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AP Test Schedule for 2020 – Start preparing now! 

What is AP exam and why you need to take it

If you are a high school student preparing for university-level courses and exams then the Advanced Placement® (AP) Program is the right choice for you. It is a great way to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge in a subject to colleges and demonstrates your ability to perform well in an academically rigorous environment like college. Well, not all schools offer AP courses; however, you can still register to take the AP exam even if they are not offered.

The multiple-choice questions asked on the exam are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest attainable score. The score of 3 and above is accepted by most of the universities in the US and other countries abroad. Well, achieving a good score is something that can boost your college application significantly.

Here is a complete AP exam schedule 2020 to help you plan well for the exam:

Students applying for the May 2020 exam should register by October-November 2019. You can have the updated information on the College Board website in August 2019.

AP Exam Dates 2020 Week 1

Week 1

8 a.m.

(Local Time)

12 noon

(Local Time)

2 p.m.

(Local Time)

Morning Afternoon Afternoon

Monday, May 4, 2020

United States Government and Politics

Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

German Language and Culture

Human Geography

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

English Literature and Composition

European History

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 7, 2020


Spanish Literature and Culture

European History

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Friday, May 8, 2020*

United States History

Art History

Computer Science A

*AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing  – last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.

Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

AP Exam Dates 2020 Week 2

Morning Afternoon

Week 2

8 a.m.
(Local Time)

12 noon
(Local Time)

May 11, 2020


Chinese Language and Culture

Environmental Science

May 12, 2020


Spanish Language and Culture



May 13, 2020

English Language and Composition


Music Theory

May 14, 2020

Comparative Government and Politics

World History: Modern

Italian Language and Culture


May 15, 2020

Computer Science Principles

French Language and Culture


Please note:

  1. Not all AP Exams are offered in India.
  2. Exams such as Computer Science Principles, AP Research, and AP Seminar can only be taken by those enrolled in those specific courses at an AP school.
  3. You cannot take both Calculus AB and Calculus BC exams in the same year.

Late Testing 

According to the College Board, in case you cannot take the AP exam during the regular testing dates but are willing to take the test, then you can go for late testing slots. You need to contact the AP coordinator so that they can schedule a late testing slot for you. You need to check the College Board’s Late Testing Policies for more details.

What is the benefit of taking AP 

Doing well on the AP exam can give you a considerable edge over other undergrad applicants. Scoring well on the test shows that you are competent enough to deal with the college courses and have already mastered the courses which you will be studying in the college.

Please note that some universities consider AP scores for course credit, allowing you to skip introductory classes and get placed in more demanding ones. 

How to prepare for AP Exams

If you are planning to take the AP exam, then the best way is by taking practice tests in a timed environment. It will give you an idea of what the actual test looks like so that you are prepared to take the test. You can also consider opting for Manya’s AP Customized test prep package for tutoring that is tailored to your needs, so you can ace the AP exams 2020.

If this article has helped you plan ahead for the AP exams 2020, be sure to share it to help others who might be looking to take the exams.

Good luck!

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