Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

Booking for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens on Tuesday 1 December and closes on Tuesday 8 December. This is when you can book submission dates during our 5 to 31 January exam session. We have a set number of exam slots available, so please book early for the widest choice of dates. Find out more about Performance Grades.

COVID updates

We will contact you if your exams have been affected by COVID. For the latest information, and to check which venues have closed, please visit our Latest updates page

Current Exam Session: Late Booking and Rescheduling Exams

Thank you to everyone who’s booked exams. To help you with your exam arrangements at this exceptionally busy time, please be aware that there are number of services available to you by logging in to your ABRSM account. Find out more.

Exam dates and fees 2021

Diploma retake fees

Please note that retake fees apply only to candidates applying for a partial retake (2.2 or 2.1 and 2.2, etc.). If candidates are retaking the complete exam, the full fee is payable.

Additional information

Other fees and charges (2020)*

April 2020: We have temporarily changed our certificate replacement and amendment service due to our office being closed. You can find out more on our Results and Certificates page.

  Exam taken after 1993 Exam taken from 1977 to 1993 Exam taken before 1977
Confirmation of marks free of charge €54.00 €67.00
Duplicate certificate €15.50 (diplomas €26.50) included under confirmation of marks fee (see above) included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)
  Practical Theory
Appeal investigation** No fee Half of the entry fee
Independent review €90.00 per candidate €90.00 per candidate
Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque €31.00 €31.00

* The above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM's office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

If you wish to pay locally please contact your Local Representative who will advise you of the local fee and method of payment.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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