AP Exam List by Subject

Instructor: Andrea Losa
The College Board offers nearly 40 exams for college-bound students looking to demonstrate their academic abilities in particular subjects. Read on to get information about the AP exams and resources that can help you prepare for these exams.

AP Exam Subjects

The list below groups the AP exams into three subject areas: Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, and Languages & Culture. Hyperlinked exam titles lead to AP exam prep courses. These courses are the most efficient and fun way to study for your AP exams. Prepare by watching videos and taking short quizzes from any location and on your own schedule. Click the links below to learn more and start your exam prep.

Arts & Humanities Math & Sciences Languages & Culture
*English Language and Composition
*English Literature and Composition
*Comparative Government and Politics
*European History
*Human Geography
*US Government and Politics
*US History
*World History
*Art History
*Music Theory
*Studio Art 2-D Design
*Studio Art 3-D Design
*Studio Art Drawing
*Calculus AB
*Calculus BC
*Computer Science A
*Environmental Science
*Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
*Physics C: Mechanics
*Physics 1: Algebra-Based
*Physics 2: Algebra-Based
*Chinese Language and Culture
*French Language and Culture
*German Language and Culture
*Italian Language and Culture
*Japanese Language and Culture
*Spanish Language and Culture
*Spanish Literature and Culture

AP Exam Info

AP exams are offered the first two weeks of May each year. The tests take 2-3 hours to complete. Students who plan to take more than one exam should consult the schedule posted on the College Board's website to avoid any scheduling conflicts.

With the exception of the Studio Art exams, which are done by portfolio submission, exams are composed of multiple-choice and free response questions. Tests of foreign languages include listening components.

Exam Fees

Testing costs $92 per exam in the U.S. and Canada for the AP Course exams and $139 each for AP Research and Seminar exams. At international locations, the AP exam fee is $122 per exam.

Preparing for the AP Exam

Earning a qualifying score on an AP exam could help you earn college credit or start out in a higher level course. Before you sign up for an exam, you might want to brush up on your knowledge of the topics you'll be tested on to make sure you earn the highest score possible. provides resources to aid in your preparation for many AP exams. In addition to the AP exam prep courses linked in the above table, you can also find materials that help you prepare for exams in the following subjects:

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