Advanced Placement

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.

AP Exams are administered once every year during the first two-three weeks of May. Registration in the Fall prior to the testing year is strongly recommended to ensure students have time to prepare.

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.


Good Shepherd International School, Ootacamund is authorized by the College Board to administer AP Exams.


    Regular Testing dates

  Late Testing dates


May 6th to May 10th, 2024

May 13th to May 17th, 2024

  May 22nd to May 24th, 2024

AP Exam in 2024 will be conducted on:Detailed subject wise exam schedule for academic year 2023-24 can be accessed here

Registration Timeline:


  Registration Start Date

  Registration End Date

    APExam Fee (INR) per subject


  September 14, 2023

  November 12, 2023

Regular Testing Exam – Rs 13,800/-

Late Testing Exam – Rs 16,000/-

Students will have to create an account on College Board’s website for registering for AP exams, Link to My AP account:

Find detailed information related to our Test Centre’s AP Exam policy and Registration process, Exam Fee in the PDF document listed below:

Register for AP Exams

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.

  • I acknowledge that I will be under 21 years old (born after May 31, 2003) at the time of taking any AP Exams in May 2024.
  • I acknowledge that I will need to pay the test center and register online with the College Board by the stated deadline to complete my AP Exam registration and receive an Admission Ticket from the test center, or I will not be able to test.
  • I acknowledge that I have read and agree to test center policies above, with respect to payment deadline, payment instructions, refunds and cancellations.
  • I acknowledge that I will bring my Admission Ticket along with an original, VALID PASSPORT to the test center on exam day, or I will not be able to test.
  • I acknowledge that if original, valid passport is not available, then I must have the Aadhaar in either original Letter format or the PVC version with hologram only (both received from UIDAI)
  • Photocopies of the ID will not be accepted.
  • Plan visa applications or ID renewals in advance to ensure you have valid ID.
  • I acknowledge that in order to take AP Exams, I am enrolled in or affiliated with a secondary school (high school) to take AP Exams. I meet at least one of the eligibility categories below:>
  • Students testing at the secondary school where they’re enrolled.
  • Students enrolled at a secondary school but testing at another authorized school or test center.
  • Secondary school-level students who are homeschooled, participate in independent study, or attend a virtual school.
  • Younger students who are not yet enrolled in secondary school (i.e., below ninth grade) but are prepared to take an AP Exam.

I acknowledge that if I do not meet the above eligibility requirement and have a legitimate need for AP testing, I must request approval via email from College Board at, prior to registering with a test center.


Click the below link to download the form