Exam questions assess the course concepts and skills outlined in the course framework. For more information, download the AP Calculus AB and BC Course and Exam Description (CED).
Encourage your students to visit the AP Calculus AB student page for exam information.
The AP Calculus AB Exam has consistent question types, weighting, and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day.
Section I: Multiple Choice
45 Questions | 1 Hour 45 minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Part A: 30 questions; 60 minutes (calculator not permitted).
- Part B: 15 questions; 45 minutes (graphing calculator required).
- Questions include algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and general types of functions.
- Questions include analytical, graphical, tabular, and verbal types of representations.
Section II: Free Response
6 Questions | 1 Hour 30 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Part A: 2 questions; 30 minutes (graphing calculator required).
- Part B: 4 questions; 60 minutes (calculator not permitted).
- Questions include various types of functions and function representations and a roughly equal mix of procedural and conceptual tasks.
- Questions include at least 2 questions that incorporate a real-world context or scenario into the question.
AP Calculator Policy
In Section I Part A and Section II Part B, calculators are not allowed on the exam.
AP Exams Calculator Policy
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Exam Questions and Scoring Information
2023: Free-Response Questions
Samples and Commentary
Past Exam Questions and Scoring Information
AP Calculus AB Past Exam Questions
Review free-response questions, sample student responses, and scoring guidelines from past exams.