AP®: Advanced Placement Program® Exams

College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® is recognized by universities around the world as a standard of academic excellence.  Since 1955, the AP® Program has enabled millions of students to take U.S. university undergraduate-level courses and earn undergraduate degree credit, advanced placement, or both while still in high school/secondary school. 

Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States and Canada — as well as more than 700 universities worldwide — consider AP Exam scores for admission, and grant credit and placement for qualifying AP Exam scores. Most universities also acknowledge course participation, regardless of AP score, favorably in the admission process.

For more information visit College Board’s website:

Access the list of Universities around the world offering AP credits:

Some benefits of Taking AP Program Exams

AP enables students like you to: 

  • Stand out in university admissions
  • Earn university credit
  • Skip introductory university classes
  • Save money on tuition
  • Build skills and confidence

Review the AP course descriptions for the subject(s) you want to test in. Each description explains which topics are covered in the AP course—and what might be on the exam. 


Administration Dates for AP Exams in 2021Testing Modes
Admin 1May 3 -7
May 10 -12
May 14
May 17
Only pen and paper exams administered in person
Admin 2May 18-21
May 24-28
Some subjects are pen and paper only; some are digital exams only
Admin 3June 1- 4
June 7-11
Most subjects are digital exams only
Detailed subject wise exam schedule for academic year 2020-21 can be accessed here:

How does the updated schedule affect students who have already registered? 
Students already registered for regular testing will be assigned to Administration 1 dates for the corresponding exam. Students in Administration 1 should plan to sit for pen and paper exams on the same day, time, and place, with one exception – exams originally scheduled for May 13 are now scheduled for May 17.

Students already registered for late testing will be assigned to Administration 2 dates for the corresponding exam. Make sure you are aware of the mode of the exam you have enrolled i.e., if it is pen and paper or in a digital format. Please refer to the exam schedule on AP’s website to confirm your testing date, time, and exam format.  

Administration 3 will have mostly digital at home testing option. Students who have already registered will be able to request to shift to Administration 3 only after approval from the AP Test center coordinator, AP coordinator will assess the reasons with a valid proof for testing during this window and share the decision with the student.

SAI International School is currently expecting to administer all paper-only exams as originally planned. Registered students whose testing dates and/or testing modes have changed as a result of the updated schedule will be provided further details about testing options and change request procedures by April 10, 2021. 


SAI International School, Bhubaneswar is authorised by College Board to Administer the AP Exams.

Registration Timeline:

Start Date
End Date
AP Exam Fee
(INR) per
Admin 1
AP Exam Fee
(INR) per
Admin 2
AP Exam Fee
(INR) per
Admin 3
February 11
March 5
INR 16,500INR 16,500INR 16,500
Students will have to create an account on College Board’s website for registering for AP exams, Link to My AP account:

Students must ensure that they have registered for all AP Exams, paid the exam fee to AP Test centre and completed the entire process mentioned in the AP Exam registration policy by the deadlines listed. There will be no extensions to the deadlines allowed later. 

Please contact Jessica Patnaik, AP Exam Coordinator via email at with any questions.

AP Program 2020-21, Web-page Updated February 16, 2021