The AP Computer Science Principles Exam assesses student understanding of the computational thinking practices and learning objectives outlined in the course framework. The AP Exam consists of the Create performance task and an end-of-course AP Exam. For more information, download the AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam Description.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Computer Science Principles student page for exam information.
Performance Task Submission Deadline
This is the deadline for students to complete all required components of the Create performance task and submit as final in the AP Digital Portfolio.
AP Computer Science Principles End-of-Course Exam
The AP Computer Science Principles end-of-course 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: End-of-Course Multiple-Choice Exam
70 Multiple-Choice Questions | 120 Minutes | 70% of Score | 4 answer options
- 57 single-select multiple-choice
- 5 single-select with reading passage about a computing innovation
- 8 multiple-select multiple-choice: select 2 answers
Section II: Create Performance Task
30% of Score
Students will develop a computer program of their choice. Students need at least 12 hours of in-class time to complete.
Scoring Information from the 2022 Exam
Create – Sample Responses