Institute of Performing Arts and Heritage

Latest Exam News
From 1st September 2022 there will be an increase in our exam fees. Please check 'Book an Exam' page for updates.All Kathak grade 8 exams will take place in person on 16 July 2022 at Harrow High School.We will be scheduling both in person and online examinations from July 2022. Registered teachers and organisations who wish to schedule dedicated exams for their students please contact the office to discuss the options.Rabindra Sangeet and Bollywood exam syllabuses are available from our office on request.For clarification on UCAS Tariff Points please Click Here


PRSSV, is the leading examination board dedicated to the support and promotion of World Music and Dance and was established in the UK in 1987. Our mission is to empower equality between Oral and non-Oral traditions and from Graded Examinations through to Diplomas, our qualifications are accredited by OCN Credit4Learning. All our syllabuses are validated and recognised to National academic standards.

Subject areas covered include Indian Music (both Carnatic and Hindustani subjects,) and Steel Pan. We have an overarching commitment to expand our provision for World Music and Dance as part of our ongoing growth, and currently developing syllabuses for Folk Dance, Dholak (Dholaki,) Bouzouki and Djembe.

To enrich the lives of the people we touch in our pursuit of excellence in performance, education, qualifications and heritage of World Music and Dance traditions.



Steel Pan


Heritage Skills

World Music & Dance

Radhika, mother of a Grade 5 Carnatic Vocal candidate Earley, Berkshire (UK)
Through these exams my daughter, and all the students, not only benefit from the practical exams but also, they get to know the culture of the music through preparing for the theory exams. We are so lucky to have these exams as they also help to spread this music to the next generation in this country.
Mukesh Edgware, London (UK)
I would like to thank PRSSV for teaching Tabla to my son and for the grading system which is OCN accredited and hence is recognised by schools and universities. The grading system also gave structure to my son’s Tabla learning and helped him to progress.
Abhinav Shankar Mishra, Professional Performing Artist (Kathak Dance) New Delhi (India)
The qualification of Grade 8 in Kathak provided by PRSSV Sangeet Examinations has given my CV and portfolio plenty of weightage allowing me to gain opportunities and offers under various universities such as LAMDA, RADA and Royal Central. This opportunity that PRSSV's exam has provided me has been extremely beneficial for my acceptance in HE.