The Exam

AP Psychology

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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 Psychology Course and Exam Description (CED).

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

Exam Date

Tue, May 2, 2023

12 PM Local

AP Psychology Exam

Exam Format

The AP Psychology 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

100 Questions | 1 Hour 10 minutes | 66.7% of Exam Score

  • Questions will ask students to do the following:
    • Define and explain content from a range of course topics
    • Apply skills of concept application, data analysis, and scientific investigation

Section II: Free Response

2 Questions | 50 minutes | 33.3% of Exam Score

  • Questions will ask students to do the following:
    • Explain behavior and apply theories using concepts from different theoretical frameworks or subdomains in the field
    • Analyze psychological research studies, including analyzing and interpreting quantitative data

Exam Questions and Scoring Information

2023: Free-Response Questions



Samples and Commentary

Free-Response Questions - Set 1

Free-Response Questions - Set 2

Past Exam Questions and Scoring Information

Score Reporting