AP Physics Revisions for 2024-25

We revised the 4 AP Physics courses and exams for the 2024-25 school year. 

Exam Overview

Exam questions assess the course concepts and skills outlined in the course framework. For more information, download the AP Physics 1 Course and Exam Description (.pdf) (CED).

Encourage your students to visit the AP Physics 1 student page for exam information.

Exam Date

2025 AP Exam dates available soon

Exam Format

Section I: Multiple Choice 

40 Questions | 80 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score 

Questions are either discrete questions or question sets, in which students are provided with a stimulus or a set of data and a series of related questions. 


Section II: Free Response

4 Questions | 100 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score 

This section contains 4 free-response questions, one of each of the following types: 

  • Mathematical routines
  • Translation between representations 
  • Experimental design and analysis
  • Qualitative/quantitative translation

Exam Revisions

To learn more about recent changes to the exam format, visit AP Physics Revisions for 2024-25.

AP Calculator Policy and Equations Sheet

A four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator is allowed on both sections of the exam. Students may use the equations sheet on exam day.

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AP Exams Calculator Policy

Make sure you and your students know which calculators are permitted.

Exam Questions and Scoring Information

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AP Physics 1 Exam Questions and Scoring Information

Review free-response questions and scoring information from past exams.

Score Reporting