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Face-to-face practical exams and Grade 6 to 8 Music Theory exams

Candidates can take these exams at Public Venues provided by us or at Private Visits at an approved venue provided by the applicant/Visit Organiser.

Practical exams include: Practical Grades, ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment.. Grade 6 to 8 Music Theory is a paper-based exam. (Grades 1 to 5 are available as an online exam only.)

We have separate arrangements for Public Venue Jazz exams at our ABRSM Jazz Visits.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be providing a reduced number of Public Venues for Session 3 2020. We will publish a list of Public Venues in advance of the booking period. This list will be subject to change, depending on local and government guidance. We will also be publishing comprehensive information about what we are doing to ensure the safety of everyone using our Public Venues. This will include guidance and instructions for candidates and other visitors.

If you are organising a Private Visit (UK only at the moment) please read the important updates to our Private Visit Venue Guidance and Terms and Conditions before you book. These are available on our Private Visits page.

Remotely-assessed exams

These include Performance Grades and ARSM as well as Grades 1 to 5 Music Theory, which are only available as an online exam. Candidates can take these exams in a location of their own choice as long as this meets the requirements stated in the relevant guidelines.

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The first time you book exams using our online service you’ll need to register.

Click here to create an account or to log in and book exams.

Who can book an exam?

Anyone aged 18 or over can book exams on behalf of candidates. This could be a teacher, parent/carer or member of staff at a school, music service or other organisation. Candidates aged 18 and over can book their own exams. The person who books the exam is known as the applicant.

Booking exams

We have an online booking service for all graded exams, ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment. We are unable to accept postal bookings for these assessments.

We have a new entry process in place for DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM (UK only at the moment). Find out more here.

For Choral Singing and Ensemble exams, you will need to book by post. You can download entry forms here.

We have a dedicated service for Music Medals. Find out more here.

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