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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: : Wednesday 14 November – Wednesday 5 December 2018

Please note that the March/April Practical exams must be entered using online registration. No paper entries will be accepted for this session.

All instruments and grades

FT Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor only March-April

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: Friday 4 January - Thursday 24 January

All instruments and grades

Malaysia June-August

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 260 MYR
Grade 1 290 MYR
Grade 2 380 MYR
Grade 3 390 MYR
Grade 4 420 MYR
Grade 5 440 MYR
Grade 6 490 MYR
Grade 7 570 MYR
Grade 8 640 MYR
Performance Assessment 440 MYR
Ensemble: Primary 570 MYR
Ensemble: Intermediate 640 MYR
Ensemble: Advanced 960 MYR
Choral Singing: Initial 570 MYR
Choral Singing: Intermediate 640 MYR
Choral Singing: Advanced 960 MYR
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 390 MYR

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: Monday 22 October - Tuesday 6 November 2018

Exam dates

Malaysia Saturday 16 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: Wednesday 1 May - Thursday 16 May 2019

Please note that the August Music Theory exam must be entered using online registration. No paper entries will be accepted for this session.

Exam dates

Malaysia Saturday 3 August

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 143 MYR
Grade 2 163 MYR
Grade 3 184 MYR
Grade 4 210 MYR
Grade 5 245 MYR
Grade 6 275 MYR
Grade 7 295 MYR
Grade 8 325 MYR

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: Wednesday 14 November – Wednesday 5 December 2018

Exam dates

FT Kuala Lumpur & Penang only March-April

Diploma exams (session two)

Registration period: Friday 4 January - Thursday 24 January

Exam dates

FT Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Melaka, Penang, Perak, Sabah and Sarawak only*** June-August

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 1,240 MYR
LRSM (complete exam) 2,880 MYR**
FRSM (complete exam) 4,540 MYR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 990 MYR
Resit fee: LRSM 2,300 MYR
Resit fee: FRSM 3,630 MYR


* 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.

Availability of diploma exams

*** Diploma exams are currently available (subject to demand and the availability of a diploma examiner) as above. Please complete an entry form and submit it to the education department in the state in which you would like to take the exam. If we are unable to hold diploma exams in your region, we will try to offer you an alternative centre.

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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