Trinity College London (TCL) Examination in Kolkata

trinity award2Trinity College London (TCL) is an international exam board based in England. Trinity College London offers courses for music and English language. In Kolkata TCL conducts examination in the month of July and December.

Trinity College London was founded as the external exams board of Trinity College of Music and began offering exams in music to external students in 1877. In India it is operating for more than 125 years. In 2012, the exam board introduced Rock & Pop graded examinations for bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals.


Trinity College London, Kolkata offers graded music examinations for theory of music and for violin, singing, piano, electronic keyboards, guitar and drums The grade begins with the Initial, and then are numbered from Grade 1 to Grade 8 in increasing difficulty. Candidates are assessed under three categories – the performance of music pieces, technical work such as scales, arpeggios, and supporting tests such as aural test, sight reading and improvisation. Candidates are marked out of 100, with 60 being the pass mark, 75 for merit and 87 for distinction.

Language examinations

Trinity College London offer assessments in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). ESOL offers certified courses for speaking English and teaching English language.