Exam questions assess the course concepts and skills outlined in the course framework. For more information, download the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Course and Exam Description (CED).
Encourage your students to visit the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism student page for exam information.
The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 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
35 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Questions are either discrete questions or question sets, in which students may be provided with a stimulus or a set of data and a series of related questions.
Section II: Free Response
3 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- One of the 3 free-response questions will include an experimental or lab-based component.
- Questions will assess all 7 of the science practices: visual representations, question and method, representing data and phenomena, data analysis, theoretical relationships, mathematical routines, and argumentation.
AP Calculator Policy
A four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator is allowed on both sections of the exam.
Calculator Policies and Approved Calculators
Make sure you and your students know what calculators are permitted.
Exam Questions and Scoring Information
2022: Free-Response Questions
Past Exam Questions and Scoring Information
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Past Exam Questions
View free-response questions and scoring information from past exams.