only

Music Medals

We have a dedicated entry system for Music Medals.

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