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Exam dates & Fees 2024

Digital certificates – during 2024 we are introducing secure digital certificates worldwide with the option to order a paper certificate for a small fee. Find out more about digital certificates.

Digital exams – due to planned maintenance, booking for Performance Grades, digital ARSM Performance diplomas and online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) will be closed from 21.00 on 3 March to 00.00 on 6 March (UK times). We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Face-to-face instrumental and singing exams

These exam dates are for Practical Grades and Music Performance ARSM diplomas, Prep Tests, Performance Assessments and Practical Musicianship exams. For Ensemble and Choral Singing exams, see "Group Exams".

The dates on this page are for Public Venue exams. If you are organising a Private Visit, please visit our How to Book pages.

February Session (1a)
Booking period
04 January 2024 - 09 January 2024
All instruments and grades
London Wall Place: 05 February 2024 - 18 February 2024
Manchester: 05 February 2024 - 18 February 2024
Spring Session (1)
Booking period
18 January 2024 - 30 January 2024
All instruments and grades
United Kingdom: 26 February 2024 - 28 March 2024
May Session (2a)
Booking period
21 March 2024 - 26 March 2024
All instruments and grades
London Wall Place: 06 May 2024 - 25 May 2024
Manchester: 06 May 2024 - 25 May 2024
Summer Session (2)
Booking period
16 April 2024 - 29 April 2024
All instruments and grades
Scotland & Northern Ireland: 03 June 2024 - 29 June 2024
England & Wales: 10 June 2024 - 13 July 2024
October Session (3a)
Booking period
03 September 2024 - 08 September 2024
All instruments and grades
London Wall Place: 07 October 2024 - 26 October 2024
Manchester: 07 October 2024 - 26 October 2024
Autumn Session (3)
Booking period
16 September 2024 - 30 September 2024
All instruments and grades
United Kingdom: 04 November 2024 - 07 December 2024

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Jazz Practical Grades

To book Jazz exams at a venue organised by us, you will need to book at an ABRSM Jazz Visit. Details about visit dates, Venue Codes and Closing dates can be found here.

We are offering Jazz exams in Northern Ireland every summer session (June-July) only.

You can also book Jazz exams at a Private Visit as long as you have at least one hour of Jazz examining time and the total time for the visit is at least three hours.

March to April Session
Booking period
18 January 2024
Online booking will close 28 days before the ABRSM Jazz visit start date.
Jazz Exams
United Kingdom: 26 February 2024 - 28 March 2024
June to July Session
Booking period
16 April 2024
Online booking will close 28 days before the ABRSM Jazz visit start date.
Jazz Exams
Scotland & Northern Ireland: 03 June 2024 - 29 June 2024
England & Wales: 10 June 2024 - 13 July 2024
November to December Session
Booking period
16 September 2024
Online booking will close 28 days before the ABRSM Jazz visit start date.
Jazz Exams
United Kingdom: 04 November 2024 - 07 December 2024

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Performance Grades

Digital Performance Grades (including Jazz) and Music Performance ARSM diplomas are available on demand. There are no booking periods and exam sessions. Instead, you can book, pay and submit the exam video when you are ready. You can submit the video when you book or at any time during the following 28 days.

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Online Music Theory (Grades 1 to 5)

Online Music Theory exams are available on demand. You can book at any time. After booking, candidates have 28 days to take their exam. They can choose any date and time during this period.

Due to system updates taking place, candidates will not be able to take exams on the dates/times below.

The dates/times listed are UK times (GMT or BST).

DateTime
02/11/202322.00-02.00
14/12/202322.00-02.00
25/01/202422.00-02.00
07/03/202422.00-02.00
18/04/202422.00-02.00
23/05/202422.00-02.00
11/07/202422.00-02.00
15/08/202422.00-02.00
26/09/202422.00-02.00
07/11/202422.00-02.00
19/12/202422.00-02.00

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Paper-based Music Theory (Grades 6 to 8)

Music Theory (6 to 8) Session 1 exam venue list (PDF)

Music Theory (6 to 8) Session 1
Booking period
18 January 2024 - 30 January 2024
Exam Time 17:00 | Exam Date
United Kingdom: 06 March 2024
Music Theory (6 to 8) Session 2
Booking period
16 April 2024 - 29 April 2024
Exam Time 10:00 | Exam Date
United Kingdom: 15 June 2024
Music Theory (6 to 8) Session 3
Booking period
16 September 2024 - 30 September 2024
Exam Time 17:00 | Exam Date
United Kingdom: 12 November 2024

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Diplomas

We are withdrawing our current face to face DipABRSM, LRSM, and FRSM diplomas in 2024. For more information, including deadlines for taking exams and exam session dates see: Withdrawal of current diplomas.

Music Performance ARSM – digital exams are available on demand. You can book at any time. You then have 28 days to submit your exam video. For face-to-face exams, see ‘Practical Grades’.

New diplomas from 2024 – our new Music Performance LRSM and FRSM will be available on demand as digital assessments from April 2024. We will provide information about our new ARSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas in Teaching and Directing when available. These will also be digital assessments.

Current DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM - the session dates below are for our current DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas only. To make a booking please follow this link.

For all Directing Diplomas, please contact our Diploma Team.

For final exam dates, please see: Withdrawal of current diplomas.

April Diploma Session
Booking period
January 2024
Performance LRSM and FRSM | Teaching DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM
United Kingdom: 22 April 2024 - 27 April 2024
June Diploma Session
Booking period
April 2024
Performance FRSM | Teaching DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM
United Kingdom: 10 June 2024 - 15 June 2024
October Diploma Session
Booking period
July 2024 - August 2024
Performance FRSM | Teaching FRSM
United Kingdom: 21 October 2024 - 26 October 2024

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Ensembles, Jazz Ensembles and Choral Singing

Ensemble and Choral Singing entries are postal only. Please send your completed Choral and Ensemble entry forms, along with total fees due, to our London address or by email to [email protected]. It is not possible to book these exams using our online booking service.
Spring Session (1)
Booking period
18 January 2024 - 30 January 2024
All instruments and grades
United Kingdom: 26 February 2024 - 28 March 2024
Summer Session (2)
Booking period
16 April 2024 - 29 April 2024
All instruments and grades
Scotland & Northern Ireland: 03 June 2024 - 29 June 2024
England & Wales: 10 June 2024 - 13 July 2024
Autumn Session (3)
Booking period
16 September 2024 - 30 September 2024
All instruments and grades
United Kingdom: 04 November 2024 - 07 December 2024

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Prep Test, Open Music Assessment and Practical Musicianship

February Session (1a)
Booking period
04 January 2024 - 09 January 2024
All instruments and grades
London Wall Place: 05 February 2024 - 18 February 2024
Manchester: 05 February 2024 - 18 February 2024
Spring Session (1)
Booking period
18 January 2024 - 30 January 2024
All instruments and grades
United Kingdom: 26 February 2024 - 28 March 2024
May Session (2a)
Booking period
21 March 2024 - 26 March 2024
All instruments and grades
London Wall Place: 06 May 2024 - 25 May 2024
Manchester: 06 May 2024 - 25 May 2024
Summer Session (2)
Booking period
16 April 2024 - 29 April 2024
All instruments and grades
Scotland & Northern Ireland: 03 June 2024 - 29 June 2024
England & Wales: 10 June 2024 - 13 July 2024
October Session (3a)
Booking period
03 September 2024 - 08 September 2024
All instruments and grades
London Wall Place: 07 October 2024 - 26 October 2024
Manchester: 07 October 2024 - 26 October 2024
Autumn Session (3)
Booking period
16 September 2024 - 30 September 2024
All instruments and grades
United Kingdom: 04 November 2024 - 07 December 2024

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Music Medals assessments

The timing of Music Medals assessments is decided by the teacher and candidates - entry is available throughout the year.

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Additional information

Other fees and charges

Update for 2023-2024: We have temporarily changed our certificate replacement and amendment service. Please go to Certificate Reprints for more information.

The following 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’.

Certificate reprintsFee (2023)
Confirmation of marks for exams taken after 1993Free of charge
Duplicate certificate: Graded music exams, including ARSM£ 13.50
Duplicate certificate: Diplomas (DipABRSM, LRSM, FRSM)£ 20.50
Duplicate certificate: Music Medals£   6.50
Confirmation of marks for exams taken from 1977 to 1993, including a copy certificate£ 45.00
Confirmation of marks for exams taken before 1977, including a copy certificate£ 56.00
  
Results reviewFee (2023)
Practical and Performance Grades 1-5£ 30.00
Practical and Performance Grades 6-8, ARSM£ 45.00

Theory appeal investigation (Grades 6-8)

For multiple candidates: 

the fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Music Theory fee

50% of the entry fee
External review (instrumental/singing exams, Music Theory exams)£ 60.00
Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque£ 22.00

 

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

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