AP Exams 2020

Advanced placement exams are usually conducted during the first two weeks of May. Check the article to know the exact official AP Exam dates of 2020.

Updated by Viswathika on 29th January 2020

What is an AP class?

Advanced Placement(AP) are high-level demanding courses than regular High School courses that students can pursue in their highschool. It is organized by the 'College Board' in US and Canada which offers a college-level portion and syllabus to Highschool students.

2020 AP exam schedule

Exams occur during the first week (4th May-8th May) and second week(11th May-15th May) of May 2020. There are two shifts of exams per day. The following table shows the exams occurring at the first shift at Morning(8 a.m.) 

  Date of Examination


Monday, May 4, 2020

United States Government and Politics

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

English Literature and Composition

Thursday, May 7, 2020


Spanish Literature and Culture

Friday, May 8, 2020

United States History

Monday, May 11, 2020


Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Spanish Language and Culture

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

English Language and Composition

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Comparative Government and Politics

World History: Modern

Friday, May 15, 2020

Computer Science Principles

French Language and Culture

 The following table shows the exam conducted during the second shift- Afternoon at 12 pm: 

   Date of Examination


Monday, May 4, 2020

Physics C: Mechanics

  Tuesday, May 5, 2020

German Language and Culture

Human Geography

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

European History

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Japanese Language and Culture 

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Friday, May 8, 2020

Art History

Computer Science A

Monday, May 11, 2020

Chinese Language and Culture

Environmental Science

Tuesday, May 12, 2020



Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Music Theory

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Italian Language and Culture 


Friday, May 15, 2020


 *These dates are subjected to change due to unavoidable circumstances. 

When should I start studying for AP exams?

An average student should start preparing 1 and a half months before the exam. Start preparing for the exam from your class notes from the lectures.

Before starting a new AP exam material try reviewing the old notes. Be independent and do not depend too much on your High school teachers as AP exams are to test students' comprehensive and analytical ability.

AP exam 2020

A pro tip for AP exam - Preparing for the SAT improves your AP exam score by 90%.  

 8 Things You Should Never Do before the AP Exam

  1. More than your memorizing skills, AP exam tests your lateral thinking skills. So, memorizing and mugging up will not fetch you good results.

  2. Do not change your study pattern or your reference book during the last week of your exam.

  3. Do not postpone or procrastinate your study timings.

  4. Do not study alone. Studying alone makes you waste time. Try grouping up with class toppers or someone smarter than you.

  5. Do not compare your study pattern and topics you have completed with others. All the fingers are not the same, so are humans too.

  6. Avoid eating junk and unhealthy foods. Try having more fruits, it keeps you active. Having junk food makes you lazy and weak.

  7. Throw away your smartphones and move out of social media. Do not indulge yourself in things that kill your time.

  8. Sleep appropriately. Do not be a night owl and skip your sleep. On the other hand, avoid oversleeping also. Try having a proper 7-8 hrs sleep without fail. 

    what not to do before exam.