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Registrations for the May 2018 AP Exams are now open.

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2018 AP Exam Registration

AP Exam registration for the 2018 Regular Testing period in India is open from February 14—March 21, 2018. AP Exams will be administered May 7 – 18, 2018. Please see 2018 AP Exam Schedule below.

AP Exam fee is Rs. 9,500 across test centers in India; in the following four cities, the AP Exam fee is Rs. 10,000 Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. Payment is due to test centers within three business days after registering online.

Restrictions: Students must be under 21 years of age (born after 31 May 1997) in order to take AP exams in India. Students will need a valid and original Passport or Aadhaar Card to test.

Register with Test Centers: A designated test center is available across 16 cities. Select your desired city to begin registration. Read the instructions on the form carefully.

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2018 Regular Testing AP Exam Schedule in India

2018 AP Exam schedule

  • You cannot take 2 exams scheduled at the same time during the Regular Testing period. Instead, you can take one of the clashing exams during the Late Testing period.
  • You cannot take both Calculus AB and Calculus BC in the same year
  • You can take up to all 4 physics exams in the same year


2018 AP Exam schedule
Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

May 7, 2018

Chemistry Psychology

May 8, 2018

No Exams

Art History

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

May 9, 2018

English Literature and Composition

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

May 10, 2018

United States Government and Politics Environmental Science

May 11, 2018

United States History

No Exams

2018 AP Exam schedule
Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon
12 noon
2 p.m.

May 14, 2018


Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

May 15, 2018

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Computer Science A


May 16, 2018

English Language and Composition



May 17, 2018

Comparative Government and Politics

World History



May 18, 2018

Human Geography


European History


2018 Late Testing in India

Registrations for late testing will be open April 11 - April 27, 2018.

Late Testing Exams will be held May 23 - May 25.

AP Late Testing Exam Price: Information regarding late testing fee will be available in the month of March 2018.

Late Testing Center Locations: Located across 11 cities. Links to register will be available when late testing registration opens:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Dehradun
  • New Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
2018 AP Late Testing Exam schedule
  Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon Afternoon 2 p.m.

May 23, 2018

  • English Language and Composition
  • European History
  • Microeconomics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science A
  • Chemistry
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism*

May 24, 2018

  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • United States History
  • Art History
  • Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  • World History

May 25, 2018

  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Human Geography
  • United States Government and Politics
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Macroeconomics


*On May 23, Physics C: Mechanics is the only 12 p.m. (noon) exam that students also taking the Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam may take.

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 shows that you’ve mastered university-level knowledge and skills while still in high school. Universities around the world recognize AP Exam scores as a standardized measure of academic achievement. Nearly all universities in the U.S., as well as many in Canada recognize qualifying AP scores of 3 or higher for credit and/or advanced placement.

    Looking to study in Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia? Over 600 universities outside of the United States recognize qualifying AP Exam scores in the admission process.

    • AP in U.K. Admissions: Many universities in the U.K. will strongly consider admission to students who earn scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams if they also meet other admissions criteria. For these universities, AP results can be the most important selection criterion in the application. Students can apply via UCAS with their AP results. Learn how AP can help you get unconditional offers.
  • 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.

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 you for AP Exams as well as giving you 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. (Or search for schools in India that offer authorized AP courses.)
  • Explore the books and study resources available for purchase on the College Board store.
  • Explore AP resources available at advising centers of the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF).

AP Exam Scores

AP Exam scores are released to you and colleges and universities in July. The first score report is free if you indicate a college or university on an exam answer sheet.

You may send your score report to additional universities by ordering online. You may also withhold or cancel scores. Learn about score reporting services

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.

How AP can help you stand out in university applications worldwide


Have questions about AP Exam administration in India? Check out our frequently asked questions. If you don't find what you're looking for, please contact AP Services for Students by phone +1 212-632-1780 or email: [email protected].