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Exam dates and fees 2019

Paying exam fees

Exam fees can be paid by either cheque or direct debit (cash payments won't be accepted).

By cheque

All cheque payments must be made out to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

By direct debit

All payments must be deposited to the following bank account in cash only (cheque deposits won't be accepted). Once the deposit is made, please ensure a copy of the validated deposit slip is attached to the application form when submitting your application.

       DFCC Bank account no. 012001005445
       Account name: The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

NOTE: All applications must be sent by registered post to the Sri Lanka representative. The Exam Application Collection Centre in Colombo won't be in operation from 2019.

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 01 - 18 January 2019

All instruments and grades

Sri Lanka March-April

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 19 April - 10 May 2019

All instruments and grades

Sri Lanka September-October

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 6,400 LKR
Grade 1 7,700 LKR
Grade 2 8,300 LKR
Grade 3 8,900 LKR
Grade 4 9,300 LKR
Grade 5 10,300 LKR
Grade 6 12,800 LKR
Grade 7 14,800 LKR
Grade 8 16,800 LKR
ARSM 23,200 LKR
Performance Assessment 10,300 LKR
Ensemble: Primary 14,800 LKR
Ensemble: Intermediate 16,800 LKR
Ensemble: Advanced 23,200 LKR
Choral Singing: Initial 14,800 LKR
Choral Singing: Intermediate 16,800 LKR
Choral Singing: Advanced 23,200 LKR
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 8,900 LKR

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 11 January 2019

Exam date

Sri Lanka Saturday 2 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 5 - 23 August 2019

Exam date

Sri Lanka Saturday 2 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 4,300 LKR
Grade 2 4,600 LKR
Grade 3 4,900 LKR
Grade 4 5,300 LKR
Grade 5 5,900 LKR
Grade 6 7,000 LKR
Grade 7 7,700 LKR
Grade 8 8,200 LKR

Notes

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: 01 - 18 January 2019

Exam dates

Sri Lanka March-April

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 19 April - 10 May 2019

Exam dates

Sri Lanka September-October

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 29,800 LKR
LRSM (complete exam) 91,400 LKR**
FRSM (complete exam) 134,400 LKR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 23,800 LKR
Resit fee: LRSM 73,100 LKR
Resit fee: FRSM 107,500 LKR

Notes

* 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.

Payment information

Cheques

Please make cheques payable to 'The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music'.

Direct debits

Direct debits should go to the following bank accounts - cash deposits only:

  • Account name - The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • DFCC Bank - Account No. 012001005445

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

£42.00

£53.00

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)

 

Practical

Theory

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

£22.00

£22.00

* 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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