Exam Dates & Fees

Exam Dates 2020/2021

Closing Dates 

  • Winter 2020:  6 October 2020 (Online only)
  • Spring 2021: 18 January 2021 (Online only)
  • Summer 2021: 10 March 2021 (Online only)
  • Winter 2021: 6 October 2021 (Online only)

Exam Sessions 

  • Winter 2020: Monday 2 November to Saturday 5 December 2020
  • Spring 2021: Monday 15 February to Saturday 13 March 2021
  • Summer 2021: Tuesday 13 April to Tuesday 1 June 2021
  • Winter 2021: Monday 1 November to Saturday 4 December 2021

Online Written Exam

Music Theory

  • Saturday 14 November 2020
  • Saturday 22 May 2021
  • Saturday 13 November 2021

If taking a theory exam, please indicate this on your online application for your instrumental exam in order to avoid a date clash.

Speech Senior Certificate (online written paper):

  • Saturday 14 November 2020
  • Saturday 22 May 2021
  • Saturday 13 November 2021

Bank Holidays

  • October: Monday 26 October 2020
  • March: Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • April/Easter: Monday 5 April 2021
  • May: Monday 3 May 2021
  • June: Monday 7 June 2021
  • October: Monday 25 October 2021

Entry fees 

Subject/Level

Price

Instruments, Singing, Duets & Speech and Drama Subjects  
Early Learning Grade €15.30
Kindergarten, Elementary, Preliminary, Primary & Preparatory Grades €31.60
Grade I €48.30
Sub-Junior Grade €48.30
Grade II €57.50
Grade III €63.50
Junior Grade €63.50
Grade IV & Grade V €72.20
Middle & Senior Grades €72.20
Grade VI €84.50
Grade VII €88.00
Grade VIII €96.00
Senior Certificate Grade €134.50
Recital Certificate Programme  
Junior €54.60
Intermediate €66.50
Advanced €83.00
Stage School Performance, Oral Communication and Performance & Interview Techniques  
Junior Grade €45.90
Intermediate Grade €58.00
Senior Grade €58.00
Advanced Grade €71.00
Creative Performance  
Introductory Grade €31.50
Preparatory Grade €36.50
Junior Grade €45.90
Intermediate Grade €58.30
Transition Grade €58.30
Senior Grade €58.30
English as a Second Language  
Preliminary Grade €36.50
Intermediate Grade €58.30
Senior Grade €58.30
Speech & Drama Senior Certificate Written Paper  
Senior Certificate Grade €62.00
Groups & Ensembles  
Ensemble €76.85
Orchestra €76.85
Class/Choral Singing €76.85
Group Drama €76.85
Choric Verse-Speaking €76.85
Cór-Reacaireacht €76.85
RIAM CARA Music Awards  
Céim 1, Céim 2 & Céim 3 €15.30
RIAM CARA Drama/Communication Awards  
Drama Groups - Taisteal 1, Taisteal 2 & Taisteal 3 €76.10
Transition Year Communication Award €15.90
Theory & Harmony Examinations  
Preparatory Grade €23.00
Grades I & II €28.50
Grades III, IV & V €35.50
Grades VI, VII & VIII €55.00
Senior Certificate Grade €66.00