AP Exam 2024 Schedule

2024 AP Exams will be held in May over two weeks from May 6-10 and May 13-17. Collegeboard has officially announced the schedule for the AP Exams 2024. Exams shall start on Monday, May 06, 2024. AP exams shall be conducted in two shifts. Morning shift exam shall start at 8:00 AM and afternoon exam shall start at 12:00 PM local time.

The 2024 AP Exams will be administered in schools over two weeks in May: May 6–10 and May 13–17. 

AP Exams Schedule 2024

Week 1Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time
Afternoon 12 p.m.
Local Time
May 6, 2024
United States Government and PoliticsArt History Chemistry
May 7, 2024
Human Geography MicroeconomicsSeminar Statistics
May 8, 2024
English Literature and CompositionComparative Government and Politics Computer Science A
May 9, 2024
Chinese Language and Culture Environmental SciencePsychology
May 10, 2024
European History United States HistoryMacroeconomics Spanish Literature and Culture
Art and Design: Friday, May 10, 2024 (8 p.m. ET), is the deadline for AP Art and Design students to submit their three portfolio components as final in the AP Digital Portfolio.
Week 2Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time
Afternoon 12 p.m.
Local Time
Afternoon 2 p.m.
Local Time
May 13, 2024
Calculus AB Calculus BCItalian Language and Culture Pre-calculus 
May 14, 2024
English Language and CompositionAfrican American Studies Physics C: MechanicsPhysics C: Electricity and Magnetism
May 15, 2024
French Language and Culture World History: ModernComputer Science Principles Music Theory 
May 16, 2024
Spanish Language and CultureBiology Japanese Language and Culture 
May 17, 2024
German Language and Culture Physics 1: Algebra-BasedLatin Physics 2: Algebra-Based 

AP Exams Start Times

Exams have local start times and can begin up to one hour after the official start time. During the regularly scheduled exam administration, exams can begin between:

  • 8 and 9 a.m. local time for morning exams;
  • 12 and 1 p.m. local time for afternoon exams; and
  • 2 and 3 p.m. local time for AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exams.

When will AP Score 2024 come out?

AP scores are announced within two months. For 2024, AP scores will come out in July 2024.

How Long is AP Exam?

AP tests are normally 2-3 hours long. Most exams are 3 hours long. though most are closer to three hours. Between the two sections, there is one break.

What are the Sections in AP Exams?

There are two sections in AP Exams. First section is MCQs and Second Section is Free-Response section. In humanities subjects, free response section contains essay writing and is normally longer than the MCQs section. For example, both the AP English Language and AP English Literature tests have one hour of multiple choice followed by two hours of essay writing.

For science, the multiple-choice section can be longer than free response. Biology and Chemistry both have 90 minutes of multiple choices. Biology’s free response is 90 minutes (including a reading period) but Chemistry’s is 105 minutes—slightly longer.

Timings for All AP Papers

Following is the timing of each AP paper listed in alphabetical order.

ExamTotal Length
Art History3 hours
Biology3 hours
Calculus AB3 hours 15 minutes
Calculus BC3 hours 15 minutes
Chemistry3 hours 15 minutes
Chinese Language and Culture2 hours 15 minutes
Comparative Government and Politics2 hours 25 minutes
Computer Science A3 hours
Computer Science Principles2 hours
English Language and Composition3 hours 15 minutes
English Literature and Composition3 hours
Environmental Science3 hours
European History3 hours 15 minutes
French Language and Culture3 hours
German Language and Culture3 hours
Human Geography2 hours 15 minutes
Italian Language and Culture3 hours
Japanese Language and Culture2 hours 15 minutes
Latin3 hours
Macroeconomics2 hours 10 minutes
Microeconomics2 hours 10 minutes
Music Theory2 hours 40 minutes
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism1 hour 30 minutes
Physics C: Mechanics1 hour 30 minutes
Physics 1: Algebra-Based3 hours
Physics 2: Algebra-Based3 hours
Psychology2 hours
Spanish Language and Culture3 hours
Spanish Literature and Culture3 hours
Statistics3 hours
US Government and Politics2 hours 25 minutes
US History3 hours 15 minutes
World History3 hours 15 minutes


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