Latest exam updates

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing.

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Refunds

We are currently in the process of refunding applicants for Theory cancellations in November. Unfortunately due to the volume of refunds we are processing throughout the world this may take longer than usual for which we apologise.

Remotely-assessed Performance Grades and ARSM 

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams is in February – for details see our dates and fees page

Exam centres and local contact information

Map usage guidance

Local enquiries regarding exams in Malaysia should be sent to the Desk Officer in your local area. Please search for your nearest exam centre to find contact details for the ABRSM Desk Officer in the Education Department for your region.

Use the full A-Z list of exam centres if you are unable to find a nearby centre.

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