The AP Test

  • From CollegeBoard.org:
    (For Tons of Sample Questions Click Here)

    The exam is three hours long and has two parts — multiple choice and free response. The multiple choice section is worth 45% and the free response section is worth 55% of the final exam grade. 

    Section I: Multiple Choice — 55 Questions; 1 hour

    The multiple choice section tests your critical reading skills. You'll read several passages and answer questions about the content, form, and style of each.

    Total scores on the multiple-choice section are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are not deducted for incorrect answers and no points are awarded for unanswered questions.

    Section II: Free Response — 3 essays; 2 hours

    The free response section tests your ability to analyze and interpret literary texts by composing clear and effective essay responses.