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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 19 Nov - 08 Dec 2018

All instruments and grades

Jamaica March-May

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 5,310 JMD
Grade 1 5,780 JMD
Grade 2 6,670 JMD
Grade 3 7,050 JMD
Grade 4 7,430 JMD
Grade 5 7,940 JMD
Grade 6 8,750 JMD
Grade 7 10,450 JMD
Grade 8 12,380 JMD
ARSM 16,590 JMD
Performance Assessment 7,940 JMD
Ensemble: Primary 10,450 JMD
Ensemble: Intermediate 12,380 JMD
Ensemble: Advanced 16,590 JMD
Choral Singing: Initial 10,450 JMD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 12,380 JMD
Choral Singing: Advanced 16,590 JMD
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 7,050 JMD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 29 March - 19 April 2019

Exam date

Jamaica Saturday 15 June

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 19 August - 6 September 2019

Exam date

Jamaica Saturday 2 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 2,760 JMD
Grade 2 2,940 JMD
Grade 3 3,270 JMD
Grade 4 4,180 JMD
Grade 5 4,460 JMD
Grade 6 6,040 JMD
Grade 7 6,570 JMD
Grade 8 7,190 JMD


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: 19 Nov - 08 Dec

Exam dates

Jamaica March-May

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 22,460 JMD
LRSM (complete exam) 66,540 JMD**
FRSM (complete exam) 96,590 JMD
Resit fees: DipABRSM 17,970 JMD
Resit fees: LRSM 53,230 JMD
Resit fees: FRSM 77,270 JMD


* 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.

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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