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AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

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AP Physics Revisions for 2024-25

We’re revising the 4 AP Physics courses 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 2 Course and Exam Description (CED).

Encourage your students to visit the AP Physics 2 student page for exam information.

Exam Date

Fri, May 17, 2024

12 PM Local

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Exam

Exam Format

Section I: Multiple Choice

50 Questions | 1 Hour 30 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.

  • The section includes 5 individual multi-select questions (2 options are correct).

Section II: Free Response

4 Questions | 1 Hour 30 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

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

  • Experimental Design (1 question)
  • Quantitative/Qualitative Translation (1 question)
  • Short Answer: Paragraph Argument (1 question)
  • Short Answer (1 question)

AP Calculator Policy

A four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator is allowed on both sections of the exam.


AP Exams Calculator Policy

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

Exam Questions and Scoring Information

Past Exam Questions and Scoring Information


AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Past Exam Questions

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