Exam questions assess the course concepts and skills outlined in the course framework. For more information, download the AP Precalculus Course and Exam Description (CED).
Encourage your students to visit the AP Precalculus student page for exam information.
The first administration of the AP Precalculus Exam will be in May 2024. The 2024 AP Exam schedule will be available later this year.
Section I: Multiple Choice
40 Questions | 2 Hours | 62.5% of Exam Score
- Part A: 28 questions; 80 minutes; 43.75% of exam score (calculator not permitted)
- Part B: 12 questions; 40 minutes; 18.75% of exam score (graphing calculator required)
Section II: Free Response
4 Questions | 1 Hour | 37.5% of Exam Score
- Part A: 2 questions; 30 minutes; 18.75% of exam score (graphing calculator required)
- Free-Response Question 1: Function Concepts
- Free-Response Question 2: Modeling a Non-Periodic Context
- Part B: 2 questions; 30 minutes; 18.75% of exam score (calculator not permitted)
- Free-Response Question 3: Modeling a Periodic Context
- Free-Response Question 4: Symbolic Manipulations
AP Precalculus Practice Exam—Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions
This is a preview of the entire multiple-choice section of an AP Precalculus Exam. A complete practice exam—including rationales for the multiple-choice questions and free-response questions with scoring guidelines—will be posted in January 2024.
AP Precalculus Calculator Policy
The AP Precalculus Exam requires a graphing calculator on Part B of Section I: Multiple Choice and Part A of Section II: Free Response.
Graphing Calculators for AP Precalculus
Learn more about graphing calculators, technology, and accessibility for the AP Precalculus course and exam.
Calculator Policies and Approved Calculators
Make sure you and your students know what calculators are permitted.