Support for Students and Schools Impacted by Coronavirus
In response to school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Central pages. Visit Taking the Exams for the latest exam information.
You continue to have access to the international versions of the 2018 and 2017 exams. All are available as secure practice exams on the AP Course Audit site and as individual secure questions in the question bank.
As a reminder, these exams are most appropriate for student practice late in the school year, as the exam date approaches.
Get Real-Time Feedback from Personal Progress Checks
Personal progress checks in AP Classroom are a great way to ensure your students are continuing to build mastery of content and skills. The real-time results can help you and your students prioritize additional practice before the AP Exam.
Exam questions assess the course concepts and skills outlined in the course framework. For more information on exam weighting, download the AP Calculus AB and BC Course and Exam Description (CED). Scoring guidelines for each of the sample free-response questions in the CED are also available.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Calculus BC student page for exam information and exam practice.
- TUE, MAY 12, 2020, 2PM ET
AP Calculus BC Exam Day
The AP Calculus BC Exam will continue to have consistent question types, weighting, and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day. The overall format of the exam—including the weighting, timing, and number of questions in each exam section—won’t change.
Section 1: Multiple Choice
45 Questions | 1 Hour 45 minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Section 2: Free Response
6 Questions | 1 Hour 30 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
AP Calculator Policy
A graphing calculator is permitted for parts of the exam (see Exam Format).
Exam Questions and Scoring Information
For free-response questions (FRQs) from the 2019 exam, along with scoring information, check out the table below.
Be sure to review the Chief Reader Report. In this invaluable resource, the chief reader of the AP Exam compiles feedback from members of the AP Reading leadership to describe how students performed on the FRQs, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year.
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