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Exam dates and fees 2017

Practical exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Thursday 22 June

All instruments and grades

India September-November

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 2,700 INR
Grade 1 3,600 INR
Grade 2 4,100 INR
Grade 3 4,400 INR
Grade 4 4,900 INR
Grade 5 5,000 INR
Grade 6 6,000 INR
Grade 7 7,400 INR
Grade 8 8,400 INR
ARSM 11,100 INR
Performance Assessment 5,000 INR
Ensemble: Primary 6,000 INR
Ensemble: Intermediate 7,400 INR
Ensemble: Advanced 8,400 INR
Choral Singing: Initial 6,430 INR
Choral Singing: Intermediate 8,100 INR
Choral Singing: Advanced 9,850 INR
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 5,330 INR

Music Theory exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 13 January

Exam date

India Saturday 4 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 21 April

Exam date

India Saturday 17 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Last date of entry: Friday 8 September

Exam date

India Saturday 4 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 2,300 INR
Grade 2 2,400 INR
Grade 3 2,500 INR
Grade 4 2,700 INR
Grade 5 2,900 INR
Grade 6 3,500 INR
Grade 7 3,600 INR
Grade 8 3,800 INR


Translations of Theory papers are available on request. Please enter a T in the ‘Specific needs’ box for each candidate who requires a translation.

Diploma exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Thursday 22 June

Exam dates

India September-November

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 13,100 INR
LRSM (complete exam) 39,900 INR**
FRSM (complete exam) 58,000 INR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 10,480 INR
Resit fee: LRSM 31,920 INR
Resit fee: FRSM 46,400 INR


* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods (as of January 2017) - see the first tab for details of fees.

** LRSM Teaching fees are payable in two instalments. 40% must be paid on submission of the Case Study Portfolio & Video of Teaching Practice. The balance is payable when entering for the remaining sections of the exam.

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 (2017)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

£10.50 (diplomas £17.50)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)




Appeal investigation**

No fee

Half of the entry fee

Independent review

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

* 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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