How to book online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5)

Exam location

Online Music Theory exams can take place in any location where the candidate has access to a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and an internet connection. This could be the candidate’s home or any other suitable location.

It is also possible for more than one candidate to take their exams at a single venue such as a school or other educational organisation.

We do not provide Public Venues for online Music Theory exams.


Booking an exam

You can book and take an online Music Theory exam at any time. There are no set booking periods or exam dates.

Taking the exam

Once the exam is booked, it takes three hours for the exam link to become available in the candidate’s ABRSM account. The candidate then has 28 days to take the exam. They can take it on any date, at any time during this 28-day period.

There are a small number of dates and times when candidates cannot take an exam due to system updates taking place. You can check these here.

Step-by-step guide

For detailed booking guidance see our step-by-step guide to booking online Music Theory exams.

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