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Exam dates and fees 2018

Exam fee payment details

Payment of exam fees can be made by cash, cheque or direct debit.

By cash

All payments by cash will be accepted only on the closing date and the day prior to the closing date at the exam application collection centre in Colombo:-

Cappello Saloons
No 7, Havelock Place
Off Havelock Road
Colombo 5

By cheque

All payments by cheque should be drawn in favour of ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

By direct debit

All payments should be deposited to the following bank accounts in cash only. Kindly note that no cheque deposits will be accepted. Once the deposit has been made, kindly ensure that the original deposit slip is attached to the application form when submitting your application.

  • DFCC Bank Account No 012001005445
  • NDB Bank Account No 101000027023 (this bank account will not be valid after 2017)

Account name – ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

Note

While applications will be accepted at the exam application collection centre on the stipulated dates, applications can also be sent by registered post to the office of the Sri Lanka Representative.

Practical exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 5 January

All instruments and grades

Sri Lanka March-April

Practical exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 4 May

All instruments and grades

Sri Lanka September-October

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 6,100 LKR
Grade 1 7,300 LKR
Grade 2 7,900 LKR
Grade 3 8,500 LKR
Grade 4 8,900 LKR
Grade 5 9,800 LKR
Grade 6 12,200 LKR
Grade 7 14,100 LKR
Grade 8 16,000 LKR
ARSM 22,100 LKR
Performance Assessment 9,800 LKR
Ensemble: Primary 11,600 LKR
Ensemble: Intermediate 13,400 LKR
Ensemble: Advanced 15,200 LKR
Choral Singing: Initial 11,630 LKR
Choral Singing: Intermediate 14,660 LKR
Choral Singing: Advanced 17,830 LKR
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 9,640 LKR

Music Theory exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 12 January

Exam date

Sri Lanka Saturday 3 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 24 August

Exam date

Sri Lanka Saturday 3 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 4,100 LKR
Grade 2 4,400 LKR
Grade 3 4,700 LKR
Grade 4 5,100 LKR
Grade 5 5,600 LKR
Grade 6 6,700 LKR
Grade 7 7,300 LKR
Grade 8 7,800 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)

Last date of entry: Friday 5 January

Exam dates

Sri Lanka March-April

Diploma exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 4 May

Exam dates

Sri Lanka September-October

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 28,400 LKR
LRSM (complete exam) 87,200 LKR**
FRSM (complete exam) 128,200 LKR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 21,600 LKR
Resit fee: LRSM 66,400 LKR
Resit fee: FRSM 97,600 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
  • Accounts in NDB Bank - Account No. 101000027023 or DFCC Bank - Account No. 012001005445
Exam application collection centre

Colombo @ Cappello Saloons
No 7, Havelock Place
Off Havelock Road
Colombo 5

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

£40.00

£50.00

Duplicate certificate

£10.50 (diplomas £17.50)

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

£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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