London College of Music Examinations is an international examinations board offering graded and diploma qualifications in music, drama and communication. London College of Music(LCM) examinations are held at over 250 centres throughout the UK and overseas. A broad range of subjects is offered in music and in drama and communication, catering for candidates of all levels – from introductory examinations for beginners through graded exams to professional diplomas in performing, teaching, composition and research.

The London College of Music(LCM) is the largest specialist Music and Performing Arts institute in the UK. It has a long history of music education dating back to 1887, when it was situated in Great Marlborough Street, London where the college began as an examination body. In 1991 LCM became part of Thames Valley University, which was renamed the University of West London in 2011.

Examinations are held across a large network of exam centres worldwide, and are unique in the graded examinations world in being awarded by a university- UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON.

Exam Levels

LCM Examinations are offered across a wide range of levels, catering for candidates of all abilities – from introductory assessments for beginners right through to Masters standard qualifications.

  • Early Learning
  • Steps
  • Grades
  • Diplomas
  • Recital Diplomas
  • Leisure Play
  • Ensemble or Band Playing


LCM Examinations in most subjects are accredited by Ofqual, which serves as a UK governmental stamp of approval and quality assurance, confirming parity of standards with other similar awarding bodies.

Benefits of accreditation include: UCAS points for higher grades; funding (where applicable); inclusion as performance measures within the School Achievement and Attainment Tables; and inclusion in the 14-19 Diploma Catalogue.

The close links and understanding that we have with the music industry, and our determination to stay in touch with the latest developments means that our graduates are among the most desirable in the UK and beyond – The Times Higher recently credited us as ‘Number one for graduate employment’ as part of University of West London

Our diplomas are internationally recognised, and include composition, conducting, thesis and theoretical diplomas as well as performing and teaching diplomas in all instruments and drama/communication subjects.

Candidates are required to achieve 75% to attain the diploma qualification.

In the UK, our diplomas are regulated by Ofqual, DfES and CCEA at Levels 4 to 7 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

The diplomas are now also included in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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Examiner Mrs. JennifferPresdee with Ms. Sharmistha Shome.

Examiner Mr. Joshua Brown with candidates and teachers


The London College of Music(LCM) West Bengal centre is headed by Sharmishtha Shome. She have proved herself to be an outstanding teacher and inspiration behind many young musicians of the City. She is also the representative of LCM for other Eastern states of India like Assam , Bihar Jharkhand and Orissa

Examination System

In West Bengal Examinations London College of Music Examinations are held twice a year in July/ August and in November / December both in Theory and in Practicals.Examinations are held in various schools, colleges all over the state and also in the Home Centre.

Examiners come from the University of West London and from the Registry of Guitar Tutors and conduct the examinations one to one basis . Certificates and a detailed written marks report card is issued . 65% marks are recquired for Pass , 75 % for Merit and 85% for Distinction. The Examiners of The University are known for their warm , friendly , understanding and patient conduct . The Award Ceremony conducted felicitates the toppers and the Distinction candidates.

For Examination Forms and Fees and other Examination details contact the LCM Kolkata Centre Office or The Centre Representative – Ms.Sharmistha Shome


RGT Exams

The Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) was established in 1992 with the aims of improving the status and profile of guitar teachers, and helping to ensure their professional recognition within the mainstream of music education, by the establishment of an accredited range of comprehensive and well structured teaching programmes.

RGT in now the world’s largest organisation of guitar teachers and, in conjunction with its partner London College of Music Examinations, provides accredited exams in electric guitar, rock guitar, acoustic guitar, jazz guitar, bass guitar, classical guitar, ukulele and popular music theory.

RGT organises internationally recognised guitar examinations in electric, rock, acoustic, jazz, classical and bass guitar – from total beginner to Diploma level – in partnership with London College of Music Exams (one of the world’s most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated by the University of West London.

From Grade One onwards, RGT graded and diploma exams are regulated by Ofqual (Ofqual), and UCAS points are available for grades 6-8.

Graded Exams : Electric, Rock, Acoustic, Bass, Classical
Performance Awards : Electric, Rock, Acoustic, Bass
Diplomas : Electric Performance, Jazz Performance, Teaching
Benefits of Taking an RGT Exam :

  • Gain a useful and internationally recognised qualification.
  • Find out, via a reliable and independent assessment, what standard your playing is.
  • Achieve your playing potential by setting yourself a clear target to aspire to.
  • Preparing for the exam will help you develop all aspects of your playing in a structured way, increase your knowledge of guitar techniques and music theory.

Upcoming Events


Workshops and Master Classes

Several workshops are being conducted by expertise on Dra


Award Ceremony for Candidates who achieved Distinction Ma


espressivo 2016

ESPRESSIVO 2016 An annual competition open to all st


world music day celebrations 21st June

A week long celebrations with workshops , masterclasse



Date : 21/06/2015



workshop and seminar

Date : 10/06/2015

‘Theory is Fun ‘.......


Concerts by Teachers and Debut Performers

Every month along with the informal Concert our Teachers