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Advanced Placement Test (AP)

Advanced Placement examinations are offered by the College Board and are taken each May by students to pursue the university course of their choice while studying in high school. The College Board was established in the year 1990. The exam gives students in India an opportunity to showcase their academic strengths to thousands of universities in the U.S. and around the world.

The Advanced Placement® Program (AP) offers university-level courses and exams that can be taken while studying in secondary school. If a school doesn't offer AP courses, the exam can be taken at a local test center.

Qualifying AP shows that you’ve mastered university-level knowledge and skills while studying in high school. Nearly all universities in the U.S., as well as many in Canada, recognize AP exam scores of 3 or higher on a scale of 5. There are many universities in 70 countries and territories throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America that consider AP toward admissions and recognize AP as a standardized measure of academic achievement.

As per data available, more than 2.2 million students took over 4.5 million AP exams worldwide and sent scores to over 3,000 universities in more than 60 countries.

AP Eligibility Criteria

  1. A candidate must be below 21 years of age at the time of examination. However, a student can take this exam over the age of 21 years only when there is a gap of a year between school and university or military service or any other special circumstances.
  2. The student must have a valid passport. They are required to carry their original and valid passport for the test
  3. There is no restriction on the number of attempts in a particular year
  4. AP is flexible. Students usually take the exam in Grade XI or XII or both, but some take them earlier, in Grade IX or X