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Registration for AP Exams in India is now open.

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2017 AP Exam Registration

AP Exam registration is now open until March 21, 2017. AP Exams will be administered May 1–12.

The AP Exam fee is Rs. 9,500 for all test centers in India except centers in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, where the fee is Rs. 10,000. Use the links below to register for AP Exams at a test center in the city of your choice. 

To get alerts about the 2017 AP Exam administration in India as well as exclusive study tips, create a student College Board account—free. (If you’ve taken or registered for the SAT, you probably already have an account.)

2017 AP Exam Schedule in India

Late Testing

AP Late Testing exams will be held from May 17-19, 2017. Late Testing will be offered in twelve cities across India: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Visakhapatnam. 

Online registration for Late Testing will begin on April 12, 2017. The schedule for Late Testing exams is published below:

Late Testing Schedule

What Is AP?

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) offers university-level courses and exams that you can take while you’re still in secondary school.

If your school currently does not offer AP courses, you can still benefit from taking AP Exams. Prepare on your own, and take the exams at a local test center.

Why Take AP Exams?

  • To stand out to universities. AP Exams are your opportunity to show that you’ve mastered university-level knowledge and skills, and to showcase your strengths in the subjects you’re passionate about. Universities around the world recognize AP Exam scores as a standardized measure of academic achievement.
  • To save money. Many universities give credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP Exam scores (generally a score of 3 or higher on a scale of 5). For example, if you get a score of 4 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam, then you may be eligible to skip your university’s English Language 101 course. The more classes you can skip with qualifying AP Exam scores, the more money you could save on tuition.
  • To save time. If you can skip an introductory course by earning a qualifying AP Exam scores, then you can take another class instead that will count toward your degree. Use the time you save to take on a double major, an internship, or an on-campus job—or even graduate early.
  • See AP credit policies for universities in the United States and outside the United States

How to Prepare for AP Exams

AP Exams consist of multiple-choice questions and essay questions. Most exams are two to three hours long.

AP courses prepare students for AP Exams as well as giving them skills and knowledge critical to success at university. However, you can take most AP Exams without taking the AP course as a prerequisite. Thousands of students like you prepare for AP Exams on their own every year. Use these resources to study, practice, and make sure you’re ready for exam day:

  • Visit Preparing for the Exams to get official exam questions, study tips, and other free resources.
  • Review the AP Course Description for the subject(s) you want to test in. Each description explains which topics are covered in the AP course—and what may be on the exam.
  • Visit the AP Course Ledger and enter “Online” into the Quick Search box. You’ll find authorized online AP courses you may be able to take at home.
  • Explore the books and study resources available for purchase on the College Board store.

AP Exam Scores

AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. A score of 3 or higher qualifies you for university credit or advanced placement in many universities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other countries.

Your AP Exam scores will be released to you online in July. We also send score reports to universities that you specify on your AP Exam answer sheet.

Learn more about scores.


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