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ABRSM Music Theory Exams

Date:19 April 2024

 

ABRSM System Maintenance Update

 

ABRSM announced that system maintenance will be conducted from 1:00pm to 5:30pm (HKT) on 24 April 2024. During the system maintenance, all ABRSM online services and digital exams will NOT be available. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

 

 

Booking Services for Online Examination Facilities and Onsite Invigilation
for ABRSM Online Music Theory Exams (Grades 1 - 5)

 

To facilitate candidates sitting the Online Music Theory Exams, the HKEAA launches services of its online examination facilities, providing computer equipment and appropriate examination environment, in addition to onsite invigilation. Please visit this page for booking or more details.

 

Date:25 March 2024

 

Updates on the ABRSM Certificates

 

Please refer to the table below for the dispatch schedule updates.

Exam

Exam Month

Dispatch Schedule

Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5) July 2023 Dispatched already
(20 October 2023)
Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5) August 2023 Dispatched already
(8 December 2023)
Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5) September 2023 Dispatched already
(8 December 2023)
Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5) October 2023 Dispatched already
(24 January 2024)
Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5) November 2023 Dispatched already
(21 February 2024)
Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5) December 2023 Dispatched already
(25 March 2024)
Paper-based Music Theory (Grades 6-8) February 2023 Dispatched already
(12 June 2023)
Paper-based Music Theory (Grades 6-8) July 2023 Dispatched already
(20 October 2023)
Paper-based Music Theory (Grades 6-8) October 2023 Dispatched already
(21 February 2024)

ABRSM Results and Certificates Lead Time



 

 

 

Date:8 December 2023

 

Extension of Special Arrangement for Refunds

 

ABRSM has further extended the special arrangement for refunds until 31 July 2024 but such arrangement does not apply to digital exams. Please visit this page for more details.


 

Introduction

The HKEAA administers the ABRSM online and paper-based Music Theory Exams, Practical Grades (face-to-face exams) and Performance Grades (digital exams). ABRSM exams are the most popular music exams in Hong Kong.

 

 

Examination Registration & Payment

Starting from 2021, applicants should register for the exam and complete the payment through the ABRSM online booking service. For more details, please visit ABRSM website https://www.abrsm.org/en-hk.

 

 

Examinations & Registration Timetable
Online Music Theory Exams (Grade 1 - Grade 5)


Since August 2021, Online Music Theory Exams (Grade 1 - Grade 5) are available on demand. There are no booking periods and exam sessions. Instead, applicants can book the exams at any time and complete the exams when they make the bookings or within the following 28 days. Find out more about Online Music Theory Exams

Paper-Based Music Theory Exams (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
Examination Dates/Time Registration Dates
(Through ABRSM online booking service only)

24 February 2024 (Saturday)
(10:00-13:00)

8 January 2024
to
19 January 2024

15 June 2024 (Saturday)
(10:00-13:00)

8 April 2024
to
19 April 2024

19 October 2024 (Saturday)
(10:00-13:00)

26 August 2024
to
6 September 2024

 

 

Examination Fees

Music Theory Examination Fees 2024


  Online Music Theory (HK$) Paper-based Music Theory (HK$)
Grade 1 740 -
Grade 2 788 -
Grade 3 834 -
Grade 4 972 -
Grade 5 1,076 -
Grade 6 - 1,320
Grade 7 - 1,370
Grade 8 - 1,430

 

 

Services for Online Examination Facilities and Onsite Invigilation

To facilitate candidates sitting the Online Music Theory Exams, the HKEAA launches services of its online examination facilities, providing computer equipment and appropriate examination environment, in addition to onsite invigilation.

The HKEAA rents out its online examination facilities to candidates (Grade 1 to Grade 5: $465). Various date options will be offered for online booking in each month, subject to the examination facilities availability and the maintenance schedule of the ABRSM exam system. The below are the sessions we are offering for April to June 2024. HKEAA will update the information and release more spots for bookings on the 15th of each month (on the following day if it falls on a holiday) when possible.


Exam Dates

Exam Time

Exam Venue

April 2024
5 April 2024 (Friday) 15:00 - 17:00 HKEAA
San Po Kong Assessment Centre
9 April 2024 (Tuesday) 15:00 - 17:00
12 April 2024 (Friday) 15:00 - 17:00
15 April 2024 (Monday) 15:00 - 17:00
23 April 2024 (Tuesday) 15:00 - 17:00
May 2024
7 May 2024 (Tuesday) 15:00 - 17:00 HKEAA
San Po Kong Assessment Centre
13 May 2024 (Monday) 15:00 - 17:00
24 May 2024 (Friday) 15:00 - 17:00
31 May 2024 (Friday) 15:00 - 17:00
June 2024
4 June 2024 (Tuesday) 15:00 - 17:00 HKEAA
San Po Kong Assessment Centre
17 June 2024 (Monday) 15:00 - 17:00
21 June 2024 (Friday) 15:00 - 17:00
28 June 2024 (Friday) 15:00 - 17:00

For booking and more details:

Booking Instructions

Making a booking

Exam Information

 

 

Online Music Theory Exams Technical Support

PSI Customer Support is available for candidates who need technical support while taking the Online Music Theory Exams. Their help line (+852 5803 0024) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For more details, please visit ABRSM website.

 

 

Admission Forms, Results and Certificates

Admission Forms

  • For Online Music Theory Exams (Grade 1 - Grade 5), no admission forms will be required.
  • For paper-based Music Theory Exams (Grade 6 - Grade 8), admission forms will be emailed to the applicants 2 weeks before the exam date. Please contact the HKEAA if the Admission email is not received 1 week before the exam date.

Results and Certificates
  • For Online Music Theory Exams (Grade 1 - Grade 5), examination results will be released online via ABRSM website within 4 weeks of the submission of the exam.
  • For paper-based Music Theory Exams (Grade 6 - Grade 8), examination results will be released online via ABRSM website within 6 weeks of the exam date.
  • Certificates will be sent to the applicant within 4 months after the exam date or submission of the exam. The HKEAA will announce the posting of examination results and certificates via this webpage. Applicants should inform the HKEAA in writing if there are changes to the contact details.

*Applicants who have not received their candidates’ certificates should contact the HKEAA within 5 months after the issue of certificates. Otherwise, the certificates will be regarded as successfully received by the applicants. Uncollected certificates will be destroyed 5 months after the issue of certificates. After that, requests for uncollected certificate will be regarded as applications for replacement of certificates and supplementary fees will be levied.

For paper-based Music Theory Exams (Grade 6 - Grade 8), candidates who wish to apply for result re-marks should submit their applications directly to ABRSM within 3 weeks of the exam date. For details, please visit ABRSM website.

 

 

Certificate Reprint Service

Starting from 2021, applicants should submit their applications directly to ABRSM. For details, please visit ABRSM website.

 

 

Examination Regulations and Syllabuses

Applicants and candidates should observe the most updated information and regulations on ABRSM website:
https://www.abrsm.org/en-hk/about-our-exams/exam-regulations

Examination Syllabuses are available from the ABRSM website:
https://www.abrsm.org/en-hk/about-our-exams/syllabuses

 

 

Data Privacy

Personal data of applicants/candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:

  • Assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in their admission processes;
  • Assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
  • Assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations to confirm the candidates' eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification;
  • Certifying candidates' examination results in response to legitimate requests;
  • Processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
  • Conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
  • Marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the applicants/candidates.*

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of applicants/candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organisations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, despatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

    In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that applicants’/candidates’ personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, applicants/candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

     * If you have given consent to the Authority but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the Authority.

     

     

    Contacts
    ABRSM
    Tel : +44 (0) 20 7636 5400
    Website : https://www.abrsm.org/en-hk
    E-mail : abrsm@abrsm.ac.uk
    Address 4 London Wall Place
    London EC2Y 5AU
    UK

     

    Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    International and Professional Examinations Division
    Contact Information: www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/contact_us/