Advanced Placement (AP) in India

In February 2013 starting, high school students across all over India can register for AP Exams in 24 subjects. The exams are scheduled for May 6 − 17, 2013 and will be conducted in India every year in May at designated test centers. The exam registration is open to all eligible students including those who are not currently enrolled in an AP course.

The AP India 2013 schedule offers exams in subjects like economics, calculus, physics and statistics, geography, psychology and more. It is not compulsory but it is strongly recommended to students to complete the related AP courses before taking the exams.

Are you planning to study in India? The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has given recognition to the AP Program. Students who wants to complete their undergraduate studies in India can take AP courses and exams and be issued certificates that will further enable them to enroll in a bachelor's degree program at a university in India.

Heading towards the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany or another country for undergraduate studies? AP acts like a global academic passport for admission in different countries. 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 will show your commitment and dedication to succeed at university-level study.

  • Even More than 18, 000 schools across 115 countries use the AP Program.
  • Top colleges and most four-year universities in the US accept AP Exam scores for college credit and advanced placement.
  • All leading universities in Canada and the UK acknowledge AP for admission, credit or placement.

Today, College Board works with test center operators to securely administer AP exams at designated test centers in the following cities, also additional cities may be added in the future: Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.

Members of College Board Indian Advisory Council

  1. Dr. Arun Nigavekar was the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC) from 2000 − 2005. He had served as the Vice-Chancellor of Pune University and also helped established the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) body and as such he was the Founder Director. Dr. APJ Kalam, the former President of India has christened him as the ‘Father of Quality Education in India’ He is one of the most revolutionary thinkers of education in the country. He is a Raja Ramanna Fellow. Dr. Nigavekar holds a PhD in Solid State Physics.

  2. Ms. Anuradha Monga has been the Head of Bangalore International School (BIS) for ten years. She is Chair of The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI) and the Vice-Chair of the Council of International School (CIS). She is also a member of the International Baccalaureate Organization-Asia Pacific Regional Committee. Ms. Monga has well established relationships with the education ministries of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. She has completed summer courses in School Leadership at Harvard University as well as holds a Masters'Degree in Child Psychology and Cognitive Philosophy.

Registration requirements in India

Students must meet the following criteria for registration:

  • Age Restriction: A student or candidate must be under 21 years of age at the time of the exam in order to sit for the exam.
  • Security Requirement: They must bring original as well as valid passport to the test center on the day of exam.

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