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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 3 - 20 June 2019

All instruments and grades

India September-November

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 3,300 INR
Grade 1 4,300 INR
Grade 2 5,000 INR
Grade 3 5,300 INR
Grade 4 5,900 INR
Grade 5 6,000 INR
Grade 6 7,200 INR
Grade 7 8,900 INR
Grade 8 10,000 INR
ARSM 13,300 INR
Performance Assessment 6,000 INR
Ensemble: Primary 8,900 INR
Ensemble: Intermediate 10,000 INR
Ensemble: Advanced 13,300 INR
Choral Singing: Initial 8,900 INR
Choral Singing: Intermediate 10,000 INR
Choral Singing: Advanced 13,300 INR
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 5,300 INR

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 18 January 2019

Exam date

India Saturday 2 March 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 29 March - 19 April 2019

Exam date

India Saturday 15 June 2019

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 19 August - 6 September 2019

Exam date

India Saturday 2 November 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 2,800 INR
Grade 2 2,900 INR
Grade 3 3,000 INR
Grade 4 3,300 INR
Grade 5 3,500 INR
Grade 6 4,200 INR
Grade 7 4,300 INR
Grade 8 4,600 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)

Entry period: 3 - 20 June 2019

Exam dates

India September-November

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 15,300 INR
LRSM (complete exam) 46,300 INR**
FRSM (complete exam) 67,300 INR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 12,200 INR
Resit fee: LRSM 37,000 INR
Resit fee: FRSM 53,800 INR


* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods - 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 (2019)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

£11.50 (diplomas £18.50, Music Medals £7.00)

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

Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque



* 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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