To avoid exam deadlines during the Christmas period, booking for online Music Theory exams will be closed from 25 November (00:00 UK time) to 5 December (23:59 UK time).

We are creating new higher-level qualifications to replace our DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas. To check deadlines for taking these diplomas, see our withdrawal information here.


Exam dates and fees 2023

Additional information

From 1 January 2023, HKEAA will no longer offer an interpreter service for ABRSM exams or book interpreters for candidates. This means that when you book or reschedule exams, you will be able to choose from all available dates, rather than being restricted to dates with or without an interpreter. 

Candidates who need an interpreter from January must arrange this themselves, following our Interpreter Guidelines. To support candidates, we will publish a list of possible interpreters on our website in December 2022.  Applicants must still tick the ‘interpreter’ checkbox when making a booking for a candidate who will be bringing an interpreter. 

Please note that neither ABRSM nor HKEAA will be involved in any arrangements with interpreters, nor any payment. The list of interpreters and their contact details is available to assist candidates in finding an interpreter, and arrangements thereafter should be made directly between the interpreter and the applicant or candidate. 




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.


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

(Diplomas £20.50)

Included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

Included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)


Results review: Practical and Performance Grades 1-5


Results review: Practical and Performance Grades 6-8, ARSM


Online Theory marks review (Grades 1-5)


Theory appeal investigation (Grades 6-8) **

Half of the entry fee

External review (Instrumental/singing exams, Music Theory exams)


* 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’.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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