AP Exam

What is AP?

Advance Placement Exams, also known as AP exams, are college-level examinations offered by the College Board in the USA which offers university credits to students after successfully completing and clearing courses. Indian students who aspire to study abroad can use their scores of AP examination to convince the admissions committee of their credibility.

Why AP?

Educational Benefits

Students who clear the AP exams in their desired courses can skip introductory courses in college which decreases education costs. Additionally, it also helps in early fulfilment of graduation requirements.


It helps in strengthening the knowledge of the student in the courses they are applying for as well as makes them prepared for the rigorous coursework of college.

Employment Opportunities or (Any other advantage of this test)

Given the standardized nature of the test, the AP exam allows students to show proficiency in their desired field of subject while applying for college and might even factor into their selection and scholarship.

AP Syllabus

The AP examination takes place for multiple subjects at the college level and the syllabus depends on it. Currently, the AP examination is being conducted in 38 different versions. The AP courses can be challenging adequate preparation regarding its syllabus is to be considered.

Currently, the AP examination is being conducted in the following courses:

World Languages and Culture
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • 2-D Arts and Design
  • 3-D Arts and Design
  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Music Therapy
History and Social Sciences
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • European History
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Psychology
  • United States Government and Politics
  • United States History
  • World History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics 1 (Algebra based)
  • Physics 2 (Algebra based)
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
Calculus AB/BC
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles

AP Test Pattern

The format of the AP Test Pattern primarily depends on the subject and can vary from anywhere between 90 minutes to 200 minutes. The exam comprises of a multiple choice question format and a writing section.

AP Score

The AP examination has a five-point scoring system, with a three-point or higher being a valid score to apply for AP level college courses.

AP Test Dates

As across the world, The AP exams are conducted on the May of every year and require pre-registration by the students.

AP Accepting Countries

AP exam scores are accepted globally in around more than 60 countries including countries such as the USA, UK, Denmark, Holland, Germany etc.

AP Fee

The fee of the AP examination varies in-between subjects; however, an average AP examination fees is subjective* based on the exam requirements in India at the authorized test centers across the country.

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