The Exam

AP Precalculus

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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 Precalculus Course and Exam Description (CED).

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

Exam Date

Mon, May 13, 2024 | 12 PM Local

AP Precalculus Exam

Exam Format

The AP Precalculus Exam has two sections. The first section contains 40 multiple-choice questions. The second section contains four free-response questions.  

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

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AP Exams Calculator Policy

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