AP Exams have concluded for 2016. Students in India will be able to obtain their AP Exam scores online beginning Saturday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m. IST. Visit AP Scores for more information. For step-by-step instructions to view your scores, review this guide: Help with Getting AP Scores - For Students in India

Below is general information about AP Exam Scores and planning ahead for the 2016-17 school year and the AP Exam Schedule for 2017.

AP Exam Scores

Scores are released in July of the year in which you take the exam. Students will receive AP score reports online only. Your designated high school and the college or university that you designate on your answer sheet will also receive official score reports in July. Learn more about AP Scores.

AP Exam scores are reported on a five-point scale, with 5 being the highest score. In order to earn university credit, advanced placement, or both, a score of 3 or above on a scale of 5 is expected. Each university determines its own AP acceptance and credit policy.

To view an AP policy, search for an institution.

Students will have the option to send score reports, or to cancel or withhold scores. Learn about Score Reporting Services.

What if my score is lower than I had hoped?

Remember that every university determines which AP scores it will accept for credit, placement, or both, so be sure to verify the institution’s AP policy first. The College Board’s student site includes AP recognition policies for U.S. institutions and for international universities. The preparation for an AP Exam is extremely beneficial because through AP you develop deep conceptual knowledge and subject-specific skills you can use at university. Research shows that students with an AP score of 1 or 2 tend to outperform students with no AP scores, except in terms of first-year university grade point average. As an option, some students choose to retake an AP Exam the following May.

2017 AP Exam Schedule in India

The following AP Exams will be administered at designated AP test centers throughout India. Registration for exams closed will open February-March 2017


Morning 8 a.m. (0800)

Afternoon 12 p.m. (1200)

Afternoon 2 p.m. (1400)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Since we began offering AP Exams at authorized test centers in India, we’ve received various questions about the AP Program. Answers to questions such as where to find AP textbooks, how many AP Exams to take, what to do if your school doesn’t offer AP, or how to get your AP scores can be found on this Frequently Asked Questions document (.pdf/333KB).

If you have additional questions regarding AP, please email us or call AP Services for Students at

The College Board and AP in India

Whether you’re interested in attending a university in India or studying abroad, the College Board can help you. We are a mission-driven, not-for-profit global organization committed to connecting students to college opportunity and success. Our programs such as the SAT, AP, and PSAT/NMSQT, can help prepare students for the academic rigors of higher education.

AP is currently offered at a few high schools in India. However, if your school currently does not offer AP courses, you can still take an AP Exam.

About AP

The Advanced Placement Program ® is an academic program consisting of university-level courses and exams that students can take while in high school to prepare for university-level study. Each AP course culminates in an AP Exam, which students take to demonstrate university-level knowledge, skills, and abilities learned during the AP course.

Why Take AP?

  • Most four-year universities and colleges in the U.S. accept qualifying AP Exam scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both. Earning credit and/or advanced placement gives students the flexibility to graduate early, save tuition money, pursue a double major, skip introductory courses, or gain time for valuable internships.
  • Standardized and globally recognized programs such as AP give Indian students the opport unity to showcase their academic strengths to thousands of colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Singapore, Australia, and other countries.
  • For more than 50 years, AP has helped students around the world achieve their dream of university study. Learn more about AP.

Exam Preparation

AP Exams consist of multiple-choice questions and free-response (essay) prompts. See Preparing for AP for released exam questions, study tips, and resources available for free and for purchase.

You may find it helpful to thoroughly review the AP Course Description for the subject(s) you’re considering. Each AP Course Description outlines in detail the topics covered in the curriculum framework and the exam structure.

If you are enrolled at a school that does not teach AP courses, you can self-study using different resources. One of them is to take an online course. The AP Course Ledger provides a list of approved online AP courses. Just select your country or enter the keyword "online" to search.

Exam Day

Find out what students need to know for AP Exam day in the 2016 Answer Sheet Help presentation. Read about Exam Day Policies and next steps before the exam.

Recognized Around the World

Heading to the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, or another country for undergraduate studies? AP functions like a global academic passport for admission in different countries. Your performance in AP shows your commitment and ability to succeed at university-level study.

You can be confident that universities — in such far-flung places as Toronto, Hong Kong, and London — look favorably upon students who take AP courses or exams. Your performance in AP shows your commitment and ability to succeed at university-level study.

  • More than 18,000 schools in 115 countries use the AP Program.
  • Top colleges and most four-year universities in the U.S. accept qualifying AP Exam scores for college credit, advanced placement or both.
  • Nearly all leading universities in Canada and the U.K. recognize AP for admission, credit, or placement.

Last updated: Apr. 8, 2016   

Key Dates

July 9, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m. IST: AP Exam Scores Released in India

May 1-12, 2017: AP Exam Dates

AP Help

AP Students hotline (for students and parents)

Telephone:  +1 212-632-1780 or
+1 888-225-5427

Fax:  +1 610-290-8979


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AP in India?

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Your Exam Scores?

Email questions to or call +1-212-632-1780. You will need to provide your AP number and other information for security purposes.

The AP Program?

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The AP Credit Policy?

Already accepted to university? Have a dream college? Check if your university accepts AP for credit or placement. AP Credit Policy Info

Why AP?

Learn how AP makes your application more attractive to universities. Watch the short film AP: A World-Class Academic Experience.

Planning for Studying Abroad?

Get the facts about studying in the U.S. and other countries with College Board International.

What Institutions Are Saying About AP

"AP students generally transition really well into the English education system because they're used to the style of teaching and style of assessment."

— Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

"One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement @ Examinations."

— William R. Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard University