The Exam

AP Precalculus

Exam Overview

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.

Exam Date

The first administration of the AP Precalculus Exam will be in May 2024. The 2024 AP Exam schedule will be available later this year.

Exam Format

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 

Exam Resources

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.