India AP Exam Registration

Registrations for regular exams (being held from May 2-13) are now closed. However, you may now register for AP Exams offered during the Late Testing period (May 18-20).

Registration period for late testing is now open from April 11 through April 27, 2016.

The College Board allows students to take Late Tests for AP under certain approved circumstances. Late Testing is scheduled for May 18-20, 2016, and will be offered across 10 test centers in India, at Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Vishakapatnam.

Students are required to submit an online registration form and then make payment to their chosen test center to complete registration. The schedule, fees, and registration instructions for exams during Late Testing are displayed below.

Restrictions: Students must be under 21 years of age (born after 31 May 1995) in order to take AP exams in India. Students will not be permitted to take AP exams in India without a valid government-issued photo ID (Passport or Aadhaar Card).

2016 AP Late-Testing Exam Schedule in India


Morning 8 a.m. (0800)

Afternoon 12 p.m. (1200)

Afternoon 2 p.m. (1400)

May 18


May 19


May 20

2016 AP India Late Testing Exam Fee

Depending on your reason for Late Testing, you may be required to pay a surcharge of Rs. 3,300 above the testing fee of Rs. 9,200 per AP Exam, therefore making the total fee Rs. 12,500 per AP Exam. The Coordinator at your chosen test center will inform you about the total fee you need to pay. Please note that you may be requested to submit documents and proof to the test center, in order to substantiate the reason stated for Late Testing on the online registration form.

Note for students testing at USIEF Centers: The Late Testing fee at USIEF test centers in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai is Rs. 13,500 per AP Exam, irrespective of your reason for Late Testing.

2016 AP India Late Testing Registration Process

From the list below, please click on the city where you wish to take AP Exams to launch the online registration form for the test center in that city. Read the instructions listed on the form carefully, complete all fields, and submit your online registration.

You will receive an acknowledgment email upon submission, after which you must submit the exam payment to the test center and receive your Admission Ticket from them to complete registration. You should carry a copy of your registration form (printout of the email confirmation) to the test center when making payment, for verification purposes, along with any documents/proof required to substantiate your Late Testing reason.

2016 AP Regular Exam Schedule in India

The following AP Exams will be administered at designated AP test centers throughout India. Registration for regular exams is now closed.


Morning 8 a.m. (0800)

Afternoon 12 p.m. (1200)

Afternoon 2 p.m. (1400)

May 2


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May 4


May 5


May 6


May 9

May 10


May 11


May 12


May 13


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 +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, AP, and 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

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.

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 an 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 in the 2016 Answer Sheet Help presentation. 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 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 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: Apr. 8, 2016   

Key Dates

11 Apr–29 Apr: AP Exam Late-Testing Registration

2 May–13 May: AP Exam Dates

18 May–20 May: AP Exam Late-Testing Dates

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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