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2018 AP Exam Registration

Registration for the 2018 AP Exams is now closed. You will find this year’s regular and late testing schedules and dates below, along with resources for preparing for exams. Congratulations and good luck on exam day!

You may access AP Exam scores online beginning Monday, July 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm IST. AP Scholar Award recipients will be notified via email beginning July 16, 2018. View the AP Exam Scores section below for more information.

2018 Regular Testing AP Exam Schedule in India

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
Biology 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 Macroeconomics  
May 17, 2018
Comparative Government and Politics World History Statistics  
May 18, 2018
Human Geography Microeconomics European History  

Planning ahead for next year? Here is a sneak peek at the 2019 AP Exam Schedule (not all AP Exams are available in India.

2018 Late Testing in India

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).

Exam Day

On exam day, you will be asked to provide student information on your exam answer sheet. Please review the 2018 Answer Sheet Help  presentation to learn what information you will need to provide. 

Check the calculator policies  in advance so you have the right equipment during the exam.

AP Exam Scores

AP Exam scores are released to you and colleges and universities in July. Visit the AP Scores website to get updates, view your scores, and get help (click the “Help” link ).

For AP test center students: review the AP Scores Self-Help Guide created for you – it has step-by-step instructions and whom to call for help. (Your test center will not be able to assist with score access questions.)

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.

If you took at least three AP Exams, you may be eligible for AP Scholar Awards, which recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding performance on AP Exams. These awards are calculated and added to your online score report during the summer. You will be notified by email if you’ve earned an award.

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 and may be considered for admissions. Each college or university determines their own policies for AP towards admissions, credit, or advanced placement.

How AP can help you stand out in university applications worldwide

BBC Worldwide Article


  • 2018 Answer Sheet Help

    This document lets you preview the student information that you will need to provide on your exam answer sheet on exam day.

    PDF Document 2.01 MB

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