Home Video Recording Examination (VRE) - Piano & Violin     

Available from NOW till December 2020 or further notice 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are offering the home based examination from now to December or further notice.  

The home video recording examination(VRE) will have a slightly modified examination syllabus as follow:

Modified VRE Syllabus

  • Examination repertoires: 3 pieces to be selected from the approved list of repertoires from the IPVAEB syllabus.  For repertoires not listed in IPVAEB syllabus, kindly email to info@ipvaeb.org to seek approval prior to registration.  For IPVAEB  graded exam syllabus,

Piano ==> Click here

Violin ==> Click here

  • One Étude to be selected from the approved Étude list in the IPVAEB Syllabus; 

  • Scales, Arpeggios & Broken Chords:  One from each section of your own choice;

  • There is no on-site Sight-Reading test, but there will be a Musical Awareness assessment.  Candidate will be given a passage on the day before the examination date via email to prepare for the Music Awareness assessment.  Musical Awareness assessment is not applicable to Preliminary, Level One and Level Two;

  • No Aural test.

Video Recording and Video File Upload

  • The video recording must cover full body of the candidate with visible full keyboard and pedals;

  • It is not mandatory to record in a professional studio, but the audio quality should be reasonable.  The video must be done in one session and unedited.  It is highly recommended to include date and time stamp on the video.

  • Video recording is to be done on the date and time stipulated on the examination notification slip, and should be within the given duration of the examination;

  • All recorded video must be send either via email or other large file transfer platform like We-transfer or Dropbox; Or you may upload to Google Drive , One Drive or Youtube private channel within 15 minutes of completion time, e.g. If your exam is scheduled at 11am and your exam duration is 10 minutes, you should send or upload your video file no later than 11.25am. Failing to submit the video within the stipulated time, may result in disqualification.

Examination Session

Home Video Recording Examination is available from daily from 9.30am to 12.30pm & 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Saturday.  

Examination Registration

Examination registrations should be submitted online at VRE Online Registration at least 14 days before your intended date of exam.  

Examination Fees











Refund Policy


The registration, examination preparation and scheduling processes incur considerable costs for IPVAEB, irrespective of whether candidates actually present on the day of their examinations. However, if a candidate wishes to withdraw from their examination, the withdrawal must be submitted in writing and will be considered under the following conditions:


  • Candidates who are unable to attend the examination for medical reasons (with medical proof);

  • compassionate or other emergency reasons;

  • direct conflict with school examination/overseas trip.


The candidate will be eligible to request either an examination credit for full amount toward the next registration (valid for one year) or a 70 percent refund of the examination fee.


Request for credits or refunds must be made in writing to IPVAEB and accompanied with official proof within 14 days from the date of scheduled examination.







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