Exam details

The examination syllabus includes 16 instruments: Guzheng, Erhu, Dizi, Yangqin, Pipa, Ruan, Liuqin, Gaoyin Sheng, Zhongyin Sheng, Gaoyin Suona, Zhongyin Suona, Hulusi, Guanzi, Cello, Double Bass and Percussion.

It is divided into 8 grading levels (Grade 1 to Grade 8) and Certificate in Professional Performance.


The Examinations include sixteen instruments and are divided into 8 different grades and the Certificate In Professional Performance.

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The registration for the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations 2017 is now closed.

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Fees & Payment

Find out more about our Examination fees and the different modes of payments available.

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Examinations will be held in Confucius Institute and other locations.

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Important notes on the Examination day can be found here.

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Schedule & Attendance

The Examinations will be held from 27 November 2017 to 7 December 2017.

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Results will be ready for collection from 8 January 2018 to 2 February 2018 at Confucius Institute.

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Music Scores

Examinations scores can be purchased from Confucius Institute and major Chinese music retailers.

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Group Certification

The Group Certification is a segment of the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations, in which the participants' performances are assessed as a group.

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