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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: Algebra-Based student page for exam information.

Exam Date

  • Event
    • FRI, MAY 13, 2022, 12 PM LOCAL

    AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based: Exam


Exam Format

The AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based 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

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.

Exam Questions and Scoring Information

2022: Free-Response Questions

Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions