India AP Exam Registration

Registrations for the 2016 AP Exams will open from 17 February – 23 March 2016. If you are interested in taking AP Exams in 2016, please continue to check this page for updates and registration links. Also, make sure to create a College Board account to receive emails about AP.

This year’s test centers will be available in the following cities:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Rajkot
  • Vizag

Additional test centers may be added in 2016 in these cities:

  • Coimbatore
  • Chandigarh/Mohali
  • Gurgaon
  • Noida

Price per AP exam is Rs. 9,200. Some test centers may have an additional surcharge. Please check pricing when completing registration.

2016 AP Exam Schedule in India

The following AP Exams will be administered at designated AP test centers throughout India.


Morning 8 a.m. (0800)

Afternoon 12 p.m. (1200)

Afternoon 2 p.m. (1400)

Monday, May 2


Tuesday, May 3


Wednesday, May 4


Thursday, May 5


Friday, May 6


Monday, May 9

Tuesday, May 10


Wednesday, May 11


Thursday, May 12


Friday, May 13


If you have a valid conflict with the above testing dates, you may be able to test during the Late Testing period, available at select test centers.

Late Testing dates are between 18 May – 20 May, 2016. Additional details regarding registration will be published in March 2016.

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 +1-212-632-1780.

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 like the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP), and the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), can help prepare students for the academic rigors of higher education.

AP is currently offered in various high schools throughout India. In 2012, the College Board’s AP Program expanded AP Exam administration to designated test centers throughout India so that all students had the opportunity to register for AP Exams.

About AP

Advanced Placement (AP) is an academic program comprising 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 and advanced placement. 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.

While it is not mandatory, the best preparation for AP Exams is to take the related AP course in secondary school. The AP Course Ledger provides a list of schools currently offering approved AP courses, as well as approved online AP courses — just select your country or enter the keyword "online" to search. If your school does not yet offer the AP Program, ask your teacher or an administrator to contact AP at

Exam Day

Find out what students need to know for AP Exam day by viewing the with our. 2016 Answer Sheet Help presentation (Coming soon).

Read about Exam Day Policies and next steps before the exam.

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 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 or advanced placement, 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.

What if my score is lower than I had hoped?

Remember that every university determines which AP scores it will accept for credit or placement, 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 deeply beneficial since 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.

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 and advanced placement.
  • Nearly all leading universities in Canada and the U.K. recognize AP for admission, credit or placement.

Last updated: April 28, 2015   

Key Dates

17 February – 23 March 2016: AP Exam Registration

2 May – 13 May: 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?

Download the AP in India student brochure.

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?

Please email questions to

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