The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue courses of university-level while still in high school. Indian students who are planning on pursuing their undergraduate studies in the Australia, Canada, Singapore, U.K., and U.S., and other countries are eligible to receive university credit, or even consideration during the admission process for the AP Exam scores.

Taking the AP course helps the student stand out during the process of college admissions, by showing admissions officers that the student underwent rigorous curricula to attain college credit. This helps move into higher-level courses sooner, provides the opportunity to apply for a double major, and possibly even graduate early. This also translates into saving on tuition fees and time. Scholarships and awards are another prospects depending upon your score in the AP Exam.

The Advanced Placement Program offers 34 courses and exams across mathematics, sciences, social sciences, arts and world language, but individual schools and test centers determine the subjects to be offered. In India, 22 different AP exam courses are available for you to choose from.

The Advanced Placement exams' duration can vary from 90 minutes to 200 minutes. It depends on the subject. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and a free response section.

The examination is offered in paper and pencil format.


We, at Hello Study Global, provide online training to help students excel in the AP in the least possible time.

The AP test is offered in the following subjects:

AP Score

Completing an AP test is a huge talent. Your AP score is one way to share this accomplishment with your preferred colleges and universities. Students who take the AP test will get a AP score ranging from 1 to 5 scales as follows: –
5 – Extremely well qualified 
4 – Well qualified
3 – Qualified
2 – Possibly qualified
1 – No recommendation
The AP score from both sections are combined to produce a scaled score out of a 5. 

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FAQs about AP Exam

Q. How many AP Exams can I take? How many exams do students usually take?

Ans. You may take as many AP Exams as you are prepared for each year. The average student takes 3 exams over their high school/secondary school career.

Q. How long does my AP score remain valid?

Ans. Whether you take AP in Grade 9, 10, 11, or 12, your AP score will remain valid until you start college.  

Q. Do universities outside the U.S. and Canada accept AP scores?

Ans. Yes, AP credits are accepted by over 700 Universities in over 60 countries, including the U.K. and Australia.

Use the AP Credit Policy Search Tool to read the AP credit policy of an international university, along with its list of AP subjects, required scores, and the number of credits allowed.

Q. Can I retake an AP Exam in the same year?

Ans. No. However, you may retake an exam in a subsequent year. In such cases, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.

Q. Can I take an AP Exam after I complete Grade 12?

Ans. Yes, as long as you are still under age 21 and have not started college. However, because AP course material can be challenging, we recommend taking the exam while you are still in school.

You should also check with the credit policy of your college or university, since they may have their own deadlines for accepting scores. 

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